1. davidblouin's Avatar
    Hi,

    With soon demise of my fifth band 2 and possibly the whole platform, is there other smartwatch out there able to show me notification at a glance so i don't have to take my phone out ?

    Are they compatible with Windows 10 Mobile ?
    jpharwood likes this.
    09-17-2016 01:11 PM
  2. Barry Cooper1's Avatar
    I am in the same boat. Third Band 2 and battery lasting less than a day and so on the lookout for a smartwatch for thje micrtosoft platform. The Vector resolution looks pretty poor
    09-17-2016 06:32 PM
  3. jjmorgan64's Avatar
    I switched from there band to the vector and rather enjoy it, I do miss some of the functionality. But for notifications at a glance it is very nice
    Penguwin likes this.
    09-17-2016 06:54 PM
  4. BSobotta's Avatar
    I am on my fifth band 2 as well. I'm kinda in the same boat. I am probably going to get the charger 2 and Hope for future notification support.
    11-11-2016 07:49 AM
  5. Brandon Sobotta's Avatar
    Just picked up a Fitbit Charge, Now I just need notifications.
    11-11-2016 04:47 PM
  6. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    Just picked up a Fitbit Charge, Now I just need notifications.
    anyword on notifications coming to the windows phones?
    11-14-2016 11:58 AM
  7. BSobotta's Avatar
    Nothing yet :/

    Originally posted by spyderzWPC
    Originally Posted by Brandon Sobotta
    Just picked up a Fitbit Charge, Now I just need notifications.
    anyword on notifications coming to the windows phones?
    11-26-2016 06:36 PM
  8. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    that was the last straw for the wife, she disconnected her 950 and went iPhone.
    11-28-2016 06:50 PM
  9. evillama's Avatar
    Had a co-worker who is soooo-trying to be an MS supporter (got a Surface Pro 4 then a Surface Book, had the Band 2 and was going to drop his iPhone for a 950) but the Band 2 death was the last straw. Now he sports an iPhone 7 and an Apple Watch.

    What a loss, man.
    12-18-2016 09:15 AM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Possible? I don't know how functional the Fitbit app for Windows is.

    Forbes Welcome
    12-25-2016 07:24 PM
  11. DavidinCT's Avatar
    There used to be a Pebble Notifications app that needed to be side loaded. It did not work with a Pebble Time. But, it did work with a first Pebble Steel or the original pebble.

    The "MICROSOFT" app was a little flakey but, did work with W10m on earlier builds by side loading an app.

    It's a older B/W watch, there are plenty of faces for the watch, 7-10 day battery life, water proof to 30m and compared to the Band, notifications were far better on it.

    They can be had for very cheap on ebay for a used one (new is hard to find) and they work VERY well...

    I don't know if anyone here is still using one with WIndows Phone but, it could be a cheap but, good option if you don't mine playing with it to get working good.

