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I noticed that there is not much activity in the watch threads here lately. Just curious if that means either: folks have grown bored with their smart watch and don't use it much? Or does it mean that Android Wear is pretty stable, folks are using their watches without major issues and have found a few nice faces and aren't really looking for many new faces. For me...it's the latter. Still wear it every day, use if often and have been sticking to the same three watch faces and just rotate those. I have not found any new ones lately that I like. Are smart watches still alive & kicking on our wrists?
 

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I think it's because no one new has bought one. LOL We need fresh blood.
They aren't hard to figure out, and those of us that have them already have them pretty figured out. Happy with the faces we have. Don't have any questions.

Good post, though. I was wondering why no one has posted any new faces in some time. Probably why. I admit I don't look for new ones very often anymore.
 

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Yeah, I agree with Mr PereDroid.....I think that it's simply because the "new car smell" has worn off. There was a point (not too long ago I might add) that these smartwatch characters....errr owners were tearing up the forum and posting new comments left & right. Those that wanted one have one and those that don't, continue to focus on the latest & greatest smartphone.

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I bought two new ones lately and asked for a refund within the 15 minute window. They were nice, just realized they wee not what I liked.
 
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Yeah, I agree with Mr PereDroid.....I think that it's simply because the "new car smell" has worn off. There was a point (not too long ago I might add) that these smartwatch characters....errr owners were tearing up the forum and posting new comments left & right. Those that wanted one have one and those that don't, continue to focus on the latest & greatest smartphone.

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So now we are all characters? I see. JK.
 
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I post about mine on another forum with an active Samsung Gear section. Here it's Android Wear centric (it is an Android forum after all) .
 
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I post about mine on another forum with an active Samsung Gear section. Here it's Android Wear centric (it is an Android forum after all) .
True, but it's close and still the same concept.
 

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True, but it's close and still the same concept.
Different app market, different os, different capabilities.
I just added a Bible app onto my watch today. Totally standalone one too so another reason I can leave the phone at home. Now that I've got that it might help me keep from having a heart attack freaking out when I leave my phone at home and think I've lost the darn thing like last time when I forgot I'd left it at home on purpose.
 
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Different app market, different os, different capabilities.
I just added a Bible app onto my watch today. Totally standalone one too so another reason I can leave the phone at home. Now that I've got that it might help me keep from having a heart attack freaking out when I leave my phone at home and think I've lost the darn thing like last time when I forgot I'd left it at home on purpose.
All very true. But I still stick by my thought that its the same basic concept. You could wear a regular watch, but choose to wear some form of smart watch. And you still wear it and use it. Its good that we have people using different brands and different OS's on here....helps us all expand our knowledge base a little.
 

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All very true. But I still stick by my thought that its the same basic concept. You could wear a regular watch, but choose to wear some form of smart watch. And you still wear it and use it. Its good that we have people using different brands and different OS's on here....helps us all expand our knowledge base a little.
I started off adding stuff about the Gear line-up but as I said, this is an Android forum . AW is going to get a lot more traction than Tizen or other os watches. I'm excited to see what the second generation of Android Wear brings to the table. I hope standalone becomes the norm across platforms and not the exception even if it doesn't make phone calls, like the S, that'd cost extra to use here in the States. I have productivity apps as well as games and others that are standalone and it's rather cool to use. 3-4 days battery life is a hoot too.
 

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Battery life, schmattery life. If there's anything I've learned from owning a smart watch, it's this: I only NEED one day of battery life. Some folks whine about ONLY being able to go one day. I actually prefer to charge my watch every day. I like not thinking about it. I like knowing every day that my watch will last all day. I don't want to think about it. I don't want to look at my watch every morning or night and debate: is that enough to get me through the day?, will I need to charge tonight? 40%, is that going to be enough for me today?
Nope. Not for me, thanks. Lay it on the charger tonight, don't worry about tomorrow.

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Battery life, schmattery life. If there's anything I've learned from owning a smart watch, it's this: I only NEED one day of battery life. Some folks whine about ONLY being able to go one day. I actually prefer to charge my watch every day. I like not thinking about it. I like knowing every day that my watch will last all day. I don't want to think about it. I don't want to look at my watch every morning or night and debate: is that enough to get me through the day?, will I need to charge tonight? 40%, is that going to be enough for me today?
Nope. Not for me, thanks. Lay it on the charger tonight, don't worry about tomorrow.

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Bit, just like your phone, isn't it nice to have the option of not charging daily? In only a year the technology has gone from a mere hours per charge to days. That says something for the direction things are going without having to resort to huge batteries to compensate for large consumption of battery juice.
Yeah if I feel like it I charge my watch and phone daily. If not I don't charge either and honestly don't give it a second thought.
 
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