Do you own a smartwatch?

Do you own a smartwatch?

  • Yes

    Votes: 120 50.6%
  • No

    Votes: 117 49.4%

  • Total voters
    237

Volksieboi

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Using a Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.
Definitely not top of the line, but good enough for what I want.

Might go for something more powerful in a couple of years or if this one breaks.
Great device to keep up with fitness tracking and can handle notifications well for what it is. Decent battery life as well.
 

Volksieboi

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PSA: Gear S3/Sport owners

I updated my Gear Sport to Tizen 4.0.0.2 by changing the region to USA.
After installing the update I changed the region back to South Africa using this app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgutman.androidremotedebugger&hl=en_ZA

You will need to determine the IP address of your watch. And use the port 26101

This process is the quite similar for GS3 Frontier/Classic and Gear sport.

If you guys want to give it a try the methods are below.
Its not too complicated.
Read all the steps and follow carefully. After changing the region your watch will factory reset. So be sure to back up your sh*t (watch faces, etc.). You will also need to forget and then re-pair the device to your phone via bluetooth.

Gear S3
https://forum.xda-developers.com/smartwatch/gear-s3/guide-how-to-change-gear-s3-r760-csc-t3784226

Gear sport
https://forum.xda-developers.com/sm...nging-region-samsung-gear-sport-r600-t3771324

I've noticed that the interface is smoother and there are new workouts added as well as some changes to the settings menu.

Good luck and enjoy Tizen 4.0
 

Volksieboi

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From XDA: https://forum.xda-developers.com/smartwatch/gear-sport/tizen-4-0-gear-sport-arrived-t3892138

Changelog for our watch:
  • Samsung Health - Support various indoor workouts and back-to-back workout.
  • Samsung Health Widget - Samsung Health Widget now also supports and provides sleep stages information.
  • Advanced - Two advanced modes (Theater, Sleep) are added to keep user from disturbance during specific time and place. Modes can be toggled from quick panel.
  • Quick Panel - Newly added quick settings. Easier and faster interaction.
  • Messages - Draft messages can now be saved. Additionally, showing MMS image on notification cover view and animated messages are automatically played. Replying is now quicker and easier. Over 1,000 emojis supported.
  • Music - User can change to different music play source on Watch instead of using a Phone.
  • Setting menu - Improved categorizing of menus for better dicovery of features and items.

Things I've noticed so far that are new and not included in the official changelog (Tizen 4 perks):
  • You can now toggle whether to take or not screenshots by pressing and holding the power button and swiping the screen from left to right, inside a Settings menu.
  • New permissions management: When you open an app that requires Storage permission or Microphone permission, those will be asked to you directly instead of instantly granted (basically like since Android 6.0+).
    Permissions can be managed straight from Settings > Apps > Permissions.
  • Sliding down the Quick Settings menu feels a ton lot smooooooooooother.
  • Another really awesome feature is the ability to read not just the most recent from your messaging apps, like before, but also being able to read any previous messages in a really nice chat bubble view. Check out the last attached image as example.
 

corwill

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PSA: Gear S3/Sport owners

I updated my Gear Sport to Tizen 4.0.0.2 by changing the region to USA.
After installing the update I changed the region back to South Africa using this app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgutman.androidremotedebugger&hl=en_ZA

You will need to determine the IP address of your watch. And use the port 26101

This process is the quite similar for GS3 Frontier/Classic and Gear sport.

If you guys want to give it a try the methods are below.
Its not too complicated.
Read all the steps and follow carefully. After changing the region your watch will factory reset. So be sure to back up your sh*t (watch faces, etc.). You will also need to forget and then re-pair the device to your phone via bluetooth.

Gear S3
https://forum.xda-developers.com/smartwatch/gear-s3/guide-how-to-change-gear-s3-r760-csc-t3784226

Gear sport
https://forum.xda-developers.com/sm...nging-region-samsung-gear-sport-r600-t3771324

I've noticed that the interface is smoother and there are new workouts added as well as some changes to the settings menu.

Good luck and enjoy Tizen 4.0

Re : Gear S3 Tizen 4.0 update ,
Firstly ,thanks for sharing ,
but please note ,that Tizen 4.0 is available for S.A users locally without changing CSC .
see screenshot ,
good luck
 

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ronz91

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I currently have a Garmin Vivosmart HR. Looking to upgrade to something with HRV. Any good articles on the best budget options in SA even if not a Garmin? I am looking at the Garmin Vivosmart 3 or 4 atm
 

crawler

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Had Samsung. With only 2 day battery life, sold and got xbox

My suunto last 2 weeks

Would like to get a new one, but needs to have at least weeks battery life
 

gimpex

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I have the new Samsung Galaxy watch ( 46mm). Its nice but .... not for me. Wore it for about 2 or 3 months , now in the cupboard. Need to flog it. Just couldn't get used to it.

Its not that it does anything wrong , just wasn't me.
 

Rouxenator

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The one thing I can't fault my old Sony watch on was the GPS. That thing could run Strava on it's own for more than 5 hours - no problem. But WearOS 1.6 was it's death.
 

Volksieboi

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I have the new Samsung Galaxy watch ( 46mm). Its nice but .... not for me. Wore it for about 2 or 3 months , now in the cupboard. Need to flog it. Just couldn't get used to it.

Its not that it does anything wrong , just wasn't me.
How much?
 
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