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2021-08-24 1:03:12 PM  
Casios
 
2021-08-24 1:13:14 PM  
Bought a used old one from a thrift store.

Not even sure what version I have.

I don't care.

Gonna keep it. This thing does what I want it to do.
 
2021-08-24 2:06:48 PM  
That's tiny. I wear one of these.

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2021-08-24 2:12:32 PM  
I love tech and invest in lots of things (sometimes simply to have it in my "lab")

Just can't get myself to go the watch route (my wife loves hers, but she cares about her health). I guess a cellular enabled watch, with the wallet for the ticket and Apple Pay for concessions makes music festivals, sporting events a compelling use case.

What am I missing ??
 
2021-08-24 2:18:14 PM  
Vault-Tec has you covered!

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2021-08-24 2:20:45 PM  
They're just trying to keep up with Leon
 
2021-08-24 2:21:16 PM  

RAWISRADFORD: What am I missing ?


The SO uses his. I don't have one. But it interfaces with the Alexa in the kitchen to collect shopping lists between the Watch, iphone, and Alexia...share a list. I think there's a specialized widget for that.
He uses the voice feature of the watch to "Hey Siri, add rum to the shopping list"
And with a widget....he can preheat the ANOVA STEAM OVEN by voice control with his watch.
 
2021-08-24 2:34:57 PM  
Stylish ankle and ankle sport versions to be announced soon.
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2021-08-24 2:50:33 PM  
I mean, my Galaxy Watch 4 is 46mm. What's the issue?
 
2021-08-24 3:14:17 PM  

jayphat: I mean, my Galaxy Watch 4 is 46mm. What's the issue?


The thing about the Apple Watches is that they usually shrink the bezels while making the screen larger, my new 44mm Series 6 is the same size as my old 42mm series 2 while being thinner overall. With the faster processor and always on display, the Series 6 was a pretty nice upgrade when I got it earlier this year.

For me the big advantage is health tracking. I'm working on losing weight and getting healthier, so it is nice to have some good data on how I'm doing while also getting notifications on my wrist and being able to do Apple Pay more easily (especially with a mask on).

One nice feature they have recently added to the newer watches is having an Apple Watch on your wrist enables your iPhone to unlock while you are wearing a mask, which is super handy now that Delta has gotten me wearing my KN95 mask out to stores again.
 
2021-08-24 3:22:37 PM  

RAWISRADFORD: I love tech and invest in lots of things (sometimes simply to have it in my "lab")

Just can't get myself to go the watch route (my wife loves hers, but she cares about her health). I guess a cellular enabled watch, with the wallet for the ticket and Apple Pay for concessions makes music festivals, sporting events a compelling use case.

What am I missing ??


One handy new feature in the time to COVID is that the Series 6 has a blood oxygen sensor and it is taking readings throughout the day, so it can let you know if it hitting dangerously low levels.

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it's not quite diagnostic grade, but it at least gives you an indication ghat you may want to get checked out.
 
2021-08-24 3:23:14 PM  
If they ever stop requiring an iphone, I'd get one
 
2021-08-24 3:27:03 PM  

Gubbo: If they ever stop requiring an iphone, I'd get one


I think that would be a challenge because they are so tied into services like Apple Health and Fitness. For the watch to really work properly, they'd need to work out some APIs with Google and Samsung to allow various bits of data to sync. It's doable, but it would take a LOT of work for it to be a non-crappy experience for Android users.
 
2021-08-24 3:51:56 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Gubbo: If they ever stop requiring an iphone, I'd get one

I think that would be a challenge because they are so tied into services like Apple Health and Fitness. For the watch to really work properly, they'd need to work out some APIs with Google and Samsung to allow various bits of data to sync. It's doable, but it would take a LOT of work for it to be a non-crappy experience for Android users.


I know. I'm never gonna have one. But it would be nice if they just worked with whatever phone you owned.

Yes I know, welcome to apple.
 
2021-08-24 3:58:44 PM  
Crisco Wristwatch
 
2021-08-24 4:01:01 PM  

Gubbo: If they ever stop requiring an iphone, I'd get one


They already work without requiring you have an iPhone.

You just need somebody in your family to have one.

