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Join Date: May 2004
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2019-11-04, 15:44

Originally Posted by kscherer View Post
Well, technically yes. The Watch does require an iPhone for setup and syncing, but functions without the phone around. The problem you would bump into is that the text messaging, etc. are linked to that phone, so those options would all have to be disabled. Honestly, i don't think the Watch without the phone is entirely … right?

She would not be able to message, email, etc. The health bits are tied to the Health app in the iPhone. So it really wouldn't offer a lot of Watch features. However, the current Series 3 is down to $199, so they have gotten cheap. Not sure that fixes things, but …
Yes, this is where we’re at.

The text messaging being tied to my wife’s phone is the deal breaker. We’ll keep investigating, but the irony is the day I was ready to jump off Fitbit, my daughter wants a wearable and would like to compete with Daddy.

All I want is a simple life