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    New here

    I'm a seasoned veteran on both CrackBerry and Windows Central so I've been around Mobile Nations, but not here at all. In all honesty, I have ALWAYS thought that smartwatches are the most useless pieces of tech out there. I have always hated them. I still feel that way to an extent. However, the Microsoft Band caught my eye. You'd think I'd be going against everything I've ever believed in, but I don't feel that way. The Band puts fitness first and foremost, and that's mainly what I'm after. A wearable just for notifications I think is stupid, but the Band I think is the first one to add a whole lot more to it, while still excelling in the "smartwatch" (non fitness) category as well. When you add more to just the notifications, that's where I think it becomes worth your while. Smart wearables are now actually becoming something.

    I'm a big golfer and Garmin has always had a very good line of GPS golf watches, but they are way too expensive I believe...especially something that I don't want to wear as a main watch. In their last iteration I believe they finally added some smart connections with your phone. While it's basic and while the device is still very costly, at least they're getting somewhere. Things like that show me that there actually might be a future with wearables, and it can't just be notifications. I honestly somehow never really saw past that and pictured all wearables like the completely pointless Pebble watch lol.

    Now if Microsoft could partner with one of Garmin's competitors such as Bushnell or SkyCaddie and implement a golf feature within the Band, I'd truly be in heaven with that. Anyways, I'm sure you'll all see me around!
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    Welcome! You'll find Connectedly has evolved beyond smartwatches. We cover everything "connected" now, from fitness bands to home automation systems.
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    Welcome to Connectedly!
    Hope you enjoy the Band!
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    Welcome!

    I too am a big golfer and currently use my Pebble -or- Moto 360 while golfing in conjunction with a golf gps/scoring app and am very happy with the results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKerwin View Post
    Welcome!

    I too am a big golfer and currently use my Pebble -or- Moto 360 while golfing in conjunction with a golf gps/scoring app and am very happy with the results!
    I was considering getting a Motoactv golf edition way back when, but decided not to. The Motoactv was way ahead of it's time as far as functionality goes, and therefore didn't sell well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    I was considering getting a Motoactv golf edition way back when, but decided not to. The Motoactv was way ahead of it's time as far as functionality goes, and therefore didn't sell well.
    nice...i actually prefer my pebble when i golf...love the physical buttons for entering in scores and tracking my round!
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    Welcome to the forums, I hope you enjoy your time here!

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    Welcome to Connectedly! Glad to have ya!
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    Welcome.... ENJOY
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    Welcome to the fold, hopefully we can expand your selection. Pebble have golf apps don't they............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejai80 View Post
    Welcome to the fold, hopefully we can expand your selection. Pebble have golf apps don't they............
    Sure does.... So does Android Wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosben View Post
    Thank you....thank you all. I'm new to this site...i really enjoyed all your activities...
    welcome! great to have you!
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