My main motivation for buying the new watch 4 would be to get my email and texts without having my phone with me (just direct via LTE). I can’t find anywhere that directly says this is possible. I really want to use Outlook stand alone. Can anyone answer if this is doable?
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For the moment it's not doable for 2 reasons. First, Outlook on the GW4 does not serve as a full Email client, but just show the most recent messages. So, you can't manage your communications fully. Maybe an email client will come out which lets you manage them fully, but right now I don't know of one. Then there's the LTE battery life. Many people, myself included, experience severely shortened battery life while using the LTE stand-alone. I'm talking about losing one percent of battery every 2-3 minutes. So, you'd run out within a few hours and then would need 2 hours to charge. Hopefully Samsung can do something to reduce this drain, but until/if they do, for your purposes, it's probably a no go.
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