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  1. remmo's Avatar
    I thinking about getting a smartwatch, but apparently, all the existing smartwatches are compatible only with Android and/or iOS.
    01-12-2015 08:13 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    01-13-2015 12:05 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Moved to Smartwatches forum.
    ven07 and xandros9 like this.
    01-13-2015 12:12 AM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    No smartwatch has been released (that I can find) that is FULLY compatible with Windows Phone besides the "smartband" MS band.....

    Yea, out of all the cool models out there not ONE fully works with Windows Phone....

    Microsoft better get their sh*t together on this one....
    theefman likes this.
    01-14-2015 02:37 PM
  5. DanaOira's Avatar
    Microsoft Band. It looks so nice and useful! :D
    ven07 likes this.
    01-14-2015 02:42 PM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    No smartwatch has been released (that I can find) that is FULLY compatible with Windows Phone besides the "smartband" MS band.....

    Yea, out of all the cool models out there not ONE fully works with Windows Phone....

    Microsoft better get their sh*t together on this one....
    That's the tragedy of their poor distribution, its the logical choice for WP users but you can't get your hands on one. Mismanagement, again.
    ven07, ChaveezD and DavidinCT like this.
    01-14-2015 02:44 PM
  7. Nate Silver's Avatar
    No smartwatch has been released (that I can find) that is FULLY compatible with Windows Phone besides the "smartband" MS band.....

    Yea, out of all the cool models out there not ONE fully works with Windows Phone....

    Microsoft better get their sh*t together on this one....
    Absolutely true. Fitbit Surge is supported, but only for syncing. No notifications or phone control included (possibly in a future update). The Band is the only one I've been able to find right now, and its discouraging. Not that the Band is discouraging, I like it a lot. I'd just like to see more devices out there supporting windows phone.
    01-14-2015 06:19 PM
  8. DanaOira's Avatar
    Absolutely true. Fitbit Surge is supported, but only for syncing. No notifications or phone control included (possibly in a future update). The Band is the only one I've been able to find right now, and its discouraging. Not that the Band is discouraging, I like it a lot. I'd just like to see more devices out there supporting windows phone.
    I find the statement interesting because I feel that once Apple rolls out their own exclusive stuff, people start swarming for it, giving other companies a run for their money and possibly becoming obsolete.
    01-14-2015 07:01 PM
  9. realwarder's Avatar
    No smartwatch has been released (that I can find) that is FULLY compatible with Windows Phone besides the "smartband" MS band.....

    Yea, out of all the cool models out there not ONE fully works with Windows Phone....

    Microsoft better get their sh*t together on this one....
    Just as the Band is not FULLY compatible with Android I.e.no Google Now and the Apple Watch won't be with Android or Windows.

    Notice a pattern there?

    Things like the Band and Fitbits are most compatible with all phones. Suggest you look no further than the Band.
    01-14-2015 07:07 PM
  10. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Just as the Band is not FULLY compatible with Android I.e.no Google Now and the Apple Watch won't be with Android or Windows.

    Notice a pattern there?

    Things like the Band and Fitbits are most compatible with all phones. Suggest you look no further than the Band.
    The band is a fitness device, not a watch. I can care less about a fitness "look" of the band and have no interest in it. What I want is a watch that, well, looks like a watch, not something that has a little brick with a watch band or a fitness device.

    Windows Phone is a major disappointment on this aspect, Even a Android watch that could work with WP with notifications or something would do but, of course, nothing really that looks remotely good.

    I even had a Pebble at one point, to play with it because I could use a smartwatch, even a few 3rd party apps allowed you to do some things but, the basic things, it would not let you do. Yea, all I ended up using it for was a watch with some cool faces on it...I ended up selling it (made about $15 on it so, I'm good)...

    Personally, I could care less about the Band's support for iOS or Android, yea, No google now but, on WP you get cortana, good, Microsoft should support their OS more than other devices....

