04-18-2015 02:07 PM
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  1. dungoyle's Avatar
    First, I want to preface that I'm over 50, and I have worn a watch every day of my life since I was old enough to read time. Of course, those were not smart watches, and I didn't have to remove them before showering, or to charge them. I bought my 360 on release week, so I've had it a while. It's my second smart watch, with my first being the original Pebble.

    I have recently found myself driving in to work and realizing -- "CRAP, I forgot to put on my watch". The problem of course, is that it's on the charger. It isn't that I mind charging the watch every night, but I have found that recently, I forget to take it off the charger and put it on because I'm in a hurry preparing for work. This wasn't a problem pre-smart-watch days, since the battery lasted for a few years, nor with the Pebble, because it would hold a charge for almost a week.

    I love my Moto 360. I really do, but I may have to skip a generation (hopefully not two) until Motoroloa or someone else has an LCD/OLED/other-technology watch face that will last a week on a single charge with constant time display. I'm even considering the new color Pebbles. They are not nearly as elegant as the Moto, or the upcoming Urbane, but I'm starting to think I may have to prioritize battery life over esthetics.
    04-08-2015 05:02 PM
  2. Penguwin's Avatar
    Design and fashion are obviously a matter of personal preference and style, so I don't think I can help you there. However, I too ran into the problem of forgetting my watch many times. I solved it by placing my watch charger(s) next to my phone charger. As I never forget my phone (go figure ), I seem to notice my watch sitting right next to the phone and remember to grab that as well. Just a personal trick of mine.

    As far as Android Wear watches go, I can almost squeeze two days out of my Asus ZenWatch, but that's about the best battery life I've had for a AW watch. Anything more than that and I'd have to suggest a pebble unless you really scale back the notifications and features in the watch's settings.

    Just my .02 .
    04-09-2015 12:27 PM
  3. crxssi's Avatar
    I stopped wearing watches about 10 years ago and only started again with the 360 last year. I don't think I have ever forgotten to wear it, but nor have I forgotten to bring my phone. Both are on chargers at night, both on QI chargers right next to each other, and both are part of my routine for leaving. I believe for most people, it wouldn't matter if it had a life of 36 hours (like the moto 360) or 48 hours, or 72 hours... it wouldn't change the routine much. In fact, it would probably be worse- If you could wear it days without charging, then there is no set routine and so it doesn't get charged and ready for a full day each day- it might just die on you during the day.

    Besides, it is not good to wear watches at night. It can cause nerve/tendon/tissue damage, blood flow restriction, and/or aggravate existing problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome (which is what I have, and also why I stopped wearing watches and also why I have to wear the 360 very loosely).
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    04-09-2015 04:50 PM
  4. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    My moto 360 is the first watch I've worn in 20 years.

    Rocking the Note 4
    04-09-2015 06:10 PM
  5. Penguwin's Avatar
    Both are on chargers at night, both on QI chargers right next to each other, and both are part of my routine for leaving.
    Much to your point here, solving the issue of forgetting my watch came by modifying my routine just as you mention here. Possibly that is all dungoyle or others will need... Set a routine and stick to it.
    04-10-2015 12:04 AM
  6. scooter7's Avatar
    I have been a watch wearer my whole life and occasionally would forget to put on a watch in the morning. I honestly would feel naked all day long without a watch on. However with the Moto 360 sitting right next to my phone, both charging at night, I have never forgotten to put on the watch. It does help that both are right next to my door.

    Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
    04-10-2015 11:27 AM
  7. TabGuy's Avatar
    Once. That's how many times I've forgotten to put it on since September.

    OTOH, while I've had many watches in my lifetime I've never worn one in the shower. When I shower I like to get clean everywhere. ;-)
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    04-10-2015 04:02 PM
  8. Graham Lee77's Avatar
    I own 5 watches including my 360 and didn't wear anything for about 6 years.

    Now I'd feel naked if I wasn't wearing my 360.

    My charger is on the bedside next to my note 4 and I don't think I've forgotten to wear it once. Forgotten to charge it a couple of times though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-11-2015 03:31 AM
  9. Evilnut's Avatar
    I wear mine every day. Never forgotten it. I grab it off the charger after I shower during the work week. Usually after breakfast on the weekends.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
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    04-11-2015 11:32 AM
  10. LowIQ's Avatar
    I don't get it?, I always removed my Watch before bedtime! so What is the problem?, Take it off and put it on the charger.
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    04-13-2015 12:09 AM
  11. AntinOz's Avatar
    Like others have said, I have worn watches most of my life but typically never at night other than hotels or camping where I don't want to forget it. Also, my phone and charger sit on charging mats beside the bed so I typically grab both in the morning.
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    04-13-2015 08:45 PM
  12. jlczl's Avatar
    Same as most here. Both my 360 and Note 4 charge on my bedside table. I don't wear my 360 every day because I also have a Gear S and yet I still have no issues forgetting it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-13-2015 10:29 PM
  13. dungoyle's Avatar
    A very sincere thank you to everyone for posting their experiences and suggestions (the "I never wear my watch to bed for health reasons" was news to me, and something to keep in mind in the future). I do actually, keep my phone charger and watch charger at my desk (though not side by side -- one on top of the hutch, one on the desk; maybe, I'll move one to snuggle up to the other).

