I just received a 42mm watch for my birthday 2 weeks ago. I had to return the watch because it would only last a few hours - got a replacement and now not even a full day. The only notification is text message and that's only 10 or so per day. What's the problem?
I don't know how you got 4 days and 5 hours of battery. It seems pretty impossible from my point of view. I just got a brand new Galaxy Watch and did the following settings:
Always On Display
Heart rate: Frequent
With that, and very basic and I mean very basic incoming notifications and playing with the watch, I am at 2 days 10 hours at best...
Then my Garmin Phenix 3 - after 2 years of heavy use... still yields 10 days battery life.
I’m using it with an iPhone X and I don’t get calendar alerts when offline. As far as I can tell from Samsung forums, this works with an Android phone.
Is this a difference or am I doing something wrong?
You are going to shoot your foot off if you dont make it easier to loose the annoying GOOD NITE MODE notifications or any other similar notifications I can't permanently turn off from the notification itself...
NiGhT , 17 Sep 2018Samsung,We want Solar charging & more storageAgree...
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..