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The Apple Watch is a watch-like accessory for the iPhone 5 and beyond

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What are “Active Calories”?

The Apple Watch Activity app purports to measure what it calls "Active Calories" which it counts towards its "Move" goal. But Apple's definition of such calories is clearly its own, not counting (at ...
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How do you get the Apple Watch out of Power Reserve mode?

I got it into power reserve but can't figure how to resume normal mode. I have tried tapping and pressing the screen and holding both side buttons.
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Apple Watch contact names missing after watchOS 3 update

After updating my Apple Watch to watchOS 3 some of my contact names are missing in Messages and Phone etc. Some are showing name, others just show the phone number. The iPhone does show the contact ...
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How do I transfer data and settings from one Apple Watch to another?

I have an Apple Watch. I have had it for a while. I just bought a new Apple Watch. (Both are Series 1, just different sizes.) I would like to transfer all my data and settings from my old Apple Watch ...
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What stops step data from the accelerometers on the phone and watch from doubling up?

We see that the Apple Watch sends step data from its accelerometers to the iPhone 6 (and above) which also has accelerometers. When you walk holding both an (recent) Apple phone and Apple Watch - ...
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How do I force-quit an individual app on Apple Watch?

On my iPhone, I can force-quit the active app by double-clicking the home button and swiping the app to the top. How can I force-quit / terminate the active app on the Apple Watch without restarting ...
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How to play music on iPhone via Apple Watch on watchOS 4?

In watchOS 3 the 'Now Playing' complication played music on your phone when you pressed play, unless you changed audio source to the watch. In watchOS 4 this defaults to the watch, and so far as I ...
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Apple Watch unlock feature for macOS Sierra requires turning off 2-step-verification

Yesterday I installed macOS Sierra and now I want to enable this new feature - unlocking MacBook with Apple Watch. I opened Security & Privacy settings and tried to check this option (Allow your ...
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Unlock with Apple Watch on Sierra not working

I have it enabled on my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, my Apple Watch is on the same wifi network, and bluetooth is enabled as well. When I wake up my Mac, it says “Unlocking with Apple Watch” for several ...
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Exporting or Viewing Apple Watch heart rate info

I have found the corresponding Activity app on the iPhone, which shows exercise history, but is there a way you can see the history of each heart rate measurement in bpm? Maybe through a HealthKit ...
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Apple Watch Heart Rate Glance Shows Same Number Every Time, Or Series Of Random Numbers, Also On Replacement Watch

Whenever I check my resting heart rate using the Watch's heart rate glance, it does one of two things: 1) I see one low number (which sometimes seems accurate, e.g., ~70). A couple of seconds later, ...
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Can you use the Apple Watch with an iPod touch?

I may or may not be be getting the new Apple Watch. Before I think about it I want to know if I can use it with an iPod Touch 5th generation instead of an iPhone. Is the apple Watch locked to the ...
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Can I run with an Apple Watch in the rain?

I'm starting to feel that none of the Apple Watch designers actually broke a sweat while working out with the watch, nor did they try to exercise in the rain. I started the Workout app on Outdoor Run,...
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Can Bluetooth be disabled on the Apple Watch?

I understand that the Apple Watch needs a connection to an iPhone for most of its features to work, but am curious if Bluetooth can be turned off on the Apple Watch. Does the Apple Watch provide an ...
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Apple Watch and MyFitnessPal not talking to one another

For a long time I’ve been using MyFitnessPal on my iPhone as a diet/calorie tracker. I recently bought an Apple Watch Series 3 to track my exercise, steps and so on, and I’m trying to get it to work ...
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How to get Apple Watch 2 to calculate VO2 Max data?

I have an Apple Watch Series 2 running WatchOS 4.0, and an iPhone 7 running iOS 11.0.1. One of the new features of the new OS on the Apple Watch is the ability to calculate a VO2 Max for any run ...
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Do you still need iPhone when running with Apple Watch?

Are you able to use the Apple Watch when running or jogging without taking the iPhone out? The iPhone is bulky and I don't like running with it.
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Apple Watch - Getting weight lifting to count towards “move ring”?

Is there any way to get exercise like weight lifting to count towards the "move ring" of the activity app. I realize it will count a small amount just from moving the wrist around, but some days I ...
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How do I transfer my Watch settings to an additional Watch? [duplicate]

I understand how to transfer Watch settings to a new Watch while unpairing the old watch. Is there a way to transfer settings while adding the new watch as and additional paired watch? Can I copy the ...
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What Apple Watch sleep tracking app uses minimal battery power and is fully compatible with the iOS Health app?

I want to use an Apple Watch 2 to track my sleep. In order to achieve this I will need to wear the Apple Watch during sleep, which creates an issue around battery usage. So my thinking is that I can ...
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What are water resistance specifications for Apple Watch?

General note before getting into the Apple Watch: No watch, not even a diver's watch, is "waterproof" in the sense that it can be taken to any depth of the ocean, no matter how abysmal, and remain ...
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How do I pair the Apple Watch with another iPhone?

I have an Apple Watch and a second iPhone. Now I need to unpair the Apple Watch from the first iPhone, and pair it with another iPhone. I want to keep all of my data though. How would I go about that? ...
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Why does my Apple Watch keep entering Power Reserve mode?

I updated to Watch OS3 last week, and now my Apple Watch keeps entering Power Reserve mode, even when I have plenty of power on it! As it sits right now, I have 87% power, and it has already entered ...
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Auto-Unlock on a manually Continuity-enabled Mac?

I have a brand new Apple Watch Series 1, an iPhone 6 running iOS 10.0.1 public beta, and an early 2011 MacBook Pro with an upgraded AirPort card and Continuity Activation Tool running the latest ...
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When are WhatsApp messages marked as 'read'?

I need to know when exactly WhatsApp messages are marked as 'read', so when exactly the blue ticks appear. I'll be a bit more specific: when I click 'Close' when I get a WhatsApp notification on my ...