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Need eMail app on new Galaxy Watch 4.

I'm considering buying the new Galaxy Watch 4 with LTE provided I can do email when I'm no where near my phone.  In other words, independent of the phone I need to be able to reach and use my gmail account to create, read, delete, etc. my email.

Does anyone know of an app that can do this?  Otherwise, I don't see the point to having a watch that can do LTE.  Text messages is hardly a strong enough selling pt. 


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Gene Klamerus

8/22/2022 - Mon
Gene Klamerus

BTW, my email provider is Google.  I have a GMail account (several actually).  I do not need the GMail client though.  I don't use it on my laptop, so I don't see the need on a watch.

Personally I really can't see any reason for a watch to be "Smart". Let alone having an App for Email or SMS etc on it.

In order for such a thing to be usable, it would have to be large enough for a good on screen keyboard that doesn't fill the whole screen, hiding what you are typing... For it to be usable it would have to be as large a a normal Smartphone, which by the way also shows the time..., & then you don't need an additional watch. I wouldn't want a wristwatch to cover half my arm.

So in my point of view any "Smart-Watch" is pure luxury with no real usable value.

But since it runs on Android, I'd assume it is also connected to Google Play from which you may be able to install apps available from there.

Gene Klamerus

Honestly, I don't' see the point of you posting this.  It has nothing to do with answering the question and just seems to be a way for you to vent.  Thanks.
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You mentioned "Otherwise, I don't see the point to having a watch that can do LTE." in your Question, & I just supported you on that, giving you more reasons why such a watch isn't necessary..., giving practical reasons why E-Mail or SMS on a small watch just isn't practical in everyday use. How do you want to enter an E-Mail Message on such a small device, don't you think, even if it is possible, that you'd take ages just to enter a very simple message? It may work to delete or read messages, but even that can be a problem, as the small display would only be able to show you a small part of the message.

But I also pointed you to google play from where apps can be installed. There are many EMail apps available there.
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@Rindi. I asked a question searching for email apps that I could use with my account.  Instead of not replying (if you didn't know any) you launched into an answer on why doing email on a watch is pointless. If I wanted to know if why having (or not having) email on a Galaxy watch is worthwhile I would have answered that.  You might just as well have replied that you don't see the point of watches because they "weigh down" your arm or tug on arm hair.  It's like a developer asking how to do something in C++ and having someone reply that C++ is a bad language and that they should use Python.

@Kimputer.  Yes.  I have IMAP on my account because I use eM Client for email.  It's a very good product that supports using multiple email accounts and being able to save email locally from all of them.  At a minimum, I'd need an app that did POP and SMTP, but IMAP has advantages.  I appreciate the link. The issue I've found on most email talked about for watches is that when probed they often require going through the user's phone.
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use the gmail app but smartwatches don't have a sim card and only communicate via NFC/Bluetooth.  They are an accessory to your phone not a replacement for. 
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Gene Klamerus

Both the apple and Samsung smart watches operate over LTE if you buy that option.