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A 400x400 screen lights up the show, and it is powered by OLED technology. This is the highest resolution screen on any Android Wear watch, providing crisp text and punchy colors. The display is fairly large at 1.4" as well, allowing room to read more in incoming texts/emails etc. See More
There is no ambient light sensor, so you will have to manually adjust brightness when you step outside/back inside. There is also no GPS and no NFC. While the hardware is good, it can be hard to fork out a premium price for a watch that is lacking useful hardware additions. See More
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I've had the new Series 4 watch for the last few days and I'm really surprised how much I like it. It's my first smartwatch and I intended to return it after playing with it for a week or so to see what all the hype was about. I can't speak to the issues people had with the older version but the screen and interface is big and useful enough for this to be a really powerful device. The watch face is customizable far beyond what I was expecting. I'm a bit of a data nerd and I feel like I have a mini dashboard on my wrist for things like upcoming calendar appointments, timezones in countries with family and the obvious things like weather. There's a lot of awesome health functionality I've not yet had a chance to play with, but if you're wondering what else makes is so great I'd probably say the notifications are pretty neat. I like not having to always have my phone out to check if an email or text is important. Overall really like it. Haven't encountered any downsides yet. See More
Stuart Kearney's Experience
In Tag's custom watch faces, shadows appear under the hands. Dials on the display match up nearly perfectly with other Tag watches, and by default they have disabled the ability for notifications to pop up in ambient mode, keeping to their clean yet sophisticated look - although you can change this if you choose. See More
This is the first Android Wear watch that has gone with a processor other than the Snapdragon 400 (ignoring the original Moto 360's ancient TI OMAP 3 processor). It uses a dual core Intel Atom Z34XX processor clocked at 1.6GHz. This is very powerful for a watch, and you shouldn't worry about performance even years down the road. This is also the first smartwatch we've seen to include a full 1GB of RAM - all the others have 512MB. See More
Like the Sony Smartwatch 3, the Connected uses a transflective LCD display. this means that it doesn't use the backlight in ambient mode, instead it reflects ambient light around it. Outdoors it is very visible in even direct sunlight, however when ambient light is low you won't be able to see the screen (although it also won't glow on your wrist). See More
The watch will always allow for at least a full day (unless you are constantly playing games on it), but usually will last for 2 full days even with ambient mode on (always on). The OLED display helps with this - with a black background for watch faces the display isn't lighting up the black pixels, greatly reducing the power draw in ambient mode. See More
The Moto 360 is one of the few watches which will change the brightness depending on how bright the area is around you. This is very convenient when you use the watch outdoors as you don't have to manually adjust the brightness each time you step outside. The light sensor is located in the small black semi-circle at the bottom of the display. See More
Through Moto Maker you can choose either a 42mm or 46mm size, the bezel color, case color, band (2 leather options or 3 metal options), and the default watch face. The larger 46mm size, micro knurl bezel, gold case or metal bands will increase the price slightly. See More
You get step tracking, sleep tracking, vibrate notifications, call notifications, clock, alarm, custom actions (via third party apps), heart rate reader (albeit not the most precise one) for the fraction of the cost of the competitors. See More
While it can't deal with deep water pressure, you have nothing to worry about when washing your hands or getting it wet in the rain as it is rated IP68. You can also wash the band and unit off to remove any dust or debris that can accumulate on the underside of the central unit or in the cracks between the unit and the band without worrying at all about water damage. See More
The display on the Smartwatch 3 uses transflective screen technology (this is instead of IPS or OLED technology) - it reflects ambient light instead of using its own backlight. This makes it easily visible in ambient (always-on) mode even when outside in direct sunlight (as a matter of fact, that's when it is easiest to see), and also saves a lot of power in ambient mode because it doesn't require a backlight. In a dark room, you won't be able to see the time...although this can also be counted as a pro because your wrist won't glow in dark rooms like OLED or IPS watches will. In addition, it is one of the few smartwatches that include an ambient light sensor (required for auto brightness). So when the screen is on, it knows when to automatically turn up or down the brightness. See More
The built-in GPS will drain the battery quickly, but it allows you to track activity more precisely. If you go on walks or runs, apps can track them without needing to bring your phone. Android Wear lets you sync some music onto the watch, which can be paired to bluetooth earbuds/headphones. This fully lets you leave your phone at home, and use the watch for GPS and music at the same time. See More
You can charge the SmartWatch 3 using the same charger that you use to charge your phone. This means that if you brake/lose your charger, it is easy and cheap to replace. It also means that if you go traveling, you can only bring one charger instead of a different one for your phone and watch. See More
The Amoled display provides rich colors are true blacks which is even more important on a watch (likely it will be displaying black very frequently). From a functionality standpoint, a square display fits more content on it, especially when the entire UI is based on rectangular cards. See More
During a heavy day (with ambient mode enabled for the convience), the Zen Watch's battery could clunk out after just 14 hours. You could put it into flight mode to stretch the battery time to about 20 hours, to keep the always-on mode enabled but then it isn't performing the functions of a smartwatch anymore. See More
The bio sensor measures your pulse, and keeps track of your relaxation level throughout the day (a lower pulse means you are more relaxed). It's neat to see what part of the day you are stressed out during, and if you notice patterns during high stress times you can change that. See More
The Band 2 will vibrate when a notification comes in, and the notification will scroll across the display. After it's scrolled through, you can't read that notification from the watch anymore. You will see an icon for that app that received a notification and a number indicating how many notifications that app has received, but to view the notification you will need to pull out your phone. See More
The display is curved, which makes it feel more natural to use and wear. You also won't be hitting it as often as other watches because it doesn't stick out as far from your wrist as other fitness trackers. The OLED display doesn't light up black pixels, meaning the background blends in perfectly with the bezels making for a more pleasing look as well as saving battery life when displaying mostly black colors. See More
Although the Gear 2 is compatible with a solid amount of Samsung devices, if you ever decide to go on a fling with one of Google's irresistible Nexus phones your Gear 2 will be practically useless. The Gear 2 is only compatible with Samsung devices like the -Galaxy S5 -Galaxy S4 (Active, Zoom, and Mini) -Galaxy SIII -Galaxy Mega -Galaxy Note 2 and 3 -Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition -Galaxy Note Pro -Galaxy Tab Pro See More
Although the screen (320x320 pixels) is not as easily readable in sunlight as other smartwatches like the Pebble with its e-ink display. The Gear 2 is still designed to be used outside and the AMOLED display provides other advantages over e-ink displays. Smartwatches with e-ink displays cannot use a camera or many apps that the Gear 2 can. See More
Watches are as personal as clothing, but most people are likely to own only one smartwatch. The Gear 2 provides a solution with interchangeable straps even after you buy it. This was not possible on the original Galaxy Gear because the camera was built into the strap. See More
Multiple people are reporting corroding charging pins. Additionally, LG has said that they won't be addressing the issue and there's even a unified attempt from the community to pressure LG in fixing the issue. LG has released a software patch to address this issue. It should be resolved after applying the patch. See More
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