All the functionality has been moving to the watch.  You no longer need an iPhone to install apps on your watch, for instance.
 
2021-08-24 4:11:14 PM  
They will always and forever remind me of this:

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2021-08-24 5:41:29 PM  

BullBearMS: They already work without requiring you have an iPhone.

You just need somebody in your family to have one.

All the functionality has been moving to the watch. You no longer need an iPhone to install apps on your watch, for instance.


I think the ask was for it to work with Android phones, but you know that.
 
2021-08-24 6:00:29 PM  
I use a Pebble Round. They're the smallest smart watch that has been made and they do the only things I want a smart watch for, display notifications and tell time.

I own three of them because they aren't being made any more, but that's fine.
 
2021-08-24 7:36:09 PM  

likefunbutnot: I use a Pebble Round. They're the smallest smart watch that has been made and they do the only things I want a smart watch for, display notifications and tell time.


I went a little higher.  I wanted a small, normal looking watch that would pretend to do blood oxygen, heart rate, BP, and temperature (it all works, but it's not sufficiently accurate to be more than a toy) as well as relay phone notifications and tell the time.

It's nice to flick your wrist and see if a notification is worth unlocking your phone.  That's about what it's good for, so I'm glad I ordered a cheap watch from China.
 
2021-08-24 7:36:13 PM  

likefunbutnot: I use a Pebble Round. They're the smallest smart watch that has been made and they do the only things I want a smart watch for, display notifications and tell time.

I own three of them because they aren't being made any more, but that's fine.


I miss my Pebble... Great design, stupid company execs.
 
2021-08-24 7:37:49 PM  

Unsung_Hero: likefunbutnot: I use a Pebble Round. They're the smallest smart watch that has been made and they do the only things I want a smart watch for, display notifications and tell time.

I went a little higher.  I wanted a small, normal looking watch that would pretend to do blood oxygen, heart rate, BP, and temperature (it all works, but it's not sufficiently accurate to be more than a toy) as well as relay phone notifications and tell the time.

It's nice to flick your wrist and see if a notification is worth unlocking your phone.  That's about what it's good for, so I'm glad I ordered a cheap watch from China.


Which watch does BP besides the Galaxy and that wierd one with the cuff?
 
2021-08-24 7:42:35 PM  

Joe USer: Which watch does BP besides the Galaxy and that wierd one with the cuff?


I have no idea what it's called.  The brand is Laumix, but apparently they don't give their watches model names.
 
2021-08-24 8:05:25 PM  

BullBearMS: Gubbo: If they ever stop requiring an iphone, I'd get one

They already work without requiring you have an iPhone.

You just need somebody in your family to have one.

All the functionality has been moving to the watch.  You no longer need an iPhone to install apps on your watch, for instance.


I was going to buy two, one for me and one for the SO.  After 20 minutes at the apple store I learned my iPhone is not current enough to " talk" to the watch and  an Apple Watch is incompatible with the girl's iPad Pro (new), got to have a new  iphone or no  play.
Nope. I'll get a garmin
 
2021-08-24 8:21:14 PM  

sweetuilla: BullBearMS: Gubbo: If they ever stop requiring an iphone, I'd get one

They already work without requiring you have an iPhone.

You just need somebody in your family to have one.

All the functionality has been moving to the watch.  You no longer need an iPhone to install apps on your watch, for instance.

I was going to buy two, one for me and one for the SO.  After 20 minutes at the apple store I learned my iPhone is not current enough to " talk" to the watch and  an Apple Watch is incompatible with the girl's iPad Pro (new), got to have a new  iphone or no  play.
Nope. I'll get a garmin


Yup.  Someone in your family has to have an iPhone made in the last five years to to be able to activate a ten dollar a month data plan for the watch.
 
2021-08-24 10:52:35 PM  
I'll never understand the appeal.

Like cool, it will give you completely inaccurate "health" metrics that you can use to follow whatever completely unscientific "health" fad you're currently into.

But I have an imagination. I don't need to spend $400 on a device to guess at my health. I can make shiat up myself. Or I can just go to an actual doctor.
 
2021-08-24 11:04:10 PM  

Joe USer: Casios


You can pry my G-Shock off my cold dead arm.
 
