08-09-2019 04:42 PM
53 123
tools
  1. talberry's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I've currently got a Fitbit Versa, but recently started looking at the Galaxy Watch. It looks really tempting, but not too sure if I should change. It looks abit costly, so wanted to ask for your thoughts.
    03-22-2019 02:11 AM
  2. Peter621022's Avatar
    Please share what you need the watch for and what functionality you expect to make it a perfect watch for you and we can give a tailored advise. In general I'd say the GW is great on looks and hardware / battery life. The firmware has improved but still needs some improvement, depending on what you want to do with it.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    03-22-2019 03:37 AM
  3. talberry's Avatar
    hmm, actually it's more day-to-day wear. for work, going out etc. As long as it tracks basic steps count, heart rate and health measures that's fine.
    Battery has to be good though.. I don't want to be having to charge the watch every other day. The Versa has quite good battery life. about 4-5days per charge. Only thing is that it looks a bit too casual for me. I'm hoping to get something that is a bit more formal.
    03-22-2019 08:20 PM
  4. evohicks's Avatar
    My wife has recently got the 42mm rose gold Galaxy watch and she loves it, it would do around 3 days on the battery but she charges it every other, I'm still on the fence however, I may get the Note 10 in August but I want to see if there are any pre order goodies, or a new watch maybe.
    zoomis likes this.
    03-23-2019 04:28 AM
  5. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I use my Gear S3 every day. One of the things I like about it vs something like a Fitbit, is that I can throw a leather band or metal band on for work and then a sport band on for the gym or yard work. I can make it work in any situation.

    It's also held up extremely well over the almost two years that I've had it. No scratches and I wear it for everything. I'm a desk jockey during the day, but I workout, coach baseball, hike, maintain a sizable yard and am on the go 24/7 pretty much. I got my money out of it, in my opinion. I can't tell you if you will or not, but that's my experience.

    Oh yeah, even after almost two years, I get a solid two days out of a charge if I want it. I throw it on the charger while I get ready for work or if I'm sitting reading late at night and that's enough to keep it charged. I wear it for sleep tracking as well..
    03-23-2019 06:29 AM
  6. Peter621022's Avatar
    The 46mm bluetooth version sounds perfect for you. The battery life varies between 3 and 6 days depending on the settings (Always On Display on or off has the biggest influence) active apps and the watch faces you use.
    Basic health monitoring is covered but needs to mature for serious use.

    The looks are up to you of course to like, but even there you have options, there are accessories out there to pimp the watch with.
    03-23-2019 07:09 AM
  7. evohicks's Avatar
    I'm still on the fence however, I may get the Note 10 in August but I want to see if there are any pre order goodies, or a new watch maybe.
    Ok I caved in and bought the 46mm on Amazon!
    Really like the wife's 42mm and it looks great.
    Mine won't be used for work however, I cant wrap it up like my Note 9 in the building trade so it will be for out of work hours/weekends
    03-27-2019 01:22 PM
  8. arunma's Avatar
    hmm, actually it's more day-to-day wear. for work, going out etc. As long as it tracks basic steps count, heart rate and health measures that's fine.
    Battery has to be good though.. I don't want to be having to charge the watch every other day. The Versa has quite good battery life. about 4-5days per charge. Only thing is that it looks a bit too casual for me. I'm hoping to get something that is a bit more formal.
    I've got the LTE version with T-Mobile...

    Regarding the health stuff, the Galaxy Watch is actually really good. It'll track your steps and heart rate, but it will track quite a few workouts as well as your burned calories, sleep tracking, and a few other things. I've got some friends with Fitbits (just the regular band) and the Galaxy Watch seems to be far better than these. I'm a pretty big time jogger and fitness junkie, and the Galaxy Watch has been great for tracking my workouts, recording my food/water intake, and other such things.

    It's a great watch for work and going out, since it'll give you notifications and play music, and can use regular watch bands so that you can tailor it to any occasion.

    As to battery life, if you use always on display you'll get almost two days out of it, and will likely have to charge it in the evening on the second day. It's about 2 hours and 20 minutes to charge, so this isn't a big deal. If you don't use AOD or use it more sparingly, you'll probably get three days out of it. Maybe more, but I'm not sure because I've always used AOD. People here who have the BT-only version report longer battery life. Based on the figure you've cited I think the LTE version has a slightly worse battery life than your Versa, and the BT version is on par with the versa.

