Use your Apple Watch like an iPod -- and without your phone
The apple watch can't do a whole lot without a nearby phone, but it can act as a bluetooth connected iPod.
To get started, you'll need a. Transfer your music from your phone to your watch.
The watch has a total of eight gigabytes of storage space, but up to two can be used to store music.
To do that, head over to the Apple Watch app on your phone.
Go to the music app.
First decide how many songs you want to sync with the playlist limit option.
You can decide based on the amount of storage you use for music or by the number of songs.
Then hit Synced playlist and choose your music.
In my case I have a playlist I created just for syncing with the watch.
Your watch will only import the music when it's charging and Could take a while.
So it's a good idea to do this overnight if you can.
Now it's time to pair your watch with Bluetooth headphones or a Bluetooth speaker.
On the watch go to settings, then Bluetooth.
Put your device in pairing mode and you should see the speaker or headphones pop up on the list Select it, and it's paired.
Now you're ready to play some music without the help of your phone.
Go to the music app on your watch and [UNKNOWN] touch the screen to bring up a menu of options Choose source then Apple Watch and you should see all of the music you synced.
Now all that's left to do is hit play.
For more Apple Watch tips and tricks, head on over to Cnet.com/howto.