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Old May 19th, 2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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2  Watches set up on 1 iPhone

I doubt that anyone may have come across this situation, but has anyone heard of this being possible?? Setting up 2  Watches to the same iPhone. I'm about to try in a few hours. But just checking..

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Old May 19th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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I haven't heard of anyone trying that yet, but I'd be pretty surprised if it were possible. I'm curious to see you report back once you try.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 09:56 PM   #3
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I guess I'd be more concerned for the person that would even consider even doing such a pairing, and why…??? And how they even got themselves into the situation in the first place, or why…???
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I've read it's not possible, but I'd be interested to know.

As for the why, there are some people that may want the Sport model for actual sports, or activities where the likelihood of damaging the watch could be high, while wearing a nices SS model with one of the metal bracelets for business environments. The SS models are somewhat heavy for use in sports.

People have been doing that on the traditional watch side for years. Most people don't wear a Tag or Omega to the gym (or even a nice Seiko for that matter), just as a Casio G-Shock looks out of place with a business suit.
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Old May 20th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #5
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as idPhoto said, there would easily be a need for it: swapping watches is something I used to do all the time. Now, the idea that someone would own more than 1 Watch seems like the more unbelievable idea.

But, the reality is the Apple Watch app won't allow for another watch to pair. BUMMER.

Why am I trying this?? We just got a 2nd watch at the office for testing. So i wondered - as I personally saw a case for it.

Anyhow, there you go.

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Old May 20th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #6
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I just figured that you would get a different band if you wanted a "different" Apple watch.

I quite like the look of the silver sport model. The sport bands work but they do look cheap. But I don't see any issues with making it a bit classier with a leather strap. Now if Apple just made them cheaper than $200 and actually stocked them in store (I hate ordering online and waiting).

Also keep in mind that there will be third party made for Apple watch bands at some point as well. I think apple has tried to make it so there is only a need for a single watch and multiple bands. I agree with the only having one watch paired to a phone.


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I just figured that you would get a different band if you wanted a "different" Apple watch.

I quite like the look of the silver sport model. The sport bands work but they do look cheap. But I don't see any issues with making it a bit classier with a leather strap. Now if Apple just made them cheaper than $200 and actually stocked them in store (I hate ordering online and waiting).

Also keep in mind that there will be third party made for Apple watch bands at some point as well. I think apple has tried to make it so there is only a need for a single watch and multiple bands. I agree with the only having one watch paired to a phone.


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This is my thinking as well, especially when you consider that the watches themselves look pretty much the same and the water resistance of each is the same as well.
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This is my thinking as well, especially when you consider that the watches themselves look pretty much the same and the water resistance of each is the same as well.
Actually, the look of the stainless steel version is significantly different than the aluminum.

That being said, I still think that the more expensive versions are difficult to justify considering they have the same functionality, especially in a 1.0 device.

I decided to try out the cheapest model possible, a 38mm sport (even though I'm a guy, I prefer the 38mm for sports, because I like to wear my watch low on my wrist, and the 42mm can interfere with certain wrist movements because of added size, especially for golf). BTW, I ordered last Thursday, and it arrived on Tuesday (Monday was a holiday). The 1-2 week shipping time was really 24 hours.

I will keep an eye out for adapters to use regular bands in the months to come.

I've been playing with the watch for a few days, and it definitely seems like the hardware is ahead of the software at this point. The integration with the iPhone and Mac is quite good, but there are parts that are less obvious, such as getting WiFi to work properly, and transferring music to the Watch (when using iTunes Match on the iPhone)
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