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With Endo the watch just reflects what your phone is registering. Endo is activated on the phone when you launch the widget on the watch.

The watch only uses its own movement capture to light up when you shake it or tap.

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I'm using Runtastic and it's pretty sweet. Most intended for runner tought and it doesn't have a powersaver mode, so you have to open the watch to get your info. Kind of a hassle but I'm using voice feedback also, so best of both words.

I'm using the chrono / stopwatch also for training (intervals) and it works well.

One thing, if you sweat a lot, put an sweat wristbands between the watch and my arm so that most of the sweat is taken care of.
I also use Runtastic with my watch and enjoy it a bit. Once they add low-power mode so I can glance down and see my progress without hitting the power button, I'll enjoy it a lot more.
 
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Hello. I am thinking of buying the SmartWatch 2, and i had a couple of questions that maybe you could answer for me.

If i want to use a Fitness app, as Runtastic or Endomondo, do i have to also have my smartphone on me? I have a Galaxy Note 3 and the truth is that i dont like to carry it with me when i go running? (if i had to have it on me, i wouldnt need a smartwatch to record my running data, i would use my smartphone)

Also, what is the internal storage of the Smartwatch 2? Can i save mp3s or other data on it?

Also, can i connect a set bluetooth headphones on it, and listen to music or recordings from it (i know it doesnt record voice) ? Again, i would like to know if i can do any of the above WITHOUT the use of my smartphone.

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Hello. I am thinking of buying the SmartWatch 2, and i had a couple of questions that maybe you could answer for me.

If i want to use a Fitness app, as Runtastic or Endomondo, do i have to also have my smartphone on me? I have a Galaxy Note 3 and the truth is that i dont like to carry it with me when i go running? (if i had to have it on me, i wouldnt need a smartwatch to record my running data, i would use my smartphone)

Also, what is the internal storage of the Smartwatch 2? Can i save mp3s or other data on it?

Also, can i connect a set bluetooth headphones on it, and listen to music or recordings from it (i know it doesnt record voice) ? Again, i would like to know if i can do any of the above WITHOUT the use of my smartphone.

Thanks in advance for any answers.
Basically no to your questions! Consider the smartwatch 2 as a second screen for your phone. It is not a standalone device in any way, apart from basic functions.

It isn't an mp3 player, it doesn't incorporate gps, it is simply an extension of your phone.


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Basically no to your questions! Consider the smartwatch 2 as a second screen for your phone. It is not a standalone device in any way, apart from basic functions.

It isn't an mp3 player, it doesn't incorporate gps, it is simply an extension of your phone.


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Thanks for your answer Alex!

Well if that's the case, i think that the device is quite disappointing. At least as a fitness partner. Why would i buy a device to help me with my fitness routine, if i still have to carry my 500€ Note 3, and more importantly if my smartphone is really the device doing all the work?

I wsa really hoping for the watch to be able to function as a standalone fitness device, with apps as Runtastic. That's a shame...
 
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Thanks for your answer Alex!

Well if that's the case, i think that the device is quite disappointing. At least as a fitness partner. Why would i buy a device to help me with my fitness routine, if i still have to carry my 500€ Note 3, and more importantly if my smartphone is really the device doing all the work?

I wsa really hoping for the watch to be able to function as a standalone fitness device, with apps as Runtastic. That's a shame...
Yep, that's not what the smartwatch 2 is aimed at. I think it's an amazing device, particularly with the latest update. But it isn't the device you're looking for!

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Yep, that's not what the smartwatch 2 is aimed at. I think it's an amazing device, particularly with the latest update. But it isn't the device you're looking for!

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So what device should he and I be looking for? I want a smart watch for exercise. Can someone point me in the right place?

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I did a small search and i think Motorola Motoactv is a great solution. It is quite old, but to me it seems perfect. GPS, Pedometer, built in Heart Rate monitor, Radio and an 8GB internal storage on which you can store (and listen) mp3s.
 
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I did a small search and i think Motorola Motoactv is a great solution. It is quite old, but to me it seems perfect. GPS, Pedometer, built in Heart Rate monitor, Radio and an 8GB internal storage on which you can store (and listen) mp3s.
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