I was always interested in the Nike Fuel Bands. I always thought those looked the best, and can do all the tracking stuff.
Although I've never done research in them, so I'll be watching this thread as well.
Looking at getting the wife and I in a better exercise regimen soon as she's on the mend from her neck surgery in two weeks - so probably June - and been thinking of getting myself a smartwatch of some sort for using the pedometer in my M8 to track my exercise [and more bonuses as well - but pedometer access is a must in addition to standard smartwatch stuff to me] and something more in depth to tie into her Fitbit or other similar app on her M8, since she's a bit more in need of really making a routine of things. [Her father's genetics have some spinal weakness stuff, so she really needs to strengthen her back and upper legs to make sure she doesn't end up getting paralyzed by one bad fall like he did]
Thinking that Pebble makes the most sense for my direction - although it looks the information in the Pebble thread here petered out in recent discussion - so if there's some serious competition to Pebble I'm definitely curious - I do like the idea of all the stuff the Galaxy Gear does, but not doing Samsung this generation so it would be half-assed at best with the Gear 2.0 from how it reads. (And zero compatibility with 1.0 from what I read?)
On her, she prefers the idea of a "girly" fitness tracker, and having a time face on it would of course be a bonus as well as well as the maximum amount of tracking categories - if anyone has any advice. (Fitbit sound great besides no time display except on the one that got recalled for nickel allergies or whatever)
Got plenty of time to hash things out for specifics - and Fitbit compatibility is a plus since it ties into Blinkfeed for the M8, but realistically rather have a girly smartwatch/semismartwatch with lots of fitness tracking over the Blinkfeed support.
Thanks again for the advice tech heads.
I was always interested in the Nike Fuel Bands. I always thought those looked the best, and can do all the tracking stuff.
Although I've never done research in them, so I'll be watching this thread as well.
So far from my own looking around without guidance, candidates I've seen are:
Watch: Pebble, Sony SW2, Razer Nabu (sorta both though for Nabu) and Martian - heavily leaning towards Martian though.
Fitness Tracker: Razer Nabu, Garmin vivofit, and now Nike Fuel since I'd been unaware of them being decent until you inspired me to look now.
Lots of narrowing and I'm sure more that I've not even considered yet... fun times, but got a while before it's relevant fortunately.
no to pebble
i have it and the only apps for it (the new version 2's) do not have always on pedometer tracking. basically you have to turn on pedometer tracking when you want to track, which is silly b/c you'd want to track 24/7. (which is what fitbit does)
i have a fitbit, i thought the pebble would "eventually" replace it, it doesn't, and i doubt it will.
also remember pebble is great, but it is not a multi-tasker, some apps do NOT multitask, i have 3 timer/stopwatch apps (cuz it's great for that) and 2 of them stop working if you exit the window.
i remember the fitbit pedotrackers are the same? (i gave up after i saw the sub-par pedometer ability)
well if you want more info on the pebble i can give it, don't wanna go on about it, it's a great watch for working out.
i can do a set and if i get a txt, i just look at my while instead of pulling out my phone.
also i can fwd/rwd/pause a song/podcast with the watch, great during mid jog, rather than taking out your phone and looking at a screen.
but as a pedometer, sucks.
oh i haven't swam with it, but i've taken many showers with it on, still works.
i mean i have a fitbit and it's really great for what it does.
does she have the fitbit flex or newer? cuz they sync with the bluetooth in the phone and is just awesome for lazy tracking.
I have Up by Jawbone - got it as a Christmas present .. it's lightweight, and has a 10 day battery life - it works really well for me.
I hate to be a party pooper, but what is the point of pedometer data? It seems like something that might be interesting the first couple days, but after that it's just "hmm, looks like I walked around today, I had no idea". Pedometers have been around for decades and no one gave a shit but now that it's a smart phone accessory people can't wait to go pay $100 for one. It seems like a way to tell yourself that you're doing something fitness-wise without actually exercising more than anything.
As far as smart watches go, I think it's likely to be worth waiting for summer for the Moto 360. It's the first smart watch that I have found remotely appealing.
Last edited by BrutulTM; 04-15-2014 at 03:20 PM.
Honestly Brut, it's just to show some level of participation to her so she doesn't feel like she's doing it alone, I realize it's halfassed. (and keep in mind my phone already does it, so it's just about having the data at hand easily)
For her side we want the full spread.
