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Re: Smart watches

Post by barneyrubble » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 am

Funnily enough - i prefer the look of the apple watch.

I've been looking for an Android watch with the same form factor but there doesn't seem to be one - at least within what I want to spend anyway.

The apple watch works superbly connected to the iphone. I just don't want an iphone as my main phone.
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Re: Smart watches

Post by Matthaus » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:48 am

I have a Tag Heuer Connected 45 and absolutely love it, and a Garmin 745xt for running as well

Previously I have had a Huawei a Moto and a Pebble

I would suggest looking at the Ticwatch if you want something fairly cheap and Android based - they look good value and have lots of styles


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Re: Smart watches

Post by Barney McGrew » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:11 am

Matthaus wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:48 am
I have a Tag Heuer Connected 45 and absolutely love it, and a Garmin 745xt for running as well
I nearly went for the Tag as it looks great, but it's swimming capabilities (which I wanted primarily) aren't as good as Garmin which I went for. It's a shame as the Garmin's screen (Fenix 5) isn't particular high res and looks a bit "yesterdays technology".
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Re: Smart watches

Post by mouse140i » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 am

Ask yourself why you want one and what you’d use it for.

Mine is used for fitness tracking and alerting.

My phone is on silent nearly all the time yet I rarely miss anything such as calls, messages or notifications.

I’m also using the watch for contactless payments a lot now there are a lot more terminals accepting it.

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Re: Smart watches

Post by barneyrubble » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 am

I use my watch for commuting as well to pay via contactless. I rarely get my bank card out nowadays unless it's over £30

Some places like B&Q are not contactless though so you can find yourself caught out. I find the majority are though.
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Re: Smart watches

Post by barneyrubble » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:58 am

Barney McGrew wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:11 am
Matthaus wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:48 am
I have a Tag Heuer Connected 45 and absolutely love it, and a Garmin 745xt for running as well
I nearly went for the Tag as it looks great, but it's swimming capabilities (which I wanted primarily) aren't as good as Garmin which I went for. It's a shame as the Garmin's screen (Fenix 5) isn't particular high res and looks a bit "yesterdays technology".
The tag looks like a great bit of kit but I'm not sure I want to be paying £1500 for a watch that will need upgrading in a few years. Does look lovely though
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Re: Smart watches

Post by Barney McGrew » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm

barneyrubble wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:58 am
The tag looks like a great bit of kit but I'm not sure I want to be paying £1500 for a watch that will need upgrading in a few years. Does look lovely though
That was also part of the consideration I thought. Apparently once outdated you can have a standard swiss mechanism put in it so it becomes a regular Tag watch, but I have already have a Tag so thought there wouldn't be a need for that. As you say, probably the nicest looking smart watch out there though.
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Re: Smart watches

Post by Twenny » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:06 pm

mouse140i wrote:Ask yourself why you want one and what you’d use it for.

Mine is used for fitness tracking and alerting.

My phone is on silent nearly all the time yet I rarely miss anything such as calls, messages or notifications.

I’m also using the watch for contactless payments a lot now there are a lot more terminals accepting it.
Yep same. Love my iWatch.

With the iWatch 4 I can leave my phone and wallet indoors on a night out and can make/receive calls, pay contactless and then order an Uber at the end of the night.

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Re: Smart watches

Post by docwra » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:40 pm

Do you not get a voucher towards a Carrera with a TAG smartwatch these days?

I have a Huwaei Watch 1 and really like it, it looks great and does everything the others do. Watch 2 is a bit boring and Samsung is too big for my wrists but appreciate standalone GPS is very useful for some people.

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Re: Smart watches

Post by Slacky » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:19 pm

Got to admit the tag looks a very nice watch but I can’t justify paying £400 for an Apple Watch never mind £1500

If I’m honest the main reason I want it is to go running. Playing music, gps etc rather than carrying my phone or music device. Although I’m sure I would use it a lot for other things when I got one


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Re: Smart watches

Post by InfernalBadger » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:28 pm

The Huawei Sport 2 is good for running. Has around 4gb storage I think for music and I've never had battery problems using it for music + GPS, but I can't run that far tbh :D

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Re: Smart watches

Post by nikitashete903 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:30 am

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Re: Smart watches

Post by M135iTom » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:50 pm

I've just gone from Apple to Android so now need to trade in my iwatch. Been doing so much reading of reviews, watching of videos etc but can't find a clear cut winner in the android smartwatch market.

The fossil gen 5 looks pleasing to the eye, the samsung galaxy watch looks solid if a little too big and limited with its OS.

Has anyone got any good feedback on anymore smart watches?



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Re: Smart watches

Post by leeshez » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:44 pm

I have a galaxy watch and i use it to track my steps and cycling. Also it is good for reading messages and to see who is calling me.
The apple watch has an impact sensor and saved someones life.
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Re: Smart watches

Post by Zilla91 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:50 pm

barneyrubble wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 am
I use my watch for commuting as well to pay via contactless. I rarely get my bank card out nowadays unless it's over £30

Some places like B&Q are not contactless though so you can find yourself caught out. I find the majority are though.
The £30 contactless limit doesn’t apply to payments made with Apple Pay. I regularly pay for stuff like a full tank of petrol and restaurant bills with my watch

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