1. pdxrealtor's Avatar
    I have a Gear 2, and when I work outside and it's sprinkling, or I take it up snowboarding and the snow on my sleeve leaves a bit of water on the screen it seems that anything that rubs the watch face acts like a finger. I come off the mountain with a different watch face, my music stops/starts/skips all over the place, my stopwatch resets or closes out completely when I'm on a job... etc...

    Are all smartwatches going to have this problem?

    I find it hard to swallow as a 'the norm' since so many are geared towards fitness. If I run, I sweat. If in a long sleeve shirt that gets sweaty and then rubs the watch face it would go buggy on me.

    Tired of the Gear S2 and am simply trying to decide if I'd be better served by a nice outdoors watch vs. a smart watch.
    01-30-2016 03:53 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't see that behavior with my ASUS ZenWatch, but I can only comment on if it gets a little wet in the rain--I don't wear it when I work out.
    02-01-2016 02:18 AM
  3. pdxrealtor's Avatar
    Thanks for your input. It helps.

    I see it most when working in light rain (I won't work in heavy rain) or when snowboarding. It's especially bad when wearing a hard shell type rain coat IE Columbia Sportswear, Arctyrex, etc... The hard material rubs the droplets on the watch face and acts as a finger on the touch screen.

    I like the Zen watch.... one of the few I've been looking at .
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-01-2016 12:44 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I like the Zen watch.... one of the few I've been looking at .
    The 1st gen is on sale directly from ASUS for $99: ASUS ZenWatch Smart Watch >. But the 2nd gen isn't much more expensive at $129 ...

    EDIT: Oops, sorry, it says it's out of stock at ASUS. I heard it's also $99 somewhere on Amazon, but Amazon isn't coming up right now on my Chromebook ...
    02-01-2016 01:01 PM
  5. pdxrealtor's Avatar
    Thanks.... I found a couple LG G watches locally (the square ones). Are the Zenwatches noticeably better in any area? From what I could tell the biggest difference is WIFI, which the G watch does not have.
    02-02-2016 11:52 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    1st gen Zenwatch doesn't have wi-fi, but I believe the 2nd gen does. Wi-fi isn't that important to me, because if I'm wearing my watch, I'm almost certainly carrying my phone as well.

    For me, the advantage of the Zenwatch is the styling--the metal looks really nice, especially when paired with a metal band (but the leather band it comes with is also high quality).

    ASUS also provides a LOT of preinstalled watchfaces, many of which are quite good. Battery life has been great (usually down to no less than 50% by the end of the day), but I'm not sure how that compares with the G Watch.
    02-02-2016 05:50 PM
  7. ab304945's Avatar
    Water on the screen will effect any capacitive touch screen, both watches and phones

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    02-05-2016 01:32 PM

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