Brian Parks

Day 1 of the Apple Watch

08 Nov 2018

After the first full day of wearing the Apple Watch, some observations from my experience:

A further note on the initial setup: it does require an iPhone. In fact, when you first power on the Watch, the only thing it displays is a request to bring the watch near your iPhone, at which point a popover appears on the iPhone screen offering to pair with the Watch. This popover appeared on my iPhone 6 despite not being on the required iOS version (12), but it did indicate that I had to upgrade to continue. (The Apple Watch box also notes that an iPhone 5s or later running iOS 12 is required.)

So far, this is the only thing that has truly required the iPhone, though I will keep the iPhone on and near the bed tonight to see if that helps PIllow track my sleep.