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Switch from GSHOCK to the Nabu watch?

Discussion in 'Razer Gear' started by WhiteOutGaming, Apr 25, 2017.

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  1. dabigpotato

    dabigpotato Member

    OK, so I'm looking for a new watch and I currently own a GSHOCK and I really like a lot of things about it. It has a good design, it's durable, and it goes with a lot of outfits, and it looks good without drawing to much attention. I'm considering getting the Nabu watch because it shares a lot of similar qualities to y current watch and a few other models I'm currently interested in. Idk if there's any difference between the normal and forged edition besides the looks, but I might get forged. I also want a Nabu because I like that I can have a second screen for notifications without having a full smart watch or something like a Fitbit.
     
  2. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Well, the Nabu watch does do notifications and such, so you could have that and not need a separate fitness tracker. I haven't seen a standard Nabu watch, because my husband uses the Forged Edition, but he is quite happy with his. Some people have complained about not being able to see their screen in some conditions with the standard version, but he's never had an issue with his Forged Edition. I'll tag him and see if he can come give his own feedback though.

    Calling out @sirjarren -- come out, come out wherever you are. lol :big_grin_: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
     
  3. SirJarren

    SirJarren Active Member

    I wear the forged, and it works for the most part. If you want it for counting steps, then it works fine. I *still* haven't gotten it to sync right with Google Fit, though. Nabu and Google apps always seem to differ in step count. The former seemingly counting a lot more than latter.

    Most people say the watch isn't bright enough. In a way, I suppose the normal watch face is a bit dim even if you hit the light button...especially if you try to look at it with only partial light. But then again, the notification screen is pretty bright. And since I set my notification screen to show the time whenever I look a it, I have a clock that works in the dark WITHOUT having to press a button.

    If you want it for simple, basic notifications, then the forged works just fine In fact, most of the time I can't hear my own phone's ringtone, so the watch has actually helped me be more aware of incoming calls. Don't expect to read e-mails or texts on it, though. I haven't gotten that to work yet. Honestly, I think most of the limitations are due to the Nabu app rather than the watch itself. I would love for the app to support tracking bike rides someday but I doubt Razer really wants to get too deep into the fitness watch/app business.

    Oh, and the bluetooth can be a little clunky and sometimes has trouble connecting. But there is a surefire workaround that works every time, so it's all good.
     
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