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Diesel Fadelite Wear OS Smartwatch $98 + Delivery (Free C&C) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Decent price for a wear OS watch.

Gear up and tech out in the 44mm Fadelite touchscreen smartwatch that's light on the wrist. This unisex watch features a red monochrome-to-fade bold red TPU strap, nylon case and fearless functionality powered with Wear OS by Google technology. Smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google are compatible with iPhone® and Android™ phones. Android, Google, Wear OS by Google, Google Pay and Google Fit are trademarks of Google LLC. Wear OS by Google works with phones running Android OS 6.0+ (excluding Go edition) or iOS 10.0+. Supported features may vary between platforms and countries.

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    Batery life 36hr or 1week just watch mode

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    Thanks OP, willing to give one a go for that price.

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      Just thought I'd provided an update on my purchase.

      I picked one of these up on Saturday, and after using it since then, I have to say that it's not as bad as some made out to be.

      The initial setup wasn't the best (it has updated to a newer version of WearOS twice since Saturday), but for light every day use (checking time/notifications, paying with Google Pay, etc), which is exactly what I wanted/needed from a smartwatch, it's quite responsive.

      The display is crisp and bright, and the battery has been decent since updating.

      My only issue with it so far is the watch band, which is quite stiff and plasticky, and there doesn't appear to be any third-party alternatives. I'm hoping it will loosen up over time.

      It could also definitely benefit from having twice the RAM, but I don't think you're going to do much better for the price.

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        For the price, fair. Wouldn't pay any more for it.

        Interesting to see what Google announces tomorrow for WearOS, have a feeling most 512Mb devices will be left behind but could be wrong

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          I wouldn't either.

          They better announce a Pixel watch otherwise I'm moving to Apple!

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            @Lorindor: Lol doubt pixel watch. Probably just android 11

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            @Lorindor: You bought just in time. With the news that Samsung is with Google now and given up on Tizen, I wouldn't recommend anyone buy a watch until they see what's cooking up later in the year.

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    good review here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQOINZ5ZKaU

    Cons: 512MB means sluggish
    Pros: $98

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    Given the minimal battery life, what's the charging like? Easy to charge on the road or at work, or proprietary charger?

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    Here's a review of sorts, or a better one here. Nice deal, but not for me.

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    512MB kills this deal. Severely.

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      What other smartwatches running WearOS are there for the same price?

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        Does it matter? 512mb is far too laggy for WearOS and will make most folks want to tear their hair out.

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          For someone like me who just wants a watch with Google Pay capabilities, it's worth it.

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            @Lorindor: wouldn't recommend unless you want to stand there awkwardly waiting for the google pay app to launch while everyone looking at you looking at your watch doing nothing.

            sauce - previously a fossil Q 'smart'watch owner

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            @Lorindor: And you'll be waiting a while for that to happen.

            I've been the owner of 15 WearOS watches and have campaigned for 768MB RAM or above watches for years. 1GB watches like Fossil Gen 5, Suunto etc are absolutely fine to use.

            512MB lags horribly during setup, during usage and the fact WearOS is rendered at 60Hz but Gen 4 and above have 45Hz screen, so the lag is even worse.

            Love the so-called experts here, so if you've got issues with it then take it up in the WearOS Reddit, of which I'm one of the mods.

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          It depends how you use it. Setup will be a pain, but you don't need to interact with it much after that.
          Many people just use it to log exercise, NFC payment, view alerts, and check the time.

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            @manic: For those, very much laggy.

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              @adrianhughes1998:

              For those, very much laggy.

              Checking the time is also laggy? Now we know you're exaggerting.

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                @Lorindor: Refer my comment above to you. Exercise tracking, swiping away notifications, NFC register to tap to pay - very laggy. Of course not time, why would time ever by laggy.

                Sorry that I outclassed you in your knowledge of WearOS watches with my above comment, I really am.

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                  @adrianhughes1998:

                  For those, very much laggy.

                  Was your response to:

                  Many people just use it to log exercise, NFC payment, view alerts, and check the time.

                  Downvote my comments all you like, it doesn't make what I'm writing incorrect.

                  Sorry that I outclassed you in your knowledge of WearOS watches with my above comment, I really am.

                  You belong on reddit, don't you?

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                    @Lorindor: well lots of other people backing me up on this thread with their experience with 512MB watches.

                    you can get hung up on the technicalities of exactly what i wrote or not. but sadly, the vast vast majority of people do not agree with your sentiments on the speed/viability of this watch.

                    i'm putting forward my experienced opinion that this watch is a waste of their hard-earned cash, even at $98.

                    i'm one of ten moderators for a WearOS Reddit community of 65,000 members. My knowledge is nothing to be sneezed at. However, you seem to think you know better, when you clearly, do not.

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                      @adrianhughes1998: And yet they are managing to do so without being condescending and arrogant.

                      My knowledge is nothing to be sneezed at.

                      Just, wow..

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                        @Lorindor: Well, look at it this way. Either saving you $98 or you can experience the lag pain for yourself. If you can get past being offended by words written on a screen of course.

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                          @adrianhughes1998: Hmm, $98 in my pocket or purposely not giving someone bursting with knowledge the benefit of the doubt..

                          Shut up and take my money JB Hi-Fi!

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                            @Lorindor: Report back on your experience on this thread, when you've bought your watch. Don't get me wrong, its a fine looking watch and i was tempted for a second, but RAM killed it.

                            JB you've done it again.

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    I had a terrible experience with diesel Smartwatch with 512mb ram. It was too Laggy.. Fossil gen5 is much better option

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    A lot of Amazon reviews saying the case broke around 6 months of use.