Use your Google Pixel Watch/Watch 2 or Samsung Galaxy Watch5/Watch6 with Google Fi

When you use a Google Pixel Watch/Watch 2 or Samsung Galaxy Watch5/Watch6 with Google Fi, you can make phone calls, send messages, and use data.

Eligibility with Google Fi

To use your Google Pixel Watch/Watch 2 or Samsung Galaxy Watch5/Watch6 with Google Fi, you must have a Google Fi Android device. Pixel Watches and Samsung Galaxy Watches sold by Google Fi aren’t compatible with iPhones and iPads.

After April 19, 2023, Google Fi will add full connectivity (data, calls, and texts) for compatible watches to include Simply Unlimited. Full connectivity is already available on Flex and Unlimited Plus plans. Previously, Simply Unlimited users couldn’t buy a watch from Google Fi or use data, calls, and text services unless connected with Bluetooth. However, existing Simply Unlimited Users won’t have wearable connectivity turned on until after their first billing cycle following April 19, 2023.

Google Fi users get one wearable per account, separate from data-only SIMs.

Tip: Not compatible means it doesn’t work on iPhones and iPads.

Set up your watch

To set up your Google Pixel Watch/Watch 2, refer to Set up Google Pixel Watch.

To set up your Samsung Galaxy Watch5/Watch6, refer to Samsung’s Setup Help Center.

Activate your watch with Google Fi

Important: Do not scan the QR code for activation because it's for iPhone users only.

Before you begin, make sure that:

  1. Bluetooth is on for both devices.
  2. You choose your Google Fi account during pairing.

To activate with Google Fi:

  1. On your phone, from the Google Play Store, download the Google Pixel Watch app for Google Pixel Watch/Watch 2 or Galaxy Wearable app for Samsung Galaxy Watch5/Watch6.
  2. To set up your watch, follow the on-screen instructions.
    • If your watch still isn't activated: 
      1. On your phone, delete the Google Fi app. 
      2. Reinstall the Google Fi app.
  3. When you get to the screen to set up mobile service, select the related Google Fi account.
  4. Select Set up or buy a plan.
Check for common errors

To resolve most activation issues, make sure that:

  • The Google Pixel Watch/Watch 2, Google Fi, and Wear OS apps are up to date.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch5/Watch6, Google Fi, and Galaxy Wearable apps are up to date.
  • You’re signed in to all apps with your Google Fi account email address.
  • Your Google Fi account is active.
  • Your phone doesn't have any connectivity issues.

Using your watch with Google Fi

When you use your Google Pixel Watch/Watch 2 or Samsung Galaxy Watch5/Watch6 with Google Fi, you don’t have to be connected to your Google Fi phone to call, text, or use data, no matter what plan you are on.

Although you can use your phone in the US, Canada, and Mexico, you don’t have connectivity in other countries or regions.

Your device connects through T-Mobile's network.

If you're on an iPhone or iPad, you can’t use data, call, or text through your watch.

If your phone is off or out of coverage, your watch may not send or receive texts successfully.

Get more watch help

To get more help with your Google Pixel Watch/Watch 2, go to the Google Pixel Watch Help Center.

To get more help with your Samsung Galaxy Watch5/Watch6, go to Samsung’s product support page.

If you still can’t activate your watch with Google Fi, you can contact support.

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