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If I purchase the MedallionNet 4 Device Package can I connect my Apple Watch as one the devices so that I can use my Apple Watch without my iPhone to receive Messages and Notifications?

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57 minutes ago, MTNestr said:

If I purchase the MedallionNet 4 Device Package can I connect my Apple Watch as one the devices so that I can use my Apple Watch without my iPhone to receive Messages and Notifications?

 

Sure you can!  

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4 minutes ago, Cruise Raider said:

 

Sure you can!  

The Apple Watch can be connected to WiFi independent of your IPhone?  Are you sure?  I know that some IPhone models can be connected to Cell service.  I am not saying that you are wrong, but I am just clarifying.

 

Thank you.

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1 minute ago, jagoffee said:

The Apple Watch can be connected to WiFi independent of your IPhone?  Are you sure?  I know that some IPhone models can be connected to Cell service.  I am not saying that you are wrong, but I am just clarifying.

 

Thank you.

 

From Apple Support:  When your iPhone is off or out of range, your Apple Watch can use a Wi-Fi network to send and receive data. And if your watch is equipped with cellular, it can connect to a cellular network. If your Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi icon appears in Control Center. 

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2 hours ago, Cruise Raider said:

 

From Apple Support:  When your iPhone is off or out of range, your Apple Watch can use a Wi-Fi network to send and receive data. And if your watch is equipped with cellular, it can connect to a cellular network. If your Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi icon appears in Control Center. 

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Just experimented with it.

no, turned WiFi off on phone, watch can’t connect

turn WiFi on phone back on, watch connects

 

tried http://login.com, no success.

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Second attempt

success!

1) send yourself iMessages with http://login.com and http://logout.com

2) On watch goto Settings > WiFi. Choose medallionNet

3) turn off WiFi on phone

4) on watch, goto messages an click the login.com link

5) login on watch, follow instructions.

 

this will only work if you have an unused medallionNet connection available.

 

use the logout.com link to remove the watch or phone from medallionNet

 

hope this helps

Update, there may be issues switching back and forth between being connected directly and via the phone.

Edited by DaveB42

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Learn how to use the watch on wifi at home. There is nothing magic about wifi on the ship. Google is your friend -- so many sites that take you through this step by step. 

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Thanks Everyone.

 

I assume that if my wife and I both have our Apple Watches connected to the ship’s WIFI we can use the Walkie-Talkie app to communicate with each other.

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It should work, I’ve not tested it.

however I’ve found medallionNet to be squiffy especially when it’s raining, at least for off ship communication, which I believe walkie talkie needs.

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Why do you want to take your watch and not your iPhone? Does the iOS app have a watch version? If not, then the only messages and notifications will be the usual ones and those generated through the OM system. 

 

And, if your watch would re-sync time in every port. You would lose the all important "Ship Time". 

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