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    Okay I plan on picking up a note 3 around holidays.. Would you guys recommend pebble or the gear? And why

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    Well the Gear is a companion to the note 3 so you will get the best out of the Gear.

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    That's what I've figured but I've heard a lot of negatives like battery and poor apps

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    I have a Pebble and thoroughly enjoy it. One of the main reasons I chose Peeble was for the excellent battery life. They claim you can go 7 days between charges but I've never waited that long to charge. I generally recharge on a Sun night and then sometimes during the week like on Thur. Plus I like not having to push a button to see the time. The Peeble isn't in color and you don't have all of the features like Gear but the Peeble is also considerably cheaper.

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    Oh and another feature I really like on Peeble is the ability to easily create new watch faces. Not sure if you can do that on Gear. It's nice messing around with the watch face and knowing you've created one that no one else is sporting around. I'm a Jeep guy and put the jeep logo in the center of the watch face and then include the time, date, battery level of my phone and local temp and weather conditions where I happen to be at the time. I always get asked what kind of watch i have. But maybe Gear can do that too?

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    Galaxy Gear: Just not ready yet - at any price.
    Pebble: Have one. It is very reliable, but boring.
    Metawatch: Have one: Love/hate thing. Not terribly reliable. Locks up a LOT. Loses connection etc. Love how you can display four things on each of four screens. Sits on a shelf.
    Sony 1: Have one. YECH! I hope one of my dogs ate it!
    Sony 2: Have one. Love it! Color, waterproof, my battery lasts at least four days. I use the app Augmented Smartwatch to really make this watch dance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyB687 View Post
    Sony 2: Have one. Love it! Color, waterproof, my battery lasts at least four days. I use the app Augmented Smartwatch to really make this watch dance!
    Totally agree. Happy with my Note 3 and Sony 2 combo.

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    I didn't ever consider Sony watch 2 because the first one left a bad taste

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    I have 1 brand new gear in the box for sale.
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    WHat color? How much...pm me?
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    I have the Gear and its great!
    The display is amazing and it can only get better with more apps and updates which it gets. If you really want to take it to the next level of wearable tech you can root it and place custom ROMs on it just like an Android device which it is. Sure the Gear battery doesn't last for days but its reasonable for such a device it is....most of the time I can get two days out of it. Anyway, I have the Gear and it gets alot of attention from strangers asking me "is that the new phone watch?" ....also my friends with the Pebble watch is jealous of it because it can take phone calls, texts and it takes pic/vids!
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    Does the Gear show the time as a default or do you have to push a button to display it? Also, how is the display outdoors in the sunshine? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLRubi View Post
    Does the Gear show the time as a default or do you have to push a button to display it? Also, how is the display outdoors in the sunshine? Thanks.

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    Yes the Gear shows the time as default and it does have a wake up gesture that tuns on by raising up your wrest to eye level. The display brightness is suitable for outdoors in the sunshine....it has a outdoor brightness level.
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    The gear is AWESOME if you know what you are doing

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    Talk about Knight Rider! And yes it actually works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeywdw1254 View Post


    Talk about Knight Rider! And yes it actually works!

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    Very Nice Mickeywdw1254!!
    I'm about to root my GG and have some fun with it as well.
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    Never considered the Gear Watch till my friend got one..
    I was very impressed with the build quality and functions it can perform..
    Now a must get one, for me..
    Sonny
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    Purchased a Pebble, as my Note3 hasn't arrived and the S4 Active won't get a software version update until the 24th at the earliest (thanks a lot AT&T).

    The build quality on the pebble isn't that great. Looks like one of my kids glued it together. For $119, you get about 1/3 the functionality promised by the Gear.

    One thing that's a real issue is the size of the font and screen brightness for aging eyes. I don't normally wear reading glasses but with the pebble, I can't read the small messaging type other than in really bright lighting.

    The ability to root the Gear definitely has my interest. I just have issues paying $300 for the watch.
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    The Pebble is going to be returned. I just can't read the email messages (combination of small font and poor lighting) without a significant amount of difficulty.

    Stopped by BestBuy today and talked them into selling me an "open box" Galaxy Gear for $249. Still a steep price but better than $300. They are offering the $250 price if you buy a Note 3 so I didn't think it would be impossible to get the deal.

    Build quality of the Gear is a heck of a lot nicer than the Pebble. I think the Pebble is a good product (at almost 1/3 the price) but it didn't work for me. I love the screen on the Gear. Easy to read with the normal font size. Will be interesting to see how well the battery holds up.
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    Well, I think the Smart Watch is a cool idea, but...well, I'm a watch collector. I have about 75 watches, many of them mechanical, all of them beautiful. It is impossible for me to imagine wearing the same watch every day. It would be like carrying the same handbag very day. Just can't do it.
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