So I picked this watch up in late 2018, motivation being it was cool and also for simplicity having a everything in one-solution. Tho I have to say, I'm one of those people that find tech to be more overwhelming than liberating.
Basically I'm a guy who's looking into buying my first automatic, I wanna cut down on my smartphone and I generally enjoy wearing a notebook and a quality pen to write stuff down.
I returned it after a weak for multiple reasons.
1. Realizing that on all matters where this could do what my phone (Note 9 btw) did, I much rather prefered the 1-2 seconds it took me to pick up my phone.
Though this might just be a habit and I would quickly consider it nice to not have to pick up my phone to check stuff.
I just realized there's also the additional risk of starting to fiddle with my phone when I have it in my hands.
2. On the rare occasions I did not have access to my phone, it was mostly because I didn't need it. If I'm out jogging I might come across an accident and having to call 911, but... come on, what level of paranoia-thinking is that.
3. On the features on the watch that my phone didn't have, like heart-rate monitor and other stuff I'm not too familiar with, it seemed like it wasn't trustworthy enough by reviews, and that if I cared about that stuff I would be better off getting a dedicated activity-bracelet with the band around the waist and all that stuff.
Also, when I'm lifting weights and all that, my mind is more than capable to actually remember each set, and noting it down in my trusty notepad instead of fiddling around with my smartwatch.
4. Samsung Pay is still not a thing in my Country. I never cared about paying with my phone, I just as well pick up my wallet and take out my card, but if I should embrace the idea of a tech watch, it would annoy me that a watch intended to cover most aspects of every day life, would not be able to do a basic one
And finally, and this is a big one for me (I've propably forgotten something), the watch faces... I can't be the only one that find the analogue watch faces hideous, as they lack any depth to them and look as fake as they are...Though, obviously I realize I can't expect them to look real.
Again, maybe only a habit.
I've been fascinated by old automatic timekeepers the last year, like the cogs and wheels of it feels more personal, soulfull and timeless, rather than some technology that's gonna be outdated within a few years, but anything but a automatic would give me accuracy, and buying a watch you'd want to control every week seems a bit... absurd to me.
Having said all this, it's only my subjective experience for the very short time I had it, but I'm still drawn to the coolness of it, and would love for anyone to give me their pros/cons and also adress my grievances with this watch.
And then there's the question of if Samsung is gonna drop the sequel soon or if it's only the active models, because I hate to buy one and a week later see that they're dropping a improved new version.
Thank you in advance for any replies.