1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I ditto meattray, I hope it works for you too. Let us know how it goes?
    I think it should be fine. I like the phone enough to try that.
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    04-09-2017 04:08 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Looks like the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE can be had for $180 for a limited time on eBay through a seller I've used in the past that's really good. Now that's a hell of a price. I saw the watch in person and thought it wasn't bad looking. The new LG watch I don't like how it looks at all. I'd take this Urbane over it instantly.
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    04-09-2017 08:08 PM
  3. meattray's Avatar
    Looks like the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE can be had for $180 for a limited time on eBay through a seller I've used in the past that's really good. Now that's a hell of a price. I saw the watch in person and thought it wasn't bad looking. The new LG watch I don't like how it looks at all. I'd take this Urbane over it instantly.
    Hmmm, interesting. I've only recently started looking into wearables. I honestly didn't think id usd that often but I've found them kind of handy.
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    04-09-2017 08:16 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Hmmm, interesting. I've only recently started looking into wearables. I honestly didn't think id usd that often but I've found them kind of handy.
    They're very polarizing. Either you really like them and like the convenience, or you find them to be another gadget to charge which is annoying.

    The good thing is that there are many wearables on sale at good deals. If you are interested in Android Wear, a low cost apporach is a good tact. For example, I'm about to sell my back up wear watch, the OG Moto 360. While it has certain flaws, at the right price it is a good test the waters option and if you like Wear, then hunting for a deal on something much newer makes sense.
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    04-09-2017 08:20 PM
  5. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Looks like the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE can be had for $180 for a limited time on eBay through a seller I've used in the past that's really good. Now that's a hell of a price. I saw the watch in person and thought it wasn't bad looking. The new LG watch I don't like how it looks at all. I'd take this Urbane over it instantly.
    I've been wearing the original Urbane for a year or so. It's a very nice watch. I can only imagine that the 2nd edition would be even better. Great price, too.
    04-09-2017 08:21 PM
  6. meattray's Avatar
    Very cool. I'm going to have to look into some more reviews on them.
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    04-09-2017 08:22 PM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    They're very polarizing. Either you really like them and like the convenience, or you find them to be another gadget to charge which is annoying.

    The good thing is that there are many wearables on sale at good deals. If you are interested in Android Wear, a low cost apporach is a good tact. For example, I'm about to sell my back up wear watch, the OG Moto 360. While it has certain flaws, at the right price it is a good test the waters option and if you like Wear, then hunting for a deal on something much newer makes sense.
    See I didn't like the OG Urbane because of how it sat on my wrist. I loved the G watch R though because even though it was big and brawny, it sat better on my wrist. Urbane is still a solid piece of kit and I'm glad you liked yours.
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    04-09-2017 08:22 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    For me, the best screen in terms of quality I've used on a Smartwatch is the Huawei watch. My most favorite screen in terms of versatility is the 360 Sport because it is beyond excellent in direct sunlight. My favorite design was the Moto 360 (2014). My favorite overall watch I've owned was the G Watch R, then the Huawei watch.

    For the record, I've used a Sony Smartwatch 3, LG G Watch, LG G Watch R, Moto 360, Moto 360 Sport and Huawei watch.
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    04-09-2017 08:30 PM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Yeah, the original Urbane is pretty clunky, but for whatever reason, I like clunky devices. I had the Huawei Watch for a while. That was a very nice watch, but notifications were hit and miss for me on it using my Honor X2, so I sold it. Sold the Honor, too. 😁
    I always wanted a 360, but when I went I to Best Buy last year, the Urbane was on sale, so I snatched it up.
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    04-09-2017 08:48 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yeah, the original Urbane is pretty clunky, but for whatever reason, I like clunky devices. I had the Huawei Watch for a while. That was a very nice watch, but notifications were hit and miss for me on it using my Honor X2, so I sold it. Sold the Honor, too. 😁
    I always wanted a 360, but when I went I to Best Buy last year, the Urbane was on sale, so I snatched it up.
    The 360 was nice. For me, I'd love to see the OG 360 design + a metal back + the 360's sport screen + the light sensor under the display with the updated internals. There is a clean look to the 360 where it's really hard to explain. I may change my mind and still keep mine. Lol.
    04-09-2017 08:53 PM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The bad news is that I have to go to work today.
    The good news is only four days.
    The even better news is that I have four day weeks for the next five weeks.
    04-09-2017 11:41 PM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Hopefully the traffic is lighter the next two weeks as the kids are off.
    School holidays are a little different here compared to what I'm used to.
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    04-09-2017 11:42 PM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Did a lot of walking on the weekend. The weather was fantastic.

