It’s fairly frequent for customers to misplace their smartphones. Maybe you’ve bought distracted and left it behind, or a theft decides to raise your cellphone from the restaurant desk.

Regardless of the state of affairs, shedding your system may cause plenty of problem and headache. So Cellphone Buddy – Cellphone Misplaced Alert is a lifesaver A notifier app for Apple Watch, it alerts you when the Bluetooth connection between your watch and system has been misplaced.

The app options can warn you while you unintentionally go away your iPhone behind or for those who misplace it. Cellphone Buddy could be very efficient in stopping the lack of your iPhone as a result of you’ll roughly be instantly alerted when your cellphone isn’t in vary.

The Good

The Good

We examined the app on a Collection 2 Apple Watch and though it’s an older mannequin the app works completely each single time.

And it was quite a lot of instances, as we neglect the place our iPhone is at the very least 3 instances a day – and every time we acquired a ping.

Organising Cellphone Buddy is straightforward too. After downloading the app to your iPhone it’s a must to set up the app onto your watch by opening the “watch app” in your iPhone. Scroll till you discover Cellphone Buddy after which press set up subsequent to it. You possibly can tweak among the options on the watch, however the iPhone app is the place you management many of the settings. You’ll must established a connection between your watch and iPhone, and that is executed via Bluetooth. The app walks you thru the steps too, and it couldn’t be a lot simpler to arrange.

We used the Cellphone Buddy for period of time, and bumped into no faults or tech points. As soon as related to the Apple Watch you’ll be able to set a distance alert, and that is the place the iPhone app reveals the present sign energy between your cellphone and watch.

You possibly can set a distance alert – for instance if the sign energy goes under 30% – then you definitely get notified. You might be additionally in a position to decide on how lengthy under that sign energy earlier than you’re alerted.

The app can even keep watch over your watch battery and warn you when it will get low. For such a easy app it’s filled with options, as you may flip the “watch left behind alert” on and off.

You possibly can set the alert sound to a loud siren or a subtler alarm too, and for those who occur to lose your iPhone you will get an alert as quickly as you are available in vary of it. There’s a battery full alert, and you may flip off the alerts simply when charging.

The app even has a vastly helpful mapping system so you may visually see the place you might be and the placement of your iPhone. Not solely does Cellphone Buddy warn you that you simply’ve left your iPhone behind, it additionally sends an alert to your cellphone must you go away your watch.

The app actually rivals Apple “Discover My”, as a result of that’s not in a position to immediately notify you about leaving your cellphone behind – in contrast to the Cellphone Buddy. As a result of the app requires fixed Bluetooth connection it may very well be thought-about a battery killer – however we had been in a position to run our Watch and iPhone all day with it related. That’s about 9 hours, and we nonetheless had between 20-35% battery life remaining.

The Unhealthy

The Unhealthy

If you happen to flip off the Apple Watch, the Energetic Mode will probably be disabled. While you activate the Apple Watch once more, it’s a must to ensure to open the Cellphone Buddy app to re-enable the total performance. If you happen to nonetheless expertise unreliable Bluetooth connection between Apple Watch and iPhone although, you may restart the watch.

It might even be helpful to have a Bluetooth problem alert, as when this occurs you. The Bluetooth sign energy can even range attributable to a lot of various factors and different units round you.

This actually has nothing to do with the app itself although, and all the way down to radio waves which might be our of our management. You should utilize the “Customized Threshold mode” to replace your sign in keeping with your atmosphere although, and that negates the problem.

The decision

The decision

At simply, $4.99, the Cellphone Buddy Misplaced Alert is a pleasant funding. As soon as put in you’re far much less more likely to go away your iPhone behind, after which working again to the cafe in a panic (for instance).

From utilizing the app, it’s clear the developer has put plenty of effort in to ensure the person interface and value are good. We wouldn’t be stunned to see Cellphone Buddy featured in Apple’s prime ten paid apps pretty quickly.