Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1985 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 332

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1886034 19-Oct-2017 07:53
Send private message quote this post

From what I have read the extra space on LTE is for Apple Music caching when streaming.





When you live your life on Twitter and Facebook, and are only friends with like minded people on Twitter and Facebook, you are not living in the real world. You are living in a narcissistic echo chamber.

 


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.


First time caller
127 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 30

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1886042 19-Oct-2017 08:38
Send private message quote this post

I've been thinking about getting one to replace my Kickstarter Pebble. I expect I'll always have my phone with me. Would that mean the smaller memory of the non-LTE version will be enough?





@Shadowfoot on Twitter


 
 
 
 


5 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1886046 19-Oct-2017 08:49
Send private message quote this post

geekiegeek:

 

From what I have read the extra space on LTE is for Apple Music caching when streaming.

 

 

An extra 8GB seems like a lot mobile data to use up for caching, especially given that the curated playlists refresh every week. Maybe I'm missing something here? Even if it was necessary, it would been just as useful in the non-LTE model.

 

I would never have thought that 8GB would be too small for a Watch, even in 2017, and especially for someone with a relatively small playlist of their own music. I am also picky about what apps are installed on my Watch. Given my experience, I would advise caution if storing your favourite playlists on your Watch is important to you.

 

 

 

 




117 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1886083 19-Oct-2017 09:35
Send private message quote this post

Shadowfoot:

 

I've been thinking about getting one to replace my Kickstarter Pebble. I expect I'll always have my phone with me. Would that mean the smaller memory of the non-LTE version will be enough?

 

 

 

 

If you always have your phone with you, then yes I would say go for non-LTE and the lesser space should be enough since you'd be streaming music from your phone rather than watch in most cases anyway. Apps don't seem to take up too much space on the watch.


827 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 52


  Reply # 1886123 19-Oct-2017 10:30
Send private message quote this post

I purchased the LTE version, via Australia. I'm hoping the carriers in NZ will support it soon and that it will work in NZ. I upgraded from a series 0.




117 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1886823 20-Oct-2017 11:05
Send private message quote this post

Hmm I've heard differing things about whether overseas purchased LTE watches will work in NZ once the plans are launched. Let us know how you get on.

I would consider getting an LTE watch and selling my current one when they eventually launch depending on the price of the monthly plans.. If it follows NZ's usual trend it'll probably be significantly more than the $10 per month it is in the US..

3730 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 564

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1886850 20-Oct-2017 12:00
Send private message quote this post

Would there be anything stopping you from using the data sharing feature that NZ telcos offer? I guess it would mean that you couldn't receive phone calls on your watch, but it might be okay to live without that if it saves upwards of $10 a month.


827 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 52


  Reply # 1886853 20-Oct-2017 12:08
Send private message quote this post

My understanding is that eSIM is designed to work only with your existing connection? Either way you won't be able to use an Apple Watch with as a standalone device as it must be setup via an iPhone (and share the same number).

 

 

 

I too have seen differing opinions on whether a watch would work in a country other than country of origin. I think people may be confusing this with the fact that they won't support roaming. According to this thread here https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/lte-in-apple-watch-series-3-models-only-works-in-country-of-purchase.2067891/page-10 my Apple watch purchased in AU will work in NZ, when our carriers support it. That's if they don't carrier lock the watches.


3730 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 564

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1886860 20-Oct-2017 12:25
Send private message quote this post

That's a shame. Thanks for clarifying.




117 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1887932 23-Oct-2017 04:43
Send private message quote this post

Anyone else having an issue where if they call someone using Siri from the apple watch then they can't hear any audio on the call? But if I call via the contacts list is seems to work fine.. if someone knows a solution to this let me know! Tried googling to not much avail..

33 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1896339 6-Nov-2017 20:34
Send private message quote this post

Has anyone with an LTE version tried to go through a setup process with Spark? Spark support the eSim system used by the Samsung Gear S3. I wondered if Apple's eSim was comparable.

 

I chatted to a Spark rep. today and they wondered if it was possible. However, they felt that the Apple Watch device's ICCID number would need to start with "64050021". I'm pretty sure this is incorrect logic-wise though as people in the USA going through the setup process have said that the ICCID number is dynamic and applied during the setup process, rather than being a pre-requisite for success. It is however suggestive that even if it is possible, it might not be an easy process to work out.


881 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 381

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1896375 6-Nov-2017 21:00
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

PaddyPatPat:

 

Has anyone with an LTE version tried to go through a setup process with Spark? Spark support the eSim system used by the Samsung Gear S3. I wondered if Apple's eSim was comparable.

 

I chatted to a Spark rep. today and they wondered if it was possible. However, they felt that the Apple Watch device's ICCID number would need to start with "64050021". I'm pretty sure this is incorrect logic-wise though as people in the USA going through the setup process have said that the ICCID number is dynamic and applied during the setup process, rather than being a pre-requisite for success. It is however suggestive that even if it is possible, it might not be an easy process to work out.

 

 

I thought the issue with trying to use them in NZ was that no carrier here supports having the same number on the eSIM as is on the phone itself.






33 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1896389 6-Nov-2017 21:04
Send private message quote this post

Brumfondl:

 

 

 

I thought the issue with trying to use them in NZ was that no carrier here supports having the same number on the eSIM as is on the phone itself.

 

 

Okay. If that's true then fine. In comparison does the Samsung Gear S3 use a different number than it's parent phone?


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Phone prices rising as users move upmarket
Posted 24-Nov-2017 17:16


Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11


Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.