2021-08-24 11:11:34 PM  

emtwo: I'll never understand the appeal.

Like cool, it will give you completely inaccurate "health" metrics that you can use to follow whatever completely unscientific "health" fad you're currently into.

But I have an imagination. I don't need to spend $400 on a device to guess at my health. I can make shiat up myself. Or I can just go to an actual doctor.


It gives you some exercise metrics to help motivate you to improve your health. I upgraded to a Series 6 at the beginning of the summer when I started an effort to get my fat ass back into shape. I've been going in 4 mile walks 4 to 5 times a week, and I have been trying to jog more and more during my walks, and my watch has been really good at helping me track my progress.

This is where I started.

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This is where I am now:

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It's helped me push myself a little harder to get back into shape. I actually jogged a full mile a week ago without slowing to walk it, which is something I haven't done since I was in my 20s in the late 90s.
 
2021-08-24 11:23:22 PM  
1mm larger than the old models -- too small of a difference to really notice, but large enough that none of your old accessories and bands will fit anymore so they can sell you all new ones.
 
2021-08-24 11:32:19 PM  

Mad_Radhu: emtwo: I'll never understand the appeal.

Like cool, it will give you completely inaccurate "health" metrics that you can use to follow whatever completely unscientific "health" fad you're currently into.

But I have an imagination. I don't need to spend $400 on a device to guess at my health. I can make shiat up myself. Or I can just go to an actual doctor.

It gives you some exercise metrics to help motivate you to improve your health. I upgraded to a Series 6 at the beginning of the summer when I started an effort to get my fat ass back into shape. I've been going in 4 mile walks 4 to 5 times a week, and I have been trying to jog more and more during my walks, and my watch has been really good at helping me track my progress.

This is where I started.

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This is where I am now:

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It's helped me push myself a little harder to get back into shape. I actually jogged a full mile a week ago without slowing to walk it, which is something I haven't done since I was in my 20s in the late 90s.


It didn't help you do jack shiat. You helped you.
 
2021-08-24 11:32:50 PM  

Excelsior: 1mm larger than the old models -- too small of a difference to really notice, but large enough that none of your old accessories and bands will fit anymore so they can sell you all new ones.


Cases, no. But when they went with the larger sizes for the Series 4 they didn't change the latching mechanism for bands at all, so a band designed for the 38mm for a 40mm and the 42mm bands for a 44mm watch (so I've been able to keep all of my old bands). Maybe they will change it up this generation, but Apple surprisingly maintained backwards compatibility the last time they did a big redesign on the watch.

The nice thing about there being a lot of old bands is there are a ton of cheap third party bands, and even for original Apple bands you can get old styles for cheap. Earlier this year I picked up a couple discontinued colors of Sport Loops on genuine Apple packaging (or they were REALLY good fakes) for $18 a piece instead of the normal $50 price.
 
2021-08-24 11:36:45 PM  

Gubbo: If they ever stop requiring an iphone, I'd get one


Personally I despise the square form factor.

Samsung Galaxy Active2 is a pretty nice sleek-looking watch, and I like that Samsung has a free program to design your own watch faces (Galaxy Watch Studio)

/Made myself an analog watch face where the date widget moves around slightly based on the time, so the minute hand never obscures the day/date info which has always been a pet peeve of mine
 
2021-08-25 2:12:07 AM  

emtwo: Mad_Radhu: emtwo: I'll never understand the appeal.

Like cool, it will give you completely inaccurate "health" metrics that you can use to follow whatever completely unscientific "health" fad you're currently into.

But I have an imagination. I don't need to spend $400 on a device to guess at my health. I can make shiat up myself. Or I can just go to an actual doctor.

It gives you some exercise metrics to help motivate you to improve your health. I upgraded to a Series 6 at the beginning of the summer when I started an effort to get my fat ass back into shape. I've been going in 4 mile walks 4 to 5 times a week, and I have been trying to jog more and more during my walks, and my watch has been really good at helping me track my progress.

This is where I started.

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This is where I am now:

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It's helped me push myself a little harder to get back into shape. I actually jogged a full mile a week ago without slowing to walk it, which is something I haven't done since I was in my 20s in the late 90s.

It didn't help you do jack shiat. You helped you.


