Richard Bucker

smart watch?

Posted at — Dec 30, 2018

I’m thinking about buying a smartwatch for hiking… as I do not like wearing watches otherwise. The interesting thing is that if a person is locked into the Apple ecosystem then there is only one choice but the sucky thing about WearOS is that not all the hardware is the same… whether it’s water proof/resistance, buttons, scroll sensors, Bluetooth, cell, battery life, and so on. And let’s not forget some brands are just stupid expensive. Also, some watches work with and without a phone. (I was in the T-Mobile store and they were selling a $900 watch which was clearly just markup).TicwatchSamsungHuaweiCasioLGAnd then things get stupid when there are discounts for international models without warranties or even refurbished. Making the purchase is as complicated as buying a phone.