Originally Posted by crusht
I bought the 4xl for a friend and setting it up for him. He also wants a watch that is fully compatible and has great battery.
I understand phones but know nothing about watches. Please help.
I'm a Fossil Gen 5 running Wear OS owner and my wife is a FitBit Versa 1 owner. My Gen 5 for sure is smartwatch as it's main priority so it's definitely more feature full in terms of interactions with notifications. My wife loves how I can reply with either voice to text, drawing or selecting an emoji, or swiping to type a message on a little keyboard. However, the battery life is definitely a daily charge especially if you sleep track. I top it off in the morning and before going to sleep. Her Versa 1 is much more limited in smartwatch functions but does have a better minimum 4-5+ day battery.
I would say a Wear OS device with good battery is the TicWatch Pro with 4G/LTE. It's actually the same price as the Fossil but has the option for 4G/LTE, larger screen, and has a second, low battery usage screen that extends it's like to 2+ days depending on usage. I would say the downside is the design but that's personal preference and it's got an older processor. Don't get the non-4G/LTE version of the TicWatch Pro because it has only 512MB compared to 1GB and it makes a big difference for performance.
Samsung's are pretty good and run their own Tizen OS but I hear you only get the most out of them with Samsung phones. Not 100% sure.
I believe all these devices have Black Friday deals going on right now so make sure he chooses sooner than later.
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