    I've been looking at the Pebble Time Steel and that bad boy is projected to get 10 days battery life on a single charge on a color screen; albeit a 64 color palette; obviously, I'd be sacrificing some beauty for batter life - a tough choice. That watch won't be around for several months though, so I don't have any decisions to make for a good while, and will enjoy my Moto 360 at least that long, if not longer.
    04-14-2015 05:33 AM
  14. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    I wear mine every work day to be certain as it really helps me be discreet. On my off days, it just depends on the day and my mood mostly. As far as forgetting it, I keep in right next to my phone so it's a matter of routine for me. Honestly, I can say I've never forgot it yet.
    04-14-2015 09:28 AM
  15. TabGuy's Avatar
    A very sincere thank you to everyone for posting their experiences and suggestions (the "I never wear my watch to bed for health reasons" was news to me, and something to keep in mind in the future). I do actually, keep my phone charger and watch charger at my desk (though not side by side -- one on top of the hutch, one on the desk; maybe, I'll move one to snuggle up to the other).

    I've been looking at the Pebble Time Steel and that bad boy is projected to get 10 days battery life on a single charge on a color screen; albeit a 64 color palette; obviously, I'd be sacrificing some beauty for batter life - a tough choice. That watch won't be around for several months though, so I don't have any decisions to make for a good while, and will enjoy my Moto 360 at least that long, if not longer.
    My physician suggest not having any wireless devices in the bedroom. I can say that I sleep better without them. YMMV.
    04-14-2015 03:16 PM
  16. AntinOz's Avatar
    My physician suggest not having any wireless devices in the bedroom. I can say that I sleep better without them. YMMV.
    I'm guessing here, that the background radiation is going to be higher then the induction field of the charging mat unless you sleep on top of it.
    04-14-2015 08:55 PM
  17. gadgetgirl3's Avatar
    Oh no! We have DirecTV whole house, which is wireless, 2 phones, my watch, and a tablet in the bedroom! All charging and transmitting and receiving signals!
    04-14-2015 09:20 PM
  18. gadgetgirl3's Avatar
    And I'm still wearing my watch as much as I did the first week.
    04-14-2015 09:23 PM
  19. TabGuy's Avatar
    I'm guessing here, that the background radiation is going to be higher then the induction field of the charging mat unless you sleep on top of it.
    True, but there's still bluetooth radiation.
    04-15-2015 12:37 PM
  20. TabGuy's Avatar
    Oh no! We have DirecTV whole house, which is wireless, 2 phones, my watch, and a tablet in the bedroom! All charging and transmitting and receiving signals!
    My doctor likens the interference to a clothes iron. Not an issue at 10 feet but put that iron close to your head and you might regret it.
    04-15-2015 12:38 PM
  21. AntinOz's Avatar
    True, but there's still bluetooth radiation.
    My doctor likens the interference to a clothes iron. Not an issue at 10 feet but put that iron close to your head and you might regret it.
    And yet you wear the thing strapped to your wrist during the day. Although, If I have trouble sleeping I may just move it and see, you never know.
    04-15-2015 06:57 PM
  22. crxssi's Avatar
    I really don't want to contribute to this off-topic direction, but as far as I know, there is no credible evidence, whatsoever, that low-power emissions from things like wifi, bluetooth, or even phone cell connections has any affect on the human body, at all. Worrying about RF/EMR is like worrying about a pinprick hole in a boat when the boat is about to fall over a 300 foot waterfall. If you want to worry about things that CAN and DO affect you in your bedroom, then worry about dust mites and microbes, chemicals off-gassing from the paint, the carpet, the bedding, your clothing, the soap you used, what is in your toothpaste you just brushed with, devices that make unnecessary noise or light, and dozens of other things.

    And please keep in mind that RF (like all kinds of emissions) goes down to the square of the distance.

    When I mentioned the health effects of wearing a watch in bed, it is solely about the tangible and well-known threats that the physical presence of such a device strapped on your wrist has on the soft tissues, nerves, tendons, and blood-flow, due to pressure and restriction. It also has the potential to disrupt sleep hygiene, another well-known cause of health issues.
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    04-15-2015 07:11 PM
  23. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    I'm not wearing it as much because of the plastic back. I find it just gets uncomfortable and slightly more sticky than a proper metal back. It's a shame that a metal back would also make wireless charging impossible but I think I'd rather have an Asus ZenWatch than the 360.

    That and I also like my Tag too much so hopefully they release their Android Wear watch soon.
    04-16-2015 02:14 PM
  24. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    I wear mine all the time since Day 1. Tinker with watch faces although I've pretty much settled on just a couple. Swap out watch bands all the time and probably even more so now since I just received my SteelConnect adapters. I think I could probably go two days now on a single charge as I usually go to bed with around 60% battery remaining after a 16 to 17 hour day. But stock Qi charger is on my nightstand, so no big deal to me to place it on the charger every night, right next to my Moto X 2014 which I also charge each night. Pebble Time looks too cartoonish to me.
    04-16-2015 02:25 PM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    Ever since I got my S6 I'm very disappointed that Google Fit cannot work on the phone and S Health is not a supported device. I'm still wearing my watch daily (forgot home once) but have realized it wasn't what I really wanted. I realize now I wanted a fitness band more so while I think the 360 is great, its lack of app support for fitness to even measure basic tasks is frustrating.

    Posted via S6
    04-16-2015 09:09 PM
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