Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?
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    Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?

    Ignorant question follows:

    I've been considering an Apple Watch 4 for use as a display for a medical monitoring device which will pair with an Iphone but will not pair independently with a watch. Given that due to this limitation the watch will never venture out of range of the phone, is there any advantage to the LTE watch over the basic version?
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    Re: Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?

    I assume you’ve confirmed that the watch will indeed display what you want. Not every phone app will do something with the watch.

    My wife has a regular 4 and loves it. I got a 4 LTE and can’t give up my “real” watch. (nothing to do with LTE).

    The LTE would just something you would not activate or pay for on your phone bill (typically $10/month).

    So I’d say, a waste to pay extra for a watch with this feature.

    But you should wait for others to opine, I only had mine a month and so am no expert.


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    Re: Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by nodnar View Post
    I assume you’ve confirmed that the watch will indeed display what you want. Not every phone app will do something with the watch.
    Yes, good point. In this case, yes the device is certified, but only in conjunction with phone or phone + watch, not watch by itself.

    I got a 4 LTE and can’t give up my “real” watch. (nothing to do with LTE).
    Yeah, I have too many nice watches I love too much to stop wearing them. So it's either figure out how to fit two watches on one strap or else take to wearing watches on two wrists.

    So I’d say, a waste to pay extra for a watch with this feature.

    But you should wait for others to opine, I only had mine a month and so am no expert.
    Thanks for the advice. I am a total novice at Apple watches, so I appreciate any and every input.
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    Re: Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?

    I personally use and enjoy the LTE option on my Series 4. It's come in handy during the times I've forgotten my phone. I've got some nice watches, but rarely wear them since I've gotten the Apple Watch. It's a shame really, but it's just so dang useful, I miss it whenever I don't have it on.

    The Apple Watch saved the day recently...my wife used her LTE 4 the other day to call me when she accidentally locked herself out of the house. Her purse, with her phone and keys were inside. Without her watch, she would have had to camp out in the garage for the day. :)

    The LTE version costs more up front, but the extra monthly cost only applies if it's activated.

    My advice would be to get the capability. It may end up being useful for you.
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    Re: Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?

    Thanks for the perspective, both of you.

    I opted for LTE, since it might come in handy and since I found one used at a good price. Won't activate it now but nice to have the possibility if I find a good use case for it.

    Had I been buying new, I might have held back.
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    Re: Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmettoman View Post
    The Apple Watch saved the day recently...my wife used her LTE 4 the other day to call me when she accidentally locked herself out of the house. Her purse, with her phone and keys were inside. Without her watch, she would have had to camp out in the garage for the day. :)
    My wife did the same thing, except she didn’t bother calling me. She got my drill and drilled the lock out .



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    Re: Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prdrers View Post
    My wife did the same thing, except she didn’t bother calling me. She got my drill and drilled the lock out .
    It appears you are not happy about that. Though you may
    have wished for a different solution, perhaps you should be
    happy your wife solved her own problem.


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    Re: Advantage to LTE model vs. basic model w/omnipresent phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prdrers View Post
    My wife did the same thing, except she didn’t bother calling me. She got my drill and drilled the lock out .



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