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Re: KindleWatch is ON!
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2018, 03:56:52 am »
It's here!! It's here!!  ;D ;D

At first glance it's very much like the Voyage with the flush bezel and the new lighter weight and smaller size. It's just a little taller than the Voyage and has a flat back with the power switch at the bottom. It doesn't feel any heavier to me.

Off to play!!  ;D ;D
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #26 on: November 07, 2018, 04:03:58 am »
    UPS overshot and the kindle is in Philadelphia -- for those not aware, Arlington/Washington is BETWEEN Atlanta and Phillie, almost a straight line. And lack of large airport is not an issue. :D I suspect they'll send it down by road or rail, but I'm not expecting to see it before the afternoon. :(

    It's here!! It's here!!  ;D ;D

    At first glance it's very much like the Voyage with the flush bezel and the new lighter weight and smaller size. It's just a little taller than the Voyage and has a flat back with the power switch at the bottom. It doesn't feel any heavier to me.

    Off to play!!  ;D ;D


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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #27 on: November 07, 2018, 04:07:52 am »
    Yay! You win first delivery!

    Wow, first time ever!  ;D

    As I'm setting it up, the first thing I see is that it doesn't have the latest update. It's on 5.10.0.1 whereas my Voyage is on 5.10.1.1, so I guess I'll need to update it before I do anything else. Not sure if there's an update to download for this latest model though?
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    « Reply #28 on: November 07, 2018, 04:10:22 am »
    It might do it automatically once you get it properly set up. It's an incremental update, anyway, so if it was me, I wouldn't worry about it. It'll come at some point.
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #29 on: November 07, 2018, 05:56:39 am »
    It might do it automatically once you get it properly set up. It's an incremental update, anyway, so if it was me, I wouldn't worry about it. It'll come at some point.
    There's a 5.10.1.2 update for the PW4 - but judging by the numbering it's only going to be background stuff compared to 5.10.1.1 but it does have a few bits more than the 5.10.0.1 that it came with - the battery percentage and labels on the icons on the Homepage etc.

    EDIT: the link to the update on that page doesn't work for me - they're obviously only just in the process of making it available.

    EDIT: the page that link took you to has been removed - somebody at Amazon obviously made it live before it was supposed to be.
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #30 on: November 07, 2018, 06:07:35 am »
    It's here!! It's here!!  ;D ;D

    At first glance it's very much like the Voyage with the flush bezel and the new lighter weight and smaller size. It's just a little taller than the Voyage and has a flat back with the power switch at the bottom. It doesn't feel any heavier to me.

    Off to play!!  ;D ;D

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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #31 on: November 07, 2018, 06:20:02 am »
    Mine is showing out for delivery.  As I am way out on the edge of town, semi rural, UPS will probably arrive late this afternoon.

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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #32 on: November 07, 2018, 06:57:15 am »
    Mine is 5 stops away from home, though I'm currently at work so I expect I'll have to pick it up from a postal depot tomorrow. Though sometimes Kindles have come straight through the letterbox.
    It's here!! It's here!!  ;D ;D

    At first glance it's very much like the Voyage with the flush bezel and the new lighter weight and smaller size. It's just a little taller than the Voyage and has a flat back with the power switch at the bottom. It doesn't feel any heavier to me.

    Off to play!!  ;D ;D

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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #33 on: November 07, 2018, 07:05:32 am »
    Mine is 5 stops away from home, though I'm currently at work so I expect I'll have to pick it up from a postal depot tomorrow. Though sometimes Kindles have come straight through the letterbox.
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    The Kindle box itself is very slim like the device itself and would easily fit through the letterbox, but mine came packed in a much larger outer Amazon box. I also had to sign for it.
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    « Reply #34 on: November 07, 2018, 07:08:22 am »
    Thanks, Linda, that's what I would expect really.
    The Kindle box itself is very slim like the device itself and would easily fit through the letterbox, but mine came packed in a much larger outer Amazon box. I also had to sign for it.

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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #35 on: November 07, 2018, 07:12:38 am »
    Yay! Mine is here. The package is definitely more minimalist than my last kindle (voyage). I did not have to sign for it. Im excited to play.


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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #36 on: November 07, 2018, 07:16:45 am »
    Looks like mine is 'out for delivery' as of 8:30 this morning . . . .

    I'm not getting updates about how close it is, though ... do you need Alexa for that?
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #37 on: November 07, 2018, 07:21:22 am »
    Looks like mine is 'out for delivery' as of 8:30 this morning . . . .

