Just got them and for me I've found that the issue isn't connection so much as it is interference. In my house mine are as good as having a wire. Literally you cannot force them to skip even if you cover your phone's bluetooth antenna with your hand! Outdoors however its a different story. Went for a walk shortly after I got them and they were very disappointing and I came back feeling pretty frustrated and let down. I had been wanting these things to replace my Jaybird X3 in which I was frustrated with it's connection issues and these literally checked all my boxes. bluetooth 5.0, type c usb, and even wireless charging! I thought bluetooth 5.0 was the savior of wireless buds for sure but took them outside one time and found the performance to be equal to or worse than my jaybirds. So I got online and got on google and started searching for a way to fix these things. 2 things I've found that will improve the experience outdoors and they legit worked for me is 1. turning off notifications, and 2. waiting until you get outside to put them on. My guess is since bluetooth is running on 2.4ghz it has the same 11 channels as 2.4ghz wifi and probably stays on the same channel when you put them on. That channel probably isn't all that crowded inside but outside it is. At any rate I just got back from a walk and the results were a lot better. outside my pocket, swinigng my arm, flawless signal no interruptions whatsoever. In my pocket.. disappointment as usual unfortunetly. I'm going to try my arm band case when I go out and mow the lawn, hopefully keeping my phone in an arm band will do the trick. You can pick them up cheap on Amazon. I hope this helps, from an equally frustrated galaxy buds user. I really hope a future software updates fixes them because I love them aside from the frustrating signal issues!
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I don't get why exactly but when i go from bluetooth to WiFi like when my phone is charging and I'm still wearing my watch, it usually will just notify me I'm in standalone mode and won't switch until i go into settings and tell it to connect to my wifi network. My former Android Wear watch did this seemlessly without me noticing but this watch i often lose my notifications when I'm trying to top my phone off and I'm still wearing the watch around the house . Going in and out of bluetooth range basically makes the feature worthless. When it does automaticly switch it's usually after 10 minutes of being on standalone mode. So what gives?
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