    Now about looking formal. I'm a scientist and wear jeans and a sweater to work so what do I know about this? That said, on those rare occasions when the execs come to our office, I'd have no compunction about throwing a leather band on my watch and wearing it with a formal suit. You can get pretty nice leather bands with quick release bars on Amazon for less than $10 (not even specific to smartwatches!), so you wouldn't really need to spend anything to accessorize. The watch itself looks like a watch rather than a fitness band. It's round and has a metallic body. The black bezel looks a little weird, but still not too far out of the realm of what I'd consider a "traditional" watch. So yeah, I think it's appropriate for formal settings.
    talberry likes this.
    03-27-2019 09:12 PM
  9. leongsem's Avatar
    Hi, I just using ticwatch pro for few days and I deeply disapointed with it. I have a few question so that I can make up my mine to change to galaxy watch 46mm once i sell off my TWP.

    Previously I own weloop smart watch and amazfit stratos

    1) User able to set the auto time/ period for DND?

    2)User able to set the time/ period for Airplane mode?

    3) User able to set the time/ period for gesture motion to turn on the watch screen?

    4) Alarm can set workday instead of need to trigger everyday

    5) Do they have world time, chinese lunar calendar, calendar that able to sync with google apps at galaxy watch store

    6) when start work out, the screen should always on so that user can track the progress without press on any it?button

    THank you in advance
    04-18-2019 09:39 PM
  10. sonnnet's Avatar
    Hi, I just using ticwatch pro for few days and I deeply disapointed with it. I have a few question so that I can make up my mine to change to galaxy watch 46mm once i sell off my TWP.

    Previously I own weloop smart watch and amazfit stratos

    1) User able to set the auto time/ period for DND?

    2)User able to set the time/ period for Airplane mode?

    3) User able to set the time/ period for gesture motion to turn on the watch screen?

    4) Alarm can set workday instead of need to trigger everyday

    5) Do they have world time, chinese lunar calendar, calendar that able to sync with google apps at galaxy watch store

    6) when start work out, the screen should always on so that user can track the progress without press on any it?button

    THank you in advance
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. No
    4. Yes
    5. No but does sync with Google Calendar if it is set up in S Calendar on phone
    6. Yes if you use Gear Tracker, then it's user definable per exercise. Not sure about S Health as it's rubbish and I haven't used it for ages. But if S Health doesn't do this, you could install 'I am Alive' and keep the screen on that way. But I would steer well clear of S Health for fitness tracking and install Gear Tracker. It's amazing and new version out very soon.
    04-20-2019 04:27 PM
  11. leongsem's Avatar
    new version out very soon.


    you mean watch or fw update?

    Thank you.
    04-21-2019 07:47 PM
  12. sonnnet's Avatar
    new version out very soon.


    you mean watch or fw update?

    Thank you.
    New version of Gear Tracker App for Galaxy Watch out soon:

    https://instagram.com/geartrackerapp...d=ckzm8m1rwxrc
    04-21-2019 08:00 PM
  13. leongsem's Avatar
    oic, i thought the new watch already leak, haha
    04-21-2019 09:03 PM
  14. Prakash Mitr's Avatar
    Yes, I am personally using it and the features are amazing. You should go for it, I bet you won't regret.
    sonnnet likes this.
    04-21-2019 10:45 PM
  15. leongsem's Avatar
    will received mine on tomorrow after succesfully sold my twp
    04-22-2019 08:03 PM
  16. leongsem's Avatar
    is there anyway to go back besides press button?

    thank you in advanced!
    04-24-2019 03:55 AM
  17. leongsem's Avatar
    Hi,
    Do you know is there anyway to export out the logs from gear tracker?

    any apps from watch able to read the data?

    Thank you.
    05-02-2019 03:24 AM
  18. GaWd's Avatar
    I've had to change my opinion. In one week's time, the watch went from having rock-solid HR to first requiring a restart every 2-3 days, to daily, to every few hours this AM.

    I've decided to return my watch.
    05-02-2019 02:43 PM
  19. sonnnet's Avatar
    Hi,
    Do you know is there anyway to export out the logs from gear tracker?

    any apps from watch able to read the data?

    Thank you.
    If you connect Gear Tracker to Strava, the log uploads to Strava. You can export from Strava as a GPX or TCX file. Instructions here:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...=1557007801365

    Alternatively, if S Health on phone is connected to Strava as a 'connected service', in settings, then once Gear Tracker has synced and uploaded to Strava, it will then sync to S Health. (This usually happens the next day due to Strava server rules; Gear Tracker has no control over this). Once it's in S Health on phone, open the activity and scroll all the way down. You'll see an 'Export as GPX' button.

