We examined the app on a Collection 2 Apple Watch and although it’s an older mannequin the app works completely each single time.
And it was quite a lot of instances, as we overlook the place our iPhone is no less than 3 instances a day – and every time we obtained a ping.
Establishing Telephone Buddy is simple too. After downloading the app to your iPhone it’s important to set up the app onto your watch by opening the “watch app” in your iPhone. Scroll till you discover Telephone Buddy after which press set up subsequent to it. You possibly can tweak a number of the options on the watch, however the iPhone app is the place you management a lot of the settings. You’ll must established a connection between your watch and iPhone, and that is achieved via Bluetooth. The app walks you thru the steps too, and it couldn’t be a lot simpler to arrange.
We used the Telephone Buddy for an excellent period of time, and bumped into no faults or tech points. As soon as related to the Apple Watch you’ll be able to set a distance alert, and that is the place the iPhone app exhibits the present sign energy between your cellphone and watch.
You possibly can set a distance alert – for instance if the sign energy goes beneath 30% – you then get notified. You’re additionally ready to decide on how lengthy beneath that sign energy earlier than you’re alerted.
The app may keep watch over your watch battery and provide you with a warning when it will get low. For such a easy app it’s filled with options, as you may flip the “watch left behind alert” on and off.
You possibly can set the alert sound to a loud siren or a subtler alarm too, and in the event you occur to lose your iPhone you will get an alert as quickly as you are available in vary of it. There’s a battery full alert, and you may flip off the alerts simply when charging.
The app even has a vastly helpful mapping system so you may visually see the place you’re and the placement of your iPhone. Not solely does Telephone Buddy provide you with a warning that you just’ve left your iPhone behind, it additionally sends an alert to your cellphone do you have to go away your watch.
The app definitely rivals Apple “Discover My”, as a result of that’s not in a position to immediately notify you about leaving your cellphone behind – not like the Telephone Buddy. As a result of the app requires fixed Bluetooth connection it may very well be thought-about a battery killer – however we have been in a position to run our Watch and iPhone all day with it related. That’s about 9 hours, and we nonetheless had between 20-35% battery life remaining.