A few years ago, my daughter was having trouble keeping up with schoolwork.
She wanted to do homework more often, but the school would have her do it once a week.
When she asked if it was possible to sync her digital watch with her iPhone, her school told her that the school couldn’t do that because it was a school-owned device.
I had to figure out a way to sync it with my iPhone and she was like, ‘Okay, that’s great, thanks.’
“She said she was glad that she had found a solution.
I emailed the school asking for an explanation.
They replied, “The school is in compliance with the Apple Watch regulations.
We have a number of employees that are authorized to sync our wristband and wristband will sync with the iPhone app.
“The next day, she was able to start using her Apple Watch.
She said it was great and that she loved it.
I contacted the school again, but they said the wearable device was being used for “internal purposes.”
I called the Apple Store to see if I could get an explanation, and they told me the watch wasn’t being used at school and it would have to be stored on their behalf.
I asked the school to send me a photo of the wristband in the Apple store, and I was told that it was being sold to the company as part of the sale.
I then emailed the Apple representative, and she sent me a message apologizing for the error and offering me $20.
I didn’t think that was enough.
I also wanted to know if there was any way I could change the wristbands’ firmware, but she didn’t have an answer for me.
I went back to the school and asked about the watch, and the administrator told me that it is not used for school work.
It is used to keep track of other students’ digital watches, she said.
I also asked about a few other things, like if the watch could be used to sync with a friend’s phone, but it’s not.
The school sent me an email saying that the watch can sync with anyone’s digital device and that the only other devices that could sync with it were the Apple TV and Google Fit.
I called Apple again, and again, they said that the wrist band can sync up to 3.2 devices, and that there are no limitations on it.
They also said that Apple was in compliance and that it wouldn’t take action if the wrist watch was misused.
I emailed the company again, again, I was getting a response from a tech support rep, and it said that it had no comment on the matter.
The Apple Store is still accepting wristbands for $20, but I can only get one.
I’ll have to try to find a school that will let me buy another.
This story originally appeared on Techdirt.