What you need to know
- Family Setup for Apple Watch is coming to Canada.
- Bell Mobility will be the first carrier to offer support for the feature in the country.
Reported by iPhone in Canada, Family Setup for Apple Watch is finally coming to Canada. The feature, which was originally announced with the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE back at Apple's "Time Flies" event in September, is rolling out in Canada on Monday, December 14. That happens to also be the day that Apple Fitness+, Apple's workout subscription service, launches as well.
The feature, which allows someone without an iPhone to still stay connected with an Apple Watch, will launch first on Bell Mobility. Claire Gillies, President of Bell Mobility, says that the company is excited to be the first carrier to offer the feature to its customers.
Family Setup for Apple Watch allows family members who do not have an iPhone (commonly children or those who are older) to still stay connected. Those who are set up using a cellular Apple Watch and the feature can make and receive calls, send messages, and alert their family members of an emergency.
Pricing for Family Setup for Apple Watch lines has not yet been announced yet but is expected to be similar, if not equal, to those who add a cellular Apple Watch onto their phone plan. Rogers and Telus, two other major carriers in the country, have not yet said when the feature may become available to its customers.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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