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Old 18-02-2020, 08:47 PM   #661
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Guys, wanna ask if Samsung Galaxy Watch Active charger can charger Active 2 watch bo? anyone know?
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Old 19-02-2020, 12:04 PM   #662
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Any idea if ECG or fall detention going to be released?
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Old 22-02-2020, 03:36 PM   #663
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Any idea if ECG or fall detention going to be released?
I don't think so kena cheated

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Old 22-02-2020, 03:43 PM   #664
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Any idea if ECG or fall detention going to be released?
At least April. Still awaiting FDA approval. ASUS Vivowatch SP also waiting ah
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Old 25-02-2020, 09:47 PM   #665
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Hi all,

Been sparsely reading (and lurking) over this thread and the GW thread for some time now. Just wanna get the users' 2 cents worth here.

I'm currently using the Amazfit bip (almost 2 years now) - which serves my basic needs of having GPS, receiving notifications (but low resolution such that no emojis), as well as amazing battery life (think ~40 days!)

But i think it's time for an upgrade and i know i have to give up on the battery life aspect. Have read through regarding GW as well as GWA2, and was wondering if yall can help me answer the following questions (i saw some of you guys even upgraded from GW to GWA2):

1) is the GWA2 better overall than the GW? the price difference is not much but the battery difference is quite significant from what i read. i know better is a vague term but for someone who has neither GW nor the GWA2, which would you guys recommend?

2) those with LTE - how often do you guys find yourselves leaving your phone and just going out with the watch? i'm assuming only for jogs/runs; are there any other scenario which you don't bring your phone along?

3) I saw that you don't need a Samsung phone to enable samsung pay - but i read somewhere that someone had difficulty tapping out of a bus/train but had no difficulty tapping in? can more people confirm this

4) i understand the ECG function is not FDA approved yet; should i still cling on to the hope that some day soon it'll get approved? or should i not bother/not factor this ECG function in my decision to purchase either of the watches?

5) can we set a pic of our choice to be the wallpaper on either the GW/GWA2? or is only the available watch faces the only wallpapers?

6) lastly and this is a sweeping statement / comment to make; is the GW/GWA2 worth the upgrade from a basic minimal smartwatch such as the amazfit bip? or should i just hold on to my itch and keep that $300

looking forward to some meaningful insights

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Old 26-02-2020, 12:18 PM   #666
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Hi all,

Been sparsely reading (and lurking) over this thread and the GW thread for some time now. Just wanna get the users' 2 cents worth here.

I'm currently using the Amazfit bip (almost 2 years now) - which serves my basic needs of having GPS, receiving notifications (but low resolution such that no emojis), as well as amazing battery life (think ~40 days!)

But i think it's time for an upgrade and i know i have to give up on the battery life aspect. Have read through regarding GW as well as GWA2, and was wondering if yall can help me answer the following questions (i saw some of you guys even upgraded from GW to GWA2):

1) is the GWA2 better overall than the GW? the price difference is not much but the battery difference is quite significant from what i read. i know better is a vague term but for someone who has neither GW nor the GWA2, which would you guys recommend?

2) those with LTE - how often do you guys find yourselves leaving your phone and just going out with the watch? i'm assuming only for jogs/runs; are there any other scenario which you don't bring your phone along?

3) I saw that you don't need a Samsung phone to enable samsung pay - but i read somewhere that someone had difficulty tapping out of a bus/train but had no difficulty tapping in? can more people confirm this

4) i understand the ECG function is not FDA approved yet; should i still cling on to the hope that some day soon it'll get approved? or should i not bother/not factor this ECG function in my decision to purchase either of the watches?

5) can we set a pic of our choice to be the wallpaper on either the GW/GWA2? or is only the available watch faces the only wallpapers?

6) lastly and this is a sweeping statement / comment to make; is the GW/GWA2 worth the upgrade from a basic minimal smartwatch such as the amazfit bip? or should i just hold on to my itch and keep that $300

looking forward to some meaningful insights
I also been using bip b4 switching to gwa2.

Main reason is the always on display as bip. I simply prefer display that's always on.

Gwa2 also have more senors that helps with accuracy.
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Old 28-02-2020, 09:08 PM   #667
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I also been using bip b4 switching to gwa2.

