I need to stop rush buying. I’m never happy. When I bought my Galaxy Watch it was an impulse buy. I saw it on display, the shop had them in stock, and I walked out with one.
The problem is, looking back, I walked out with the wrong one. They asked me if I’d like the 42mm or the 46mm size; I asked for the 46mm – they said it would take a few days to arrive in but they had the 42mm and like a fool and with no research I bought it.
It looked nice. The smaller size even fitted my wrist rather well – for a big lad I don’t have huge hands or feet and my wrists accordingly are quite slim.
I then spent 18 months regretting it.
Whilst there was nothing ultimately wrong with the device; it ran Tizen, it did everything the Galaxy Watch 46mm did; it wasn’t for me. The tiny battery and my lifestyle meant that at the end of every day I had to charge it. If I didn’t then I wouldn’t get through the next day.
I even bought a Garmin Venu back in September as I was really pissed off with Samsung gear in particular. My Galaxy Watch was really running like a dog and I lost faith in it after about 4 days in a row I was left at 10am with a rather expensive but incredibly useless bracelet with a flat battery.
The less said about Garmin’s platform the better, but let’s just say it’s not the place for me.
Earlier this month on the other hand I had the opportunity to upgrade to a Galaxy Watch 3. I took it, but it was an absolute insistence that I got the larger size; this time 45mm.
Yes it looks a bit bigger on my wrist, and yes it feels heavier to wear, but wow the battery anxiety is gone! I can finally use it as it is meant to be used without worrying that every single screen touch is 2% off the battery.
I also, again, opted for 4G as I can then leave my phone behind in an emergency or if I’m running really tight on space (have you ever tried to fit a Galaxy Note 20 into latex jeans, especially when there’s an event camera ban so it’s moot even carrying it?)