The Apple Watch is able to do a lot of things on its own without having to be connected to the iPhone.
The Apple Watch is an incredible device that is much more capable than people think. Although the Apple Watch must be connected to the iPhone to have an Internet connection and to be able to receive notifications and calls, unless you have the cellular model, the Apple watch is able to do a lot without having the iPhone nearby.
And precisely because many users ignore it, we have compiled a list with up to 8 different things the Apple Watch can do without having to be connected to the iPhone. They are numerous and very good.
Pay with NFC
May pay with the NFC chip of the Apple Watch without having the iPhone close. NFC technology does not require an Internet connection, so you can pay without problems in any establishment with without touching with your Apple Watch even if you left your iPhone at home.
Listen to music
Apple Watch offers popular music apps like Apple Music and Spotify, both of which allow download music locally to Apple Watch internal memory so you can listen to all those songs offline. Therefore, we can listen to our downloaded music without having the iPhone nearby.
Open a HomeKit lock
In the Apple Watch we can also carry the keys of our house or of the hotel where we are staying. In the same way that we can use NFC to pay with the Apple Watch without the iPhone nearby, we can also open a HomeKit compatible lock from our clock
View calendar events
On the Apple Watch, we have a calendar application from which we can see all the appointments that we have notedand it is not necessary that the iPhone be nearby to be able to consult our appointments.
Track your activity and workouts
The Apple Watch is one of the best devices on the market for save our activity and be able to do it without problems without being connected to the iPhone. You can go for a run or workout just with the Apple Watch and your workouts will be seamlessly recorded.
Record and play voice memos
The Apple Watch includes an application for recording and playing voice memos. Yes this application is fully functional without the need to have the iPhone nearby. You will be able to record voice memos from Apple Watch using the Apple Watch microphones.
Check your heart rate, measure the level of oxygen in your blood or do an electrocardiogram
The bone Apple Watch health sensors work without having to be connected to the iPhone
Measure sound levels near you
Since the Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Series 4, the Noise application has been integrated into the Apple Watch which allows us to measure ambient sound levels in our environment. If Apple Watch detects that the decibel level has reached a point that may affect your health, it can notify you with a vibration. And you don’t need to be connected to the iPhone.
As you can see, the Apple Watch is able to do a lot independently without having to be connected to the iPhone. It is a highly recommended device that remains very useful even if we leave the iPhone at home.
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