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What smartwatches have metal caseback?

Discussion in 'Wear Os' started by lvt, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. lvt

    lvt Android Expert
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    I'm currently considering to buy a smartwatch, but through the reviews they seem to have plastic casebacks which I don't like.

    So far the TicWatch Pro and Huawei Watch 2 have metal casebacks.

    Do you know other smartwatches with metal casebacks?

    Thanks.
     


  2. lvt

    lvt Android Expert
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    Note: the watch doesn't need to be on Wear OS, I'm open to all kinds of smartwatches.
     
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  3. kobo

    kobo Lurker

    My Fossil 5th gen Carlyle has a metal back
     
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  4. The_Chief

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    I know it's out of the budget range for many smartwatch enthusiasts, but I have a Montblanc Summit 2 and I am thrilled with it. It has a gorgeous metal body with a timeless design. It runs on the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor; it has useful controls and internal apps (like stopwatch and music controls); it's water-resistant and goes from car to track to pool to office. It is, without a doubt, the BEST smartwatch I've owned... which is quite a few, ever since the original Moto 360 was released.
     
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  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    @The_Chief Montblanc, the ultimate pen company makes Smartwatches now? When did this happen?
     
  6. lvt

    lvt Android Expert
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    They used to make high-quality automatic wristwatches so it's not a surprise to see them making smartwatches.
     
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  7. lvt

    lvt Android Expert
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    The Montblanc Summit 2 and the Fossil Gen 5 look strikingly similar.
     
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I hope they still do make high-quality automatic watches, since the cheapest automatic in their current range is £1,500 (I know that many watch enthusiasts call this "affordable", but I'd still expect quality at that price).
     
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  9. The_Chief

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    Montblanc was one of the early adopters for the 3100 processor. I love that turning the crown scrolls the screen: so for things like Settings, I can just spin the crown to scroll instead of the old swipe-swipe-swipe on the screen. The two hardware buttons can be configured to any app I need (I have stopwatch on the top for my workout walks and Google Play Music on the bottom button). I'm hoping that if/when Qualcomm finally announces the mythical 3300 upgrade, which will replace the 3100's 28nm process with a 10nm process, Montblanc will grab the chip for the Summit 3.
     
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  10. lvt

    lvt Android Expert
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    Can you please tell me how the caseback is held to the watch case? Through the photos from Internet it seems that the caseback is glued to the case?
     
  11. rjedgar

    rjedgar Lurker

    Casio ProTrek WSD-F30 has a metal back.Its held on with screws.
     
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