    I'm not getting updates about how close it is, though ... do you need Alexa for that?

    I had a link to track it in the email that came saying it was on the way - I also tracked it via the Amazon app on my phone, which shows you a map of where the driver is and is updated about every 30 secs or so.
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    « Reply #38 on: November 07, 2018, 07:23:27 am »
    Well mine has been "delivered to resident"- though there is no one in my house at the moment. A neighbour must have taken it in.
    Thanks, Linda, that's what I would expect really.
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    « Reply #39 on: November 07, 2018, 08:19:57 am »
    I had a link to track it in the email that came saying it was on the way - I also tracked it via the Amazon app on my phone, which shows you a map of where the driver is and is updated about every 30 secs or so.

    Hmm . . . I'll check that. I may have notifications set to OFF.
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #40 on: November 07, 2018, 09:00:33 am »
    Crap! UPS says delivered but sadly here at work. NYC. Look forward to the first impressions!!!
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #41 on: November 07, 2018, 09:29:30 am »
    Received mine just fine at my moms.  Busy working and loading content to it. 
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #42 on: November 07, 2018, 10:19:20 am »
    Got mine.  Other than the cool packaging, its very familiar.  Sort of a voyage minus the haptic buttons.  Oasis 2 still presents "crisper" fonts.  But I like the familiarity of the size. 
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    « Reply #43 on: November 07, 2018, 10:40:43 am »
    Just got home from work to find mine waiting for me on the doormat, Kindle box and cover box packed into a slimline Amazon box that easily fit through the letterbox. A great result, though can't play quite yet, as must go and do some shopping then get dinner (the tiresome realities of real life!)
    Well mine has been "delivered to resident"- though there is no one in my house at the moment. A neighbour must have taken it in.
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    « Reply #44 on: November 07, 2018, 10:41:25 am »
    Sometimes it is so annoying to try to load content to a new kindle. I sent all the books I have on my oasis to the new paperwhite. Which is about 500. But only about 60 or so loaded....and it doesnt appear that anymore are going to load.  Guess Ill have to send them to load only a few at a time and monitor as they load once I get off work this evening. 

    Hmmmm...looks like some may have kicked in to start loading again, well see what is loaded tonight when I get off work. As it appears to have stopped again.

    I love the kindles, but loading content at the start is a pain.

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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #45 on: November 07, 2018, 10:50:53 am »
    I got the same "delivery by 11" on Amazon.

    UPS tracking says "End of Day."

    The UPS app says between 9:30 - 1:30 (it's already past that).

    Sometimes it is so annoying to try to load content to a new kindle.

    Agreed, which is why I won't even bother. What I did instead was put everything into folders a while ago (Unread, Read, etc.) and I'll load those as needed. Any new purchases/freebies will be sent to the new Kindle from now on.

    Edit: IT'S HERE!!! (Delivered shortly before 2.)

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    « Reply #46 on: November 07, 2018, 11:18:25 am »
    I sent all the books I have on my oasis to the new paperwhite. Which is about 500

    It's a good idea to not put that many books on at once.  It has to index them all and that's hard on the battery.  Put 500 books on at once and you could have a dead battery tomorrow.  I haven't seen the Paperwhite 4 but I did that on my neighbor's Paperwhite 1 for her, warning her about that.  She decided not to worry about it and it was dead the next morning.

    I don't normally put that many books on board my Kindles but when I get a PW4 (I'll get one soon) I plan to put a lot of books on it.  I want the 32 gig model for just that reason.  I'll put them on the device very slowly and patiently.

    After all, would you force your kid to eat a year's supply of food or let him eat some each day! :)

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    « Reply #47 on: November 07, 2018, 11:33:49 am »
    It's a good idea to not put that many books on at once.  It has to index them all and that's hard on the battery.  Put 500 books on at once and you could have a dead battery tomorrow.

    I do know better, especially just after a new model has been delivered, although I do TRY to save myself time later on. But it seldom seems to work out completely.     In some ways it was actually easier when I just side loaded a lot of content.

    I do leave it plugged in overnight just so it doesnt drain.
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #48 on: November 07, 2018, 11:57:42 am »
    Just delivered ... off to play.:)

    I won't load everything ... There are over 3000 titles in my library. :o But I will put on what I'm reading now.
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    Re: KindleWatch is ON!
    « Reply #49 on: November 07, 2018, 03:25:27 pm »
    Mine will not be here until tomorrow :( 

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