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    About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    I've been finding a watch replacement for sometime and I stumbled upon this watch. It looks like a decent watch with backlight and date with basic step counter. All other hybrid smartwatches do not have a date and backlight. I also noticed the reviews are not that good on Amazon. Bad reviews tend to be focused on not being able to get the watch to sync with the phone app. Is anyone using this watch? It seems that this watch is not that popular. Can anyone provide me the lug to lug dimensions as I could not find any of it online.

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    For the 41mm Timex IQ+ it appears the case length is 48mm.

    I have not handled one, but based on the reviews I could not recommend
    it. If communications with the phone don't work you would be paying for
    a feature you don't use. The date appears to be set by the phone. If the
    watch can't sync to the phone it may be difficult to set the date. Maybe
    you like the look and the back light. Those features should be available in
    a different watch. If you want to sync to a pocket phone I would wait to
    see what the market brings us.

    You might look at some traditional watches. Some of the Citizen and Seiko
    watches have a strong glow. They are readable in the dark with no back
    light. I like the solar powered Citizen and Seiko watches. They just work.


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    Re: About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    Quote Originally Posted by mystvearn View Post
    Bad reviews tend to be focused on not being able to get the watch to sync with the phone app.
    This alone should be a deal-breaker. You can get one if you want, but if its software sucks, get rid of it.

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    Re: About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    Quote Originally Posted by rationaltime View Post
    For the 41mm Timex IQ+ it appears the case length is 48mm.

    I have not handled one, but based on the reviews I could not recommend
    it. If communications with the phone don't work you would be paying for
    a feature you don't use. The date appears to be set by the phone. If the
    watch can't sync to the phone it may be difficult to set the date. Maybe
    you like the look and the back light. Those features should be available in
    a different watch. If you want to sync to a pocket phone I would wait to
    see what the market brings us.

    You might look at some traditional watches. Some of the Citizen and Seiko
    watches have a strong glow. They are readable in the dark with no back
    light. I like the solar powered Citizen and Seiko watches. They just work.


    Thanks,
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    The reason why I am looking at the watch was because of the simple step counter. Right now I am only using my Samsung Note 3 S health for daily counter. I don't see myself wearing a fitbit or a garmin soon as I don't exercise that much. Though I was quite intrigue with the vivomove. A hybrid smartwatch. However, I wanted the watch to have more functions than just steps. A backlight is a bonus. Having the date is also another bonus. Skagen/Nokia hybrid looks great though the watches quite simple in nature. Most activity trackers are digital in nature. I have also noticed that someone managed to post a review on how to reset the iq+ watch on amazon. I don't want to charge my watch daily or even weekly. I don't want a smartwatch as I don't want notifications on my wrist. Just looking for a watch which could be used for every occasion.

    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    This alone should be a deal-breaker. You can get one if you want, but if its software sucks, get rid of it.
    Yes.

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    Re: About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    When you say "be used for every occasion", I am thinking from functional and aesthetic point of view. I'm afraid that, as far as I am concerned, currently there are just two smartwatches that can handle every situation: Apple Watch and Tag Heuer Connected, although the Tag would be out of place with a formal suit while a stainless AW would fit perfectly with. The rest are just too sporty to be used on every occasion.

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    Re: About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    There are plenty of choices. Every single major manufacturer (i don't mean brand) offers some kind of hybrid watch. Most of them probably share same or very similar internals.
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    Seem very close (apart from Indiglo) call to Timex.
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    Nokia Steel HR

    Another way around it Samsung Gear Sport
    Just put custom face on it and it will look like any watch you like!
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    Re: About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    Samsung takes any 20mm band or bracelet. So you can switch leather, resin or NATO depending on occasion.

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    Re: About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket1991 View Post
    There are plenty of choices. Every single major manufacturer (i don't mean brand) offers some kind of hybrid watch. Most of them probably share same or very similar internals.
    Based on the OP earlier post, he wants more functions than simple step counter. To me, this discounts the hybrid watches as they have quirky ways of conveying information, debatable support and no possibility to get new functions through software upgrade.

    I missed the Samsung’s Gear Sport. I would put it on the same use category as the Tag, a bit on the sporty side for more formal occasions.

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    Re: About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket1991 View Post
    Samsung takes any 20mm band or bracelet. So you can switch leather, resin or NATO depending on occasion.
    So does Apple, although you'd need a springbar-type adapter to use regular straps (but that's going on a tangent).

    I'd also suggest taking a look at a brand called Kronaby, whose watches actually look pretty nice. They're a little thick on-wrist, probably as thick as my Apple Watch, and they run for a year at a time on their batteries (which are huge relative to normal watch batteries).

    But, like most of the hybrids in this thread, they don't have the Indiglo lighting that Timex is known for, which sounds like a feature the OP wants to have.

    And, like most hybrids, the function buttons aren't labeled because there isn't an LCD to tell the user what's going on.

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    Re: About the Timex IQ+ move hybrid watch

    Nokia has HR sensor and more advanced functionality. Although it older platform it also very attractive price vise. There are options. OP wanted Indiglo back light and date plus step counter. For what it worth (unless it on clearance) you can get a lot of way better products. Like this Garmin Vivomove HR.
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    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/583562

    Today we have plenty of alternatives.

    In case you don't want to see your steps as is but on a phone you can get
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    Which by the way measures heart rate too.

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