“What happens when you have an accessory that separates your Watch from your wrist? I’ve tested this by inserting a thin, opaque piece of cloth underneath my watch,” Dave Hamilton reports for The Mac Observer. “With this in place the Watch does not remain unlocked and asks for my passcode every time I try to use it. I would assume the same would be true for battery/charging straps or ‘NATO’ straps, too.”
“This means things like bicycle mounts that would theoretically allow your watch to be seen on your handlebars while riding aren’t likely to work very well,” Hamilton reports. “With the screen off – and the watch perpetually falling back into unlock mode – this is not the user experience you’re likely going to want.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, if you take your Watch off to show somebody how it works, you have to enter your passcode to unlock it. With Apple Pay capability, you do not want your Watch unprotected when it’s off your wrist.