Although I am sstarting to notice some track sleep quality too, which I could probably benefit from but I'll probably try her device a bit to see if a short term analysis helps first.
lanx: We've got nothing yet, it's a plan for June or July (not gotten a report on recovery time, that's my assumption of 6-10 weeks could be longer or shorter) after she's healed from the neck surgery she'll be having on the 28th. Pedometer for her is less important than good heart rate/etc tracking although I do like the idea of us both having pedometer stats even if they're halfassed so I can demonstrate I'm doing it as much as she is so she doesn't feel she's doing it alone. [with some level of variance since I'm sure the M8's built in one isn't nearly as good as full fledged ones.
On the Moto 360: Definitely going to have to look into when that's sitting at for timeframe ATM, sounds ALMOST perfect - only thing I didn't see mention of is it having a speaker on itself, if it does have one it could easily move to the top of my list - the idea of being able to have it be a "safe driving" extension and a sexy looking watch watch both is a huge appeal to the Martian right now - which if it matches all of that with more functionality for a reasonable price - SCORE! (Note: In Maryland we've got "no handheld phone use" laws - I think come next year when we're in Florida it's not going to be a concern anymore, but for the next year it's something that would be nice to cover)
Last edited by Vaclav; 04-15-2014 at 04:31 PM.
Looking into it more looks like if Moto 360 is oppressively expensive that there's going to be other Google Now integrated ones planned by the end of the year - wife made me check if HTC is doing a smartwatch - and they've apparently got two on the schedule for this year - one that is Google Now based as well. (which is clearly the category that Moto 360 would be in)
Neat and relevant that I just bumped into - apparently the Samsung Gear Fit MOSTLY works with HTC One M7 and M8 (probably with everything Android with 4.x or higher I'd assume) - How To Use Samsungs Gear Fit With Other Android Devices - YouTube
if that's the case i'd recommend you get 2 fitbit flexs.
truthfully what is the use of a pedometer? it's really worthless. this is speaking from a guy who has had 2 fitbits(i upgraded) and even have the buddybug/gowearfit.
the purpose of tracking is motivation, you want to track and motivate.
which is one of the biggest features of the fitbit, once you hit your target 10,000 steps a day(adjustable) you get a completed flower.
however fitbit has a community, you and your wife can link up instantly, you can see how each other did, you can then link up with your friends if you want or just join and link up with a community in your area, the fitbit community is huge in this respect, you can join them free and check it out.
also fitbit and the fitbit app can seamlessly link with myfitnesspal, probably the most used fitness tracker out there.
again you have to understand that to it's core a pedometer is worthless and useless, and it's real use is as a motivational.
i mean you could honestly follow along with a p90x or even a my butt buns workout and get as much done as a personal trainer, in truth they are just professional screamers and motivators right?
this is the same thought process you apply to the pedometers.
the fitbitflex syncs without having to sync to a computer. this is HUGE. b4 upgrading to the flex, i'd have to take out my fitbit and plug it into my pc to download the data, while it's true you have to do this eventually, it's annoying.
but with the flex since it has bluetooth it communicates and syncs with your phone practically in real time, also you get a usb wireless adapter that auto syncs the fitbit when you're in range.
just go out and buy 2 fitbit flexes put one and start walking around, i don't know if there are newer, but it's small, water resistant, charge lasts more than a week and it looks like a stupid 2 dollar band.
you probably won't even use the shitty samsung watches long b/c you'll have to recharge every other day and you'll eventually stop in 2 weeks.
Eh, we're religious on charging stuff that's not a worry. But all stuff to weigh, could fitbit and watch up, too of course. Money isn't really an object to me for a one-time cost when its for our health.
(seriously we keep a 3DS, Vita, 4 smartphones (no clue why we bother to charge the old ones but still we do...), 2 iPod equivalents, three PS3 controllers and a PS4 controller all max charging overnight with very rare slips - guess it'swhere all tthat focus on making sure the kids are alright at night goes with us being DINKs)
I have a gear fit, and I love it.
I know four different people of varying fitness levels using Fitbit I think each of them has a Flex or a Force? One is prior service Army and has turned it into an art form of calibrating his workout schedule to meet his goals and improve his running ability. One of the others has used it to lose ~40 pounds in 6 months. The other two...meh, as far as I can tell they wear it because it's a new toy.
Updates: Apparently Nike is axing the Fuelband.
LGs G Watch is looking like a nice Moto360 competitor. Also the "rules of Google watches" are public now, and the rules sound perfect.
(stuff like Martian watch style mics being a must-have, always on displays, must be able to look like a normal watch at a glance.)
Oh and estimates are trickling out for G Watch and 360 - $200-350 is the range of the estimates.
(on the high-end Motorola has talked about it pairing well with the Moto G, logic to them is an accessory won't market well costing more than it's host device)
I think i like the square look a lot better than a classic circular style, those google watches are pretty damn sexy though.
