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Do all the fitness smart watches need a smartphone and app ?

Ittiandro

Novice Member
I have no Smartphone. Before buying a fitness watch, I need to know if I must absolutely have a Smart phone to use it with an App to setup the watch. All I need really is to be able to see the data while jogging ( HR, calories, etc) . I'll erase them after each session. I don't need to record them.
In other words, will I still be able, in principle, whatever fitness watch I buy, to see the data on it wthout Smartphone and APP?
I am confused. Some buyers on the Amazon site say that, the watch will keep the data until midnight. No need for an APP .Some say no.
Hua Wei told me that , yes, I need Smartphone and App.
If this is modern technology, I find it illogic and even stupid that it should be so poorly designed as not to allow using a watch for what watches were originally designed : to look at them to see the data ( time or other) directly on them..
Can anybody comment on this?

Thanks

Ittiandro
 

cosmicma

Active Member
iv'e just ordered one of these for one of my daughters


as far as i am aware this will show you the fitness stats on the watch in real time but if you wanted to keep a history log then connecting to a smart phone app would be needed

the biggest problem with all these types of watches is they set the time / date etc from a smart watch connection but there are smart watches that run a full android operating system which are basically a smartphone on your wrist which take a sim card
you don't have to put a sim in them and the operate just like any other smart phone without a sim
an example would be one of these


there some compromises such as constant daily charging and no IP68 water resistance but they will do what you want and much more
 

Ittiandro

Novice Member
iv'e just ordered one of these for one of my daughters


as far as i am aware this will show you the fitness stats on the watch in real time but if you wanted to keep a history log then connecting to a smart phone app would be needed

the biggest problem with all these types of watches is they set the time / date etc from a smart watch connection but there are smart watches that run a full android operating system which are basically a smartphone on your wrist which take a sim card
you don't have to put a sim in them and the operate just like any other smart phone without a sim
an example would be one of these


there some compromises such as constant daily charging and no IP68 water resistance but they will do what you want and much more
Thanks
If I can use the watch and see the data direcly on it in real time, without an app setup with a Smart phone, this is great, but I'd also like to know if the DATE and time itself can be set directly from the watch, without pairing with an APP.
If I cannot set the date and time directly from the watch, won'this affect the readings on the watch, particularly the duration of the session?

THanks

Ittiandro
 

cosmicma

Active Member
Thanks
If I can use the watch and see the data direcly on it in real time, without an app setup with a Smart phone, this is great, but I'd also like to know if the DATE and time itself can be set directly from the watch, without pairing with an APP.
If I cannot set the date and time directly from the watch, won'this affect the readings on the watch, particularly the duration of the session?

THanks

Ittiandro
I won't know if date and time can be set up manually until the watch arrives but from experience of other watches like the this one i don't think it can be

things like heart rate monitor, steps etc.. won't be affected by incorrect time and date they will still show
 
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