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    Re: what is the best 4G smartwatch?

    Quote Originally Posted by mouadeddouch View Post
    what is the best 4G smartwatch?
    Most smart watches I know of don't have a simcard. They are oblivious of 2g or 4g. Your phone takes care of that. The smartwatch pairs with Bluetooth

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    Apple watch if you use iPhone. Samsung Gear S3 if you have a Samsung phone and carrier support in your country.

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    Re: what is the best 4G smartwatch?

    Quote Originally Posted by filcord View Post
    Most smart watches I know of don't have a simcard. They are oblivious of 2g or 4g. Your phone takes care of that. The smartwatch pairs with Bluetooth

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    Not correct.

    More and more are becoming available that connect directly to a mobile network.

    You don’t necessarily need a SIM card.

    Apple Watch and Samsung Gear use embedded SIM (ESIM).

    Apple works ONLY in conjunction with the Apple ecosystem and devices.
    Samsung works with Android and iOS for more flexibility.

    “Better” for you will depend on what your planned usage is and what your aesthetic preferences are.

    Samsung has a more traditional watch design, with a useful rotating bezel, always on display, and takes standard 22mm straps whereas Apple has a more proprietary design.

    Your carrier and how they connect and charge for these devices may also impact your decision.


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    Re: what is the best 4G smartwatch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black5 View Post
    Samsung ... takes standard 22mm straps whereas Apple has a more proprietary design.
    Sorta. Apple's strap design lets the owner use nearly any 22mm strap (and something like 18-20mm for the 38mm model) with adapters. Once attached to the adapters, the strap can be swapped out without tools in a few seconds.

    Still, +1 to letting your device and your carrier dictate which smartwatch you get. Stick with the platform.

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    Re: what is the best 4G smartwatch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black5 View Post
    Not correct.

    More and more are becoming available that connect directly to a mobile network.

    You don’t necessarily need a SIM card.

    Apple Watch and Samsung Gear use embedded SIM (ESIM).
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    Oh! Did not know that. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Re: what is the best 4G smartwatch?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    Sorta. Apple's strap design lets the owner use nearly any 22mm strap (and something like 18-20mm for the 38mm model) with adapters. Once attached to the adapters, the strap can be swapped out without tools in a few seconds.
    The adapter adds complexity and is fine if you only ever use the straps on your Apple watch but Samsung uses standard type lugs which makes it easy to swap straps between any watches with the same standard strap width.



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    Re: what is the best 4G smartwatch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black5 View Post
    The adapter adds complexity and is fine if you only ever use the straps on your Apple watch but Samsung uses standard type lugs which makes it easy to swap straps between any watches with the same standard strap width.
    Tool-free is always easier.

    Once it’s on an adapter (which is usually already done when you buy a third party strap marketed for an AW), then it swaps like any other, no spring bar tool needed.






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    I've been very happy with my Samsung Smart Watches, a Gear S and also a Gear S3. The S was the earlier design, has a Sim card with external access to the SIM carrier and the S3 uses an embeded eSIM. The S3 may have a slight longer battery life but the two both last about two days even when connecting remotely to my left at home cell phone.

    Having two watches allows me to keep one on a charger and just swap watches when needed. This is important because I've reached that age where being able to call for medical help even when not near, or Bluetooth connected to, my cell phone is essential. About a month ago that was made quite clear when I fainted and simply was so unbalanced I could not get back up. Having a watch that allowed me to call 911 and also coordinate with the EMTs and get them in through my garage made a big difference.

    The Gear S is IP-67 rated waterproof and the Gear S3 IP-68 rated.

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    And the Gear S3:



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    Re: what is the best 4G smartwatch?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    Tool-free is always easier.

    Once it’s on an adapter (which is usually already done when you buy a third party strap marketed for an AW), then it swaps like any other, no spring bar tool needed.
    But you still need an adapter and once the adapter is on, it only fits the AW = Proprietary.
    You then have to remove the adapter to install the band on another watch which involves tools. (Typically a screwdriver or spring bar tool).

    No tools are needed for replacement straps for the Samsung Gear S3 as all the OEM straps and most of the aftermarket already come equipped with "quick-release" spring bars as standard.

    Here's a few random third party examples:

    And for good measure you can use any other 22mm straps.

    Here's a few I regularly interchange with my TH Carrera:
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