michaemia, 18 Feb 2020Well ideally yes... but they do serve the same function. Tell time.They share some mutual functions but smartwatch can do more than smartband.
thada2607, 18 Feb 2020A band is a band, a watch is a watch, you get my point?Well ideally yes... but they do serve the same function. Tell time.
Avoiding the hype train. Just want to know the battery life and if it could be a better alternative than the Mi Band 3.
ProJames-CHM, 18 Feb 2020I like the rotating bezel as you don't need to swipe multiple times to get stuff done or scrol... moreI didn't know it did that, personally I think smartwatch with tactile sides that allow for smooth navigation are the best for going through many items, but if well used by apps, the rotating bezel can have its advantages too!
AnonD-909757, 18 Feb 2020I perfectly understand that everyone have their taste, for example I hate notches and punch ho... moreI like the rotating bezel as you don't need to swipe multiple times to get stuff done or scroll to what you need. I find it much faster and convenient that way. But that's also a personal preference. Some want it, some don't care, and it's fine for me.
Square still better. Chinese companies discovered.
It shows more info.
Smaller wrist looks better. (Asian)
Digital watch face beats analog, as analog watch face looks unrealistic. And since analog mostly demand a rounded face, due to the rotating finger hands, there is no need for round face smart watch.
but curved screen and 3D glass already a game changer, years ago
ProJames-CHM, 17 Feb 2020Personally tried a vivoactive 3. I didn't enjoy a few things like
-Missing the rotating bezel... moreI perfectly understand that everyone have their taste, for example I hate notches and punch hole on smartphone, but I fight for alternatives (like my favorite which is motorised pop up systems) to have a proper number of released phone with it, not for them to disappear, same with smartwatch, everyone will have its own prefered features, I just think this is sad that most just try to be another Apple one...
So based on my own tastes, I don't see the use of the rotating Bezel at all personally, this is a feature useful on a watch that have mechanical components and can't just allow for instant change like numerical systems...
For the use I want out of a smartwatch I don't think this is something that would bother me at all to have a low resolution display, same for the UI, I intend to use it as a practical extension of my phone that give me access to some useful things, like time or notifications without having to grab my phone, or just not miss any notifications thanks to the vibrations (I've missed notifications, sms and even calls with my phone on my pocket), so I don't need an ultra fluid and HD experience, mainly if out of that I can get longer battery life, which is for me the most important point on a smartwatch, and well, this one is the only one actually fulfilling my feature's desires.
Do a LTE eSIM model pls. We need no more sports smartwatches for 250-300$ for bluetooth watch with screen. Money for nothing.
AnonD-909757, 17 Feb 2020I've yet to find a smartwatch that beat the specs of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 that I want :
-R... morePersonally tried a vivoactive 3. I didn't enjoy a few things like
-Missing the rotating bezel, which I really liked on my GWatch.
-Display is low quality (bad resolution, bad colour depth, looks like a 65k display). Yes that's not the most important thing on a watch but it annoyed me. Others won't notice probably.
- UI was not very responsive.
Otherwise your points are all good.
I've yet to find a smartwatch that beat the specs of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 that I want :
-Round design that fit perfectly with the watch eastetic (you don't watch media on a smartwatch, so a square/rectangle display is useless, the classic round design is more pleasing).
-Wear OS or an equivalent with many faces that allow for modern but classical mechanical watch + data appearance.
-Good battery life, and not using Wear OS apparently make this watch blow Android smartwatches out of the water, I mean we talk about 2 or 3 days max for an Android smartwatch while this one get a week !
-NFC and being able to pay using it, not many watch outside Android, Apple or Samsung support it, but this is one of them !
-Locate your smartphone feature.
All the rest is just gimmick, I don't need an activity tracker, I make my own sport routine schedule, I don't need it to have 4G or GSM as I strongly prefer having my smartphone with me in case I need it, including the fact that all life saving data are available on it (emergency contact and medical informations), also I always have my cellular data enabled on both my sims, and I don't see what a watch is good for on internet anyway, even dialing if there is an emergency wouldn't be useful, I can't imagine myself falling and seriously injuring myself, fighting to stay conscious and still using a damn smartwatch to call for help while on smartphone a simple 3x or 5x press on the power button does the deal...
So I also don't need it to drain battery because it have a GPS, my localisation is always ON on my smartphone as it is more conveignant and turning it off does not mean Google & co can't track me using other methods anyway, so I prefer having a more precise smartphone satnav than a small smartwatch one that drain the battery like crazy.
I certainly don't listen to music doing sport, I think one must be crazy to get out there, running on the side of the road listening to music, that's borderline suicidal behaviour, plus I don't like any kind of earphone that get inside the ear, that's so gross and unpleasant, nothing beat a good old headphone/headset for me.
I prefer running but being aware of my surrounding and occupy my mind by thinking about stuff and plans I have, music is better at home, which is where I like to do any indoor sport, I wouldn't want to go to the gym, that's a gross place where most peoples don't even really get there to do sport but rather to show off or pretend and most machines aren't even properly used anyway...
Having a heart rate and sleep monitoring is good, but that's it, and even there it only give an approximation, not number we should really trust as they are far less advanced than real medical devices.
Podometer could be useful too through, as distance itself could easily be measured using maps, which help keep the mind sharp (having computer thinking for us make us dumb), but the number of steps can be really good as it can easily vary regardless of the distance.
So yeah, I'd like to see other watch doing thing differently rather than always trying to be the same as it is already the case with smartphones...
Flo08, 17 Feb 2020I hope its Snapdragon 900 HAHAHAHA much faster than the current flagship LOLI meant that the E9110 is the only wearable SoC on 10nm with A53 cores. 28nm and ancient A7 cores isn't exactly the best setup for smartwatches with puny batteries due to size constraints
I can't avoid wondering
One one side, they're about to reveal the sequel of their radically different and innovative flagship, the Find X2.
On the other hand, they have this smartwatch which is straight up a barely legal copy of the Apple Watch
They could have at least try
Presenting both the Find X2 and this Watch at the same event will be awkward for sure
ProJames-CHM, 17 Feb 2020It used a Galaxy Watch Active2 watch face with an Apple Watch design. I just hope that they... moreI hope its Snapdragon 900 HAHAHAHA much faster than the current flagship LOL
As a Galaxy Watch owner, I've observed the shortcomings of round screen smartwatch and I'm looking forward to this square watch
It used a Galaxy Watch Active2 watch face with an Apple Watch design.
I just hope that they had the decency to order the Exynos 9110 for this. Please we don't need another Snapdragon 210... er... W2100... er... W3100 with A7 cores on 28nm!!!