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Looking for a Smart Watch

Discussion in 'Watches' started by ChrisS, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. ChrisS

    ChrisS Empty Pockets

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    Hey all!

    I'm looking for a smartwatch recommendation and I was hoping a few of you might have some input. A few specific things I'm looking for are:
    • The ability to put a leather band on the watch
    • Water proof/resistance (enough to keep it on while swimming)
    • At least a couple days worth of battery life
    • Android compatible
    • (Bonus) Being able to control my music from it
    The only watches I've found that fit are some of the Garmin watches so all other suggestions are very welcome!
     
  2. Jay345

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    You're not gonna find days of battery life in many smart watches. You can fit a leather band to almost any out there.

    I was a smart watch user for about 2 years but eventually abandoned them in favor of traditional because of the annoyance of charging.
     
  3. steel_6

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    +1 for the Garmins - I used to rock a Fenix 3, and now I've switched over to the Instinct for the better readability and smaller/lighter hardware. Both the Instinct and the Fenix lines match all your criteria, and most give battery life up to 2 weeks or better, depending on usage.
     
  4. ChrisS

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    I feel the same way about charging the watches, its one of the reasons I still haven't purchased one yet.

    I haven't checked out the Instinct line but the Fenix line is definitely one I've been considering
     
  5. HeadedToTexas

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    While I want to like smart watches, I want to like them less than I want to like traditional watches. The geek in me loves the idea, but the geek fights with the traditionalist who points out that I already have a really cool smart phone inches away from where the smart watch would ride. Those guys still wrestle, but the geek has a very, very long way to go.
     
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    Haha I understand that, The geek in me is definitely winning though....
     
  7. TNRonin

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    I've been wearing a gear s3 classic full time for over two years. I can get 3+ days depending on screen usage. It's on the big size but I like it a lot. I wear it 24/7 working in the yard or at work.

    Sent from my SM-T280 using Tapatalk
     
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    Diesel On is an awesome smart watch
     
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    Ihave been using a Fitbit Ionic for about a month now and im pretty happy with it. Stores music (if you dont have a Pandora account). Approx 4 days battery life, Waterproof. I use it with my note 8. Only downside is you cant reply to messages or phone cals due to no mic. I still dont mind just being able to see whos calling and reading txts.
     
  10. Osage

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    I recommend looking at the new Garmin MARQ collection of luxury tool watches. There are 5; with different emphasis--boating, flying, driving, adventuring, and athletics. Each has the ability to store and control music and to pay via credit cards. Also each has about 30 GB storage capacity in the watch. I have the Expedition--my average battery life is about 2 weeks and on special hiking mode I can go about a month without recharging. Many professional divers wear a diving computer on one wrist and a divers automatic watch on the other. When I go out into the wilds I do something similar Marq Expedition on one wrist and a Tag Heuer automatic on the other (thus following the old adage "two is one and one is none")

    [​IMG]Screen_Shot_2019_03_14_at_3.11.42_PM by John Call, on Flickr
     
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