Can a smartwatch be used without a cell phone plan, say with an iPod Touch?

Joseph V November 5, 2013

Anyone try out a smartwatch yet?  Can they be used without a cell phone plan, for example with and iPod Touch ?

I work with some students that would benefit from the reminders a smartwatch could provide, but can’t afford a cell phone plan.

Is there any way to get these watches to work with only WiFi internet access – say from an iPod touch or even something less expensive, if available? (Though I don’t know what would allow a Google Play account over WiFi and costs much less than an iPod Touch.)

  1. Hovsep A
    November 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    if to use iOS smartwatch
    iOS: Understanding Personal Hotspot

    The I’m Watch will work on both iOS and Android phones, however, it will only work with a smartphone that is capable of Bluetooth internet tethering. This will allow the I’m Watch to download and install apps as well as provide weather data.