    Smartwatches are starting to look better (now that we are on the 3rd gen for models), longer battery life and a lot of style aspects not just fitting everything in a box for your wrist but, nothing for WP....
    01-15-2015 07:29 AM
  11. ajb1965's Avatar
    I find the statement interesting because I feel that once Apple rolls out their own exclusive stuff, people start swarming for it, giving other companies a run for their money and possibly becoming obsolete.
    The iWatch is certainly an interesting device, but at the rumored $350-400 USD price I don't see people swarming for it. But then again since hipsters don't spend their money on clothes, they may have the cash to throw down on it :P
    01-15-2015 07:46 AM
  12. muness's Avatar
    I'm using the Wellograph with my Icon w/ DP and it works as stated. Much more comfortable than the band (especially with the 20mm silicone band I bought for it) and the battery life is great at 4+ days. It also looks better than the band.

    I miss the notifications and weather tile from the Band. And the custom background courtesy of Pimp my Band app...
    01-15-2015 09:27 PM
  13. cz9h3d's Avatar
    I switched from my Lumia 925 as my daily phone to an iPhone 5s, just to get compatibility with my Pebble Steel. I sure would like to switch back some day.
    02-09-2015 08:07 PM
  14. Lloyyd's Avatar
    @cz0h3d There is a Pebble App available now. I have it on my L1520 and I get FULL notifications on my pebble. Check the other threads here.
    02-27-2015 09:21 AM
  15. Oahu750S's Avatar
    Just to echo what LLoyyd said I too have the Pebble app installed on my Icon, works great.
    03-06-2015 07:45 AM
  16. tangledW's Avatar
    I switched from my Lumia 925 as my daily phone to an iPhone 5s, just to get compatibility with my Pebble Steel. I sure would like to switch back some day.

    That's not at all a smart watch. Just a fitness tracker.
    03-06-2015 08:38 PM
  17. James8561's Avatar
    What's the difference between a smart watch and s fitness tracker anyway? Is it just styling?
    03-06-2015 08:48 PM
  18. plot_almighty's Avatar
    I have a calculator watch I wear alongside my WP to beef up my nerd cred.
    03-06-2015 09:02 PM
  19. tangledW's Avatar
    What's the difference between a smart watch and s fitness tracker anyway? Is it just styling?
    I guess it's up for debate, but to me, a fitness tracker only ... tracks fitness related stuff. While a smart watch gives you phone related stuff like your email, texts, calls and notifications.
    03-07-2015 09:11 PM
  20. sashlon's Avatar
    That's not at all a smart watch. Just a fitness tracker.
    Dude, you don't know what you're talking about. The Pebble is the gold standard in smartwatches.
    03-08-2015 09:12 PM
  21. tangledW's Avatar
    Dude, you don't know what you're talking about. The Pebble is the gold standard in smartwatches.
    Whoops, I guess I quoted the wrong post.

    I meant to respond to the post above that mentioned the Wellograph, but I wouldn't say the pebble is the "gold standard" either.
    03-08-2015 09:19 PM
  22. sashlon's Avatar
    I would.

    Full notification support, easily read outside and 7-10 days battery life. I own one. It stomps the others.
    03-08-2015 10:11 PM
  23. tangledW's Avatar
    I would.

    Full notification support, easily read outside and 7-10 days battery life. I own one. It stomps the others.
    I'm sure you would, seeing that you own one.

    I, however, would place nearly every Samsung Gear (there are several models), the upcoming Apple Watch, the Mota and the Moto 360 above the Pebble Steel.

    I would even place the Microsoft Band above it... but maybe that's just because I own one!
    Derausgewanderte likes this.
    03-08-2015 11:17 PM
  24. sashlon's Avatar
    None of them can do anything important the Pebble can't and they have 1-3 days battery life and you can't read an LCD screen like that out in the sun.
    03-09-2015 01:30 AM
  25. tangledW's Avatar
    None of them can do anything important the Pebble can't and they have 1-3 days battery life and you can't read an LCD screen like that out in the sun.
    LOL - "None of them can do anything important..."

    Yeah. Tracking steps, monitoring heart rate, GPS, making/receiving calls, top 3 platform support, sending/responding to texts, voice commands, etc. are not important to anyone.

    By the way, I never have problems viewing content on my Band in direct sunlight and I haven't heard of anyone else complaining either.
    03-09-2015 01:54 AM
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