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Posts by Dick Applebaum

Yeah ... and our next Druid Cocktail party is Friday at 17:30 HT (Henge Time)
I'm basing the distance on my experience with iBeacons, not the BLE Spec.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBeaconFor example, I can be 10 meters away line-of-site with no problem -- or I suspect that in normal operation, paired with an iPhone, the Apple Watch requires that the iPhone is within a couple of meters.Even on the iPhone, it's kind of different to determine what's going on -- all the BLE activity gets pushed down to the BLE radio, which does it's own thing,...
Was the GMT based on the Inca, Mayan, Druid or Gregorian calendar
My initial reaction was similar to yours -- the Apple Watch needs to have all the radios so it can be independent of the iPhone ... That could happen, say, within 2-4 years.But, even then, would you want to go anywhere (beach, hiking, jogging, etc.) without your iPhone?The Apple Watch is convenience exemplified -- but there are some things that just can be done better, easier, faster on the iPhone.
The BLE signal is nominally accessible within 10 meters excepting interference or intervening barriers (walls, etc.).The Apple Watch does have a WiFi radio and antenna (AIR, G) -- but it's use is undefined. If supported, a household router or AppleTV could provide what you want.
Noticeably absent from the companion app was any Apple Pay Setup for the Apple Watch. I gleaned a bit of information from a podcast where one of the participants had a hands on demo of the Watch from an Apple rep ... He said, that the rep told him that you invoke Apple Pay on the Watch by double-tapping the button below the crown ... seems to make sense, as far as it goes ...
OK, let's leave it at that!
Very serious!
@SolipsismY:  I was attempting to bring a, sometimes contentions, dialog back to a more civil discussion,Someone on the Apple Developer Forums mentioned a demo of Apple Pay on Apple Watch.My experience on Apple Developer Forms is that you have to be careful not to push too hard -- or you just get ignored.I wanted to ask the poster for some specifics of the demo he mentioned ... or at least a link ...But I did my own homework, re-watched the September announcement,...
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