    Now if only I was in France... Ah patience...
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    04-09-2017 11:44 PM
  14. raycpl's Avatar
    Back to work. Feeling crabby with Monday morning blues... Pouring over several spreadsheets... Getting those formulas and links to work properly is a pain...
    My neck hurts.
    Why hasn't the caffeine kick in yet

    ... !!
    04-10-2017 01:43 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yeah, the original Urbane is pretty clunky, but for whatever reason, I like clunky devices. I had the Huawei Watch for a while. That was a very nice watch, but notifications were hit and miss for me on it using my Honor X2, so I sold it. Sold the Honor, too.
    I always wanted a 360, but when I went I to Best Buy last year, the Urbane was on sale, so I snatched it up.
    I've always like the LG Urbane. I like the 2nd edition as well. Just can't find a reason to get one at the moment.

    I haven't worn a watch for some time now, partly due to my issues with my neck (I typically wear a watch on my left arm) as it gives me a weird pain eventually on my wrist.

    I don't know if I can handle wearing one on my right arm.

    Then there's just simply the desire or need.
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    04-10-2017 06:04 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So Cortana speaker... any takers in how long that will last?
    04-10-2017 06:12 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    So Cortana speaker... any takers in how long that will last?
    I'll have to see it to believe it. Unless it is better or equal to Alexa, I don't see it lasting long.
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    04-10-2017 08:37 AM
  18. meattray's Avatar
    Yeah it's another interesting device. I actually just ordered an Echo the other day (can't get in Canada so had to order through another person) so I'll see what it's like. It's likely another device I don't really need but there's a few features I think will be neat.

    I think they're going to have a hard time breaking into a market already well established with the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Hopefully they can make it work though.
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    04-10-2017 09:16 AM
  19. worldspy99's Avatar
    I'll have to see it to believe it. Unless it is better or equal to Alexa, I don't see it lasting long.
    Unless it's vastly better than Alexa. Google Home just crushed Alexa in a side by side 50+ question test by someone in the UK.
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    04-10-2017 09:25 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Unless it's vastly better than Alexa. Google Home just crushed Alexa in a side by side 50+ question test by someone in the UK.
    That's what I was wondering. People keep comparing it to Alexa like it's something special but I was wondering about Google Home. I personally wouldn't go near Alexa.

    I know all these devices are doing is data mining and figuring out your 'habits' in a bid to advertise to you more.

    So I'm not keen on any of them personally.
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    04-10-2017 09:33 AM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    Unless it's vastly better than Alexa. Google Home just crushed Alexa in a side by side 50+ question test by someone in the UK.
    Wow, that's very interesting.

    To me, Alexa has power in being able to order things from Amazon. Google Home is cool but not really my personal cup of tea. My favorite thing about it is being able to change the color of the base though.
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    04-10-2017 09:46 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Wow, that's very interesting.

    To me, Alexa has power in being able to order things from Amazon. Google Home is cool but not really my personal cup of tea. My favorite thing about it is being able to change the color of the base though.
    My biggest issue with Alexa is the fact that they want you to use it to order things from Amazon... :P
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    04-10-2017 09:55 AM
  23. meattray's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I'd never do any ordering on any of them. It will strictly be used mainly as a Bluetooth speaker, a timer in the kitchen, maybe a weather checker and some small things like that. Control my Nest thermostat and lights I guess..
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    04-10-2017 10:07 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I'd never do any ordering on any of them. It will strictly be used mainly as a Bluetooth speaker, a timer in the kitchen, maybe a weather checker and some small things like that. Control my Nest thermostat and lights I guess..
    Yeah I love those use ideas. It seems like Alexa supports more users over Google Home (if I'm not mistaken).

    One of my friends has an Echo and he demonstrated it dimming or turning off his lights for us.
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    04-10-2017 10:14 AM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    So a few updates.
    Thursday, I did manage to sneak out with the kid to Six Flags. Took a couple hours off work. We had a blast. Got some work calls done while in the park so no issues for not being present physically at "work". Went and had dinner at the local In N Out.

    Saturday/ Sunday- did some cooking, which I hadn't done in quite a while. It was fun.

    Tomorrow through Friday, I am off to Minneapolis.
    04-10-2017 10:30 AM
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