When you think of smart watches, you probably think of the big name smart watches from Apple, Garmin, or Samsung. Most of these smart watches rely on the cellular network of your smartphone via bluetooth or WiFi for connectivity. However, if you’re wanting to upgrade your smart watch connectivity without tethering it to your phone or WiFi, a SIM card is the way to go.

What is a SIM Card?

A SIM card is a microchip that connects devices to allow for back and forth communication as well as connection to the cloud. It is assigned numbers which relay valuable information about the carrier, country, and device. 

When Do You Need a Smart Watch SIM Card?

A SIM card for smart watches allows smart watches to access the cellular network. This enables the watch to make and receive calls and messages, track GPS locations as well as access the Internet. If you have a standalone smart watch or don’t want to use your smart phone cellular network or WiFi, your smart watch will need a SIM card for connectivity. Most smart watches will still function without a SIM card if the operations don’t require connectivity such as tracking or monitoring activities, telling time, or other similar actions.

What Should You Look For When Buying a Smart Watch SIM Card?

There are several key features you’ll want to consider when purchasing a SIM card for smartwatches. At Simon IoT, these considerations are at the heart of our business model.

Dependable Connectivity

You’ll want to make sure that your provider has the connectivity you’re looking for. Simon IoT has multiple tier-one carriers to ensure that you will get the breadth of coverage you need. Our global SIM cards will automatically connect to the strongest signal in range, with access to 2G/3G/4G/LTE & 5G SIM card technologies.

Transparent Pricing

Many SIM card providers hide fees and stick you with surprise bill amounts. We don’t believe in hidden charges. The numbers you see on our pricing page are what you get. 

A Portal to Manage Your Data Usage

Some companies have non-user friendly data usage portals or don’t have them at all. This can cause unknown usage amounts that lead to surprise bills. SIMON’s Portal allows you to track the data on your SIM cards. To help you manage your IoT data, we have features on our portals that allow you to see live data usage metrics. You can also protect overage charges with data guard settings

Data Plans Tailored to Meet Your Present Needs and Future Changes

With your smart watch SIM card, you’ll want to be sure your data plan matches what your current wants and needs are. Our data plans are centered on fair pricing and optimum connectivity. We don’t lock you into a plan which allows you to adjust as needed. 


You’ll also want to be sure your SIM card is compatible with your smart watch. Simon IoT SIM cards are compatible with any smart watch that has SIM card capabilities including brands like Apple, Samsung, FitBit, Garmin, Ticwatches, and more.

How It Works

Once you decide you want to upgrade your smart watch connectivity, here are the simple steps you’ll need to follow in order to get your SIM card for your smartwatch up and running.

Order Your SIM

You’ll want to pick a data plan and order a corresponding SIM card. With Simon IoT, you’ll also make an account with our SIMON Portal registration.

Activate SIM

Activate your SIM card once received. You can do this with Simon IoT SIM cards through the SIMON Portal. 

Install Into Your Device

There is a SIM card slot on the smart watch which you’ll need to open and insert the SIM card into. 

Begin Using

Have questions? As a Simon IoT customer, we offer 24/7 support for you each step of the way. Give us a call at 1-833-746-6646 or email us at [email protected].

With Simon IoT’s transparent pricing and global cellular connectivity, our smart watch SIM cards provide an easier and more affordable solution to keep your smart watch connected wherever you go. Pick a Data Plan with a Corresponding SIM today.