Anonymous, 30 Jul 2021Smartwatches are hugely overhyped. Samsung's Active 3 and 2 are currently supposed to be ... moreThere are no current Samsung watches on the Google OS. These will be the first from Samsung to be on it.
Smartwatches are hugely overhyped. Samsung's Active 3 and 2 are currently supposed to be the best Android Smartwatches today and they are so poor in features, performance and stability that one wonders how people buy them except for jewelry. They overheat (or report overheating) a lot, I myself (and not alone) have this problem and it persists even after sent repeatedly at Samsung Service for repairs. ECG and Blood Pressure are a joke, they need calibration every months or so, I am wondering if they use the sensors or just an algorithm over the values input by the user ...regardless they are not reliable. Making a running exercise with GPS, Cellular Data on and listening some music will drain battery in less than 1hour of use (depending on the cellular signal) if the watch does not overheat first and you loose all recorded data. Not to mention all Samsung garbage, such as Bixby instead of GAssistant, SamsungPay instead of GPay, and so on. Wasted money imho.
Another change that is not apparent is your personal health data and every move are now uploaded directly to Google's servers.
yalim, 28 Jul 2021yes but,it was limited to several regions and it needed calibration so often.ECG did not, blood pressure measuring needs calibration every month or so. ECG and blood pressure measuring were also released to GWA2.
yalim, 28 Jul 2021google assistant and google maps are good additions. one other major weakness was battery life... moreECG arrived on Galaxy watch 3 shortly after release a year ago, in the form of an update to activate the hardware inside, So i would imagine that the 4 series will have it, no reason for them to remove it
google assistant and google maps are good additions. one other major weakness was battery life. hope they extended it to 5-6 days. is there still no ECG? apple gave this feature 2-3 years ago.
JohnNy L, 28 Jul 2021Tizen OS & Bada OS has always been a major #Flop !!Tizen was not a major flop because Samsung watches out sold the wear OS watches which were terrible. Now Google has teamed up with Samsung wear OS should be much better
JohnNy L, 28 Jul 2021Tizen OS & Bada OS has always been a major #Flop !!Sorry but no. I use Tizen since Gear S3 Frontier and it's a blast. The only downside now on my Galaxy Watch 3 Titanium is that the battery life is inferior as my previously S3 Frontier and I truly hope that will me improved here, otherwise I won't even look :p
But will the GPS work without a phone? And how about Google pay? Can it measure altitude, like gear s3?