Finally! This is something I hammer Apple on every year and they have finally delivered it – the Apple Watch that is actually suited for the international traveler! And, you may already have one!
The Apple Watches Will Now Have International Roaming
This is a problem I have seen with Apple Watches ever since they got cellular capability – the inability to use them with cellular connectivity outside of their home coverage area. That means that if you bought a watch in the US, if you were traveling in Europe, you could not use the watch on cellular networks.
That is terrible! First of all, I and many others sometimes would like to leave our phone back in our hotel room, especially if going out for a workout or something. But, if you are in a strange city, you may need to check for directions or make a call in an emergency. Can’t do that with the Apple Watch unless you are tied to your phone!
But, that has all changed! This is something that was a headliner at the Apple Event today so it is something you can bet they are going to make sure works well. They say by the end of the year, it will work with the carriers you see below and you can just add international roaming to your plan.
Even better news – this will work on all Apple Watch cellular models from Series 5 and up, as long as they are running on Apple WatchOS 9.
This is great news and also shows that they always had that capability but chose not to enable the software on it until now. This will be available by the end of the year with the carriers above.