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We are about to purchase a watch for someone with Dementia. We are wondering if the you can find your iwatch through the iCloud search function?

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We are about to purchase an iwatch for someone with Dementia. We are wondering if the you can find your iwatch through the iCloud search function?
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Asked: 04:15 14/02/2016
cellsina 04:15 14/02/2016
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Hi

No - it is not presently possible to find the watch via any Apple service.

The watch does not have built-in GPS features, so cannot be physically tracked or located in the same way as, for example, an iPhone (via Find my iPhone).
nicer9 04:15 14/02/2016
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LG makes a device called a Gizmo Gadget that may be more what you're looking for.
amberstar702 04:15 14/02/2016
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The Watch will automatically use find my device if the phone its paired has the setting turned on through iCloud.

So to answer your question yes.
About Activation Lock on Apple WatchFind My iPhone includes a feature called Activation Lock that's designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it's ever lost or stolen. And now with watchOS 2, you can use Activation Lock to protect your Apple Watch.
cellsina 04:15 14/02/2016
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This is incorrect.

My original reply provided the correct information.

You are referring to a security feature called Activation Lock, which is set up automatically on the watch if Find My Phone is set up on the paired iPhone.

However, this feature does not extend the location-related capabilities of Find My Phone to Apple Watch.

When Activation Lock is enabled on the watch, it is possible to mark the watch as missing if it lost or stolen, which disables Apple Pay cards on the watch and prevents the watch from being paired to an iPhone without your Apple ID and password. It does not enable the watch to be located.

More information:

About Activation Lock on Apple Watch - Apple Support
nicer9 04:15 14/02/2016
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This will not enable someone to find a person who is wearing an Apple Watch should they get lost.

We are about to purchase a watch for someone with Dementia. We are wondering if the you can find your iwatch through the iCloud search function?

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