It's hard to push yourself to improve without having data to see your progress, and that's where it comes in handy. Plus there's a lot of gamification in the software to keep you motivated. It honestly doesn't count for anything, but the Monthly Challeges are really good at giving you a goal that is challenging based on your current fitness level but still achievable.

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Yes, it is a ultimately pointless badge like a video game achievement, but in this case you get it by making yourself healthier and stronger, so it isn't nearly as much of a waste of time.

There's also a social aspect where you can create accountability by sharing your daily progress on your goals with friends. I have a friend in Atlanta who is recovering from a car accident earlier this year and we've been using the sharing feature to keep each their motivated.

Sure, a lot of it was me being motivated to get healthier after living through a glow all pandemic (fingers crossed), but having a digital tool to help reinforce the healthy habits has been helpful getting me over the hump of keeping a routine going more than a week or two.
 
2021-08-25 2:21:28 AM  

Mad_Radhu: emtwo: Mad_Radhu: emtwo: I'll never understand the appeal.

Like cool, it will give you completely inaccurate "health" metrics that you can use to follow whatever completely unscientific "health" fad you're currently into.

But I have an imagination. I don't need to spend $400 on a device to guess at my health. I can make shiat up myself. Or I can just go to an actual doctor.

It gives you some exercise metrics to help motivate you to improve your health. I upgraded to a Series 6 at the beginning of the summer when I started an effort to get my fat ass back into shape. I've been going in 4 mile walks 4 to 5 times a week, and I have been trying to jog more and more during my walks, and my watch has been really good at helping me track my progress.

This is where I started.

[Fark user image image 409x750]

This is where I am now:

[Fark user image image 425x740]

It's helped me push myself a little harder to get back into shape. I actually jogged a full mile a week ago without slowing to walk it, which is something I haven't done since I was in my 20s in the late 90s.

It didn't help you do jack shiat. You helped you.

It's hard to push yourself to improve without having data to see your progress, and that's where it comes in handy. Plus there's a lot of gamification in the software to keep you motivated. It honestly doesn't count for anything, but the Monthly Challeges are really good at giving you a goal that is challenging based on your current fitness level but still achievable.

[Fark user image image 425x685]

Yes, it is a ultimately pointless badge like a video game achievement, but in this case you get it by making yourself healthier and stronger, so it isn't nearly as much of a waste of time.

There's also a social aspect where you can create accountability by sharing your daily progress on your goals with friends. I have a friend in Atlanta who is recovering from a car accident earlier this year and we've been using the sharing feature to keep each their motivated.

Sure, a lot of it was me being motivated to get healthier after living through a glow all pandemic (fingers crossed), but having a digital tool to help reinforce the healthy habits has been helpful getting me over the hump of keeping a routine going more than a week or two.


/shrug

I have a good friend who swears that cocaine is the only thing that got him through grad school.

And he might be right! Without cocaine, maybe he would have never had the energy to finish. But that's not because cocaine has properties that make grad school easier; it's because he was an addict that had difficulty functioning without his substance of choice.

Some people are addicted to drugs, some people are addicted to sex, and some people are addicted to tech fads and electronic devices.
 
2021-08-25 5:36:30 AM  
Looks like Apple Watches are getting even larger. What's the wrist equivalent of cankles?

Answer:
Manacles
 
2021-08-25 6:49:26 AM  

RAWISRADFORD: I love tech and invest in lots of things (sometimes simply to have it in my "lab")

Just can't get myself to go the watch route (my wife loves hers, but she cares about her health). I guess a cellular enabled watch, with the wallet for the ticket and Apple Pay for concessions makes music festivals, sporting events a compelling use case.

What am I missing ??



stick with a small watch so it will fit up your ass for security.
 
2021-08-25 8:00:38 AM  

Excelsior: 1mm larger than the old models -- too small of a difference to really notice, but large enough that none of your old accessories and bands will fit anymore so they can sell you all new ones.


FTFA: Since the Series 4, all Apple Watch bands have been compatible across each generation for the same case size. According to the leaker, this will still be the case with the Apple Watch Series 7, allowing bands designed for 40mm and 44mm Apple Watches to work with the newer 41mm and 45mm sizes.
 
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