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  • Just gave up on WearOS yesterday.

    New Samsung watch arrived and the battery is still going.  Only thing I'll miss is spme features in Google Fit, but not enough to change.
  • I don't think anyone would argue that the apple watch is better than anything google wear ever put out.

    But I assume it locks you to the apple ecosystem?
  • Joe USer: Just gave up on WearOS yesterday.

    New Samsung watch arrived and the battery is still going.  Only thing I'll miss is spme features in Google Fit, but not enough to change.


    I bailed a couple months ago and went to Fitbit.  It has better heart rate tracking, better step tracking, and better battery life.

    Less than a week later, they announced new models with the few features I wanted but this one didn't have (built-in GPS, Google Assistant).  I'll consider upgrading after the Google purchase happens or doesn't, however it ends up.
  • I'm waiting for the one with the 12" screen.

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  • Gubbo: I don't think anyone would argue that the apple watch is better than anything google wear ever put out.

    But I assume it locks you to the apple ecosystem?


    Going to iTunes locked me into their ecosystem. Then they really f*cked me with Catalina and no 32-bit programs. I got Photoshop upgraded from CS6 to to CC2018, but the music doesn't sync with my Galaxy anymore. I used to sync my iTunes music to my Samsung and that's gone bye-bye.
  • Got a Garmin Vivoactive 3 a few months ago.  Very happy with it.
  • ecmoRandomNumbers: Gubbo: I don't think anyone would argue that the apple watch is better than anything google wear ever put out.

    But I assume it locks you to the apple ecosystem?

    Going to iTunes locked me into their ecosystem. Then they really f*cked me with Catalina and no 32-bit programs. I got Photoshop upgraded from CS6 to to CC2018, but the music doesn't sync with my Galaxy anymore. I used to sync my iTunes music to my Samsung and that's gone bye-bye.


    iTunes is the debil
  • Wear it for the snoopware
  • ecmoRandomNumbers: Gubbo: I don't think anyone would argue that the apple watch is better than anything google wear ever put out.

    But I assume it locks you to the apple ecosystem?

    Going to iTunes locked me into their ecosystem. Then they really f*cked me with Catalina and no 32-bit programs. I got Photoshop upgraded from CS6 to to CC2018, but the music doesn't sync with my Galaxy anymore. I used to sync my iTunes music to my Samsung and that's gone bye-bye.


    No one farked you because unless you bought a new mac that never supported older Versions of the os then you opted to install Catalina.

    Apple announced long ago no more 32 bit. And if you paid attention the Catalina installer warned you with the names of specific apps that would no longer work and you had to opt in to continue.

    There is also a 64 bit version of the android file transfer app.

    There is also Samsung Kies
  • Google is trying to buy Fitbit.  They aren't going to invest in Wear OS again unless that deal falls through.  If it succeedes, they will likely kill it off entirely.
  • strathcona: Got a Garmin Vivoactive 3 a few months ago.  Very happy with it.


    That's probably the best reasonably priced smart watch available for Android.  I've had mine for over a year after being routinely disappointed with my Fitbits dissolving if I walked near water or *gasp* sweated some.  Meanwhile I've gone swimming with my Vivoactive 3.  The band broke and it has some glitchy updates.  The prior was probably my fault and I just ordered a replacement.  The latter hasn't happened in at least 6 months now.
  • I've given up on anything Apple related to music. I burned a lot of music from my semi-large music collection back in the day and Apple has mad it impossible to use.
  • TheGreatGazoo: strathcona: Got a Garmin Vivoactive 3 a few months ago.  Very happy with it.

    That's probably the best reasonably priced smart watch available for Android. I've had mine for over a year after being routinely disappointed with my Fitbits dissolving if I walked near water or *gasp* sweated some.  Meanwhile I've gone swimming with my Vivoactive 3.  The band broke and it has some glitchy updates.  The prior was probably my fault and I just ordered a replacement.  The latter hasn't happened in at least 6 months now.


    $128 at Best Buy
  • I'm not getting a smartwatch until I can shoot lasers, trigger remote mines and double-check my mission objectives.
  • IHadMeAVision: I'm not getting a smartwatch until I can shoot lasers, trigger remote mines and double-check my mission objectives.


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  • Umidigi I3 smart watch paired with Umidigi Bison..
    Very happy..
    Screw apple..with a rusty apple corer...
  • ecmoRandomNumbers: Going to iTunes locked me into their ecosystem.


    DRM free music files locked you into their ecosystem?

    Sure, Jan.
  • Bleh, Wear OS sucks.  Around this time last year my Fitbit Alta died so after looking around I grabbed a gen 5 Fossil Carlyte, as it had some of the better reviews and specs.

    Returned it after 3 days, as it was a laggy mess, couldn't last a full day of battery life if I babied it (averaged 15-16 hours), and didn't have much functionality - even after using the barbones Alta.

    Grabbed a Galaxy Active2, and while still not perfect, it's definitely better.
  • kazrak: Joe USer: Just gave up on WearOS yesterday.

    New Samsung watch arrived and the battery is still going.  Only thing I'll miss is spme features in Google Fit, but not enough to change.

    I bailed a couple months ago and went to Fitbit.  It has better heart rate tracking, better step tracking, and better battery life.

    Less than a week later, they announced new models with the few features I wanted but this one didn't have (built-in GPS, Google Assistant).  I'll consider upgrading after the Google purchase happens or doesn't, however it ends up.


    Built in GPS sounds nice, but be careful - on many watches that have it, activating it can dramatically reduce battery life down from days to mere hours, significantly reducing its usefulness.

    /if your a distance runner it's nice to have, but for normal day-to-day stuff where you carry a phone anyway there isn't all that much benefit.
  • I had the Google gear myself, but it had maybe 18 hours of power with the screen brightness dialed down to 3/10, which meant it often ran out of juice at the end of the day for me... So forget about sleep tracking after wearing it during the day.

    Switched to Samsung Galaxy Active 2, and it will last me about 3 days/nights on a single charge.
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