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VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009



I've decided that (Android) smart watches seem to all suck rear end and even if one worked like I'd prefer I kinda don't want all that going on with my watch.

Any thread recommendations for a great digital watch that isn't a smartwatch? I work in healthcare and would be using it basically only at work as I wear other watches outside of work that I don't want to beat up or get covered in human fluids.

I'm looking at the G-Shock offerings but wouldn't mind something a little smaller. I'm aware of the classic casio and I'm not super into it. I don't need to set an alarm or have multiple time zones but would just like something that isn't boring and is well made. TIA.

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Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



There's a watches thread in YLLS, but they're probably just going to direct you to a G-Shock. If you got some cash, you can get an Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33.

VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009



Endless Mike posted:

There's a watches thread in YLLS, but they're probably just going to direct you to a G-Shock. If you got some cash, you can get an Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33.

Thank you - I'll take a look in that thread as well.

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

Get the hell
out of my way.



New Orleans Saints:
Three Straight


Championships!




Lipstick Apathy

hooah posted:

Also looking for a recommendation. The year-old replacement battery on my second-gen Moto 360 is starting to die by mid-evening, and I don't really feel like replacing it again.

I'd like something that looks like a normal dress watch, does notifications, and had at least some level of face customization. I don't care about any fitness/heart tracking.

Currently using the Mi Band 4 with this band from eBay. I turn off the sleep tracking and heartbeat tracking and have been getting 2-3 weeks before I need to recharge. The only downside for me is that there's no faces that can display the weather directly on the face, but plenty of customization for looks.

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hooah
Feb 6, 2006
WTF?

Silly Burrito posted:

Currently using the Mi Band 4 with this band from eBay. I turn off the sleep tracking and heartbeat tracking and have been getting 2-3 weeks before I need to recharge. The only downside for me is that there's no faces that can display the weather directly on the face, but plenty of customization for looks.



Yeah, that... doesn't look like a normal watch.

Reznor
Jan 15, 2006

Hot dinosnail action.

Does anyone like any of the smart glass type solutions going around? I have been thinking about trying to play with a glass type setup

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Why did my Garmin Vivoactive 3 give me roughly the same amount of calories burned for a 5 mile walk yesterday and a 5 mile run today?

Mecca-Benghazi
Mar 31, 2012



They burn roughly the same amount, 100 calories per mile as a very rough guide depending on weight.

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


So running is a waste of time?

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. óBertrand Russell



FogHelmut posted:

So running is a waste of time?

If your goal is calorie burning, it's hard to get a lot more calories from running vs a good walking speed.

It's not really a function of distance, it's a function of time spent exerting yourself. Walking 5 miles will take a lot longer than running 5 miles.

Running will burn something like 13 calories per minute and walking will do something like 8...but it all depends on what your running and walking exertion levels are and your general fitness level.

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

Running for improving cardiovascular fitness.

Tiny Chalupa
Feb 14, 2012


Double edit: Finally stumbled.upon a video that answered my question. Garmin app allows me to further create generic text messages I can send from the watch.
Still looking at a vivoactive 4

Tiny Chalupa fucked around with this message at 15:50 on Jan 26, 2020

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


I stick my phone in this totally-not-a-fanny-pack

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019BQNTL...i_6fslEb9TSTTSA

Space Fish
Oct 14, 2008

The original Big Tuna.

The same way that videogames can catch a second wind in the form of discounts, patches, and ultimate editions with all the paid updates included, smartwatches could use an asterisk at the end of their reviews acknowledging firmware updates and dramatic price drops.

"Ehh it's a little better than average" takes on a whole new shine under the condition of "improved features and at half price."

Why yes, the Amazfit GTR is calling out to me, why do you ask?

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

For a month or two, I've been asked to log into my Fitbit app every few days, maybe going 1.5 weeks at most. Before that, I never had to log in. Anyone else having this issue?

Running Android 10 on a Pixel 2.

codo27
Apr 21, 2008

"I dont fully understand football contracts but you can just be outright cut if you're shit right? With no penalties? Hockey needs that."

I Am Marc Bergevin IRL


Whats all this now?
https://www.timex.ca/browse/smart/t...onman-r300-gps/

Space Fish
Oct 14, 2008

The original Big Tuna.


Well gently caress me, my extended indecision looks to have paid off handsomely!
Can't wait to see some time-tested reviews, but the initial impressions have me holding my breath.

azurite
Jul 25, 2010

Strange, isn't it?!

Lol, remember that time I tried a Fitbit Versa and returned it? Well, my friend got one and the screen has started popping off.

Just like this:

https://i.imgur.com/kaLI3gC.gifv

What a poo poo brand.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. óBertrand Russell



Speaking of the Versa...

Wife used to have problems with her Versa maintaining connection with her Pixel. Twice a week she'd have to follow half a dozen steps to reset the connection or whatever.

Yesterday she mentioned she hasn't had to do anything to it in several months...it's just worked fine.

VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009



Thermopyle posted:

Speaking of the Versa...

Wife used to have problems with her Versa maintaining connection with her Pixel. Twice a week she'd have to follow half a dozen steps to reset the connection or whatever.

Yesterday she mentioned she hasn't had to do anything to it in several months...it's just worked fine.

Does it at least count the steps towards the daily total

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. óBertrand Russell



VelociBacon posted:

Does it at least count the steps towards the daily total

hah!

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

It's too bad that Fitbit's flailing around like a penguin, because outside Apple, they seem to be only other ones going anything significant with heart rate measurements, other than just displaying it. More so, now that they're putting some advanced metrics in a beta test.

Also, I'm interested to see what Google can do with ML, assuming that acquisition ever happens.

