Ive got Apple Fitness* shared with my family.

My wife has an iPad (with her own account, but part of the family sharing group) running 14.3 - capable of running Fitness+.

Can I pair my watch to the iPad for the purpose of workouts only?

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    AFAIK you must use the same Apple ID as the iPhone your watch is paired on. Have you tried on the app? Can you go in your watch’s settings > Workout > Turn on Detect Gym Equipment?
    – Lulucmy
    Jan 2, 2021 at 11:01

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No. At this time, you can only pair the Apple Watch (all series) to an iPhone. The Watch is deemed as an iPhone accessory by Apple.

It's not even possible to install the Apple Watch app on iPads.

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