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#1 (permalink)      2/7/2022 3:17:37 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Stand alone Android smart watch....
Are there ANY with android built in, wifi, and does not need a phone to operate?
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I guess NVM....

Google search shows they wouldn't be able to run the app I need.
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I've got the zeblaze thor 4 here and could advise. It doesn't need an android phone.
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Does it have a built in camera, wifi, and can it run the app "alfredcamera"?
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Built in camera: yes, but no smartwatche I have seen has high quality camera.
Wifi: yes Most android smartwatches have wifi
Whether it can run the app alfredcamera I don't know.

The main limitation running android apps is the extremely low resolution and small size of the screen. Mine has 360x360 resolution, but not even that since it's a circular display with 360 pixel diameter.

If you're familiar with the 'android debug bridge' you may be able to test whether alfredcamera's user interface is usable, by temporarily setting your phone's display resolution to the resolution of the smartwatch's screen that you are considering to buy.
In my case I connect to a shell with adb, then type
wm size
to get the current screen resolution:
OnePlus7:/ # wm size
Physical size: 1080x2400
Override size: 1080x2000

then i can set the resolution to the size of the smartwatch
OnePlus7:/ # wm size 360x360

Then i can launch the app i want to test (in your case alfred camera) and see if the user interface is usable at that extremely low resolution.
After testing, I can restore the correct resolution by issuing the "wm size" command again, with the Physical size of the screen.
The youtube reviewer "SmartWatchTicks" has been reviewing smartwatches for a long time, though he doesn't know much about android internals. He's a fun guy to watch and he covers a lot of the user experience side.
Hope this helps.
[EDIT] Holy cow, you've made 10971 posts (?!)

Edited on 7/6/2022 at 2:48 AM
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Are you able to confirm what version of Android your watch is running?
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According to mfgr it is Android 7.1.1. I haven't confirmed it.
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After some more research, the point is moot. A watch cannot complete the task I want of it, and is more expensive than my original line of thought to buy 1 or 2 cheap ass 50$ mini Android phones.




Thanks for the help.


Edit: SKU 9732566 is the phone(s) I previously planned on buying, but thought maybe there were smaller\cheaper watches that could perform the same task... Obviously wrong.


The info on your watch was a nice share regardless. Learn something new every day.

Edited on 7/10/2022 at 8:25 PM. Reason:
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Cute little phone there, too bad the resolution is below usable.
Why can't a watch complete the task?