1. djxkangh's Avatar
    Does anyone know a way to transfer android files to a form of storage really quickly? I don’t have a memory card external storage medium and my android’s memory is 64gb. I export approximately 50gb of data to storage about twice per week. It takes forever to use the Synctrans app. Is there a way to connect a cable or something like that? I never knew transferring files off of a device to storage would be completely time disabling.
    02-14-2021 09:47 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! As long as it's formatted as FAT32, exFAT, or EXT4, an external hard drive connected via OTG adapter to the phone's USB port should work fine.
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    02-14-2021 10:12 PM
  3. djxkangh's Avatar
    I used a USB adapter for an iPhone before and it takes forever. What kind of hard drive, something that you set next to a pc for extra storage or something else? A USB? I have an android watch and it has a magnetic charging adapter, not micro usb. Is there an adapter to USB for the magnetic Smartwatch charging adapters or should I have a two way female usb connector to USB and connect a usb drive?
    02-14-2021 10:25 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I've never tried it myself, but you should be able to use any USB flash drive or external hard drive (preferably SSD if speed is important to you).

    But can you clarify -- are you saying you want to export files from a watch that runs Android? I assume you mean a non-Wear OS watch, presumably one of those devices that is essentially a mini-phone on the wrist, with its own SIM card, correct? What's the exact brand name and model of the watch?
    02-14-2021 10:36 PM
  5. djxkangh's Avatar
    Lemfo Lem12Pro and it has a SIM card, it has android 10 but it doesn’t look like android on a phone because the apps are in a vertical row with no home screen. It has heart monitoring which I don’t use. The os can be used as full round screen or square screen. The ordinary Google play store is on it. It is difficult to use because the square screen usually is the usable screen size but the full round screen would be the easiest visible screen. Is there another os I can put on it because this one is like counting salt grains? SSD works faster. What about m-disc DVD? Maybe I need a ssd and then transfer it to a m-disc DVD. I need m-disc DVD for long-term storage.
    02-14-2021 11:10 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If the watch doesn't have any actual connection ports, then all you can rely on would be wireless file transfer, which would likely be very slow. I highly doubt you can flash a different OS on that thing -- at most, someone might have developed a custom Android ROM for the watch (which would require you to root the watch in order to install), but I think that's also unlikely. The best place to search for that kind of thing would be the forums at XDA-Developers.com

    Unfortunately, these kinds of cheap non-Wear OS standalone Android watches are typically not worth it, since they're often underpowered, glitchy, and have little to no support. Good luck!
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    02-15-2021 02:04 AM
  7. djxkangh's Avatar
    Great! This is the last day before I can return it, it was $215. Thanks a lot. I need a good watch with a side cam. Do you know of a good one?
    02-15-2021 01:07 PM
  8. djxkangh's Avatar
    Maybe I wasn’t clear enough. A usb cable connects magnetically to the watch like a Fitbit and the usb can be plugged into a computer USB port to download. I tried on a library computer but maybe it’s too slow. Do you think an ssd or another faster download hardware option will work acceptably?
    02-15-2021 01:22 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's hard to say, because I'm not sure if the connection would still require an OTG adapter to save to a hard drive or not. OTG adapters are typically made for standard USB ports, not for proprietary magnetic connectors like POGO pins.
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    02-15-2021 02:54 PM
  10. djxkangh's Avatar
    Ok, the data will transfer to a computer hard drive with the pogo cable to usb. I opened the watch media in the computer my computer location drive and the download took a while on the computer I downloaded to and it was likely an outdated computer and I don’t know yet how a newer and faster computer will download to the watch. I know the watch has very low power. Do you mean that the connecting cable needs to be OTG regardless in order to transfer data really fast?
    02-15-2021 04:09 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No, OTG is needed if you want to copy the files to an external hard drive or USB flash drive. I suspect that the data connection using the magnetic connector to the PC's USB port is inherently slow, and there's not much you can do to speed that up. The specs claim that the connection is USB 3.0, so if your PC has both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, make sure you're using the latter. I believe USB 3.0 ports are blue.
    02-15-2021 08:57 PM
  12. djxkangh's Avatar
    Where did you find those specs, I couldn’t find the usb specs anywhere for the watch or charger cord. The watch has a charging dock for sale that i think a micro usb plugs into. If i use an OTG micro usb to ordinary usb and plug the micro usb end into the dock do you think this will work better than just using the pogo pin charging cord unless the charging dock itself slows the connection just as much.
    02-16-2021 02:04 AM
  13. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I use an SSD in an external caddy and a usb a to usb c cable plugged into the usb c port of my phone. The data transfers pretty quickly and you can get sad hard drives fairly cheaply these days. A caddy sets me about £9
    02-16-2021 04:48 AM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Where did you find those specs, I couldn’t find the usb specs anywhere for the watch or charger cord. The watch has a charging dock for sale that i think a micro usb plugs into. If i use an OTG micro usb to ordinary usb and plug the micro usb end into the dock do you think this will work better than just using the pogo pin charging cord unless the charging dock itself slows the connection just as much.
    Actually, I'm probably wrong. I wasn't looking closely enough at the search results, so that watch is likely just USB 2.0.

    I don't think what you're asking will change anything. I think the connection is just slow.
    02-16-2021 07:15 PM
  15. djxkangh's Avatar
    Ok, I need a watch with a side camera and maybe this is the best as they get. Thanks for all your research. If you see a good one, could you please let me know?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-16-2021 07:20 PM

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