Will Apple Watch work when you don't have your iPhone with you?

I was just wondering if the watch could work when your iPhone was somewhere else. Does it work?

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    Yes and no. If you're Apple Watch is still in the same building you are it can work over a wifi signal still to transmit everything to the watch. If you have your Apple Watch in a complete different building or miles away from your iPhone the Apple Watch is restricted to specific tasks. Time will still be displayed, but only Apple Pay, the Apple fitness app, timers, alarms, stopwatch, calendar, world times, activity, and music locally stored on the Apple Watch (Played via bluetooth headphones) will work without an iPhone near by. Meaning third party apps, email, messages, and calls will not work.

    • Answered by Dylan R from Monmouth
    • 03 3, 16