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QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

by Tarinder Sandhu on 28 August 2020, 16:31

Tags: Garmin, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Huawei, Fitbit

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As a self-confessed geek I've been an early adopter of most types of technology.

My first foray into smart was with the appropriately named Polar SmartEdge back in 1997. Doubling as a watch and heart-rate monitor in one, I had the same tools as the cycling pros, if not anywhere near their talent.

SmartEdge was replaced by better, more expensive models followed by fitness bands and culminating in a Garmin fēnix 5S a couple of years back.

But I'm getting tired of information overload, so much so that I've ditched the smartwatch in favour of a normal wristwatch from TW Steel.

How about you? Do you wear a smartwatch as your daily driver? Have you moved one way or the other? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 



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Of course not, real men wear a fine mechanical watch.
Smart watches are for androgynous young people in this messed up world of ours.

That being said i have not used any of my watches for well over a decade.
Nope. Or a dumb watch.

Any watch that costs more than £20 is a fashion accessory, not a means for telling the time.
I don't wear a watch.

I stopped wearing one when mobile phones started displaying the time on the screen.

I can't see a use for a smart watch, so I'll never own one.
Nope, I own a Rotary watch with an automatic movement (no battery) that tells the time, no date or anything else. You have to wind it up every now and then.

It works, it tells the time, I definitely don't need things like a heart rate monitor or tech things on my wrist.
No. I never saw the appeal of a smartwatch, not only as it seemed to be seen as a status symbol (in the case of the Apple Watches in particular), but also because it just seems like an extra unnecessary step to be lazy instead of just taking your mobile phone out of your pocket.

I'm not really a watch fan in general though (even basic ones), so I'm fine with just checking the time on whatever device I'm near at the time (usually my mobile phone).