will there be a e-sim version for in the UK? or will it only be Bluetooth and if so does anyone know when its due to be released?
The watch doesn't record electrocardiogram (ECG), it would need at least 10 electrodes placed on one's chest and limbs to do that. It's just heart rate and oxygen saturation, I'm not sure about the latter though.
JsT, 14 Sep 2018Where is the Maps application?
Seriously Samsung - no maps app on the watch? This one of th... moreSamsung watch is not a very smart watch. Because its not Wear OS.. it cannot take advantage of all Android apps, only its own app store.
Until Samsung decided to fully use Wear OS, i will not bother even looking at it.
Where is the Maps application?
Seriously Samsung - no maps app on the watch? This one of the most useful things with a smartwatch - this is one of the real cases where smartwatch beats smartphone - you don't have to hold the phone in your hand while driving or walking!
GeekBoy, 13 Sep 2018Sure. If my preference would be small phones I wouldn't think about watch. But phones are gett... moreI currently use 4inch smartphone (iPhone SE) and to be honest it was at first unusual to me to come to this after using 5.8 inch smartphone (Galaxy S8) but I got used to it really fast and it is just soooo convenient to have a small phone that you can use with single hand.
If I wanted a big screen I would probably option for a tablet. Lots of people with smart watches have phablets that they usually keep in their backpack (same like I would with tablet).
Watch is convenient being always on your hand, but you have to engage other hand to use it and it has limited options.
Small phone can be used with single hand. And tablet beats screen size of phablet. So everything has their own utility
Realistic1, 12 Sep 2018You got a watch and I got a smaller phone. If I wanted big screen then I would get a tablet... moreSure. If my preference would be small phones I wouldn't think about watch. But phones are getting bigger and for me big screen is just nowadays. So the watch could be nice addition. I know that other people using watches much more for music, sports etc. But for sport I would still recommend wrist bands.
I bought the watch on release, everything is working great for me except two essential things.
not getting whatsapp call notifications.
and the music app stubbornly asks to connect to the phone (in order to control the phone's media player), after several tries and resets still fails to connect.
both features were working for me on my current phone with the gear s2 :\
Kangal, 10 Sep 2018Samsung Watch (Gear S4) the short summary:
-Styling: 8/10 (subjective)
-Specifications: 9/10... moreYou forgot the main upgrade. Battery life is superior compared with androind and apples..
Robbie, 10 Sep 2018Like someone else said, so I don't have to get my massive phone out of my pocket (Note 8) just... moreThat does answer my question. I see sense of it now. It would still be too expensive for me to buy it for just that use.
GeekBoy, 10 Sep 2018Personally I ordered this watch because of notifications and possibility to answer some calls.... moreYou got a watch and I got a smaller phone.
If I wanted big screen then I would get a tablet too. So it is matter of preference I think.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2018Until smart watches get to at least a month long (30 days) battery life using always on displa... moreYou heard about http://vectorwatch.com/watches ?
30 days baterry life...wery appreciated by owners.
Until smart watches get to at least a month long (30 days) battery life using always on display (regardless of watchface used, not just those powersaving black and white watchfaces), I see no purpose wasting money on them unless you are in your senior years (or younger) that have have some health condition to monitor. Either way, still useless to waste money on an annually disposable smartwatch with sealed battery. Better get those health bands/smart bands instead. They are less bulky, battery lasts much longer, they are as good as other smartwatches in activity and health tracking abilities, and best of all, they cost so much cheaper than overpriced smartwatches that you won't have buyer's remorse if the sealed battery is dead and you would need to replace it or if the smartwatch/band does not live up to its waterproof promise.
Gsmarena, any word about the stupid eSIM at LTE version ?? How does it work ??
While using with iPhone, can you answer the call and talk through the Watch using watch microphone/loudspeaker ?
naap51d, 11 Sep 2018I held off on a smartwatch until late July. The price DROPPED on the S3 Frontier and I though... moreYep, very similar use case - notifications on the wrist, instead of pulling out the phone. I use a flip case on the phone (since I don't like any screen protection blocking the AMOLED display), so with a paired smart watch it saves one from opening the phone to answer calls/ view texts. And when combined with a BT headset, the only reason to open up the phone is to entertain oneself via browsing/videos.