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How to connect a smartwatch with a mobile SIM number?

How to connect a smartwatch with a mobile SIM number?

There was a time when smartphones would be the only gadget one would ever need. Fast forward to the current year, and you simply can’t step out without your smartwatch, Bluetooth earphones, and other such gadgets. It is no wonder that these devices have completely transformed our lives for the better. The smartwatch is one such gadget, but using a smartwatch can prove to be a bit tricky for those who are not exactly tech geeks. In this blog, you will learn how to connect a smartwatch to a mobile phone very easily. 

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Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast looking to track your progress, a professional striving to stay on top of your emails, or simply someone who wants to access the world wide web from their wrist, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into the world of smartwatch connectivity and discover how you can make the most of your wearable technology.

How to connect a smartwatch with an Android phone?

Before you understand how to connect a smartwatch to an Android device, remember that there are some devices that need you to connect to Bluetooth, whereas others need a Wi-Fi connection or mobile data. 

Here are the steps to follow when you want to connect your smartwatch with an Android device:

  1. Turn on the smartwatch and make sure that it has enough charge
  2. Set up your smartwatch by following all the on-screen instructions
  3. There will be a pop-up on your watch that says turn on Bluetooth and location services 
  4. Activate your Bluetooth and GPS services to connect to your smartphone faster
  5. Pair both devices, log in to the device with your Google account and sync all your data!

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How to connect a smartwatch with an Apple phone?

If you have an Apple Watch, here is how you can connect it to your iPhone very easily:

  1. Put the watch on your wrist and turn it on
  2. Press the button at the side until you see the Apple logo
  3. Bring your iPhone close to the watch and wait until you see the iPhone pairing screen
  4. Click on Continue

If you do not have an Apple Watch but still wish to connect your smartwatch to your Apple phone, you can follow the steps below.

How to connect the smartwatch to your phone via Bluetooth

Follow these steps to connect your smartwatch to your phone via Bluetooth:

  1. Switch on the Bluetooth of your smartwatch
  2. Activate Bluetooth on your smartwatch as well
  3. Look for nearby devices on your Bluetooth settings
  4. Pair the two devices 

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To connect the smartwatch to your phone via mobile data

Follow these steps to connect the smartwatch to your phone via mobile data:

  1. Locate the SIM card slot on your smartwatch
  2. You will have to insert an active SIM card into the slot
  3. Once the SIM card has been inserted properly, the network indicator will show the status
  4. Make sure the SIM card has an active prepaid or postpaid plan with mobile data benefits
  5. Set up your smartwatch
  6. Install the smartwatch brand’s app on your smartphone and synchronise your settings

To connect the smartwatch via a Wi-Fi connection

Follow these steps to connect the smartwatch to your phone via Wi-Fi:

  1. Go to settings on your smartwatch
  2. Click on the connection or Wi-Fi system settings
  3. Choose your Wi-Fi connection, enter your password and your internet will be activated

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Why should I connect my smartwatch to the internet, via mobile data or Wi-Fi?

Connecting your smartwatch to the internet via your mobile data or Wi-Fi sounds like an absolute no-brainer, right? And yet, there are so many people who don’t do it. If you are amongst those, then here’s all that you are missing out on:

Notifications on your watch!

With your smartwatch connected to the internet, you can now receive notifications on your phone- check your WhatsApp messages, that one important e-mail you have been waiting for and lots more. 

Make phone calls with your smartwatch

Convenience is one of the best features of smartwatches. Making phone calls is one such feature that you can unlock by inserting a SIM card into your device. 

Find out your way

Going to discover the city? Now you can access maps from your smartwatch to figure out whether you should take a left or right turn at the next crossing. How cool is that! 

Miniature-sized apps for use

There are multiple apps on our phones and there are many who need constant access to these apps. If you are one of them, you would be glad to know that your smartwatch can also have those apps. Albeit miniature-sized, these apps on your smartwatch are good to help you move on with your day-to-day tasks. Make lists on your phone notepad, see who texted you, check any SMS from your bank and do a lot more – all of this is now possible with just your smartwatch. 

Activate the internet for your smartwatch to get the best out of it!

Thus, there are plenty of benefits for getting an internet connection activated with your smartwatch. In addition, if you do not want to insert a SIM card with a postpaid connection or use Wi-Fi, you can also get an eSIM. The eSIM technology for smartwatches is nothing new – the eSIM was designed for devices like these and it works wonderfully. 

It is totally upon you to decide which way to connect your smartwatch with your phone. However, just remember that connecting your device to the internet will help unlock the full potential of the little gem on your wrist.

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