1. recDNA's Avatar
    I wonder whether you can read all your emails and texts? Which watch? Any pluses or minuses? Thanks
    10-21-2016 05:00 PM
  2. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Yeah. I'm using LG Watch. I get emails and texts just fine. Though I dont use Gmail instead I use BlackBerry Hub. I still get them on my watch.
    10-25-2016 12:56 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    Yeah. I'm using LG Watch. I get emails and texts just fine. Though I dont use Gmail instead I use BlackBerry Hub. I still get them on my watch.
    Which one? Urbane 2?
    10-25-2016 01:37 PM
  4. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I'm using Moto 360. After resetting it, it works just fine. I'm receiving all my notifications, etc.
    10-25-2016 02:10 PM
  5. sniperservice's Avatar
    I'm using Fossil Q and getting all notifications, as well
    10-25-2016 02:46 PM
  6. lrrowley's Avatar
    I'm using the Huawei watch with it and I don't have any issues
    10-25-2016 05:49 PM
  7. Joeykool's Avatar
    What is a decent inexpensive watch that workswith the v20?

    Also must you have service on it or will it work via Bluetooth and wifi?
    10-25-2016 06:14 PM
  8. jsk0703's Avatar
    What is a decent inexpensive watch that workswith the v20?

    Also must you have service on it or will it work via Bluetooth and wifi?
    What features do you want? Full smartwatch, basic notifications, LTE, etc.

    Personally I'm rarely without my phone so I elect to have notifications for phone and text sent to my Fitbit.
    10-25-2016 06:38 PM
  9. solotristan88's Avatar
    I'm using Moto 360. After resetting it, it works just fine. I'm receiving all my notifications, etc.
    Second that
    tadpoles likes this.
    10-25-2016 06:49 PM
  10. jsk0703's Avatar
    I'm not deeply familiar with the watches available. I've mostly looked at the Samsung Gear 2 & 3 and the LG Urbane 2. All of these can be bought with or without LTE.

    Basic models rely on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect to a phone. LTE allows you to leave the phone at home and have calls or messages forwarded. Some watches run Android wear and others run Tinzen. Tinzen seems to get better reviews but there's a new version of Android wear slated to be released soon that may improve things.

    Personally I'm considering the Samsung gear 3 when it releases next month. Its pretty big and expensive. $350ish But its pretty powerful and can run Spotify which means my phone can stay behind when I run or bike.
    10-25-2016 07:01 PM
  11. Joeykool's Avatar
    What features do you want? Full smartwatch, basic notifications, LTE, etc.

    Personally I'm rarely without my phone so I elect to have notifications for phone and text sent to my Fitbit.
    Probably Bluetooth and wifi...not LTE. Use it for notifications and I'll keep phone with me.
    10-25-2016 07:10 PM
  12. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Which one? Urbane 2?
    The original one. Urbane 2 is too large for my tiny wrist.
    10-25-2016 10:44 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    I have a gear 2 (not newer s2) that I love because of built in ir blaster and camera. Unfortunately, it only works on Samsung phones and it's why I'm still using my Note 3. A great effort was made to get it to work with LG phones but full functionality was never achieved. There is a very long thread about it in XDA.

    With the v20 I will want a bluetooth only connection. I am not interested in an lte watch. Sounds like any Android watch will work equally well. I will miss my gear 2.
    10-25-2016 10:52 PM
  14. BasPilot's Avatar
    Urbane 2 LTE is what I have... Small list of things it does... With AT&T numbersync you can get your phone calls on your watch even when they aren't together including texts, emails. When together you get all that, audio controls, and every other notification that pops up on your phone you can get on your watch. It will open most of them, like emails, and you can usually read all of it, but only a text based version.

    Bout all I can think if at this late hour.
    10-26-2016 02:03 AM
  15. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    not "Android" but Tizen....

    I'm using the Samsung Gear S2 Classic. Works great
    10-26-2016 10:41 AM
  16. GTS21's Avatar
    Working well so far with my LG Watch Urbane
    10-26-2016 10:54 AM
  17. tadpoles's Avatar
    I'm using a Moto 360 Sport. Works great. Was $122 at Best Buy.
    10-26-2016 06:07 PM
  18. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I'm not deeply familiar with the watches available. I've mostly looked at the Samsung Gear 2 & 3 and the LG Urbane 2. All of these can be bought with or without LTE.

    Basic models rely on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect to a phone. LTE allows you to leave the phone at home and have calls or messages forwarded. Some watches run Android wear and others run Tinzen. Tinzen seems to get better reviews but there's a new version of Android wear slated to be released soon that may improve things.

    Personally I'm considering the Samsung gear 3 when it releases next month. Its pretty big and expensive. $350ish But its pretty powerful and can run Spotify which means my phone can stay behind when I run or bike.
    Tizen only works with certain Samsung phones. So forget about LTE with the Gear. I've got a Gear S that I haven't been able to use since I traded in my Note 4 for a LG V10 (now V20).
    10-26-2016 08:53 PM
  19. jsk0703's Avatar
    Tizen only works with certain Samsung phones. So forget about LTE with the Gear. I've got a Gear S that I haven't been able to use since I traded in my Note 4 for a LG V10 (now V20).
    Thanks for the update! I thought Samsung released software for all android and iOS users. Glad I haven't bought anything yet.
    10-26-2016 09:25 PM
  20. strikeIII's Avatar
    I'm waiting on the Samsung Gear S3. With the added Samsung Pay it'll be my substitute device for it. Really the only thing I'm missing from my Samsung devices.
    I hope I don't need a Samsung phone in order for it to work. I hope it's independent to the watch itself.
    10-26-2016 09:29 PM
  21. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    I'm using the Gear fit 2 and it works fine.....
    10-27-2016 12:44 AM
  22. recDNA's Avatar
    Anybody get an old gear 2 (not gear s2 nor fit 2) to work?
    10-28-2016 10:59 PM

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