Apple Webpage Promotes Unique Benefits of iPhone and Apple Watch Integration

Apple has launched a new webpage showcasing the tight integration between iPhone and Apple Watch. "Add them together. Multiply their power," reads the minisite, which highlights the benefits that come with using the two devices in tandem.

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Get directions on iPhone and a tap on your wrist when you need to turn. Check your heart rate on Apple Watch and track it over the last hour, day, month, or year on iPhone. When you put the two of them together, they add up to so much more.

Scrolling down the vector image-based page brings some of the more basic features into view first, like the ability to answer or decline a phone call or FaceTime call on Apple Watch, and then transfer it to your ‌iPhone‌.

Messages are next, with Apple Watch features like quick replies, Tapback, emoji support and Scribbles covered, as well as the ability to ask Siri to compose or reply to an incoming message using your voice.

The site goes on to highlight the two devices' deep Camera app integration and the way you can use Apple Watch to remotely set up a shot on ‌iPhone‌, including the ability to frame and shoot, zoom in and out, switch between the ‌iPhone‌'s front and back cameras, and switch between camera modes.

Elsewhere, Apple shines a light on the music capabilities of Apple Watch, such as Apple Music streaming, playlist support, and remote ‌iPhone‌ playback controls. There's also a section on Apple Watch health functions with iOS Health and Activity app integration, as well as mentions for handoff support in Maps, Find My, and Apple Pay.

Without disclosing anything new about ‌iPhone‌ and Apple Watch, the site does a good job of surfacing some lesser known features available to prospective customers who might be thinking about pairing the two devices.

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Top Rated Comments

djcerla Avatar
27 months ago
Every time I handoff stuff between Mac and my devices, or I find my desktop synced in my phone, or I unlock my Mac just by sitting in front of it with my watch, I remember why I will not even consider switching ecosystem.

It’s just a wonderful garden, and I don’t care about walls.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
27 months ago
But you can’t even use an Apple Watch without an iPhone in the first place.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
otternonsense Avatar
27 months ago
When it works, it works splendid. When it doesn't.. well, you might as well have Siri go "sorry, this request took too long" or "the app took too long to respond" when you simply ask her to dial a number, or "I couldn't find anything for..." whenever she picks up random words during regular conversation and so forth.

Or when you use Maps to navigate on the watch and it gets casually overtaken by message notifications or music apps.

But yea, I think before Apple pushes more ads onto the world, they'd better fix the technological embarrassment that is Siri.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iGeek2019 Avatar
27 months ago
Now if WatchOS 7 allows users to delete Messages on Apple Watch by force pressing that’d be great
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
27 months ago
The main two reasons I bought my watch on launch day are still two of the reasons I love wearing my watch. The time is correct and I get a tap on my wrist for notifications. I would miss so many notices before with just the phone in my pocket or in a cup holder. The many many other features it provides and I use are icing on the cake for me.

Really I want to say it again. Having a watch with the correct time no matter where I am is just one of those things that checks a box for me. I dont know why its important to my brain but it is. I wait until the right second to hit enter on the microwave clock when I’m forced to set it because I want everything to be in sync. My cars have GPS that keeps the time. You get the idea.


Can you actually use the Apple Watch without an iPhone? :p
I know you’re being funny I see the face but to reply I can for some things. It’s really good for exexcise since it has GPS. I take calls on my AirPods when I have left my phone behind. I get weather notices. I need my phone many times though because the letters are small and i need a bigger display to read it, ha.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
centauratlas Avatar
27 months ago

Now if WatchOS 7 allows users to delete Messages on Apple Watch by force pressing that’d be great
I was coming to say something similar, force press to delete ALL iMessages on the Apple Watch, like clearing notifications.

Deleting conversations individually is painful.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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