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Apple Watch and Wifi

brianewebb1
I Plan to Stick Around

Wifi works!

I'm relatively new to my apple watch series 3. imagine my surprise when I started getting txt messages on the watch when I had left my phone at home.

Turns out if you have been in a place with your phone and watch connected and your phone connected to the local wifi, then next time you visit, (without your phone), the watch will automatically connect to that wifi and you are go to go with your watch.

Very cool.

 

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Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

RogersMaude
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Moderator

Hello @brianewebb1,

 

Thanks for sharing your findings with the Community!

 

You can pair the Apple Watch with a compatible iPhone using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and it allows you to enjoy its most popular functionalities (e.g. GPS, heart rate sensor, health apps, etc.). However, I wasn't aware that it could be used while the paired iPhone was not near by. We're therefore grateful you took the time to let us know it works perfectly for you. Smiley Wink

 

Cheers!

 

RogersMaude

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

Garygouril
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If your Apple watch series 3 is LTE capable you don't need your iPhone or even any Wifi to make calls or get messages, as long as your carrier is Telus or Bell. With Rogers you will have to stick near known Wifi networks as Rogers does not support the LTE series 3 Apple Watch, and have refused to say if or when they ever will.

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

BS
I'm a Senior Advisor

Great to know that - so in effect, you have a WIFI enabled smart watch that is pretty smart - didn't realize it could work without the phone nearby, but then again, if it has an antenna for bluetooth, and LTE conection, those chips usually include WIFI as well.

 

So you have a WIFI enable smart watch, with no LTE capability as long as you are Rogers, as long as you have a WIFI connection, and neat that it works just like the phone and can automatically pick up a past connection.

 

Bruce

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

stepy2015
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My series 1 connects to Wi-Fi I can tell because I see a DHCP lease for it on my router 

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

BS
I'm a Senior Advisor

I thought the 1 did it too.

 

Bruce

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

Gdkitty
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

It probably runs like the iPhone/iPad does.

 

If the cell phone receives a facetime, imessage, etc.. and its on wifi, and the ipad is as well, the call will come up on the ipad and allow you to answer there as well.

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

dziadull
I've Been Around

When rogers will support Apple Watch Series 3 ?

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello @dziadull

Unfortunately at the moment they haven't released any information on when they will support it.

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

Garygouril
I Plan to Stick Around

Rogers does not support Apple Watch LTE and currently has no plans to support it in the future.

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

danheb
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I got soo tired of Rogers inertia that I finally switch to Telus... God their network if=s fast and reliable, Much more than Rogers's if I had known before I would have move before, Customer service is so wonderful vs Rogers, if Telus phone service says the waiting time is under 4 minutes it will be under 4 minutes while Rogers says 4-7 minutes you can spend over 35 minutes on hold.... TELUS is what a company should be!!!   

Re: Apple Watch and Wifi

Gordy72
I've Been Around
Rogers is by far the sub-standard carrier of the Big 3...Rogers should not be grouped in as it is literally the Big 2. Rogers has shown an absolute disregard and is tone deaf to what it’s paying customers want! It will give a rehearsed answer to why and when support for the watch will be given if at all. Don’t hold your breath for support rather jump to a real telecom company while you can!
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