Ownership Experiences- 2017 TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

  1. weephillie

    weephillie Apr 9, 2017

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    "It definitely makes a difference to consumption but not drastic enough to not use it" Maybe I'm missing something here but what are you referring to in this quote?
     
  2. dc42

    dc42 Apr 10, 2017

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    Google maps works with iOS since the update last week.
     
  3. humerc

    humerc Apr 10, 2017

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    No, Google Maps doesn't work correctly with iOS (can't start a navigation on the watch)...
    I also ordered an Android phone (oneplus 3T) for the first time (on iOS since the first iPhone...) because I don't want to live with these shortcomings any longer. Will see how it works once it arrives.
     
  4. dc42

    dc42 Apr 10, 2017

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    it previously didn't get your location. Now it does. It cannot do navigation yet.

    I'm not sure why you believe there are shortcomings. The integration between the android device and iOS is the best yet. It has been reported that updates to the android wear app later this year will open more for iOS.

    There was plenty of information available before the watch release about what limitations still existed.
     
  5. humerc

    humerc Apr 10, 2017

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    Google maps always got my location (from the first day), but not being able to start navigation makes it kinda useless.

    I also had the first generation of the Tag Heuer Connected and used it exclusively with iOS.
    My main use-case are notifications, so its generally OK for me, but it kinda sucks that there is always talk about future better integration with iOS and it doesn't really get any better. Sure I can now install apps from the Play-Store, but if some really important things (navigation in an navigation app) don't work, its not the experience I would like to have.

    So I will try android for my first time - and go back to iOS if TAG (or Google) is able to make it a good experience. And if Android is not for me (who knows after nearly 9 or 10 years of iOS?) i will go back to my iPhone 7.
     
  6. 2thVet

    2thVet Apr 10, 2017

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    Wow, that is dedication in it's highest form for the TAG smart watch platform! Good luck giving Android try, it may be hard on Samsung phone though, to transition from iOS, maybe a pure Android phone running stock Android, would ease the transition, like the Google Pixel.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 10, 2017

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    Google's Nexus or Pixel phones are the way to go. I cannot stand what Samsung does to Android.
     
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  8. humerc

    humerc Apr 10, 2017

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    I choose the Oneplus 3T as it has a nearly stock Android. I did a lot of research how to make the change from iOS to Android and I think the only real Problem will be the transition from my old WhatsApp chats (a Solution exists, but its not drag and drop). All other things, like Contacts, Calendar, Photos and so on will be no problem.
    I thought about the Pixel, but for my first try with Android it is just a little too expensive.
    Yes, you can call it dedication, but I´m also interested in trying something new, the Tag gives just a reason :)
     
  9. dc42

    dc42 Apr 10, 2017

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    I've known a few people switch to Samsung after iPhone and they all came straight back at upgrade time. Don't know if was quality of Samsung or getting heir heads round a new os. So googles phone is actually decent then?
     
  10. bigpapi01568

    bigpapi01568 Apr 10, 2017

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    This should NOT drain your battery in a few hours. I have a 2 year-old LG Urbane - and I can put a watch face on it like Pathfinder. It keeps a nice white face on constantly - and easily lasts all day. With my Tag Heuer Connnected 45 - I can't do this. In direct sunlight - you cannot even see the time with the black ambient face. And most - times the "tilt to wake" feature doesn't work - so I have to press the button - JUST TO SEE THE TIME.
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 10, 2017

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    Tilt to wake may not be enough. Putting the watch completely vertical (as if you were looking at your wrist on the horizon) will do the trick.
    The new AMOLED display is energy efficient. As others pointed out, with WatchMaker running, you can get through the day; just not as much as you would with the factory faces. So WatchMaker or Facer dials are worth trying.
     
  12. dc42

    dc42 Apr 10, 2017

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    I've had a monza screen for a full day and it drains the battery same as official faces. Others I've used drain pretty fast. Seems to me it's totally dependent on the face created. The monza is mainly black so maybe black third party faces hardly use the battery.
     
  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 10, 2017

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    Thanks for this update. I know that there are several updates coming- will post here when anything new is updated
     
  14. weephillie

    weephillie Apr 10, 2017

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    I switched from iPhone to Samsung years agao and would never go back to iOS again. Life is so much easier with Android.
     
  15. Rkick07

    Rkick07 Apr 10, 2017

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    hello, got the watch a few days after it was announced. I was the first to buy it from a local Jared store. I've come to notice when on full brightness several vertical lines down the entire left side of the display. You can only see it when checking notifications or on that bluish/grayish background of Android 2.0. I can't unsee it now.

    Has anyone expirence this? I'm about to take the watch back...
     
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  16. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 10, 2017

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    Did you remove the second plastic protective film from the display?
     
  17. Rkick07

    Rkick07 Apr 10, 2017

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    Yeap
     
  18. dc42

    dc42 Apr 11, 2017

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    Don't put it on full brightness?
     
  19. Rkick07

    Rkick07 Apr 11, 2017

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    How is that a solution for a $2400 watch?
     
  20. dc42

    dc42 Apr 11, 2017

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    Just saying. Full brightness is very very bright on mine and kinda ruins the look of the face.