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Question: If you install something like "Watchify", and you use that to handle notifications for what is being currently handled by the Smart Extras in the list above, is it safe to remove "Smart Connect"?
If you remove Smart Connect I believe your watch will loose connection with your phone. At least that's what I found.

Try it for yourself though, easy enough to put back on.
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If you remove Smart Connect I believe your watch will loose connection with your phone. At least that's what I found.

Try it for yourself though, easy enough to put back on.
Yes I think you're right. Delving deeper in to third party apps it would seem they all use Smart Connect as a kind of vehicle between watch and phone.

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Yes I think you're right. Delving deeper in to third party apps it would seem they all use Smart Connect as a kind of vehicle between watch and phone.

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Wow. As I mentioned earlier, Smart Connect was hogging a good 20%+ battery. I have been monitoring it all day and I've been out at work on my mobile data during that time. Now I've been back home on WiFi only a couple of hours, Smart Connect has dropped right down to 5% battery usage! Would definitely seem as though while its using the mobile data to forward notifications it hits the battery harder then it does over WiFi.

That sort of makes sense as under normal circumstances mobile data, as it's constantly trying to find best signal, always hits the battery harder then WiFi which is generally pretty stable. So factor in Smart Connect and it makes sense.

I really need to see what my phones battery life would be like had I not been charging it on and off throughout the day. I'll try and start at 100% tomorrow morning and just let it run till I'm home and see what percentage it drops and how much of that drop was Smart Connect.

My phone is the Note II. Going forward battery capacity will be high on my priority prerequisite list for my next mobile phone.

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I use 2x battery, to just turn on auto-sync/wifi/3g every 15 minutes, rather than having permanent push. Saves tonnes of power if you can content yourself with that.

It also has a SmartWatch extension which is nice.
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I use 2x battery, to just turn on auto-sync/wifi/3g every 15 minutes, rather than having permanent push. Saves tonnes of power if you can content yourself with that.

It also has a SmartWatch extension which is nice.
Yes, I also use 2x battery, and I can confirm this. In my opinion the best battery saver out there. And works nicely with the SW2.

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nice trick that 2x battery, data always chews a lot of battery, but with the z ultra, that screen is a killer, alltough i put it on 20% brightness and still see ok, but since i got the SW2 it does drain faster, idk why is that, before i had this toy i could go a solid day listening to grooveshark and googling contantly, now i had to buy a magnetic dock to keep it going.Oh what we do for our gadgets )
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