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Fenix 7 is all buttons, too, but also has a touchscreen if that works best for someone. Same with this Coros. Having both buttons and a touchscreen is a good thing and doesn’t alone make an interaction and interface unintuitive.
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Not click bait. Thx for the article and welcome back to the verge.
Also, when I’m in a call I dont see this option, weird. I wonder if this only appears on facetime audio calls
No question Samsungs interface and amazing rotating bezel are second to none, I wore a gear s2 classic for five years until it died. I’d still be using Samsung if not for the battery life and poor health app design. I mainly like to mention Garmin because 90% of Android-heads and normals have no idea how good they are; they have no marketing budget. Not for everyone as you say. But all my wife knew was apple and fitbit, but when I told her about Garmin’s benefits and zero subscription fees, and tried them on, it was an instant purchase and loves her vivoactive.
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Right but when you travel you won’t have to even charge it. The Venu 2 plus can get 8 to 11 days. And if you travel longer than that, well, a cable isn’t much hassle to break out once every 10 days?
As for cost, Garmin makes (too) many watches at different prices. Venu Sq is $150. Venu 1 is $199, Venu 2 is maybe 300. All get at least a week battery.
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Google needs to get their tish together. For many people it’s too little, too not even here yet. Garmin Venu 2 Plus is the way to go NOW, rather than wait YEARS until Google can get their act together and deliver an OLED smartwatch that can get over a week’s battery life and comparable health features. Yes, Google assistant, taking calls, and message replies are available this Garmin
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yes, Google is getting serious… about following Apple. So now Google will make ugly watches with power-inefficient OSs that need daily charging. Following Apple isn’t going to be a recipe for success here because it makes no distinction against them, other than, hey it works on Android.
They should have followed Garmin, especially now that Google owns Fitbit, to make an actually durable watch and an OS that can go for 10 days on a charge, AND work with iPhone in addition to Android. the Venu 2 Plus is an OLED wonder that Google should be envious of.
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As a professional photographer I can tell you that 50MP is overkill and can actually degrade image quality in phones. Pixel counts are overrated in general. On such a tiny sensor surface, that many pixels are far too small; I’d take bigger and fewer pixels any day. Good choice by Google here.
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I have no idea what you mean. Your first paragraph is difficult to decipher.
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Maybe in your circle of people. But every single normal iPhone owner I know doesn’t even know what usb c is and doesn’t own a usb c cable. It’s a safe bet there are far more of them than what you’re describing.
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The landfill. What is your point? Let’s keep creating more stuff more often than necessary because they will get thrown away anyway? Lazy as well as illogical.
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Why would it matter if same number of additional USB cables be produced?
Because the additional manufacture of anything carries an environmental cost. Plastic, metal, energy to make and transport, etc. It doesn’t matter to you perhaps but it certainly does to the nations and people whose environments are affected by the manufacturing.
so there’s absolutely no extra waste in that regard.
Yes there is. Think of all the people you know who own iPhones and how many lightning cables they have: car, bedroom, office, backpack, living room, etc. Their new future iphone doesn’t need all those cables any more, so they will go out and buy 5 more usb c cables and eventually toss those unneeded lightning cables.
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I wish my iPhone had usb c, but there’s an environmental case against the change. What happens to the billions of existing lightning cables over the next decade? Landfills. And at least as many additional usb c cables are produced to replace them all. Double whammy of harm.
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My guess is this will be a white label version of Cortana under the hood, with lots added on top. Good for Sonos. If they support Spotify eventually then I will definitely use this over the other two on my Sonos One.
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