Wear OS Smart Watches for Outdoor purposes ?

Michael shared this question 6 months ago
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I want to use a smartwatch outdoor and it would be nice to see the Locus map on it.

As I see this is only possible with wear OS from Google.

I only find not so cheap wer OS Smartwatches and I do not want to put a €300 Watch into mud and sand ;-)

Is there a Smartwatch which can be connected to Locus for about €100 ?

Will there be support for e.g. Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2 ?

Thx for your answers in advance.

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Dear Michael.

There is no list of officially tested or supported watch for Locus Map Watch.


Please, look at the manufacturer's specification and search for Android Wear/Wear OS in the product description. If the watch is running any version of Android Wear/Wear OS then the add-on should work without any problems.


Please see for more info https://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:add-ons:wearforlocus

Best regards.

Adela

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Hi Michael


We currently use (and have been using for over a year now) the Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatches with Locus for mountain bike guiding. All 5 of our guides and drivers use them - They work fantastic. The watch model hasn't been updated in a couple years and they can be found used for around $75 USD


They are waterproof, and the battery lasts about 2 days with constant navigation and screen on. I mount them on my handlebar for track navigation on the bike and in the motorcycle / car.


We use the live tracking feature to coordinate the guides with the drivers for real time position and coordinating pickup location. I can't say enough good things about the watch or the app.