To start using an Apple Watch, the first thing we need to do is pair it with an iPhone. However, questions may arise regarding the things the device can or cannot do when we do not have the iPhone with us. Well, that’s what we’ll talk about in today’s article.
Those users who do not opt for the cellular version of the Apple Watch in which you can insert a SIM card, may be wondering what they could do with their Apple Watch if they do not carry the iPhone with them. Well, here we have compiled a list of ten things that the Apple Watch can do without the need for the iPhone, even if your Apple does not have a SIM card.
Continue using Health features
Even when the Apple Watch and iPhone are not together, it will be possible to continue using the health functions on the Apple Watch. These functions depend on the model you are using at that time. In the case of the most current models, some of the functions are the following:
- Heart rate monitoring. Notifications for high or low heart rate.
- Possibility of making a electrocardiogram from the Apple Watch.
- Measurement of oxygen in blood.
- Measurement of body temperature.
- Sleep monitoring.
- Recording of the menstrual period.
- Medication taking record.
Listen to music, podcasts and audiobooks
If you like continue listening to music from your Apple Watch or other multimedia content such as podcast or audiobooks, Even if you don’t have your iPhone nearby, it is possible. To do this you will have to go to the respective applications where you usually consume this content. For example, Apple Music or Spotify to listen to music, Apple Podcast for podcasts, and Scribl or Audible for audiobooks. Once inside these applications, select the option to download the album, podcast or audiobook you want.
Once the content is downloaded to your Apple Watch, you can access it whenever you want. Even when you don’t have your iPhone nearby or you don’t have an internet connection.
Record your workouts
Even without having the iPhone nearby, it is possible to record your workouts during the day without any problem. The Apple Watch will record all measurements as usual. Later, when you have your iPhone nearby again, you will be able to access all the metrics both from the Apple Watch itself and from the iPhone in the application Fitness or Activity.
The data is synchronized once these two devices are close to each other again and have an internet connection.
Keep using Apple Pay
Once you’ve set up Apple Pay on your Apple Watch, you don’t need to have your iPhone nearby to make payments. The only thing you will need is to press the side button of the Apple Watch twice to activate the pay function and payment with contactless sensors will be made without any problem, even without taking the iPhone with us.
One of the most useful functions that can save us on certain occasions when we have forgotten our phone and we do not carry the physical cards with us either.