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(Gizmodo)   Finally - a rugged GPS-enabled fitness smartwatch for all of us who are sitting on our asses   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2020-10-24 7:18:25 AM  
Who needs a watch when you can alt-tab/shift-tab in RL?
 
2020-10-24 8:42:52 AM  
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2020-10-24 12:11:05 PM  
YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE

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2020-10-24 2:35:54 PM  
I really don't get the whole fitness device thing.  I can tell whether I've exercised or not without voluntaily putting another tranche of very personal data out there for someone to steal.
 
2020-10-24 2:36:17 PM  

cryinoutloud: YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE

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and YOUR MIND IS A DOLLARED TURNIP

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2020-10-24 2:37:28 PM  
I assume by 'rugged' in this context they mean that is sealed against Mt Dew spills and Cheetos dust

Personally what I'm looking for these days, being that I live alone and have been sick since January, is a watch to monitor my O2 saturation and alert when it drops below 90%.  And maybe call 911 if I don't respond and shut the alarm off in some given amount of time
 
2020-10-24 3:01:34 PM  

Raoul Eaton: I really don't get the whole fitness device thing.  I can tell whether I've exercised or not without voluntaily putting another tranche of very personal data out there for someone to steal.


This product is firmly in the "look at me!" tech category.  It is not enough to hope that people will happen to see that you are holding an expensive iPhone.  It is not enough to publish your skin covering products and your digestive habits to your "followers"...

When so many of the 7.6 billion of people here are also shouting and crying for this moment's ephemeral attention, ANYTHING that will help you shout above the crowd to be noticed can be sold.
 
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2020-10-24 3:59:53 PM  
DNRTF, but I've owned an Garmin Instinct for about 1-2 years now. It's an excellent watch.

I've taken it hiking, kayaking, trail running, running and just about anything else outdoors. It's sturdy, GPS works well and accurate, and has like a week+ battery life.

It has some smart capabilities like notifications, but really they're cumbersome and not why I got the watch anyways. It is good enough though if I just want to know about a phone call or something came in. I don't need to be making calls from my watch.

Heart beat works well enough but I don't put too much stock in it.

All that being said, I'm a sucker for black/red combo items and that watch looks great. . . Except the stupid "ESPORTS" on the face.
 
2020-10-24 4:18:09 PM  

XSV: DNRTF, but I've owned an Garmin Instinct for about 1-2 years now. It's an excellent watch.

I've taken it hiking, kayaking, trail running, running and just about anything else outdoors. It's sturdy, GPS works well and accurate, and has like a week+ battery life.

It has some smart capabilities like notifications, but really they're cumbersome and not why I got the watch anyways. It is good enough though if I just want to know about a phone call or something came in. I don't need to be making calls from my watch.

Heart beat works well enough but I don't put too much stock in it.

All that being said, I'm a sucker for black/red combo items and that watch looks great. . . Except the stupid "ESPORTS" on the face.


I also have had an Instinct for about 2 years now. If I ever get off of this furlough, I'm totally going to get the solar version. The black and red is tempting though...
 
2020-10-24 5:46:30 PM  

Raoul Eaton: I really don't get the whole fitness device thing.  I can tell whether I've exercised or not without voluntaily putting another tranche of very personal data out there for someone to steal.


Thanks for the hot take, gramps. Please do regale us with a tale of 'tehcnography, who needs it? Why back in my day...'  and maybe follow that up with a 'who ever learned anything from data?'
 
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