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    Posted: 05 Mar 2021 at 11:22am
Anyone recommend a decent smart watch - budget around €300?

I have a Samsung phone so thinking of maybe a Samsung Galaxy watch, either that or a Garmin.


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Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Anyone recommend a decent smart watch - budget around €300?

I have a Samsung phone so thinking of maybe a Samsung Galaxy watch, either that or a Garmin.



I have a garmin forerunner. It's grand, does the job and battery great but it's a bit dated looked and sounds like a tamagochi. Use it for the bike.

Have a nice smart watch for work - a Skagen. Looks great but battery is sh*te (you'd get a day from it).  

A lad in work showed me one he bought on amazon for 50 bucks and i went ahead and ordered one myself yesterday. Seems a bargain. 

I had a model of theirs that was a fitbit type yoke (lost it) and it was brilliant for 25 quid so i can guarantee their work Big smile

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I wouldnt be splashing 300 on a smart watch considering how quickly they go obsolete. 
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Jesus 300 quid, it would want to screen me for cancer for that price. 
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Got this one ( Garmin 645M ) recently.    

Has all the usual smart notifications along with Garmin Pay and you can listen to Spotify playlists and podcasts from it.

Battery life is decent, I get a week out of it, and that includes using the GPS for three or four runs.

Not too big, so is tidy enough on the wrist...
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Jesus 300 quid, it would want to screen me for cancer for that price. 

But you're not paying the 300 quid so calm down.
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I had the Samsung smartwatch but found it to be quite glitchy. I had an Android phone at the time that wasn't Samsung which was probably the main reason for the issues I was having

Moved to Apple last year and got the iPhone and Apple Watch 5 and it's fantastic. No syncing issues at all and the GPS etc is very reliable for running.

Apple stuff is pricey but far superior in quality and reliability to any Android devices I've had (and I've had many!)
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Originally posted by theheff1989 theheff1989 wrote:

Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Jesus 300 quid, it would want to screen me for cancer for that price. 

But you're not paying the 300 quid so calm down.

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Calm down ? I just made a comment, did you think I was thumping  the keyboard or something LOL


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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Jesus 300 quid, it would want to screen me for cancer for that price. 

I wouldn't pay €300 on a smart watch either Big smile  

Work offers a €300 fitness benefit each year and found out today that it includes smart watches Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Originally posted by theheff1989 theheff1989 wrote:

Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Jesus 300 quid, it would want to screen me for cancer for that price. 

But you're not paying the 300 quid so calm down.

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Calm down ? I just made a comment, did you think I was thumping  the keyboard or something LOL

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Thanks all for the recommendations, will have a think about it Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Jesus 300 quid, it would want to screen me for cancer for that price. 

I wouldn't pay €300 on a smart watch either Big smile  

Work offers a €300 fitness benefit each year and found out today that it includes smart watches Thumbs Up

Calm down Podge LOLLOL
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Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Anyone recommend a decent smart watch - budget around €300?

I have a Samsung phone so thinking of maybe a Samsung Galaxy watch, either that or a Garmin.


I've the garmin forerunner for exercise but it's too big for wearing all the time. The missus has the apple watch which looks great, I don't like having notifications popping up all day long, so stick to a regular watch for myself
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I have the Garmin Vivoactive 3. Does everything I need it to do and battery is excellent so can't fault it.
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I got the Samsung active 2 for Christmas. Does everything a smart watch needs to do
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I have the garmin forerunner as well. Get about 8 or 9 days out of the battery... Around 6 to 7 the weeks I do 3 or 4 runs which is excellent seeing as I bought it 4 years ago.

@shedite...the notifications can be turned off. 
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Have the Apple Watch myself. Heavily discounted it was. Battery life is poor. Only use it now running. 
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