Christy Turlington-Burns, the official spokesperson for the Apple Watch, has confirmed in her week three entry on her Apple-sponsored blog, that the Apple Watch does not require an iPhone to accurately track her runs (via The Mac Observer). “After you run with Apple Watch and your iPhone a few times, the Workout app knows more about your stride,” she wrote. “So you can run outside without your phone and still get a really accurate workout summary”.
Mrs. Turlington is promoting the Apple Watch while simultaneously also promoting her charity ‘Every Mother Counts’. Her promotional effort includes weekly blog entries complete with images of the Apple Watch at work and images of the model and activist while she trains.
The blog entries includes other details about her workout while she was vacationing with her family in the Caribbean, and it also features promotional points for the Apple Watch:
“A different band can give your Apple Watch a whole new look. The grooves in each case are precision engineered and CNC machined, so every time you change bands the fit is perfect”.
“We also took a few long walks on the beach, which can really get your heart rate up, and it works the legs without as much impact on the joints. I set the Workout app to Outdoor Walk, and when I was done, I’d burned 220 active calories. Not a bad addition to my Move ring!”.
You can follow her Apple Watch blog at this link.