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aasoror wrote:
May 16th, 2019 1:12 am
odd, still marked compatible to me.
Note 9 running Pie. Maybe I'll try to contact the creators of the app.
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aasoror wrote:
May 16th, 2019 1:05 am
Yes, it does. That's what the "Device Only" setting is for.
Thanks. On my Galaxy S7 phone there are three settings for Location. One is “device only”. The really accurate one uses Wi-Fi, cell and GPS I think. The watch Location will not work unless I set the phone to only use its GPS chip. Is that normal?

If the watch has its own gps chip then are there map applications that will work without a phone?
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thunderowl wrote:
May 16th, 2019 1:23 am
Note 9 running Pie. Maybe I'll try to contact the creators of the app.
It doesn't install on the phone, just the watch (either send it to the watch from playstore page on a PC or just open playstore on the watch itself). See below all devices but the watches were marked incompatible.

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pmcd wrote:
May 16th, 2019 2:11 am
If the watch has its own gps chip then are there map applications that will work without a phone?
Yup, couple were mentioned early in the thread with reports about excessive battery drain (which is expected).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... com.strava
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aasoror wrote:
May 16th, 2019 2:20 am
It doesn't install on the phone, just the watch (either send it to the watch from playstore page on a PC or just open playstore on the watch itself). See below all devices but the watches were marked incompatible.

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Oh. I see. So I could just download watch faces available in the playstore then? Thanks a lot for clarifying this!
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Price back up to 51.99 on both silver and rose gold
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aasoror wrote:
May 16th, 2019 1:12 am
But the black isn't available ;)
LOL, good one. True, very true.
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thunderowl wrote:
May 16th, 2019 3:17 am
Oh. I see. So I could just download watch faces available in the playstore then? Thanks a lot for clarifying this!
Depends on the specific face app, some have phone helper apps that needs to be installed on the phone (facer and watchmaker) some will just have the watch app with nothing to be installed on the phone.
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aasoror wrote:
May 16th, 2019 2:21 am
Yup, couple were mentioned early in the thread with reports about excessive battery drain (which is expected).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... com.strava
Woah woah woah.....
I've had this watch for a couple weeks now and I didn't think it had built in GPS - this is something I definitely have to try out.

EDIT: I actually just installed Strava, left my phone in the house, jumped in the truck and went for about a 3 mile drive and the watch GPS tracked everything PERFECTLY!

Color me impressed!
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I got this watch a few days ago and liking it so far, especially the ability to change faces. I have a question though regarding the battery usage. I still see Cell Standby in the battery usage section. It says it is consuming about 37%. I disabled the Cellular service as posted on the front page. Is it normal to see Cell Standy in that section? Thanks guys.
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Nov 2, 2018
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Picked one up when it was on sale for $45.

Gotta say I also have a much more expensive Michael Kors Smartwatch and I'm actually very impressed with this one. It feels very nice on the hand and the watchfaces included are also very nice.
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How does this compare with the Garmin Vivoactive 3 or the new Forerunner 245? I am looking for a watch to get back into shape and track my sleep/HR/running etc. Preferably one with good gps accuracy and also music storage? I don't really dig the look of the Vivoactive 3 Music, the Vivoactive 3 is better and the Forerunner 245 which is new, looks good but it's much more expensive. Any ideas on the Samsung Galaxy watch?

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