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iSheep5S

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I jump back and forth between Apple and Android but on Android i miss the Apple Watch. So i found a fix. Even when i'm on iPhone i'm all about the activity and nothing else, no interest in notifications. I can wifi weather etc.. I had been using fitbit but AW is IMO much better so, i have a iPhone SE as my iPod so i sync that now and again and update etc. Works perfect. I got a S3, i have had 2 S2's and an S4. I am not bothered about the changes the S4 on brought especially cause i prefer the S3 backwards 38mm size.

Win win! Oh and i dual wrist as i like Swiss watches on the left. :) Maybe useful info for other Android people. The SE is super cheap to pick up.
 

Akrapovic

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I’m not sure that buying an iPhone SE counts as using an Apple Watch with Android, lol.

Aren’t you losing half the functionality of the watch by not utilising the phone with it? Emails, texts etc?
 

PugMaster

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Yep, if you only do use it as a fitness tracker, that’ll work. Maybe if you use the LTE version, you can get texts and email. Or you always carry the SE in your pocket and just don’t use it, so you get full functionality of the watch ?
 

iSheep5S

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Its not another phone. No sim haha. I'm an 'i'll get back to you in my own time' guy. My phone is on vibration all the time unless i'm waiting on a call back i need. When i was on iPhone my Apple Watch was on airplane mode as it is now so no difference. I need an iPhone to activate the watch.

Looking forward to the 180 days fitness trends. :)
 

PugMaster

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You should have bought a Garmin Venu if you ask me ;)

For me, the best thing about the apple watch are the perfect notifications and possibility to reply to messages, texts etc...

Also, no more missed calls because you were too far away from your phone to reach it in time - take the call in the watch and hand it over to the phone when you’re there... just perfect.
 

xraydoc

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IMHO it seems like an awful lot of work and expense for a fitness tracker. If I were an Android user, I would have gone with a Galaxy watch or a FitBit instead. Better integration with the phone and would only need to carry one device, not two. But hey, you do you.
 

iSheep5S

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Na my iPhone SE as an iPod has existed for ages. I had a Fitbit but meh I like the look and usage of the AW. I like the WiFi connection for weather and odd things. Galaxy watch with its round face is not to my taste. The AW is the best looking smart watch.

I like the bumps to say I’m usually more active by certain times of the day and, just a 8 min walk for your exercise goal.

I am an iSheep at heart but I like Android just now. I flit back and forth. ?
 

iSheep5S

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Don’t know the Venu specifically, but I agree that Garmin is phenomenal if all you want is activity tracking and fitness. That’s definitely the brand I’d use if I didn’t care about anything but health/fitness.

Its £300. S3 is £199. Perking my interest tho...
 
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QCassidy352

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Its £300. S3 is £199. Perking my interest tho...
Just looked it up, and it does look very good. Definitely a strong contender for someone who isn’t bothered about a lot of iOS integration. (By the way... I hadn’t looked at their lineup in a while, and my goodness is it confusing now. An insane number of overlapping models.)
 
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PugMaster

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The venue is brand new, it will drop in price soon. It has an AMOLED screen, I wouldn’t want to settle for less ;-)
 
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