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    New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    Does anyone have any info on this?

    I saw something on Facebook about a month ago and signed up for updates.
    Since then I've gotten a handful of emails with very little details.
    Seems like they're trying to build the hype but I'm surprised that I couldn't find any mention of it on the forums.

    Here's the latest email, looks pretty nice.
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    Re: New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    I've been keeping an eye out on this one. It's a bit big for me though.

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    Re: New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    I think it looks great and the early bird price seems fair (compared to Garmin Fenix)
    But I'm concerned about the battery life, and apparent inability to recharge.
    The only reason I would be interested is for the GPS.
    And most GPS watches have a hard time getting through a single day with GPS tracking turned on.
    I can't imagine how this GPS can accurately track movement and not wear down the battery.

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    Re: New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    There is a nice Hand's on review on Digital Trends (digitaltrends.com) - Cannot post link as I'm a newbie here




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    Re: New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    The life & soul of a smartwatch is the software. Not sure about the hybrids since you cannot get the benefits of a full size screen. The Alpina is in the league of G-Shock and Tissot T-Touch.

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    Re: New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernus View Post
    There is a nice Hand's on review on Digital Trends (digitaltrends.com) - Cannot post link as I'm a newbie here


    This review makes no mention of GPS at all.

    And I also noticed if you click the "Press Kit" link in the kickstarter campaign, the technical specifications don't mention GPS either which I find very strage.

    I wonder if it uses your phone's GPS via their app, which can be turned on and off by using the watch?
    If that's the case, your phone battery will be drained quickly.

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    Re: New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    Okay folks, NO GPS on board!

    https://www.wareable.com/hybrid-smar...rtwatch-review

    "It also wants to cover the navigation bases as well, but there's some good and bad news on that front.
    The good is the ability to turn the watch into compass aligning the long hand towards north and the short hand towards south.
    The bad is that there is no onboard GPS. You will have to use your phone's GPS signal to track your movements."

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    Re: New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    Is anyone pulling the trigger on this... Been very tempted since I saw those same Facebook posts 4 odd weeks back but more so now since there have been some hands on reviews... Price is great as well

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    Re: New Alpina Alpiner X smart watch

    Yep, I’ve pulled the trigger, black strap with Orange stitching, orange hands, dial and black bezel, thought about the orange strap but a bit to much err......orange, will add a picture of my choice when I get back.

    Seems good value and like the mixture of analogue/digital face with a 2 year battery life, price is ok but don’t forget you have VAT and import tax etc coming into the UK. Ahhhhhhh

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