Watch 44 "find watch" feature

I’m curious about others’ experiences. Currently I use my Google mini to find my phone. But sometimes it takes several minutes to find it and ring it. I thought I could use my internet to find my phone in the house. But it turns out that unless I’m in the same room as my phone, the feature isn’t available. My house is 6000sf and has 3 levels so walking around waiting for the feature to be available on my watch is a big waste of time. If I’m in the correct room, I can usually SEE the phone. Is that how it’s supposed to work? Have I set something up incorrectly?

The watch and phone are paired via Bluetooth, not wifi. So unless you’re in Bluetooth range of your phone it will not work.

Thanks, that’s what I was afraid of. Would be so much better if it was via wifi.