Re: Considering An Apple Watch? Try This First
The big stinker to me when it comes to smartwatches is quite simply the price - that is, considering they're connecting to your phone for so much of their functionality. How can I spend $400 (admittedly, non-apple products lean towards more reasonable prices, but we're still wading into multi-hundred dollar territory) on something that depends on another $400 device to function? The value doesn't add up for me . At $100, though, something like the Ssmart Dynamo 2+ seems much more manageable. I suppose it should be noted that the Oregon Scientific website lists the $99 price as a sale, though there's no mention of how long that's good for - the full price is still not bad at $129.99.
"There's a small display on the device where the first characters of the alert scroll across. And that's it."... how long is 'the first few characters?' If you wait a bit, will more text scroll by? Obviously, it's a case where you get what you pay for in terms of features, but I assumed the Ssmart Dynamo 2+ could at least display whole SMS messages - the list of features on their store seems content to give that impression. The store page also mentions that the watch has a '7 day memory', but I assume the app has an indefinite one via your phone? So, as long as you sync the phone up with the app at least once a week, you're good to go? That seems like it could come in handy for those that want to take it to exercise or even on a weekend trip, and leave their phone at home. Seems like a nice product all around.