1. Mike Heppe's Avatar
    Okay so I lived in the apple world from the very first iPod and still love their products. I love the note 8 more though. My gripe is that I haven't found a watch as good as the apple watch? Anyone been able pair the apple watch to the note 8 or have any watch suggestions better than the gear S2?
    andrew_ackley likes this.
    11-19-2017 05:46 PM
  2. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    From what I've heard the Huawei Smartwatch 2 is a pretty decent smartwatch.
    11-19-2017 06:06 PM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    Gear S3?
    Gray Area and cwbcpa like this.
    11-19-2017 06:19 PM
  4. jdfry15's Avatar
    I came from the iPhone and the apple watch too. I have the Huawei watch 2 right now. I like it for the most part, the battery life could be better. The build quality is really solid. The problem is really just with Android wear. I don't think it's very good. I don't think android wear integrates as well as Apple in the data that is collected into various health apps. I am considering buying the Samsung gear sport watch to see how well it works, it looks pretty good.
    11-19-2017 06:57 PM
  5. 05GT's Avatar
    S3 Frontier. The new Gear Sport is nice as well.
    11-19-2017 07:02 PM
  6. thebizz's Avatar
    I am in the same boat loved my apple watch but it was not good enough to keep me on ios. Looking at getting the gear sport or gear fit pro
    11-20-2017 12:11 AM
  7. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    there aren't any really. the s3 is a good watch but the third party apps are garbage and most don't work.
    11-20-2017 03:45 AM
  8. jinxygrrl's Avatar
    I have had my Gear Sport (blue) for about 10 days and am loving it. I moved from the Gear S2.
    11-20-2017 09:08 AM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Pebble Time Steel still works great(nothing is disabled at this point), CHEAP on ebay and gets over a week on a charge...(I could never move to a 2-3 battery watch after owning a few Pebbles)
    11-20-2017 10:04 AM
  10. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    I swear by the Hauwei (first one). No, it really isn't as good as an Apple Watch but better than the gear and WAY better than the LG (IMO)
    11-20-2017 10:14 AM
  11. gyounk's Avatar
    The Samdung Gear S3 (any model) is the closest to the Apple Watch that I have found. The Samsung Health is awesome on this watch.

    After comparing the Gesr S3 to an Android Wear 2.0 watch, the Gear S3 was the best for the money to me.
    11-20-2017 11:07 AM
  12. dave3389's Avatar
    i use the gear 3 frontier, i really enjoyed the apple watch had the s2, the only thing i find annoying is how awkward it is to switch out the watch straps compared to the apple watch, other than that the gear 3 is a brilliant watch
    11-20-2017 06:04 PM
  13. galaxyfive's Avatar
    Okay so I lived in the apple world from the very first iPod and still love their products. I love the note 8 more though. My gripe is that I haven't found a watch as good as the apple watch? Anyone been able pair the apple watch to the note 8 or have any watch suggestions better than the gear S2?
    Like you I have the apple watch and a Note 8.. I love my apple watch and don't mind at all that it can't sync with the Note. I just charge it up and use it as a watch. Second nicest watch Ive ever worn..as a watch.

    I likely won't buy an android compatible smart watch at this point. The apple watch taught me that I'd rarely use it to sync my phone anyway. And oy vey... the pain it caused to delete old imessages!
    11-20-2017 06:17 PM
  14. mia_xoxo's Avatar
    I've been using the gear sport for a little over a week now and I really enjoy it.
    11-20-2017 07:33 PM
  15. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Okay so I lived in the apple world from the very first iPod and still love their products. I love the note 8 more though. My gripe is that I haven't found a watch as good as the apple watch? Anyone been able pair the apple watch to the note 8 or have any watch suggestions better than the gear S2?
    Not possible and no you won't find a Android watch close in quality. If you're hooked on the watch it's easier to stay on ios at least for your daily driver.
    11-20-2017 09:39 PM
  16. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    I've used the Apple Watch Series 1, and got a S2 when I initially bought a OnePlus 3T. Worked great and sometimes better than Apple Watch for my needs. I wasn't a major user of the health app in either ecosystem.

    The S3 is a very good watch with MST for Samsung Pay built in as well. If you are fine with the size of the watch, I'd recommend that
    11-20-2017 11:58 PM
  17. pkcable's Avatar
    Can I suggest the ticwatch 2? It's less than 200 dollars and works on both Android AND iOS. It uses a modified Android OS itself and is NOT Android wear.

    11-21-2017 02:07 PM
  18. AmmarMalhas's Avatar
    I have tried the Huawei 2 and the Samsung Gear S3 as well as the Apple 3. In all honesty the first two do not come close to the Apple series 3 in terms of functionality, light weight, and super battery life. It integrates with the iPhone easily.
    I have the Note 8 and the iPhone X, the Apple watch is keeping me from dumping the iPhone X! My honest opinion, FWIW.
    01-16-2018 01:17 AM
  19. terobaje's Avatar
    Okay so I lived in the apple world from the very first iPod and still love their products. I love the note 8 more though. My gripe is that I haven't found a watch as good as the apple watch? Anyone been able pair the apple watch to the note 8 or have any watch suggestions better than the gear S2?
    You have two options:

    1. Keep using your Apple Watch and find a cheap iPhone to sync it daily. That way, you can wear it all the time and view your data later. It won't be able to give you notifications though.
    2. Go with a Gear S3 or Sport. While app support is not that great with Tizen watches, they are way better than Android Wear. I tried a Android Wear watch (Fossil Q Control) and went back to Samsung after 3-4 days.
    01-16-2018 09:47 AM
  20. jjinal's Avatar
    S3 Frontier. You won't regret it.
    01-16-2018 09:53 AM
  21. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I don't see any reason to get anything but either the Gear S3 or Sport. They look great and work amazing with the Galaxy line they were intended for. People complain about the lack of apps, but I have an Apple Watch and have tried many of the apps. A watch is not a place that I want to interact with apps. It's not a good experience. I want to read and respond to messages, maybe take a phone call in a pinch and then use all of the health features. The Gear S3 or Sport(no phone calls) do an amazing job with all of those things. In fact, I would argue that in many ways they are better than the apple watch. Two words, rotating bezel. Way better than the digital crown on the apple watch. All of that is my 2 cents. Some may disagree, but if you own a Galaxy phone, get the watch that was designed to work with it.
    01-16-2018 10:20 AM
  22. jjinal's Avatar
    I don't see any reason to get anything but either the Gear S3 or Sport. They look great and work amazing with the Galaxy line they were intended for. People complain about the lack of apps, but I have an Apple Watch and have tried many of the apps. A watch is not a place that I want to interact with apps. It's not a good experience. I want to read and respond to messages, maybe take a phone call in a pinch and then use all of the health features. The Gear S3 or Sport(no phone calls) do an amazing job with all of those things. In fact, I would argue that in many ways they are better than the apple watch. Two words, rotating bezel. Way better than the digital crown on the apple watch. All of that is my 2 cents. Some may disagree, but if you own a Galaxy phone, get the watch that was designed to work with it.
    THIS a million times!!
    01-16-2018 11:03 AM
  23. Thomasrope's Avatar
    I have the Gear S3 and Note 8. Amy wife has the iPhone X and iWatch . My battery life is twice as good as hers. Whenever we leave. for a walk, she has to spend 30 seconds tapping on her watch to get it to start recording her steps. My S3 automatically detects when I start walking. I love my S3 (I have both a Classic and a Frontier). I think my wife secretly envies my S3.
    cwbcpa and jjinal like this.
    01-16-2018 01:23 PM

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