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  • Zomoniac 4 Dec 2018 15:24:31 10,350 posts
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    I got a 44mm S4 to replace my 42mm S2 (which has been cracked for 16 months, see further up the page) on Sunday. Doesn't feel any bigger really. Screen is bigger, but with a reduced bezel so physically about the same size. The corners are far more curved. Looks a bit more cartoony which I'm not sure about, but so much faster and more responsive (and the top half of the screen actually works).

    If you think the 42mm is the right size but don't want to go any bigger then go with the 44, it's not actually any bigger. If you actually want a smaller one then go with the 40.
  • THFourteen 4 Dec 2018 15:35:13 53,839 posts
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    Someone developed an iOS app for my amazfit bip so it now has custom watch faces.

    Loving it as a pebble replacement. Iíd like an Apple Watch but until they improve the battery life and allow the time to show all the time itís a non starter for me.
  • ozthegweat 4 Dec 2018 17:14:41 2,708 posts
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    @Zomoniac The difference between 44mm, 42mm and 40mm seem small (the 42mm is actually 42.5mm), but the Watch already looks too much like a computer than a watch.

    I created a size comparison:


    Edited by ozthegweat at 17:15:31 04-12-2018
  • ozthegweat 4 Dec 2018 17:25:41 2,708 posts
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    Hmm, the 40mm even has the same screen real estate as the 42mmÖ
  • ozthegweat 19 Dec 2018 12:29:31 2,708 posts
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    So I went ahead and downsized to the smaller 40mm Watch. After a few days I didn't notice anymore it being smaller than my old 42mm one. Now I much prefer it. The smaller size looks much better on my wrist, it looks much more like a watch and less like a display strapped to the wrist, especially in stainless steel.

    Having to rebuy Watch bands is a pain though. At least the only expensive one is shit anyway, so no big losses.

    Edited by ozthegweat at 12:30:06 19-12-2018
  • elstoof 26 Dec 2019 16:27:58 26,254 posts
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    Just went and got one, seems nice so far
  • nudistpete 26 Dec 2019 20:31:03 1,257 posts
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    I bought the wife one for xxxmas. First question was "how do I show the steps I've done on the clock?", and out turns out you can't do this very basic standard on all other smart watches thing without downloading a third party app which can only update the count in 15 min intervals.

    Add in a lack of sleep tracking out of box since you only get a day of battery life, can't help but think it's less useful than a much cheaper smart watch.

    Edited by nudistpete at 20:34:33 26-12-2019
  • Derblington 26 Dec 2019 22:36:50 34,293 posts
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    The activity tracker complication can be added to watch faces, and thatíll show steps. Donít really know why you need it in real time but if thatís the preference then, yeah, itís a bummer.

    Iíve been using sleep tracking since I bought mine, via an app and complication. I get approx. 1-1 1/2 day from the battery, but I make sure itís topped up before I go to bed at night. Takes less than an hour to fully the charge anyway.
  • Your-Mother 26 Dec 2019 22:47:17 5,442 posts
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    Apple Health has tried to pivot away from raw steps as a primary metric and goes by active minutes based on heart rate - step count has been shown to be pretty arbitrary for any real health tracking beyond habit making. Just put the standard activity complication on a face then tap it to see the full data, including steps.
  • Phattso 27 Dec 2019 10:24:58 26,294 posts
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    It has the rings tracker for the three tracks of activity and thereís a complication to show that if she wanted. Thatís sorta how they want you to approach it. If all she wanted was a step tracker, however, then yeah youíve bought the wrong thing.
  • Dr-Strangelove 27 Dec 2019 16:57:20 2,288 posts
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    I use Pedometer++, its a free app.

    I can see the steps as a complication. It has a few depending on the watch face, the circle one does not show the steps but instead shows a completion ring. The wider ones show counts and other metrics.

    It doesn't update realtime but it does it frequently enough that it suits my needs.
  • nudistpete 27 Dec 2019 19:54:06 1,257 posts
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    All of this info is really useful, thanks guys. We've had plenty of wearables in the past and "steps" are pretty much standard on all, so it's odd to need to adjust.
  • elstoof 27 Dec 2019 19:57:08 26,254 posts
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    Pedometer is quite handy for keeping the Saviles and Glitters at bay
  • Phattso 27 Dec 2019 20:12:08 26,294 posts
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    nudistpete wrote:
    All of this info is really useful, thanks guys. We've had plenty of wearables in the past and "steps" are pretty much standard on all, so it's odd to need to adjust.
    In the main thatís because steps was all those others could do. ;-)

    Iíve found closing the rings suitably habit forming. The GPS is exactly what I wanted for my running, too. Still a pricey bit of kit, but Iíve come to rely on all the other things it could do. The meetings/whatís next complication basically runs my work days.
  • elstoof 27 Dec 2019 20:16:18 26,254 posts
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    Have you had any issues with the GPS when starting activities? From what I gather, the watch piggy backs off the phone for gps, cellular etc when in range, so when you click start and run out the door the watch takes a while to connect itself and you lose the start of the data
  • Phattso 27 Dec 2019 20:18:31 26,294 posts
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    Nope, never noticed that. But then I donít start my runs at the front door.
  • Your-Mother 27 Dec 2019 20:19:03 5,442 posts
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    I'm not super active but I haven't had any issues with tracking just with the watch and no phone. My watch is LTE though, so that possibly makes a difference.
  • elstoof 27 Dec 2019 22:30:46 26,254 posts
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    Seems to have been pretty well documented for a while, Strava acknowledge it as well as DCRainmaker reviews - very dependent on your geography how quickly you connect. My Garmin forerunner can take minutes to find signal before I run, the problem is mainly that the Watch gives no indication of your signal strength and you can set off without any connection. The workarounds Iíve seen are basically just walk a block away from your house before you start running or switch your phone off and let the watch have a minute or two find GPS/Cellular, just doesnít feel particularly elegant

    Edited by elstoof at 22:31:31 27-12-2019
  • Phattso 27 Dec 2019 23:59:52 26,294 posts
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    I leave my phone at home. Warm up on the doorstep. Start the tracking a few yards from there. Seems fairly consistent, but I can see how it might depend on a lot of variables. GPS innit. Can be wonky.

    Edited by Phattso at 00:00:16 28-12-2019
  • elstoof 28 Dec 2019 07:34:58 26,254 posts
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    What running app do you use?
  • Phattso 28 Dec 2019 10:05:34 26,294 posts
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    Strava.
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