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Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:50 pm
by Tyler
Corey has gone through 3 smarches so far and I got to see one of them on Friday. I was impressed with it. I think Sony makes it, he will have to post more details. I would get one if I didn't have the wrist of a child and had $200+ to blow

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:37 pm
by bmyoungs
Id like a moto 360 but I don't want to get it now because its been out almost a year now. Will wait for second or third gen tech.

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:11 pm
by wags83
I think they're dumb and have no interest in getting one.

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:11 pm
by Tyler
bmyoungs wrote:Id like a moto 360 but I don't want to get it now because its been out almost a year now. Will wait for second or third gen tech.

Corey's is also round. Looks nicer than moto I think and not as bulky

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:12 pm
by wags83
The hook for a smart watch: "Would you like to have less functionality than a smart phone but have to use it in a more awkward, less ergonomically friendly part of your body? Try a smart watch!"

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:38 pm
by Tyler
wags83 wrote:The hook for a smart watch: "Would you like to have less functionality than a smart phone but have to use it in a more awkward, less ergonomically friendly part of your body? Try a smart watch!"

You should be in marketing for granola bars

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:30 am
by bmyoungs
Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:Id like a moto 360 but I don't want to get it now because its been out almost a year now. Will wait for second or third gen tech.

Corey's is also round. Looks nicer than moto I think and not as bulky

Now I'm curious to know what he has

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:02 am
by blake
wags83 wrote:I think they're dumb and have no interest in getting one.

How I feel right now too

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:14 am
by Tyler
blake wrote:How I feel right now too

Who wants to take bets that Blake buys the Apple Watch by end of year?

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:45 am
by jathko87
Tyler wrote:
blake wrote:How I feel right now too

Who wants to take bets that Blake buys the Apple Watch by end of year?

I'll take that bet.

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:28 pm
by Corey
I have a LG G Watch R:

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I got a Pebble mid last year and upgraded to a Pebble Steel at the end of last year. The Pebble is a very good platform but it doesn't have the style that I wanted and I also was interested in the extra features that an Android Wear device comes with so I upgraded. Pebble has up to 7 day battery life which was fine but it takes almost no effort to charge my current watch so that doesn't really matter.

The first Android Wear device I bought was the Sony Smartwatch 3 which was a great device but it was still definitely a nerdy looking device:

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After a couple weeks with it I was very happy but ended up finding a refurbished LG G Watch R for the same price as I paid for the Sony so I ended up swapping those out and am very happy with the G Watch R.

After having a watch for almost a year now, I can't see myself going back to not having one. Android 5.0 Lollipop has a feature called Smart Lock which will disable your passcode when a bluetooth device is connected (that you choose) which is really neat so I don't have to type in my passcode but still have the security if my phone were to be stolen.

My favorite feature by far is the ability to pair my bluetooth earbuds to the watch and play music in the gym without having to have my phone on me. I also have my workout routine on the watch so it tells me what is up next without ever having to take out my phone (or memorize my routines).

The main purpose of a smartwatch for me is to make my life easier by not requiring me to take my phone out of my pocket when getting texts and notifications. It is annoying to constantly have to grab my phone to look at texts, sports updates, etc. when I can just glance at my watch. These watches don't really run apps so it isn't trying to be a replacement of your phone.

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:36 pm
by Tyler
How does your watch do the workouts if it doesnt run your workout app?

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:09 pm
by Corey
Tyler wrote:How does your watch do the workouts if it doesnt run your workout app?

I set it up so when my phone sees the gym wifi network, it sends a single notification for each workout exercise I do on that day (Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday are different). When my watch loses connectivity from the phone (when I walk away from the locker), the notifications remain on the watch. As I do my workout, I swipe away each workout notification until I am done.

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:41 pm
by Tyler
You are such a watch hacker!

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:53 pm
by jathko87
I won a fitbit from work? Anyone in the market for one? Lol

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:36 pm
by cwilkins88
Ten bucks.

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:49 pm
by jathko87
I am under the assumption it's the newest one. I have received it yet. . Has to come down from corporate. Also won a chance to win a trip to Daytona next year for mascara race.

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:06 am
by cwilkins88
Also won a chance to win a trip to Daytona next year for mascara race.


I've heard that is quite dangerous. Someone could lose an eye!

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:40 am
by blake
Tyler wrote:
blake wrote:How I feel right now too

Who wants to take bets that Blake buys the Apple Watch by end of year?

Lol, I'd bet this that I won't!

Re: Smarch (Smart Watch)

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:09 am
by jathko87
cwilkins88 wrote:
Also won a chance to win a trip to Daytona next year for mascara race.


I've heard that is quite dangerous. Someone could lose an eye!

Nascar lol


Also fitbit is on its way from SF along with my free shirt woo