Cheaper Smart watch for iPhone for work

MrMister111

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I have an iPhone 7+ and a series 0 Apple watch, happy with the combination.

However because of work I do I can't use my watch in case of smashing and scratching. My iPhone stays in a case, in a pouch in my pocket. Once leave work I remove all pouches and cases.

This has the effect that I miss messages and calls. I can't really afford another Apple watch just for this, have been looking at classifieds, maybe when new series comes out its a possibility.

So.do anyone use another type of smart watch with an iPhone for these such purposes?

I know it won't have the full functionality the the Apple watch, but as its mainly for messages and calls. I have to say ideally I'd like another Apple watch though.

Do all these Moto 360 work fine with iPhone? Have seen one 2nd Gen for £90?

Thanks
 

squirrrl

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I have an iPhone 7+ and a series 0 Apple watch, happy with the combination.

However because of work I do I can't use my watch in case of smashing and scratching. My iPhone stays in a case, in a pouch in my pocket. Once leave work I remove all pouches and cases.

This has the effect that I miss messages and calls. I can't really afford another Apple watch just for this, have been looking at classifieds, maybe when new series comes out its a possibility.

So.do anyone use another type of smart watch with an iPhone for these such purposes?

I know it won't have the full functionality the the Apple watch, but as its mainly for messages and calls. I have to say ideally I'd like another Apple watch though.

Do all these Moto 360 work fine with iPhone? Have seen one 2nd Gen for £90?

Thanks
you could try a pebble... since the company got bought by fitbit they are no longer making them or upgrading any software or have any support or warranty for their watches but they should do the job you're looking for. The only thing you can't do is actually talk through the watch when a call comes in... you can answer it and if you're phone is going through bluetooth speakers or a headset, it will come in through there, but the watch has no mic to actually talk to the other person. Compared to apple watch, it's definitely a step down in the messaging and call answering area though.
 

silverblack

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I have an iPhone 7+ and a series 0 Apple watch, happy with the combination.

However because of work I do I can't use my watch in case of smashing and scratching. My iPhone stays in a case, in a pouch in my pocket. Once leave work I remove all pouches and cases.
A series 0 AW in the used market may be worth $100 (?). How much do you have in mind to buy a cheaper alternative?

If I were you, I would just save the money towards your next AW upgrade, and continue to use your series 0. If you really want, invest $10 in a protective casing for your Watch.
 

raymanster

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Feb 13, 2008
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For the past year or so during weekends I have been doing a lot of building work on my house. I've worn my series 0 sport the whole time and it has held up really well. It's been covered in all sorts of dust/rubble etc and still keeps on ticking. At the end of the day I simply give it a quick rinse under the tap and dry it off.

While my hard use is weekends only, if I was you I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you want get a clip on cover (spigen) which will help protect it along with a screen protector (best skins). IMHO your type of job is the perfect use case for the watch.
 

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