Does my Watch backup live locally or in iCloud?

Asked 08-Oct-2018
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When you sync data between your Watch and iPhone for the first time, the information is stored locally on your iPhone. When you back up your iPhone, some of the information will sync to iCloud (for example, if you have your Health data in iCloud); the remainder will save to either iCloud or iTunes, depending on the backup method you use.

As a result, even if you lose your iPhone, you can restore your Apple Watch with little to no data loss provided you've recently backed it up and have access to your Apple ID.