Companion Device

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Companion Device

In wearables, a companion device requires a parent device, such as a smartphone, to fully operate. The opposite would be a standalone device that can do everything on its own. A companion wearable will typically use Bluetooth to communicate with the parent.

Source:

http://www.aeris.com/iot-dictionary/

References:

Example:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/security/companion-device-unlock

https://developer.android.com/preview/features/companion-device-pairing.html

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2016196188