Main reason is the always on display as bip. I simply prefer display that's always on.

Gwa2 also have more senors that helps with accuracy.
so in your opinion is it worth to upgrade?

how'd you adjust from having ~40 days battery life to ~1-2 days only?

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Old 02-03-2020, 10:40 AM   #668
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Hi, does anyone know if there's any physical shop selling screen protectors for the galaxy watch active 2? Seems like all the options are online sellers, I'm hoping to buy it directly from the shop rather then to wait for the delivery to come.
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:52 PM   #669
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so in your opinion is it worth to upgrade?

how'd you adjust from having ~40 days battery life to ~1-2 days only?

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The wireless charging makes it easy for me. Just place on the charger when I'm not wearing the watch.

Definitely worth it as it got more features. And the GPS lock is much faster then bip.

Ton of watch faces. I tend to change now and then .

Price also not that exp. Abt $300 or less or non lte ver during promotion.
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Old 03-03-2020, 08:38 PM   #670
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Anybody care to share their experience pairing the watch with an iphone?
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Old 07-03-2020, 01:17 PM   #671
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Question for the experts here. Why is there such a big price difference between stores ah? I saw cheapest gwa2 at $249, while Courts selling the same model at $399?? Is there a difference? Both are non lte model.

Also, would you guys recommend this watch for someone that doesn't exercise? I just want to use it as a normal watch with notifications alert from my phone

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Old 07-03-2020, 01:26 PM   #672
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Any idea if ECG or fall detention going to be released?
At least April. Still awaiting FDA approval. ASUS Vivowatch SP also waiting ah
knn if they still dun release by april i will change back to GW
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Old 07-03-2020, 01:27 PM   #673
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Question for the experts here. Why is there such a big price difference between stores ah? I saw cheapest gwa2 at $249, while Courts selling the same model at $399?? Is there a difference? Both are non lte model.

Also, would you guys recommend this watch for someone that doesn't exercise? I just want to use it as a normal watch with notifications alert from my phone

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im also using it as a watch and for the notifications.

i dun even exercise lolol
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Question for the experts here. Why is there such a big price difference between stores ah? I saw cheapest gwa2 at $249, while Courts selling the same model at $399?? Is there a difference? Both are non lte model.

Also, would you guys recommend this watch for someone that doesn't exercise? I just want to use it as a normal watch with notifications alert from my phone

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Let me answer for you.
I think the price you see might be a difference in the dimension between 40 vs 40mm because what i see on the cheaper gwa2 for 44mm is $300 and $249 maybe is 40mm.

Secondly, i also just got my 44mm from a carousell seller which is brand new and from what i know of, it is because now Samsung is giving a pair of 44mm and 40mm as a gift or something with purchase of their television and people who does not want it can re sell it back to the store selling the tv or sell themselves on carousell.

Thirdly, LTE allow you to take it out without your phone as non LTE rely on your phone through bluetooth.
LTE allow you to go on the run and exercise without using your phone and make payment i guess. But i do not know whether battery life suffer when you put LTE vs non-LTE.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:24 PM   #675
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Let me answer for you.
I think the price you see might be a difference in the dimension between 40 vs 40mm because what i see on the cheaper gwa2 for 44mm is $300 and $249 maybe is 40mm.

Secondly, i also just got my 44mm from a carousell seller which is brand new and from what i know of, it is because now Samsung is giving a pair of 44mm and 40mm as a gift or something with purchase of their television and people who does not want it can re sell it back to the store selling the tv or sell themselves on carousell.

Thirdly, LTE allow you to take it out without your phone as non LTE rely on your phone through bluetooth.
LTE allow you to go on the run and exercise without using your phone and make payment i guess. But i do not know whether battery life suffer when you put LTE vs non-LTE.
Not really leh. I'm comparing the 40mm with 40mm. For e.g. Harvey Norman lists the price as $349 https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/smart-tech-and-phones/smart-wearables/smart-watches-en/samsung-sm-r830nzsaxsp-galaxy-40mm-active-2-smart-watch-silver.html

But on carousell I can find the same model and color bnib at $250. Just wondering why there's such a big difference in price (i.e. export set?)

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