    I moved to Android because I needed to for work and I own a Pebble Time steel and by far the best smartwatch I have ever owned (and I had 6 different watches over the last year or 2)
    12-28-2016 10:53 AM
  12. cndspec's Avatar
    Have the Garmin Vivosmart HR and I get notifications on it just fine again. They were somewhat borked for a bit there after a MS update but Garmin seems to have ironed it out again. Has notifications for e-mails, texts, calendar appointments, weather, music control. Nice device and I am very happy with it. Husband was so impressed he dumped his Fitbit Charge HR and now has one of these as well.
    12-30-2016 11:48 PM
  13. evillama's Avatar
    Dang it, that's the one I got my daughter for a present, but she's got a Lumia 820 that she won't give up for its size, and it won't install the Anniversary Update which would make notifications work!? Grrr...
    12-31-2016 12:01 AM
  14. evillama's Avatar
    Have the Garmin Vivosmart HR and I get notifications on it just fine again. They were somewhat borked for a bit there after a MS update but Garmin seems to have ironed it out again. Has notifications for e-mails, texts, calendar appointments, weather, music control. Nice device and I am very happy with it. Husband was so impressed he dumped his Fitbit Charge HR and now has one of these as well.
    Do you have a Windows Phone? If so, do the notifications work "all the time", or do you need to keep the app running in order for them to sync to the Garmin?
    01-05-2017 09:58 AM
  15. cndspec's Avatar
    I have the 640XL. For the past couple of weeks now the notifications appear to be working all the time with little to no delay. I don't have to have the app running or even tombstoned foe them to work. Husband is sporting the 950 and he seems to be finding the same thing.
    01-05-2017 01:43 PM
  16. evillama's Avatar
    That is awesome news, thanks. Daughter's going to be real happy. I'm keeping my Band 2 with my 950 until the very end...but good thing there's a backup possible if necessary.
    01-05-2017 01:46 PM
  17. cndspec's Avatar
    I should note that my 640XL is running the anniversary update. If she likes the smaller size of the 820 and you can't update it why not go with the newer 550 or 650. Personally I wouldn't go smaller than my XL now. I love this phone. Tough to beat for the price.
    01-05-2017 01:50 PM
  18. evillama's Avatar
    Yep, that's the drama I just went though over the last week! She's accepted the slightly-taller 735, which I just got for $90 (unlocked for the AT&T network.) It has Qi charging which I don't think those other phones have, but is now missing Glance (if it's not one thing it's another...)
    01-05-2017 01:57 PM
  19. cndspec's Avatar
    I hear ya! No such thing as the absolutely perfect phone for everyone right. Hopefully she will be happy with the 735 and the new Garmin.
    01-05-2017 02:02 PM
  20. evillama's Avatar
    Works perfectly! Absolutely right...the Lumia 735 with Anniversary Update and latest Garmin software (not needing to be running) will sync all sorts of notifications (pretty quickly, not a lot of lag) to the Vivosmart HR band. She's got e-mails, texts, phone calls, Cortana, Skype, weather...probably too much.

    Not sure why all the fuss about waiting for GATT when MS and Garmin show that it's totally possible right now!
    01-06-2017 11:39 PM
  21. cndspec's Avatar
    I'm sure she will be happy with the combination. Glad to see it is working well for you too.

    I agree that I don't understand why Fitbit can't have a fully working app/tracker combo when Garmin has had full notifications for some time now. I get that they use a different technology for it but it would seem at this point that it might be a better one.
    01-09-2017 11:01 AM
  22. dov1978's Avatar
    I've just came back to Windows with a Lumia 950XL after ditching my iPhone 7Plus and Apple Watch (I get bored easily and jump between Lumia's, iPhones and Samsung Galaxy several times a year). I'm too used to wearing a smart watch now between my Apple Watch and Sony Smartwatch 3 so I immediately bought a Pebble Classic which I've absolutely slated and mocked for years for being ugly and basic. £40 brand new in the UK which is nothing tbh to get notifications on my wrist for every app and the battery lasts about 5 days so it was a no brainer. I've had it 2 days now and It's been flawless so far. I would like a Garmin Vivoactive HR as I run a lot but I can't justify spending that much on one not long after buying a TomTom Runner Cardio.
    TgeekB likes this.
    01-29-2017 12:57 PM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    I've just came back to Windows with a Lumia 950XL after ditching my iPhone 7Plus and Apple Watch (I get bored easily and jump between Lumia's, iPhones and Samsung Galaxy several times a year). I'm too used to wearing a smart watch now between my Apple Watch and Sony Smartwatch 3 so I immediately bought a Pebble Classic which I've absolutely slated and mocked for years for being ugly and basic. £40 brand new in the UK which is nothing tbh to get notifications on my wrist for every app and the battery lasts about 5 days so it was a no brainer. I've had it 2 days now and It's been flawless so far. I would like a Garmin Vivoactive HR as I run a lot but I can't justify spending that much on one not long after buying a TomTom Runner Cardio.
    Good to hear. Good information for those wanting a smartwatch on Windows mobile.
    I'm a classic mechanical watch guy. Just can't get used to a watch that needs to be charged all the time.
    Good luck with the Pebble!

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    01-29-2017 03:08 PM

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