By default you can stream all the music from your iPhone to your Apple Watch. If you want to leave your iPhone behind, however, you need to sync music over first.

Whether you're heading out for a run, hitting the gym, doing rounds, or doing housework, your Apple Watch can hold up to 2 GB of music all on its own. It doesn't offer the sheer number of options your iPhone does, but it does offer a lot of convenience. All you have to do is sync a playlist over from your iPhone. The transfer is wireless and best of all, it's easy to do.

How to sync music playlists from your iPhone to your Apple Watch

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Music.
  3. Tap on Synced Playlist.
  4. Tap on the Playlist you want to sync.

Once the playlist syncs over, it'll be available for you to play on your Apple Watch.

How to play local music on your Apple Watch

  1. Launch the Music app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Force Press to bring up the options.
  3. Tap on Source.
  4. Tap on Apple Watch.
  5. Pair your Apple Watch with a Bluetooth headset, if you haven't already. (Here's how)
  6. Choose the song you want to play, and enjoy!