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Can you listen to AirPods from an Apple Watch?

This post will show you if you can listen to AirPods or AirPods Pro from an Apple watch and if you should use AirPods with an Apple Watch.

So, can you listen to AirPods from an Apple Watch? You can listen to AirPods from an Apple Watch. You can also listen to any Bluetooth earphones from an Apple Watch.

Can you listen to AirPods from an Apple Watch?

You can listen to AirPods from an Apple Watch. You can also pair any Bluetooth earphones with an Apple Watch, so it is not necessary for you to use AirPods if you have alternative earphones that you would prefer to use.

AirPods do have some features that work well with the Apple Watch. AirPods feature automatic switching which allows them to automatically pair with whatever Apple device you are currently using.

AirPods can also interact with Siri and you can see their battery percentage on Apple devices.

Can you listen to AirPods from an Apple Watch without an iPhone?

Yes, it is possible to pair the Apple Watch with Airpods without using an iPhone. It will be necessary to use an iPhone for the initial setup, but after that you will be able to use just the AirPods and Apple Watch even when offline.

This can be useful for things such as when you want to be able to go on a run without having to bring your iPhone.

Read more: Why are my AirPods cutting out on Mac?

Do you have to use AirPods with an Apple Watch?

It is not necessary for you to use AirPods with an Apple Watch. The Apple Watch can be paired with any set of Bluetooth headphones.

However, there are some advantages to using AirPods with an Apple watch as well as other Apple devices.

AirPods connect to your iCloud account, this allows for the AirPods to connect to the Apple device that you are currently using.

So, if you stop using your Apple watch and start using your iPhone, the AirPods can switch automatically to the iPhone. This is not a feature that you get with other earphones and is very convenient.

Read more: Why are my AirPods making a ringing noise?

What earphones are best for an Apple Watch?

The best earphones for you to pair with an Apple Watch will depend a lot on your particular needs.

In general, people are being active when using earphones with an Apple watch.

For that reason, I would personally recommend the AirPods Pro because they come with features that work well with the Apple ecosystem such as automatic switching between Apple device, integration with Siri and being able to see the battery percentage when you open the case.

Not only that but, they also feature ear tips that allow them to fit in your ears much more securely than regular AirPods can which can help to ensure that they do not fall out when you are being active.

If you are active when using AirPods, you might also want to consider getting PowerBeats which have an even more secure fit than AirPods Pro because they feature an ear hook that wraps around the ears.

Other earphones you may want to consider would be the Sony WF-xm4s which have a better battery life than AirPods Pro and best-in-class noise canceling.