Can you store and play music on the Apple Watch Series 3 vs just streaming?

I am interested in getting an Apple Watch Series 3. But I want to know more about how I can listen to music reliably during workouts. I don't want to carry my phone with me. I just want to use the Watch. I would like to be able to store audio (podcasts and music) on the Apple Watch.


I may separately have other interests in getting the model that supports Cellular /Mobile service. But I don't want to rely on cell service to stream music. I would much prefer to just store my audio (podcasts and tunes) native to the device (Watch) instead. Thanks.

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    Yes, you can.

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  • You can store music on your Apple Watch to use without your phone. To play music you need to have Bluetooth headphones connected - your watch won’t play music without headphones even though it has speakers and does phone calls without them.

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