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MetaWatch - STRATA Watch for Apple® iPhone® 4S and 5 and Select Android Mobile Phones - Olympian Blue-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect companion for my Note 2

    Posted
    twister6

    As one of the early adapters of smartwatch technology and the user of MetaWatch STRATA for over 6 months, I can't imagine my life without it. Unfortunately a lot of the people don't understand the purpose of smartwatch. Its not meant to be a replacement of your smartphone, but rather an extension of it, a remote notifier. I use Galaxy Note 2 and quite frankly it becomes inconvenient to constantly pull out my phone to check if I got an email or txt, or to see who is calling me. Or even a basic task of looking up how much battery I have left on the phone or about the upcoming weather. Actually, it doesn't matter if your phone is big or small. Every time you take it out of the pocket, there is more chances to drop it, especially if its a winter time and you need to go through layers of cloth. With my MetaWatch its very simple. Anytime I get an email, or txt, or someone is calling me, or upcoming calendar event - I get it all pushed to my watch and then I decide if I want to dismiss it or follow up by taking out my phone. Works great when you are driving, or in a meeting or movie theater or any other environment where you have to mute your phone, for example. Since I start wearing my STRATA, I no longer miss any of my phone calls. Not to mention that I no longer forget my Note 2 in the car since you get a vibration notification if you are getting away from the phone. Plus, you are in control of what you would like to be displayed on the face of the watch. Time, calendar, phone battery, weather, stock, etc. The display is very unique, always on, and highly visible even in a direct sunlight. The construction is very rugged. Some people forget that you supposed to wear your watch outside in different weather conditions, so waterproof rating is very important. I have no worries with STRATA. Plus, with a unique music remote you can control playback of your audio player on the phone. It was absolutely fun during this summer when I had my Note 2 and bluetooth speaker paired up out on the porch, and me completely submerged in our above the ground swimming pool with my metawatch on being able to play/pause and change between the tracks on the phonbe. Now, that is ultimate use of a smartphone :) And btw, for those who are deciding between MetaWatch and Pebble, just look at toyish built of the Pebble and think about it :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple concept, great value

    Posted
    B2013
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Simple connection to my iPhone. Easily customizable to have what I want displayed without delay, and ALL of my iPhone notifications are displayed if I want them to be. Even silly notifications like it's my turn to play a game! (I turned that off, but still pretty cool). I find myself glued to my phone at work and at home. I have my phone with me constantly and pull it out of my pocket/jacket/bag constantly when I hear it... I've only had the watch a little more than a week, but it's already a relief. Just glance at the watch when I hear the phone ping, and decide if I want to respond, etc. impressed many people at out family Christmas gatherings because "the workaholic" was able to leave his phone on the ledge as we walked into my parents. They probably didn't know I was able to keep a little eye on what was happening in my world on the other side of the house from my watch :-) I do wish I could configure which notifications cause the watch to vibrate. Maybe I can figure out how to change those, but haven't as of yet. Recommend it for professional use and play alike. Nice to have in meetings. We also got my 12 year old nephew one for Christmas, and he loves it!! Was playing his music from his phone/jambox set up he got for Christmas controlling everything from his watch. Pretty cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall an excellent product

    Posted
    flint42lock
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    After having the Fitbit Force and returning it, I was looking for replacement and stumbled on this Smartwatch now sold at BestBuy. Read the reviews and was intrigued. So with BB's return policy decided to try it out. VERY PLEASED. Easy set up and connectivity to iPhone 5S with great features on the Metawatch that were recently added in January and Feb 2014. Has a Steps Widget to track steps using iPhone 5S function. This was a surprise feature I did not realize was available with the watch. Has four screens you can scoll through to show different info from iphone. You can even customize the screens to get calendar appointments (another surprise to me). The Call, Text and Email Notification works fast and silently. Shows you the last five of these items [mixed depending on which came through last]. Having to keep free Metawatch app running on iphone for text and email notification might be a battery drain issue but not needed for call notification. Screen can be read in most light situations but sometimes can be washed out if there is a white ceiling above. Actually works best with a little reflective light. Overall very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent watch and compliment to my smart phone.

    Posted
    ScubaSteve

    I had a Pebble and returned for this watch. The Pebble is a great watch, but if you want a watch you feel comfortable wearing anywhere and is dependable this is perfect. I orginally thought the watch would be too big for my small wrist, but the band fits well and is very comfortable. I prefer the one piece band because you never have to worry about the band coming loose. I paid $14.99 for the Bestbuy protection coverage and the next two years are worry free. This watch is a deal at $79. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the Pebble, but performs all the required smart watch functions well. You can tell from the quality of the build that much effort was put into the design and workmanship. I wear my watch from the time I get up to the time I go to bed. The bluetooth range is great and it's wonderful to not have to be glued to your phone all the time. I can have my phone anywhere in my house and receive all important notifications from my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best smart watch out there

    Posted
    Hell0W0rld

    I've used other smart watches and MetaWatch is the best one. The battery life is long, it's water proof, I get easy to glance at information like weather and stock. What I also appreciate is the design, it's a solid feeling watch and looks great. People come up to me and compliment me on how great the watch looks all the time. I did not get that reaction with my other smart watches. A lot of my friends are going to get a MetaWatch too after seeing how mine looks. I can easily glance down and check the time and see what my next calendar appointment is. I feel like I'm more organized and I always know what's happening. When my phone dings, I immediately know how important it is with a simple glance and without taking my phone out of my pocket. I LOVE IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Basic Smart Watch