With that said, i ordered a gear 2 neo out of curiosity. It's probably mediocre at best but i'm primarily curious.
I just like the idea of getting notifications without hauling out my big ass note 3 all the time.
Someone linked this thing a while back: Healbe GoBe: The Only Way to Automatically Measure Calorie Intake | Indiegogo
If that thing works, I will absolutely pick one up. The name is retarded though.
Doing searches on it now, having not seen it before: it looks like a scam.
The opening segment of last weekends TWiT was all about smartwatch/fitness trackers and one of the guests highly recommended the Basis (Basis health and heart rate monitor for wellness and fitness). Looks pretty good. I'm considering something like this too but a pedometer is all but worthless to me. Would much rather have (strapless) heart rate monitoring and a couple other features.
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This seems like an area that waiting a few months may be in your best interest. Supposedly this is going to be Apple's next big push, and whether you like them or not it's worth seeing what they put out (and how other companies respond).
For me its not an option to consider Apple:
A) Android user, and very antiapple.
B) The mockups made based on Apple's own descriptions look horrendous for a man to wear, they might be passable forsome women though - the mockups end up looking like loud plastic bracelets.
Unlike Android Wear, Apple's plans make no sense to me. (and estimates on Apple wear includes at least one model FAR more expensive than the phone or requires... $10k has been bandied about...)
Last edited by Vaclav; 04-23-2014 at 03:34 PM.
You missed my point a bit. Like them or not there's no denying what they do has an effect on the mobile space. If they put out something that's great it will force the Android devices to match it, which is good for you.
$10k devices that look like watches and $1k ones that look like dollar store bracelets for women.... Right now it's like saying XBox One is influencing PS4 into a better product.
Already the Android Wear feature set is things that the Apple Wear docs are playing catchup with. And AW is going to be on the market in at least 6 variants this year....
Fair enough, not going to argue when it's something I could not care less about. Mobile fanboys on either side crack me up.
It was advice to wait as there's going to be a lot more competition in that space soon, that's all I was getting at.
Last edited by Skrala; 04-23-2014 at 04:46 PM.
Not fanboying. I can see the benefit of iPhone competing (well , competing against, they're flagging a bit this gen) but a competing product at 10-100 times the cost isn't of any benefit to the consumer for likely a decade.
What you're referring to is accurate when they're at a similar price point. ButMercedes doesn't influence change to Ford in any reasonable timeframe because they're targeted completely differently.
If they announce a model that's costed less than the phone it accessorizes to its relevant, until then it's going to be a tiny niche market.
OP, did you buy the fitbit flex yet? honestly what you want to do, you're fucking around too much.
i thought the main point was to "get something" so you and your wife can do shit together.
and trust me, the biggest point will be battery life, you may "think" you are good at being diligent charging your shit, it's different when you're talking about wearable electronics.
this is why only e-ink devices are good and all these shitty ass iphone/android smartwatches with full color lcd screens will just suck.
Plan is a June purchase, so no - but its looking like a Fitbit Flex + Smartwatch will likely be the ideal solution, unless the details on the Android Wear stuff makes it redundant.
Wife goes in for surgery Monday, will want it once she's allowed to exercise afterwards. Cervical fusion, thinking 4-6 weeks.
just get one for yourself first, so you can be the first guinea pig and say that "i've been doing this and it's cool" and buy her fitbit present. hell remember this fitbit flex gives you two bands a med (for a girl really) and a large in each box, so you can get a black fitbit and a idk, red one. if she hates the red band, you have an extra med band in the black one and not use the blue ones. i did that when the flex first came out, they were totally sold out everywhere amazon(had to wait 5weeks direct), had to stalk bestbuy on when they get their weekly shipments and put one on hold for me, still ended up being the blue one (black was the most bought).
this way you both will be already into it.
hell if you use smartphones, you might be since likes it's kinda cool to see instant updates from the flex to your smartphone.
Yea we smartphone. But I'm a lazy SOB exercise wise right now (maintaining a good weight at 125-130 - I'm only 5'2" - entirely due to metabolism) would be embarrassing until we're doing it together, heh.
It's going to be the start of a complete life change for both of us.
(she's 200ish and same height for comparison - although with her breasts and hips - I can't see her under 150 without looking gaunt.)
