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Discussion in 'Wear Os' started by pengyou, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. pengyou

    pengyou Well-Known Member
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    Is there a good, thorough website that explains the ins and outs of smartwatches? If so, please share.
    I am looking for a smartwatch that: allows me to store sensitive files on it, does the heart rate and sleep monitoring thing and will let me install keepass on it, a password vault...and cost less than $150. Any recommendations?
     


  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    My "This Christmas" gift is going to be a smartwatch in that range.
    I'll let you know before New Year's Day.
     
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  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    The requirements to install keepass and store files kind of rule out traditional smartwatch options. You'll need a watch which runs Android (rather that Wear OS or Tizen), and most of those are going to be poorly supported.

    Please do let us know what you find though!
     
  4. pengyou

    pengyou Well-Known Member
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    Thanks! Soo.....processing this...are there smart watches out there that will let me store the database file from Keepass on it and let me connect it to my computer? KP allows for remote placement of the database file. And also..would I be able to store the "on the go" version of firefox on it and run firefox on my desktop from the watch? The files on the watch are both plan B, backups...but it is a critical need app for me.
     
  5. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Typical smart watches run an OS which is optimized for use on the wrist. You can install apps if the developers of those apps have built them for smartwatches but I doubt that keepass is compatible. If you go for a watch running a full version of Android then you will probably be able to install whatever apps you want... But how well will keepass's interface adapt to a one inch screen? Is that really an experience you would enjoy?
     
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Of all the different smart-watches that are available, quite frankly I've yet to find one I could use satisfactorily and be happy with.

    Wear OS is heavily dependant on Google, which here in China is basically forget it a lot of the time. Except for Huawei Wear OS devices that use Baidu instead of Google, and I don't wish to go there for many reasons.

    Samsung Tizen smart-watches depend on having a Samsung phone.

    Apple Watch, I would never have an iOS device.

    Various Chinese smart-watches running Android, from what I've seen most of them are basically crap, buggy, quality issues, and/or fugly, etc.
     
    #6 mikedt, Dec 2, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
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  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I see a lot of v7 ads.
    Just ads though. Is there a smartwatch forum?
     
  8. moklata

    moklata Lurker

    I think you need a standalone smartwatch
     
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