woozor1

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A few questions

1. can you use the galaxy watch Samsung pay when your phone is not with you?

2. Can you use your Apple Music library on the watch?

3. Does WhatsApp work on the watch?
 

kkh786

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A few questions

1. can you use the galaxy watch Samsung pay when your phone is not with you?

2. Can you use your Apple Music library on the watch?

3. Does WhatsApp work on the watch?

1. Yes all variants not just LTE, you can use Samsung Pay function without the phone as long as you sync later on.. I think there's like a 24 hour min sync limit with phone and watch to keep Samsung Pay active.

2. No Apple Music as it is sandboxed by Apple but there's great integration with Spotify including offline independent from phone playback.

3. Stock you get notifications but there are paid apps in Galaxy Store for a fuller experience.
 

woozor1

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cheers guys I ordered one last night. How’s the first impressions any good?
 

The Game 161

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Received my 45mm watch 3 today in silver looks great perfect size a lovely watch.
I’m liking mine so far. To my surprise not really missing Apple Watch yet. As app wise all i use is football and NBA scores so app wise thats all i need.

fitness features both are equally as good. Only thing i thought i would miss was Apple Pay but now with curve samsung pay is workable with my bank
 

woozor1

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I want a nice silicone strap has anyone ordered the official Samsung ridge one?
 

The Game 161

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I want a nice silicone strap has anyone ordered the official Samsung ridge one?
I ordered one off amazon for £6. Which is my only band i use. I took over the leather band but won’t rule out using it for evenings out e.t.c. Certainly wouldn’t wear it for everyday use due to potential sweat
 

jamezr

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I'm on the fence about getting this smartwatch. What kind of watch faces can you get with it?
I am wearing an AW5 right now and love the watch faces it has and how they can be customized.
 

camilasaunder89

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1) can you use the galaxy watch Samsung pay when your phone is not with you?
If you are sync on it then you can definitely use it.

2) Can you use your Apple Music library on the watch?
I don't think this option is available.

3) Does WhatsApp work on the watch?
Yes, you can reply the messages.
 

The Game 161

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I'm on the fence about getting this smartwatch. What kind of watch faces can you get with it?
I am wearing an AW5 right now and love the watch faces it has and how they can be customized.
Here's one im using

Gives me the time, date, steps, miles, heart rate

Gives you option to add 4 of your favourites apps. I have workout, Spotify, nba scores, football scores so you get as much as you can on the infograph watch faces maybe more really
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mjschabow

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How is the watch 45mm on smaller wrists. I unfortunately have skinnier wrists for a guy and the Watch Active 2 is about the perfect size on me.
 

The Game 161

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How is the watch 45mm on smaller wrists. I unfortunately have skinnier wrists for a guy and the Watch Active 2 is about the perfect size on me.
I would say 41mm would be better for those with smaller wrists. It’s smaller than galaxy watch but still big.
 
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spinedoc77

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Anyone else pairing this with a Fold 2? I really really am bummed about giving up my AW, but I suppose life goes on. Kind of funny I always said round watches were nicer, but now I think I prefer my square AW shape. I'll miss the AW band system as on the Galaxy watch those lugs look huge and stick out way too much.
 

mtenuta

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Was anyone able to redeem their voucher for their free charging pad. I'm having a hard time
 

kkh786

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I ended up ordering this in Mystic Black.. this continues my run of owning every Samsung smartwatch since the Gear S3.

It was an offer I couldn't refuse. Samsung UK are offering £100 trade in for the Galaxy Watch Active (Orginal) which I received as a free gift with my S20+ 5G. That and a 10% off code sealed the deal.

Only regret is I missed the Charger Duo offer.. oh well.. you win some you lose some!

Looking forward to delivery tomorrow! Now to find a home for my current Samsung Galaxy Active 2. Hehe.
 
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The Game 161

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Anyone else pairing this with a Fold 2? I really really am bummed about giving up my AW, but I suppose life goes on. Kind of funny I always said round watches were nicer, but now I think I prefer my square AW shape. I'll miss the AW band system as on the Galaxy watch those lugs look huge and stick out way too much.
Apple watch is what I thought I would miss the most but I'm not really missing my AW. Notifications and the apps I use I can use on here
 
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Awesomesince86

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I will say, if you order the Fold 2, the deal for the Buds Love and Watch 3 is a no brainier. $150 for both is a steal.
 

kkh786

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So got the Galaxy Watch3 45mm in Mystic Black today.. set it all up now and had a play!

Have to admit.. it is a fine piece of hardware! Best Samsung watch to date!

I think it's a keeper!
 

nickdalzell1

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Depends on the type of Podcasts. There is zero Podcasts app. However, the Podcasts I listen to (Go Vegan Radio) are in *.MP3 format, so it's as simple as firing up Galaxy Wearable app and sending the tracks to the watch, and playing them from the watch. Now, doing this kills the watch quite fast. Samsung watches never were efficient when used standalone for long periods, going back to the first Samsung Gear S, which had a cellular radio that if you dared use Milk Music for a couple hours, drained it to zero in that time! So forget about the idea of taking a nice long hike and hoping you make it to the end of a 2-hour plus Podcast before needing to charge!
 
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