    Posted
    Jack

    This is a great Smart Watch. It will vibrate, when you are receiveing phone calls, text message, emails and some Apps. It about 10 build in widgets. It all proffessional and none to keep smart phone in a pocket, and still being inform. Black and white display is sharp and clear in most lighting conditions, including sunny days. It is a lot more simplified than Samsung Gear, but is also compatible with most Adroid and Apple phones. It also costs almost 3times less!! So far, I had not experience any problems like crashes or compability issus. My Smart Stata watch is paired with Samsung Galaxy S5. For the price is just perfect. Who ccan afford to pay $200 to $300 buks for a phone companion. Either wait another year for the prices to fall down or buy this Watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful and reliable basic smart watch

    Posted
    Jack
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This smart watch is very good. It will notify you about phone calls and who is calling. It will display your text messages as well Google emails. It will do that by vibrations. There is aslo calendar appointments app as well Weather. It aslo has few other small apps and widgets. Battery lasts about 4 to 5 days. For smart watch that is amanzing! You can aslo opt for software call Metawatch Community Edition, which allows you to do a lot more with the watch. For it's price, it's a still! I would highly recommend for anyone, who just needs basic notications, and can do without voice commands or a useless camera. I'm giving MetaWatch Strata 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A practical watch as well

    Posted
    Kenneth1952
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is a rugged device, build for working hands. The contrast could be better and there are frankly too many control, six buttons Most useful controls are from the cell phone app. Where you choose from a somewhat limited number of features to display and though the monochrome display is crowded, it is large enough to be seen easily. In areas where cell reception is spotty the information (time /temp) my not update, easily solved by making your phone less dependent on the network. It has become my daily wearer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to just fine

    Posted
    MiketheD
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    A friend of mine had one and after I saw it I decided to go for it. This device was not meant to be the "be all and end all" smart watch of the future. I think it was meant to compliment your mobile phone, particularly inn situations where pulling out your phone every three minutes would be rude and unprofessional. With the phone on silent, you are notified of phone calls, text messages, emails and the like (I get the Fox News alerts). Gives me two days worth of calendar info, time, weather, battery time left on the phone and many other pieces of information depending on the apps you set up. Exactly what I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality + Value = My First Smart Watch!

    Posted
    Dtov26
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Metawatch Frame may be 3 years old, but in my opinion it still offers maximum value and benefits for the price compared to newer smart tech that is on the market today. I purchased the white version of the Frame and I still get compliments on its style and capabilities. If you are in the market for a new watch but not ready to invest $300 on a smart watch, then I would advise you to consider your smart watch experience with this product as it is affordable and practical!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly with iOS7 well built great company

    Posted
    apfpilot
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have this and a pebble, and since I've gotten this the pebble has sat in my desk drawer. This actually gets every notification from an iPhone, Caller ID works perfectly and it is really well built. The pebble feels cheap and is easily scratched compared to the Meta Watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    Posted
    Hell0W0rld
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love never having to pull my phone out to see who's calling or to read a text. The watch feels like a real, solid watch and not a toy. For a bonus, I can leave my phone's ringer off all the time now - the world is a more peaceful place :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good watch, great value

    Posted
    Hasan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I only paid $40 for this watch which does quite a lot, compared to the other expensive watches like Samsung Gear. The screen can be configured for 4 different items, like, weather, battery power, sports, etc. Vibrates and shows the caller ID when the phone rings. Vibrates and shows if a text is received. Worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch, Great Price

    Posted
    stuntin1on1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great watch and the price is right. Alerts you for all your calls, texts, calendar events etc. Ideal for a beginner. Good battery life and strong vibration. Only setback is the strainous process it takes to update the software in the watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving it!

    Posted
    GM2015
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Purchased this in order to reduce the "face time" interaction with my phone. The watch is terrific. Works incredibly well...provides me with real time info and updates...holds a very long charge and stays connected to my HTC One. I am a fan!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price.

    Posted
    Tcarroll

    I love it. Looks good, ruged, does what it's supposed to do. I get text calls Facebook and app notification on this thing. The virbation is strong and you know when you get something. Get watch great price can't beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good entry level watch

    Posted
    danff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I wanted to try a watch that did not cost me a couple of hundred dollars in case I did not like it. I love this watch! It is not a touch watch it has the buttons on the side. But it syncs easily with my S4 phone and it runs for 2 or 3 days per charge

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Watch

    Posted
    syncnj
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This watch is waterproof, and is very clear under the sunshine. Also, even though it's not android gear, but it still provides great function and is very useful when you are not able to grab the phone to read the sms or notifications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid smartwatch

    Posted
    Shiny151
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Best Buy did a great job handling my order and I'm very happy with my purchase. The watch performs as expected and Best Buy sold the watch at half the cost of other online retailers. I use the watch with iOS 7. No complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am enjoying my MetaWatch

    Posted
    Yogagal

    My MetaWatch is like my smart phone...after a month of wearing it I find myself asking what I ever did without it. It's perfect for me and my busy lifestyle. MetaWatch, where have you been the last few years?

    I would recommend this to a friend