We examined the app on a Sequence 2 Apple Watch and although it’s an older mannequin the app works completely each single time.
And it was quite a lot of occasions, as we neglect the place our iPhone is at the very least 3 occasions a day – and every time we acquired a ping.
Establishing Telephone Buddy is straightforward 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’ll be able to tweak among the options on the watch, however the iPhone app is the place you management a lot of the settings. You’ll have to established a connection between your watch and iPhone, and that is performed by 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 linked to the Apple Watch you’ll be able to set a distance alert, and that is the place the iPhone app reveals the present sign energy between your telephone and watch.
You’ll be able to set a distance alert – for instance if the sign energy goes under 30% – then you definitely get notified. You might be additionally ready to decide on how lengthy under that sign energy earlier than you’re alerted.
The app may control 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’ll be able to set the alert sound to a loud siren or a subtler alarm too, and in the event you occur to lose your iPhone you may 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 might be and the situation 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 telephone 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 telephone behind – not like the Telephone Buddy. As a result of the app requires fixed Bluetooth connection it might be thought of a battery killer – however we had been in a position to run our Watch and iPhone all day with it linked. That’s about 9 hours, and we nonetheless had between 20-35% battery life remaining.