What are you more excited about: Samsung Gear S4 or Google Pixel Watch?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jul 02, 2018, 9:31 AM
However, it seems that Google is preparing a return. At this year's Google I/O event, the company unveiled a heap of new features and improvements coming to its Wear OS platform. An improved Google Assistant that'd work straight from your wrist is a center point of the upcoming update, but improved health and fitness tracking features are coming along as well.
While nothing is certain, we have heard a ton of rumors about an upcoming Pixel Watch — probably more than one model, even — which will, allegedly, be announced alongside the third generation of Pixel phones later this year. We would expect that these supposed Pixel Watches will show the best of Wear OS with snappy performance and hardware that works with and fully complements the software.
On the other hand, we have Samsung's Gear S4 — which is also unconfirmed. 2016's Gear S3 really pulled the rug from under its competitors with a phenomenal battery life, a round design with a rotating bezel, the ability to make phone calls with an integrated microphone and speaker, and the ability to work on both Android and iOS platforms. It's safe to say that fans are kind of excited to see where Samsung is going to take its technology with the next iteration of the Gear S line.
But which one are you more excited about? A first-ever Google-branded smartwatch, or the return of the battery life king?
What's more exciting to you?
I can't wait to see a Google Pixel Watch!
The Gear S4 can't come too soon!
I absolutely can't decide. Both are so exciting, I am about to implode
Smartwatches? Who cares about smartwatches?
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If the Google Pixel watch has project Soli on board, then I am on board.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 9:49 AM 4
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Of course Gear is the winner. But how ppl could even care about smartwatches?? What is the point of them? Stupid category made for to milk the dumb tech-snobs. One nice slim wrist-band could do the job. Even much cheaper and more practical.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 6:26 PM 0
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android wear is dead and if you a Samsung user like me you won't care about the pixel watch anyway the Tizen os is far better than wear os in every way also judging from the look and build quality of current pixel devices it wont compare to Samsung gear
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 9:56 AM 3
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Android Wear or now Wear OS is far from dead. Especially when you can use Android code and use it with little to no changes, except for UI, and input modifications, but you would have to make UI and input changes for any smart watch. Plus there is a number of watch OEMs using and selling Android Wear/Wear OS smart watches. Only Samsung sells Tizen OS based smart watches. Not to mention there is a lot more Wear OS apps.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 10:15 AM 7
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What's the point of apps on a smartwatch? Even developers for the Apple Watch have finally understood that they were useless, and many of them are deleting their apps for the App Store. Among the few useful apps for a smartwatch, there is Spotify... which is available on Tizen.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 4:32 PM 3
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Pixel watch is what I'm waiting for.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 10:16 AM 2
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Whichever has blood pressure monitoring.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 10:47 AM 1
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The pixel will have to impress for me to care. Full round, ideally with rotating bezel, 5 day battery life etc.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 11:44 AM 0
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Anyone who picks wear OS over the Gear S has clearly never used Samsung's awesome tizen based watches. It is leaps ahead of Android Wear (or whatever they want to be called these days) & to me even better than Apple's watch software.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 1:01 PM 1
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Wow it is so obvious you’ve never used either Googles offerings or Apples offerings, otherwise you wouldn’t have made such an untrue and basically idiotic statement regarding smart watches. Unless you’re trolling, that’s also a likely possibility. Anyhow enough of your stupidity. The Gear S4 with some Google apps, like Maps, Keep, Music, etc, would be an awesome combo. The Samsung watches are in dire need of some good apps. The Apple Watch needs a dedicated step count complication, and is in dire need of an always-on option.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 2:26 PM 2
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Feature wise, I totally agree with you, but optimization wise the Apple Watch kills the Gear to me. I recently sold my Gear S3, and Iconx2018 due to poor update optimization. Samsung has to improve the optimization quality of its accessories. Apple Watch is kinda boring feature wise, but offers a much better end user experience...for me at least.
posted on Jul 02, 2018, 4:56 PM 1
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To be more useful, the smartwatch needs to have cellular and a good voice assistant. Gear S3 is nice, as watch, fitness tracker with GPS and bluetooth music. I would leave my phone more often at home, if the watch could just do some more basic phone stuff. In the retroperspective, i would have choosen the amazfit 2 over S3 which offers just as much, with the transflective display, for half the price.
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 3:54 AM 0
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