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Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:44:32 PM »
Google is finally getting serious about them, announcing Android Wear. LG and Motorola have also announced their first models.

The Moto 360 looks pretty good, to be honest:  :o


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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 06:46:44 PM »
Yeah seen that Motorola one earlier, I like the look of round faced ones than the big boxy ones others have gone for so far.

Should be interesting when Apple release details on theirs sometime this year, apparently going to include a whole load of health sensors and they normally go all out on design.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 06:50:22 PM »
Seem a bit pointless to me...
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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 06:54:46 PM »
Seem a bit pointless to me...

But then most people said this about camera phones, smart phones, etc.

The first ones will be raw and probably a little featureless in most cases, however I am sure they'll add a huge amount of features to them over time.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 07:13:32 PM »
But then most people said this about camera phones, smart phones, etc.

The first ones will be raw and probably a little featureless in most cases, however I am sure they'll add a huge amount of features to them over time.
I didn't.


First time I used an iPhone it was clearly an enormous step forwards.....

Don't see the point in these
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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 07:17:25 PM »
I'll be on the band wagon. Hate having to carry a phone every where so If I can pick up SMS/emails on a device I would be wearing regardless then great.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 07:46:19 PM »
I didn't.

First time I used an iPhone it was clearly an enormous step forwards.....

Don't see the point in these

You weren't most people then, but most people did  ;D

Health sensors on something you constantly wear around your wrist, music controls to pause/change track in the car without going to look at your phone, a more 'clever' watch which can show details current watches can't, directions without having to have your phone out in front of you looking like a tool.

That's just quickly off the top of my head, probably loads I've not even thought of.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 08:05:48 PM »
I didn't.


First time I used an iPhone it was clearly an enormous step forwards.....

Don't see the point in these

You don't see the point in something that looks exactly like a normal watch but gives you at a glance information without having to get your phone out of your pocket? If you are talking about massive watches you make calls on or take pictures on costing several hundred quid I would agree, but something like that moto 360 looks great, if they can make it for less than 100 quid then I say it is pretty much indispensable.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 08:08:36 PM »
Got to have fucking big wrists to wear one of those:-)
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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 08:24:26 PM »
Got to have fucking big wrists to wear one of those:-)

Apparently making various different sizes.

If you take the old iPod Nano as an example, that had a 1.5" screen, if that was round then wouldn't be much/any bigger than a lot of Men's watches out there.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 12:36:32 PM »
Would be nice just to be able to control the music player on my phone without having to get it out. That's about all I need

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 12:48:18 PM »
Resurrecting the antiquated watch, eh?

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 10:29:44 PM »
I think a lot of people are put off wearable tech because they don't want to look like a twat talking to their wrist or wearing stupid camera glasses which is understandable but as long as they just build useful features such as health monitoring, caller/message/email alerts into the watches, keep battery life high and looking like a watch rather than making them into a mini smartphone then it's a win win for me.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 04:56:22 PM »
I'm surprised this thread is not more busier. Is there another thread out there that i'm not aware of?

Looking for recommendation for a watch that looks nice, but also has GPS for tracking purposes
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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 09:32:53 AM »
Looking for recommendation for a watch that looks nice, but also has GPS for tracking purposes

I got the Huawei smartwatch 2 about 3 or 4 months ago when it was offer on Amazon and I really like it. The reason I got it was I that I wanted a smart watch but didn't want one with a rubber strap. Not sure how packed with features it is compared to other smart watches but it does all I need it to do. Its really just an extension of your phone. So allows you to view whatsapp messages come through and reply but obviously the keyboard is small, answer calls, skip tracks on spotify and other media players, it has the "OK google" stuff for setting timers etc, tracks exercise and steps, that sort of thing.

Battery is decent. Comes with like a magnetic charging port so each night it just sits on there and charges. I guess it lasts a good couple of days. But again not sure how this compares to other smart watches.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 05:27:28 PM »
I'm surprised this thread is not more busier. Is there another thread out there that i'm not aware of?

Looking for recommendation for a watch that looks nice, but also has GPS for tracking purposes

Most of the smartwatches have customisable faces.

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Re: Android smartwatches and wearable devices
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2019, 10:12:13 AM »
Thanks chaps, I've just seen the Honor one that has just been launched. It looks very nice.

I'm more interested in the Fitness aspect, mainly GPS.
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