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  #1285325 16-Apr-2015 09:09
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Anyone else get a smelly wrist band?

Maybe I'm not used to leather bands but I sure have a funky smelling watch after a couple months use

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  #1285422 16-Apr-2015 10:43
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macuser: Anyone else get a smelly wrist band?

Maybe I'm not used to leather bands but I sure have a funky smelling watch after a couple months use


At least you can replace it with most other watch bands of similiar size
How does this instruction look??

http://www.overstock.com/guides/how-to-clean-a-leather-watch-strap




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  #1285425 16-Apr-2015 10:46
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I hate material bands of any type. Anything that absorbs sweat. Metal or nothing for me.


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  #1285438 16-Apr-2015 10:55
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Must admit I don't wear my GWR much these days. I find its daylight performance inferior to my SW3. It still looks better than the SW3 and is much brighter in active mode. But since I spend half my time at work outside with sunglasses on, the SW3 and its trans-reflective display just make it more usable for me. With the duller days of winter coming on that may see the GWR get more use.
Had to laugh a couple of days ago though when a workmate saw my SW3 and asked if it was an Apple Watch.




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  #1288284 21-Apr-2015 09:34
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Looks like we might just get Wifi in the new update.

Would rather GPS though!!

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/20/8447971/android-wear-update-wifi-support-emoji-smartwatch

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  #1288306 21-Apr-2015 10:11
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There is a bit of discussion that the G watch R may actually have GPS. It will be great to get wifi. Wear is certainly moving along.




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  #1288352 21-Apr-2015 11:21
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I'm still wearing my G Watch R daily, and yea I changed my mind Wifi would be great, I'm often just outside of the reach of the watch's Bluetooth connection

 
 
 
 


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  #1288425 21-Apr-2015 12:39
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macuser: I'm still wearing my G Watch R daily, and yea I changed my mind Wifi would be great, I'm often just outside of the reach of the watch's Bluetooth connection


Apparently you don't even have to be on the same Wifi network to have connectivity too...

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  #1288466 21-Apr-2015 13:10
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With all that extra hardware turned on, you better have an extra charge cradle in your pocket to keep it running!




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  #1288469 21-Apr-2015 13:11
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Stu: With all that extra hardware turned on, you better have an extra charge cradle in your pocket to keep it running!


You'd imagine there will be an opportunity to turn it off...


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  #1291846 26-Apr-2015 19:41
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No WiFi for the LG G Watch R. Apparently they didn't include the antenna! LG just didn't install them. Bugger (says dog lying flat in the mud)

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LG G Watch, G Watch R, ASUS ZenWatch: no Wi-Fi for you

All Android Wear watches have Wi-Fi chips, but some won’t get Wi-Fi support






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  #1291962 26-Apr-2015 21:45
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WiFi will be turned off because it will not pass SAR testing (specific absorption rate).  Bluetooth class 1 is borderline, WiFi is a fail.




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  #1292979 28-Apr-2015 14:55
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Urbane is shipping in US, so would hope that software update for G Watch R is coming soon.

There is a lot of contradicting reports of Wifi support, I am going to wait for the update to see...



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  #1293045 28-Apr-2015 16:10
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Ahh after having a bad time with the watch glitching out like mad, I read the wrong support doc and pressed in the hole at the back of the watch...which I think might be a MIC.  anyone know what exactly it is?

Figure my watch isn't waterproof anymore and will need to be dismantled 

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  #1293495 29-Apr-2015 12:49
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macuser:
Ahh after having a bad time with the watch glitching out like mad, I read the wrong support doc and pressed in the hole at the back of the watch...which I think might be a MIC.  anyone know what exactly it is?

Figure my watch isn't waterproof anymore and will need to be dismantled 


I think it's the barometer.

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