Weekly poll: how many of you have a smartwatch and what kind?

08 May 2022
We want to know about your smartwatch and smart band preferences.

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User of Amafit BIP and (now) BIP S for 3 years.
Charging once/month and has transreflective display (i.e.:does not require backlight and always show the time, unlike OLEDs). Those are my main concerns. If I could deactivate tracking for battery life, I would.
Also I use it with Gadgetbridge instead of their SW.
Previously used Casio connected GShock, Vector Luna and Cookoo.

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    • stooj0
    • uFj
    • 11 May 2022

    You need an option for Fitness Watch. Garmin watches etc. don't really fall into any of the categories listed.

      Darknoor, 10 May 2022It is so ironic because you are literally the one who keeps... moreWell I never said a smartwatch is an extension of a smartphone

        Anonymous, 10 May 2022Well sometimes watches FAILS to tell time.. Apple watch... moreUnless you forgot to charge it every day.

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          • Anonymous
          • uJD
          • 10 May 2022

          Anonymous, 10 May 2022the fact that you felt #7 was a reason Apple watch is super... moreWell sometimes watches FAILS to tell time..

          Apple watch is one of the most accurate time telling device ;)

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            • Anonymous
            • j9G
            • 10 May 2022

            Apple watch is king, 09 May 2022Apple watch owns all. 1. With apps like Soundhound / Shaza... morethe fact that you felt #7 was a reason Apple watch is superior to any other watch tho lmao

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              • Anonymous
              • j9G
              • 10 May 2022

              I use a fitness band with smart watch functions. Does that count? All Fitbit Inspire models can notify for calls and text messages. You can change the clock face from a small selection in the Fitbit app.

                Well i dont have and dont plan to buy any of those gadgets.
                Phone does same tricks and no need to spend a 1 good holliday trip on something i will never use or find usefull.

                  Rotciv Ikias, 09 May 2022Stop misinterpreting what am saiyng I never said I want s w... moreIt is so ironic because you are literally the one who keeps miinterpreting what I write.
                  *faceplam*

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                    • Anonymous
                    • 6wN
                    • 10 May 2022

                    Anonymous, 09 May 2022I had mi band 4 for long time and then upgraded to 6, as mu... moreYou are comparing Apple watch with Mi band. Very stupid comparison. Price is very different.

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                      • MikeC
                      • kq}
                      • 10 May 2022

                      I have been waiting for wearOS3 for at least 2 years. My fitbit blaze is still hanging in but with left button broken it is not really useful except as a sensor

                        Darknoor, 09 May 2022I literally said that a smartwatch should be an extension a... moreStop misinterpreting what am saiyng I never said I want s watch to do what my smartphone is doing, smartwatches were made to be an assistant to ur smartphone

                        Nd o the phone u said I should buy can I wear it on my wrist??😂😂😂

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                          • Anonymous
                          • pdc
                          • 09 May 2022

                          I had mi band 4 for long time and then upgraded to 6, as much as I love those, especially for the long battery life(4's battery lasts almost one month, 6 is worse at around two weeks), the UI is very slow and laggy, and it was really annoying when I used timer or stopwatch I was locked to them, there is no multitasking and when using those they dont even tell the time FFS. But the mi fit app was simple and nice to use, and there are plenty of watch faces to chose from, not to mention they are very cheap too.

                          Then I got apple watch 7 as I switched from android to iphone, the UI is now super smooth and I can finally multi task so I can finally see what time is when using timer, and the mic&speaker are more useful than I though. The only downside is MUCH worse battery life, it lasts just barely 1.5 days with AOD off. Also apples own health/watch app is much worse than mi fit, and due to apples idiotic limitations there are like ten watch faces, fraction what mi band has.

                            Anonymous, 09 May 2022HUAWEI watch D (limited to China though) It is limited to China, because it would not receive any "medical" certification anywhere else.

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                              • Anonymous
                              • 6wN
                              • 09 May 2022

                              Consti , 09 May 2022I had the same but Mi Fit was not satisfactory compared to ... moreThanks for your comment. I wanted to buy Galaxy Fit 2 but decided to go for Mi Band 6 because of bigger display.

                                Had to check "all of the above" in the second poll. They're all relevant, I think? Large display is probably a bit personal but I do suspect that must people who start their smart watch life with a small-display watch will go for a larger when upgrading. I went from a tiny Samsung GWA to a large GWC4 and haven't looked back.

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                                  • Bjet243
                                  • Fv1
                                  • 09 May 2022

                                  I have the Huawei gt 2 pro with my Samsung device yes this works fine after installing the Huawei health apk and it is still my favorite watch now don't get me wrong it cant load up the whole play store but it tracks what i need makes phone calls and receives phone calls and all the heart rate and step stuff, but the main payoff is its crystal screen that cant scratch the complete waterproof so i can go anywhere with it even in my hot tub and the big one 2 week battery life.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • 4Am
                                    • 09 May 2022

                                    Anders, 08 May 2022I really don't see the point of a smart watch. It'... moreSometimes you can’t reach into your pocket or don’t have your phone on you. My phone stays in my locker when I’m in the lab at work.

                                      Fitbit sense for me. It would be an Apple Watch but in my own opinion, it does too much at the cost of battery life.

                                      In agreement with some of the comments below I believe a smartwatch should (besides telling the time and some obvious health related features) offer only an extension for some of the functionality of a smartphone, not try to replicate all of that functionality.

                                      The sense is almost the perfect compromise between relevant health features, limited replication of my phones notification system, that is to say the ability to view notifications on my wrist in order to triage what requires my immediate attention. And finally, decent multiday battery life.

                                      If Apple were to release something like and Apple Watch lite, that focused on only on those core features like health, viewing (but not interacting with) notifications, and perhaps Apple pay, but with a battery life of at least what the sense offers, which is around 5-6 days. All at a price similar to that of the current Watch SE, then I'll be on board. Till then I'll stick with the Sense.

                                      Any watch with less than 1 day of battery life, especially at prices in excess of £400 is simply a no go for me.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • 4Am
                                        • 09 May 2022

                                        I just use a plain old Casio digital watch lol