1. Wyomoose's Avatar
    Looking for a smartwatch for my wife. The big things are fitness tracking and text messages. Bought her a Samsung Active 2 because lots of folks bashed ware os. Anyway the active 2 messageing doesn't work well if at all with the pixel. Before I go buy her another watch does anyone here have a recommendation?.thanks for the advice
    12-01-2019 02:11 AM
  2. kmcochran's Avatar
    I have the Fitbit Versa and it works great with my Pixel 3a XL. I get my texts and emails on it. The Versa 2 is out now and I believe it sends texts as well now since it has a microphone and it has added features that mine doesn't have. You may be able to still get it for $150 this weekend. And there are lots of inexpensive bands you can buy for it on Amazon.

    There is an article here in AC about it https://www.androidcentral.com/fitbi...ampaign=social

    ETA: Battery life is excellent. I usually get 4-5 days before having to charge it. And Google recently purchased Fitbit so integration should become even better.
    12-01-2019 09:07 AM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    The Fossil Gen (Generation) 5 may be an option.
    12-01-2019 09:22 AM
  4. Wyomoose's Avatar
    Any one have the fossil 5? Sounds like maybe Fossil made the Google O/S on them run pretty well. She currently has a Fitbit Alta he. Fitbits just don't look as nice mainly because of the square head. But they seem rock solid.
    12-01-2019 09:34 AM
  5. kmcochran's Avatar
    I think there is a Fossil message board here at AC. Have you looked at the design of the Versa 2? It looks like a watch. Totally different than the previous Fitbit designs. It also has workout videos onboard.
    12-01-2019 10:09 AM
  6. riccowboy2014's Avatar
    I'm using the Samsung Gear S3 with my pixel 3a xl. No problems at all. I receive messages and emails. All functions are working well together.
    12-01-2019 02:41 PM
  7. swebb's Avatar
    Looking for a smartwatch for my wife. The big things are fitness tracking and text messages. Bought her a Samsung Active 2 because lots of folks bashed ware os. Anyway the active 2 messageing doesn't work well if at all with the pixel. Before I go buy her another watch does anyone here have a recommendation?.thanks for the advice
    Don't know why the Samsung isn't working well for you. I have an older Sammy Gear Sport with no problems handling texts from Pixel phones. All recent Sammys run the same software so they should also work.

    Are you using standard Android Messages or another text app? Did you make sure that notifications are enabled for your texting app in the Tiezen settings?
    12-02-2019 09:06 AM
  8. cache11's Avatar
    Strange. My Active works perfectly with my 3a, but its not a 2.
    12-11-2019 08:03 PM

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