Recommendation for a smart watch.

  1. I1553159261283
    Cupcake Apr 15, 2019

    I1553159261283 , Apr 15, 2019 :
    I would like to know from you guys, do you have a smart watch with your OnePlus 6/6T

    If you do, what smart watch do you have and how is your experience with it
    Do you recommend to buy one? Which one?

    If you don't have a smart watch
    Did you thought to buy one in the future?

  2. pablofg1978
    Spanish POC Assistant Head Moderator Apr 15, 2019

    pablofg1978 , Apr 15, 2019 :
    What features are looking in a smartwatch?

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  3. I1553159261283
    Cupcake Apr 15, 2019

    I1553159261283 , Apr 15, 2019 :
    Well I would like to have the option to control the music
    Answer to calls
    See massages and answer to them as well
    And fitness app that calculating distances and other staff
    And for the last thing is customization option in the watch.

  4. pablofg1978
    Spanish POC Assistant Head Moderator Apr 15, 2019

    pablofg1978 , Apr 15, 2019 :
    And how much you are willing to spend??

  5. KeepTransisting
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Apr 15, 2019

    KeepTransisting , Apr 15, 2019 :
    Personally, I'd wait until more watches use the Snapdragon 3100 chipset. Most right now still use the 2100, which is ancient.

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  6. I1553159261283
    Cupcake Apr 15, 2019

  7. ngydat
    KitKat Apr 16, 2019

    ngydat , Apr 16, 2019 :
    Another question : what type of smartwatch would you like ? Either the full-on smartwatch that runs on Wear OS, Tizen, ... or the hybrid kind (it's still connected to your phone but the display is like the classical watch) ?

  8. f1982
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 19, 2019

    f1982 , Apr 19, 2019 :
    I'm deliberating on a smart watch too.
    Here's the situation: A few years ago I was an iphone user and the motorola 360 was the best smartwatch around. There was no apple watch at that time. The 360 needed an android phone to use the card system and get the most out of the watch, so I couldn't get it.
    Now i'm an android user and by far the best smart watch is the apple watch. In terms of all round functionality and user experience. My situation has flipped. Now i'm not in a position to use the apple watch because i'm on android phone.

    So i'm trying to figure out what android compatible smart watch is as close as possible overall to the apple watch. I'm surprised to find that i'm struggling to answer the question despite considerable time looking.

    What I want as features are:
    • good battery life that definitely won't run out under 1 day's use
    • mobile payments
    • health (including heart) tracking
    • very good notifications (apple watch excels at this)
    • must look good - a watch, even a smart watch, is first and foremost jewellery after all
    • must have a compelling UI (again, probably the apple watch's biggest pull)
    • a nice to have would be the ability to add apps to the watch
    The closest I can find is if going super cheap with the Amazfit which doesn't hit all the points above by a long shot, but is excellent value. But it doesn't quite fit the bill of a compelling UI or something you'd desire for it's looks as jewellery.
    But then when I look at the more expensive end of the market they have too many downsides or missing features to make me willing to spend the cash.
    I just wish it was possible to have an apple watch with an android phone, or for a manufacturer to make something as good or even better than the apple watch but for android.

    If anyone has any advice I'd be surely thankful.