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Old 09-14-18, 06:08 AM
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Please provide some suggestions for good wearable. Thank you!
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I normally use my apple watch but it's hrm won't broadcast to my Elemnt so I have been looking for a wearable. So far I have been leaning towards the Scosche Rythm+.
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Garmin Foretunner 935 works for everything and has an incredible battery life.
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Please provide some suggestions for good wearable. Thank you!
I use a Garmin VivoActive HR. Has HR (of course), GPS, will take Ant+ speed and cadence sensors. Best thing is battery will last 8 hours riding with GPS so you don't have to keep recharging it. My commute is about 50 minutes long and between these and walks (plus wearing it 24h), I recharge once every three days. Takes less than an hours to almost gets back to a full charge.
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Got the vivoactive hr as well. Been really good. No complaints.
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Originally Posted by sararashid View Post
Please provide some suggestions for good wearable. Thank you!
Depends on what you want it for. For everyday life plus athletics/health - Apple Watch hands down. For pure athletics, there are a variety of options. IMO, none of them are as comprehensive as the Apple Watch for overall utility.

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I normally use my apple watch but it's hrm won't broadcast to my Elemnt so I have been looking for a wearable. So far I have been leaning towards the Scosche Rythm+.
Had one. Switched to the Wahoo Tickr arm version. Easier to use and far longer battery life (30 hours vs about 8 hrs). Both the same price last time I checked.

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Depends on what you want it for. For everyday life plus athletics/health - Apple Watch hands down. For pure athletics, there are a variety of options. IMO, none of them are as comprehensive as the Apple Watch for overall utility.



Had one. Switched to the Wahoo Tickr arm version. Easier to use and far longer battery life (30 hours vs about 8 hrs). Both the same price last time I checked.

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Apple watch has two big caveat though, battery life and... you need an iPhone.
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Apple watch has two big caveat though, battery life and... you need an iPhone.
iPhone: yes. Presumably if one was asking about the Apple Watch then this was understood.

Battery life: mine lasts two full days. Generally I charge it every morning while getting ready (less than an hour and closer to 30 minutes) and that works. More would always be better. What it has is adequate. I wear mine while sleeping for sleep tracking. If you donít wear a watch while you sleep then really not an issue.
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iPhone: yes. Presumably if one was asking about the Apple Watch then this was understood.

Battery life: mine lasts two full days. Generally I charge it every morning while getting ready (less than an hour and closer to 30 minutes) and that works. More would always be better. What it has is adequate. I wear mine while sleeping for sleep tracking. If you donít wear a watch while you sleep then really not an issue.
Except he wasn't asking about the Apple watch, just wearables in general, hence the caveat. I charge my Garmin every three/four days. This can be a problem on its own though. I charge it so infrequently that I sometime forget about it until it reaches 10% and it warns me. Luckily for me though, that's still enough juice for a full work day/commute back home if that 10% happens while at work or half way through my commute to work.
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Except he wasn't asking about the Apple watch, just wearables in general, hence the caveat. I charge my Garmin every three/four days. This can be a problem on its own though. I charge it so infrequently that I sometime forget about it until it reaches 10% and it warns me. Luckily for me though, that's still enough juice for a full work day/commute back home if that 10% happens while at work or half way through my commute to work.
Thanks for catching that re: iPhone. Although it's pretty obvious these days.

I bet my Apple Watch (series 3) would make easily three days and probably four if I were careful about how and when it turns the display on. At bedtime, most days, it will show about 70-75% charge remaining. That would be from about 7am to about 11pm most days (16 hours).

I put it in theater mode at night so it's not annoying. When I've charged it and left in theater mode, hours late (like noon) it might only be down a couple of percent on the battery. I've never tried to see how long I could go, but now that I think about it, with a little care, it probably would go that long. I also might add that I'm pretty tech savvy and it's not like I don't use my watch all day long (Siri, checking weather, occasional short flashlight use, frequent time checks throughout the day).

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Got the vivoactive hr as well. Been really good. No complaints.
Replaced a vivoacfive HR with a Vivoacfive 3 after I killed the first swimming in it. Apparently I had Bashed the sensor and it wasnít waterproof. Good battery like, good widgets. Like it.
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