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Which one??? GEAR LIVE / GEAR 2 NEO / Martian Notifier

Discussion in 'Wear Os' started by jack58, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    I've been torn for days which watch to get. Still haven't made up my mind.
    GEAR LIVE / GEAR 2 NEO / Martian Notifier

    I won't get the $300 ones as that is too much for a first time wearable buyer like me, even though I had cell phones for years. The Moto 360 is by far the best looking watch with screen or off... but still too much money.

    Right now, I'm torn between these three:

    I would have to pay full price for a Gear 2 Neo $200.
    The Gear Live which I can get a unopened box on craigslist for $150.
    I had offered $150 and he said yes and I can open the box if I have cash on hand, or sort of leaning toward this one:

    The Martian Watches - Notifier Smart Watch
    Martian Watches Notifier Smart Watch for Select Android and Apple iOS Cell Phones MN200RBR - Best Buy
    These look like a normal watch, not like a geek watch in public and do notify you for texts, email and other events. Also shows weather etc.
    Great looking watch compared to the other smartwatches. Also has two batteries so time never runs out and the other battery last for 5-days.

    The whole point of a smart watch is to notify you isn't it?
     



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  2. sulligar

    sulligar Lurker

    I have experience with the Gear line of smart watches. I tried all and decided on the Gear 2 Neo. I have been using the Neo daily and I absolutely love it. I didn't need or want a camera on a watch. The Neo is plastic and lighter while not feeling cheaper. The Android wear software on the Live was overkill for my needs. As well, I hated the strap on the live. I mainly want to keep my phone in my pocket and check my notifications and emails as they arrive. I also like the exercise options and I acknowledge there is much room for improvement. I use the Galaxy S5 with the Neo and I am very happy. Btw... I am a 58 year old closet tech geek and travel in both the Android and Apple worlds. I was somewhat skeptical of a smart watch. I like and collect traditional watches. Since buying the Neo the watches haven't seen the light of day.
     
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  3. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    I'm going with the GEAR LIVE. The GEAR NEO is $200, but I can get a brand new GEAR LIVE for $150. It is off craigslist, but after talking to the guy back and forth, (he was asking $200) he told me he worked for google, (Seattle) and went to the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco on March 25 where they introduced the GEAR LIVE and gave them away to developers there. The reason he never used or opened the box, which was still sealed was he has a iPhone. I talked him down because I have to travel 35 miles to get it at his place of work. As long as I have cash on hand, I get to unseal the box.
     
  4. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    Indeed, the box was never opened, the seal was still intact and the plastic was on the face of watch. See two 1st two pics.
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    After setting it up and playing with it today, my only disappointment is the vibration is very weak... and that was the big reason I wanted it, was to vibrate when I got a text message. I'm hoping that can be fixed, otherwise I will be selling this...:(
     
  5. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    Anyone else here have this watch?
     
  6. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert
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    Strange, in that ad, there is no Gear Live?

    Still wish the vibration was stronger and longer. Hopefully someone here will figure out how to make it feel like when you swipe down to "unmute" it as that is perfect. Right now, it feels like the vibration you get when you swipe down again to "mute" which is short and soft. Otherwise, I like the watch fine. Surprised how many comments I get on it.
     
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