LG Urbane talk

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  1. Jonny Kansas

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    We've got a thread for the G watch, so why not the urbane now?

    Just got mine today. I'm upgrading from the G watch.

    First, @PereDroid asked about the app "Find my phone" and wifi. I setup cloud sync & wifi on my watch, left my phone in the front corner of my house & went out the other side & to the opposite corner of the yard to fill my bird feeder. When I exited the house, I was notified by find my phone. It took wifi a little but to kick in, but it did &, from what I can tell, I successfully sent 2 emojis via my watch through hangouts. They didn't show on the watch in conversation view, but showed on my phone with appropriate timestamp info. I did not walk far enough away to lose wifi on the watch & see if find my phone alerted again, but the disconnect icon disappeared when it switched to wifi, so I would assume it might still work. Will do more testing later.

    This could be updates to Google now, but I left the house earlier. As I did, I told my watch to remind me to take the trash out when I got home. While I was at my destination, the card came up for it & I thought that it had failed/notified me too soon. Not uncommon in my experience. However, I got home, walked through the living room, & was about to take my shoes off when the watch notified me to take the trash out.

    The heart rate monitor is pretty dang accurate in the one real test I did. I held my right wrist with my left pointer & second finger, with my Note 4 in my right hand to test it too, & had the watch check my pulse as well on my left wrist. According to the note 4 it was 105. According to the watch it was 98. According to my count, it was around 100. I have a history of tachycardia & had just finished a smoke on the drive home, walked briskly into the house, then gathered the trash & took it all out to the curb.

    It does feel like an upgrade, but I'd say more like a 1.5th generation than 2nd. I'm pleased with the purchase & excited to try out some of the sweet round faces that just got too tiny on the Square G watch.

    Drawing emojis works as advertised, but I haven't figured out how to draw the poop properly. I got a cheeseburger, snowman, & other options.

    Quick access to apps & contacts is a welcomed improvement for sure. I downloaded the LG call app for initiating calls from the watch. Not really sure how practical that is since there's no speaker on the watch, so I'll be picking my phone up right away unless it launches in speaker phone mode. Will play with this later as well.

    Flicking of the wrist to scroll cards takes a bit of practice until the card showed up to explain it. Another thing I might not use much, but could be hand in certain situations.

    Feel free to share your experiences with the device as well &/or ask questions if you have them.

    Sent from my Note 4

    Update: @nateccnn has a great write-up of his experiences as a "newbie" AW user, found here LG Watch Urbane hour by hour review from a newbie Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    Update 2: My findings testing the wifi functionality of the watch from several posts down-

     
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    ^^ Enjoy your new watch Jonny! Thanks for the initial review. Not sure what I am doing next but it will not be until later this year.
     
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    Very nice brother.. congrats on the new watch..

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    Thanks guys. Feels a bit snazzier. Won't be my last one, but at least it's got the extra bells & whistles to play with. The tech is definitely headed in the right direction imo.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    Don't think it looks too huge either. But then, I've worn some pretty large watches in my time.
    [​IMG]

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    Nice looking watch!
     
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    I'm thinking a metal band is in my future for this one for sure.

    Also does the fancy charging face, though I intend to put it in theater mode at night as I did with the G watch. Don't need the extra illumination.
    [​IMG]

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    Congrats, very nice Jonny!
    I really like the leather band....looks great. How do you like it compared to your previous smartwatch? Much better, about the same, too early to tell? More functionality? Longer battery life?
    It definitely looks classy and more "high end" comparatively speaking.

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    I like it better for sure aesthetically. I can see the wifi being of use around the house when I leave the phone out of range. And the heart rate sensor makes more sense to me than the one on my note 4.

    Still too early to tell on the rest since I only got it a bit over 6 hours ago, but I'm definitely pleased with the purchase so far & don't think that'll change any time soon.

    The leather band actually looks a lot like the one I bought for the G watch. It's nice, but I'm thinking a metal one will put this one over the edge for class. Will rock the leather one for a bit though. It's stiff, so I want to at least give it time to break in a bit before abandoning it.

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    Awesome! I like metal bands too. My Fossil (dress watch) has a metal band but my Timex (work watch) is leather, so I like both. New leather does take awhile to break in though.
    Look forward to hearing your thoughts on this device over the coming weeks.

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    Congrats @Jonny Kansas . Thanks for sharing.. Enjoy your new toy..
     
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    It looks very nice indeed.. good looking watch..

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