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The Android Wear watches I liked..
June 27, 2018
Background: I have had the original Pebble, a LG, ASUS and Samsung smartwatch as well as a Fitbit HR Charge. Unfortunately the Pebble was put out of business. The Android Wear watches I liked...except for the daily worry about is the battery going to last. I wanted something to monitor my sleep but...the batteries always needed charging. I loved the Samsung S2 but the rotating dial froze up...so then I was on the fitbit which is a good little watch...but didn't like how it looked on me and it was hard from me to read the watchface. So along comes the Amazfit Bip. On sale for $65.00. What the heck...I'll give it a try but I'm not expecting much for $65.00. I have had this now for one week. I step out into the sun...I can read the watchface perfectly...I don't have to do the hand shade thing or look for cover in order to see what is on my screen. This literally lights up out in the sun. I will admit that the watchfaces are not anywhere close to being refined as the Android Wear for Tizen smartwatches...but honestly...they are fine. I've picked a few different ones I rotate through and I find that I honestly don't miss the more refined watchfaces. Here is what has me sold on this watch...I have had this for over 7 days now. I charged it up completely 8 days ago....my battery is currently at 74%. That is phenomenal. It has GPS on the watch. I will go for a walk and I start the activity and it maps the route that I went. It synchs up with Google Fit. I honestly don't know the accuracy on my steps, sleep and so on...but for me....it's close enough. The darn thing is so light and it is comfortable. It is "plasticy" in how it feels but I really am fine with it. I get my notifications...My phone rings...it vibrates, I get a text it vibrates and it displays the message. It's very tiny but still...I wasn't even expecting it to do that. I don't need to do everything on my watch...that's why I got the phone. Honestly...other than the watchfaces...This phone is more than perfect. I'll take a couple of weeks between charges over a cool looking watchface that ends up burning up my battery anyways. Will this be the watch for everyone? No! But for me...I have the perfect watch now. My search is over for now. Most bang for the buck. I can only suggest giving it a try and seeing if it meets up with your needs. Hope this helps someone reviewing this watch and trying to make the decision to try it out or not. I was there too...and I almost passed...so glad I didn't.