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on



If anyone is wondering fitbitís coronavirus policy seems to be just to bin whatever has been returned and to offer you a new one no questions asked, didnít even need to send back the box. Returned one versa with a shite battery to Amazon after a day, next one had good battery for 11 months then got insanely hot while underwater and died

Maneki Neko
Oct 27, 2000



learnincurve posted:

If anyone is wondering fitbitís coronavirus policy seems to be just to bin whatever has been returned and to offer you a new one no questions asked, didnít even need to send back the box. Returned one versa with a shite battery to Amazon after a day, next one had good battery for 11 months then got insanely hot while underwater and died

That's good, because at 12 months and 1 day their policy is "lol here's a coupon, buy a new one"

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on



New versa (#3) is here, battery is good but hereís a new one for me at least, HRM canít read through the tattoo on my watch wrist, given that the other one basically melted of itís own accord Iím not sure if it is meant to or not.

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

So I'm in that Advanced Heart Metrics beta over on Fitbit, and I submitted a bug report. Guess what came in return? One of the typical canned (-sounding?) replies that don't have really anything to do with the content posted. Jesus H. Christ, Fitbit! One of the lines is "Make sure your heart rate setting is turned On." How about you look up my account and see there's 24/7 heart rate data all the time, you twatwaffle!

I swear to god, this company.

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.



FogHelmut posted:

So running is a waste of time?

Months old, but its also just a lot faster.

Anyways, I'm vaguely interested in a wearable that can track distance and pace during a run or ride without being tethered to a phone, with minor bonus points if it can control spotify being played from a phone. Discounts on the Galaxy Watch Active got me thinking about it again, but it doesn't look like it can tell you your pace mid-activity. Any recommendations, preferable in the $120 and under price range?

Bi-la kaifa
Feb 4, 2011

Space maggots.

Some Goon posted:

Months old, but its also just a lot faster.

Anyways, I'm vaguely interested in a wearable that can track distance and pace during a run or ride without being tethered to a phone, with minor bonus points if it can control spotify being played from a phone. Discounts on the Galaxy Watch Active got me thinking about it again, but it doesn't look like it can tell you your pace mid-activity. Any recommendations, preferable in the $120 and under price range?

My fitbit ionic can do all that but I don't think the price has come down yet.

dissss
Nov 10, 2007

I'm a terrible forums poster with terrible opinions.

Here's a cat fucking a squid.

Some Goon posted:

Anyways, I'm vaguely interested in a wearable that can track distance and pace during a run or ride without being tethered to a phone, with minor bonus points if it can control spotify being played from a phone. Discounts on the Galaxy Watch Active got me thinking about it again, but it doesn't look like it can tell you your pace mid-activity. Any recommendations, preferable in the $120 and under price range?

I don't know about running but when walking the Watch Active will buzz every km or so and tell you your average speed.

Twerk from Home
Jan 17, 2009

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What's new since 2018? My wife any my Versas both just died within the last week. They were Nov 2018 purchases, so only 18 months old, which I'm seeing is not unusual for catastrophic failure. The screen on mine failed, and hers started losing time by hours and crashing.

We'd like sleep tracking, very basic bitch notification, and not to break before two years old. What's out there? I'm not really inclined to give Fitbit more money after these failures.

Edit: I'm willing to get cheapo Chinese brand if it'll do sleep tracking. Anybody have a Mi Band?

black.lion
Apr 1, 2004




For if he like a madman lived,
At least he like a wise one died.



So, let's say I want to buy a smart watch. I actually like square instead of circular, and would prefer something lighter/future fitness-y/more elastic or plastic-band style (as opposed something with a leather band/circular/that tries to look like a normal watch) - I have a Galaxy 8 phone and use Galaxy Buds daily. Functionality-wise, I want to be able to answer calls into my earbuds, switch songs (and browse Spotify on the watch), get texts and notifications... that's honestly about it. I basically want it for the purpose of not having to pull my phone out all the time... fitness stuff is cool but even the most basic fitness features are enough for me.

One other thing is, my wife and I use this app called Trello to organize chores/life stuff/grocery lists and the like... it would be really super neat if I could somehow access my various Trello to-do lists on the watch instead of having to check things off on my phone (pulling my phone out in the grocery store to check the list is annoying), but I know that may be one obscure function too far.

Anyway at the moment I'm considering the Galaxy Watch Active (since I'm quite happy with my other Galaxy products so far, and even though it's circular I do appreciate the rubber band and minimalist look so I'd be fine w the shape...keep it in the fam?) and the Fitbit Versa 2 (square, my wife has a really old Fitbit she likes, cons are the guy above me saying his and his wife's Versas died early?) - do either of these fit what I'm looking for? Are there other options I should consider? I did look at the ZenWatch 2 but it's, like, more than I need. It has a built in speaker. I'd definitely be irresponsible with that.

What should I buy, goons?!?!

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

You probably want the Galaxy Watch, because it integrates pretty well with your other Samsung stuff. I have an S10, a Galaxy Watch 46mm and the Buds+. When I'm out with the earphones on, and the phone in my pocket rings, I can pick up via my watch and talk using the Buds. Altho I think I had to specifically disable the headset function of the watch, so that it redirects to the Buds.

The Fitbit stuff is pretty hit and miss, more so because Bluetooth seems to elude them. My Charge HR and Charge 3 had syncing issues beyond belief.

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black.lion
Apr 1, 2004




For if he like a madman lived,
At least he like a wise one died.



Cool I was mostly just wondering if there was a reason NOT to get the Galaxy watch but sounds like that's the move, thanks!

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