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    So I got the Galaxy Watch for Christmas (the 42mm non-LTE version), and there are a couple things I'd like to mention about it.

    First, this is a really thick and heavy watch! (And I got the lighter 42mm version!) There may be some other smart watches this thick and heavy, but I'm coming from a dumb watch, so I am not used to this, and it is bothering me. I am not going to return it because I scratched the bezel a little bit by brushing up against a wall, but I am thinking of selling it on ebay because of this issue.

    The second unfortunate surprise I had with it is that Bixby is nowhere near as good on the watch as it is on my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone. And I never use it on the phone because the phone also has Google Assistant, which is better. But Bixby on the phone is fine for answering most basic questions. But when I ask Bixby on the watch almost anything, the answer displayed on the screen is "Please check it on device". Pulling out my phone defeats the purpose of having a virtual assistant on my watch, but I go to my phone anyway and go to Bixby Home, and there is no record of the question or any answer to it to be found.

    I will say that the UI and functionality of the watch are great, and the looks and performance of the watch are very good. The lack of a usable virtual assistant is not really a deal-killer for me, but the thickness and weight of the thing may be.

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    Aversion to weight, size, and thickness all depend on what you are used to. I wore a Casio Illuminator World Time Twin Sensor (just the name makes it sound big!) for several years prior to my 46mm Galaxy. They are almost exactly the same size and I don't notice a weight difference. I'm 72 years old, and a chunky 5'7" 185 lb.. You sound like you might be considerably svelter. I don't use Bixby until they make drastic improvements. Even on my phone, despite multiple repetitions of the phrase "trainer" on Bixby, for some reason it does not understand half of what I say. Hey Google and Alexa get it right 90% of the time. I will see what kind of Google or Alexa app becomes available for the watch.

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    So anyway, I'm getting used to the weight and thickness of this watch. They're not bothering me as much as they were at first, and I find by making the strap one notch tighter than I was wearing it before, the watch doesn't roll around on my wrist so much. I've decided to keep the watch. I really do like having weather, notifications, and music player controls on my wrist! I'm still having a little bit of an issue where one notch on the strap is too loose and the next notch is a little too tight, but I could always replace the strap if I want to. I do like the strap it comes with otherwise though.

    But buyers should be aware that this is not a thin and light watch, and that's the biggest drawback of it as far as I'm concerned.

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    Hi, Can we listen to the music with? Because I have a samsung gear sport and it is not possible thanks.


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    The device can play music stored on the phone. The speakers on the watch are not very loud and there is no headphone plug.
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    Awesome watch! Thank you for the detailed review.

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