Huawei Watch Replacement

Discussion in 'Watches (Android Wear, Tizen/Samsung, etc)' started by popcenator, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. popcenator

    popcenator Droid X Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,266
    Likes Received:
    771
    Trophy Points:
    1,283
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Ratings:
    +930
    Alright guys/gals, my Huawei Watch is starting to feel like it needs to be replaced. I'm impatient when it comes to waiting for new toys, so I'd like to get one soon. I'm ok with sticking with Wear OS, but if I go that route I may as well wait for manufacturers to release the new crop on the 3100 chip. I really like the Galaxy Watch, but I know some things won't work as well with a Pixel 2XL, which is still my daily. What's everyone got? Anyone have the GW with a non Samsung phone?

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
  2. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,386
    Likes Received:
    11,862
    Trophy Points:
    2,463
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +12,418
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z4
    I know a co-worker with a GW watch and a Pixel XL. He seems to like it. I'm not sure what all the differences are between Wear OS and Tizen Wear (or whatever they call it) but he seems satisfied that it does just about everything my Wear OS watch does. Happy shopping!

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. popcenator

    popcenator Droid X Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,266
    Likes Received:
    771
    Trophy Points:
    1,283
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Ratings:
    +930
    I've read you can't initiate messages, only reply to them. I haven't heard much else in the way of incompatibilities. I love the dial navigation, the OS seems very fluid which is another plus. I just worry about app support. I know Wear OS has a lot of apps, but not very many good ones. I'd like to keep the ecosystem as fluid as possible, I'm not sure if Tizen would allow for that, but it seems like Samsung has a pretty good watch interface.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
  4. popcenator

    popcenator Droid X Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,266
    Likes Received:
    771
    Trophy Points:
    1,283
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Ratings:
    +930
    Well, after trying the Galaxy Watch for a few days, returning, and waiting a while, I picked up a Galaxy Active 2. Pretty nice, I will probably keep it. There were a couple small things that turned me off with the GW that the Active 2 seems to fix. Overall, I think the more I get used to it, the more I'll really enjoy it.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,386
    Likes Received:
    11,862
    Trophy Points:
    2,463
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +12,418
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z4
    Good to hear you found something you like. I'm still wearing my Moto 360 Gen 2. I haven't found anything else yet that I like the looks of better than a 360 Gen 2. When it dies I'll repair it as long as I can find parts. After that.....I'll have to see what is available.

    Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
     
    #5 Sajo, Oct 3, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2019
    • Like Like x 2
  6. bkdodger

    bkdodger Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    9,347
    Likes Received:
    6,147
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Staten Island, New York
    Ratings:
    +6,459
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    Awesome , . Good to see ya pop in .. what's shaking

    Note10+
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. popcenator

    popcenator Droid X Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,266
    Likes Received:
    771
    Trophy Points:
    1,283
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Ratings:
    +930
    Not a whole lot my man. For now, I'm giving up on Wear OS. I only got half of the messages that were sent to me on my watch, and from what I've read, even the new Fossil's have that issue. I would have much preferred a functional Wear watch, but it just doesn't exist. I've gotten every notification on the Active 2 so far, and although I'm not a fan of the input methods for responding, I'm getting used to it. Otherwise I really haven't messed with my phone or watch much in a while. Things run so well now on recent devices I've been happy as is. That and I've had issues with my last two phones even rooting wouldn't fix so I didn't invest the time to learn how. How are things with you guys?

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. bkdodger

    bkdodger Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    9,347
    Likes Received:
    6,147
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Staten Island, New York
    Ratings:
    +6,459
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6
    All good here ...keeping up with the latest news ..you’re right phones nowadays run pretty great ... I only use my Apple Watch won’t go to any other ...though I did like the Active 2 a few peeps on the forums where waiting on it ...are you planning on keeping 2 XL another year or jumping on the P4?


    11 Max Pro
     
  9. popcenator

    popcenator Droid X Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,266
    Likes Received:
    771
    Trophy Points:
    1,283
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Ratings:
    +930
    Probably keep the 2 XL since I'm still paying for it, and it's been running great since the Android 10 update. The 4 looks pretty damn stout though.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
    #9 popcenator, Oct 3, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,386
    Likes Received:
    11,862
    Trophy Points:
    2,463
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +12,418
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Z4
    Paying for it? . Sorry, had to point that out....after fixing my own typo in my previous post. LOL....love these keyboards.

    Sent from my moto z4 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. popcenator

    popcenator Droid X Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,266
    Likes Received:
    771
    Trophy Points:
    1,283
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Ratings:
    +930
    I don't know what you're talking about

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1