    I don't know of a watch app that can open GPX files. But you already have the log which you can view (and customise that view) in Gear Tracker, so why would you want to?
    05-04-2019 05:18 PM
  20. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    05-26-2019 07:56 PM
  21. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Lately, I've also been wondering whether it's worthwhile to get a smartwatch, such as a Galaxy watch or the new Active watch. But after watching a bunch of YouTube videos, various reviewers have pointed out that the heart rate and step monitor apps are not so accurate on both watches. So that makes me doubtful about getting either of these watches. I would like to get the Active watch, but only if it really is accurate for heart rate and steps. The other reason I'm thinking of getting a smartwatch is because my beloved Citizen EcoDrive watches are getting harder to read the date info due to the small font size. When I first bought the watches several years ago, my eyesight was nearly 20/20. Nowadays, I can hardly read the small numbers on my analog watches. So I resort to pulling out my phone out of my pocket just to read a simple date. Lame, I know. So I'm hoping to find a suitable large font size face on the watch that displays time, day, date info, plus fitness info too. Notification alerts for texts and emails would be nice too. Am I asking too much?
    05-28-2019 02:40 PM
  22. sonnnet's Avatar
    Lately, I've also been wondering whether it's worthwhile to get a smartwatch, such as a Galaxy watch or the new Active watch. But after watching a bunch of YouTube videos, various reviewers have pointed out that the heart rate and step monitor apps are not so accurate on both watches. So that makes me doubtful about getting either of these watches. I would like to get the Active watch, but only if it really is accurate for heart rate and steps. The other reason I'm thinking of getting a smartwatch is because my beloved Citizen EcoDrive watches are getting harder to read the date info due to the small font size. When I first bought the watches several years ago, my eyesight was nearly 20/20. Nowadays, I can hardly read the small numbers on my analog watches. So I resort to pulling out my phone out of my pocket just to read a simple date. Lame, I know. So I'm hoping to find a suitable large font size face on the watch that displays time, day, date info, plus fitness info too. Notification alerts for texts and emails would be nice too. Am I asking too much?
    No, you aren't asking too much. Either watch will do that, and more, for you (although they work so much better with a Samsung phone). The Galaxy Watch is superior of the two models. Forget the bad 'reviews'. All that is fixed now with the latest software update. I am so impressed with my Galaxy Watch now, it's phenomenal and I'm certain nothing else on the market can match it.
    Casey Cheung likes this.
    05-28-2019 02:50 PM
  23. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Both watches are accurate now with the latest update? That's good to know.

    Question: Do both the watch and phone give you the same results for both heart rate and steps (or close to it)?

    Also, why exactly is the Galaxy better than the Active watch? Is it because of the rotating bezel on the Galaxy? Anything more?
    05-28-2019 03:15 PM
  24. sonnnet's Avatar
    Both watches are accurate now with the latest update? That's good to know.

    Question: Do both the watch and phone give you the same results for both heart rate and steps (or close to it)?

    Also, why exactly is the Galaxy better than the Active watch? Is it because of the rotating bezel on the Galaxy? Anything more?
    Yes, early days with the new update but my HR is spot on all the time. I don't concentrate so much on steps (I'm more into exercise) but others have reported step count seems fixed.
    S Health allows you to combine/ correlate watch and phone steps (eg watch captures you walking round the house while your phone is on a table somewhere).
    Watch will monitor HR all day if you want it to and you won't need to record HR on your phone anymore. But yes, results are consistent on my Note9 when I've compared.
    Galaxy Watch has a rotating bezel for navigation (which is fantastic and industry leading) and has a speaker for voice feedback, ringtones, notifications, taking a call on the watch, etc. Of course you have the choice of vibrate or silent if you prefer. Galaxy Watch Active doesn't have rotating bezel or a speaker. Battery life on Galaxy Watch is incredible (days worth on 46mm model) and far better than the Active.
    Casey Cheung likes this.
    05-28-2019 04:02 PM
  25. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Sonnnet, thanks for your helpful reply.

    Can you tell me the difference between the Galaxy watch 42mm versus 46mm, other than the size? Do both watch sizes have rotating bezels? Anything more?

    Thanks! Casey
    sonnnet likes this.
    05-28-2019 05:18 PM
53 123

Similar Threads

  1. Samsung Galaxy S10+ Plus Cool Wallpapers - Post them Here.
    By felloffthetruck in forum Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10+
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-24-2019, 05:30 PM
  2. No "Messages" app on my wife's watch--am I right on why?
    By Adam Frix in forum Samsung Galaxy Watch
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-22-2019, 05:24 PM
  3. How to get data from a Samsung J5 (2016) with broken screen?
    By Android Central Question in forum Samsung Galaxy J Series
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-22-2019, 12:23 AM
  4. How do I get texts/text app messages to appear on lock screen after pie?
    By Android Central Question in forum Android Pie
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-21-2019, 11:10 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-21-2019, 10:11 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD