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babyexercise

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I look at Garmin vívosmart 5, just black and white screen cheapest looking band costs around $150 lol xd
 

Howard2k

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"Good" is relative. It depends what your requirements are. Samsung has a watch, Google has one that's about to come out. There is Garmin, Fitbit, Withings, and AmazFit that might be worth checking out.
 
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firstcellosuite

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I agree with Howard2k. It depends on what you are looking for. If smartwatch functionality is important the AW is fantastic. If battery life is important check out Garmin or even Samsung. Both offer watches with multi day battery life. I had a Samsung Galaxy Watch but found the fitness features to be ok. I now use a Garmin Fenix 6S Pro but i prefer battery life and fitness features over smartwatch functionality.
 
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BigSmurf

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The new Montblanc Summit 3 is rather nice. Nicely made. Using the new Google Wear OS. But pretty expensive. Truth be told, I prefer their pens.
 

Indianwin2001

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After 3 years with the latest versions of Apple, I switched back to Garmin. I got the new Epix, which is $$$. But I am into fitness much more than smart capabilities, so it depends which you prefer.
 

babyexercise

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After 3 years with the latest versions of Apple, I switched back to Garmin. I got the new Epix, which is $$$. But I am into fitness much more than smart capabilities, so it depends which you prefer.

Apple has added a lot of pro stuff in running and sleep in coming WatchOS, you should try it out.
 

Indianwin2001

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Apple has added a lot of pro stuff in running and sleep in coming WatchOS, you should try it out.
Thanks but Garmin just has too many metrics that Apple doesn't like training recovery, load from your activity body battery and a plethora of other metrics. Apple is a great smart watch, the Epix is a great fitness tracker.
 

babyexercise

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Thanks but Garmin just has too many metrics that Apple doesn't like training recovery, load from your activity body battery and a plethora of other metrics. Apple is a great smart watch, the Epix is a great fitness tracker.

I agree, Apple Watch is more about fashion than fitness tracking
 
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Velin

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If you own an iPhone, nothing on the market comes close to the reliability, functionality, and comfort of Apple Watch. It is the premier smartwatch.
 

babyexercise

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If you own an iPhone, nothing on the market comes close to the reliability, functionality, and comfort of Apple Watch. It is the premier smartwatch.

If focus is fitness then it is another story, especially AS is just one day battery for a lot of users which is not fun to recharge everyday.
 
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ApfelKuchen

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If focus is fitness then it is another story, especially AS is just one day battery for a lot of users which is not fun to recharge everyday.
Is charging ever "fun?"

I don't have a problem with daily charging. It's a simple habit, like charging my iPhone and iPad every night.

If I was in the habit of using my electronics until the battery died... yes, a longer battery life would be very helpful. But I charge "preventatively" - the point is to have a full charge when I start using it in the morning.

For me, a daily habit is much more effective than, "Do I have to do it today?" With a two-day battery life i'd probably have to set a reminder to charge it.
 

Don MC

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I have an Amazfit Bip S and I have a habit of charging it weekly. Although I might just as well charge it quarterly (that is every three months), since it does have a 100 day battery life. The battery is still 95% after a week. But charge day every saturday is so easy to remember.
 
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