Not to be rude, but real, thats the whole point of these pedometers, to shame u into seeing you only walked 789 steps in one day? Then when u look at a whole week and it doesnt even add up to the 10000 steps that normal healthy ppl should be taking in one day, you just end up walking for 30mins around the block. once you're properly ashamed for a week, then you can just get that 1 week of shame over with and start walking and then a month later tell your wife how it feels then start walking with her. fuck, do you have parks where you're at? it's getting to "walking" temp now, i bet there are tons of trails where you live, and there are tons of fitbit users on those trails as well. seriously, at least register at fitbit dot com, it's free and you can see all the ppl in your area if you don't have fitbit RL friends.
Last edited by lanx; 04-24-2014 at 07:57 PM.
The point is we're changing lifestyle, ourplan is to start with 1-2 miles a day.
If we got one now it would be only a few thousand steps. We're not planning to stay this way. (and we do have 3 Fitbit using family and friends)
Midlife crisis stuff, ignored our health too long.
And parks and mall walks are part of our planned areas on most days. Hate the neighborhood, aesthetically random suburbia is dull.
Last edited by Vaclav; 04-24-2014 at 10:03 PM.
The Force has been recalled, so you may have trouble finding them. There were some problems with people breaking out in rashes. I had one, and while it was nice, I found the vibration to be lackluster (the alarm seldomly vibrated for more than 1 second) on multiple Forces. When they gave me the opportunity to send mine back for a full refund, I jumped all over it.
I'll be waiting for Android Wear.
AW got a confirmation of anything morethan an accelerometer (i.e. step count) for AW yet on the fitness side? (i.e. heart rate for calorie burn)
It's really up to the manufacturers what sensors they put in. I have no doubt that someone will do that and AW will be capable of communicating with said sensors though.
So minus the rambling - if anyone sees word that an AW is including deep fitness tracking please add it to the thread, I'm trying to keep up, but that's a huge point I'm hoping to pop up that I've not seen yet. [That no doubt will be in by 2016, but I'm not waiting that long on this purchase, even for HTC]
I'm 90% sure I'll be getting a Moto360 when it comes out. Has Google established that watches with their OS have to be compatible across the board? My main sticking point right now is I'll probably be upgrading my LG G2 to the G3, and want to make sure the 360 works with it.
My friend has a Samsung Gear 2, or whatever it's called, and I do appreciate the functionality of not having to pull out my phone for easy stuff like reading a text message. But I think it's ugly as sin.
The 360 is so pretty.
AW should be with Android 4.5 from what I've gathered.
Google Now being accessible full time is supposed to be a 4.5 feature and fulltime Google Now seems like a must for AW.
I'd imagine the G2 will get 4.5, how quickly once it's done is the question mark though. With the M8 I'm confident I'll get 4.5 quick personally though.
Samsung is setting the precedent that their Watches work with their Phones. What I'm asking is do we have anything that says the Moto360 will work with ANY current gen Android phone.
AW specifications require general compatibility with Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0 and appropriate Android version.
Of which the latter I assume is 4.5 but not seen an absolute.
And 90% sure G2 has BT4, right?
However, for non-AW bonus features, it does seem phrased that bonus features for matching brands might exist.
Last edited by Vaclav; 04-26-2014 at 09:59 PM.
These fitness trackers look like they could for sure keep you motivated if you have that competitive spirit. The whole I don't want my steps to be less than last week, so you do what you can to at least get over the week before.
My problem is, and this was my problem with MyFitnessPal meal trackers, is that I don't weigh out my food, and I eat out quite a bit... probably 2 problems of my weight right there, but it bugs me I can't get exact.
I go out to a restaurant and order up a steak and meal with salad or whatever. I can guesstimate what everything was, and enter that into MyFitnessPal, but it's not 100% accurate, and that bugs me.
Same thing this would bug me, after reading the reviews is that most of the time it's not very accurate on your steps.
Does that matter to you Vaclav, that it won't be that accurate?
fitbit imo, seems accurate, i mean they account for dominant/non-dominant arm, basic eye level tests of just me getting the fuck up and walking seems to be accurate, i mean it's more accurate than the old school off-set lead weight bouncy counters, it's horribly un-accurate on a treadmill, but fuck who needs to walk on a treadmill?
Nah, laser fine accuracy isn't a big deal to me. And for home meals, I've got connections still with the grocery world to make sure my cuts are portioned precisely to my recipes without them throwing a fit.
Worrying about it as a macro thing not micro though.
Gonna have 2-3 months though anyhow now, apparently wife's recovery is twice what I expected for the wait.
I've been using this site
to track fitness and health things. This is where I first learned about fitness trackers. I enter the info manually for now but things like lab results and info from my blood pressure monitor are automatically uploaded and the next bathroom scale I buy will be Healthvault compatible.
Gear 2 Neo raaaapes my phones battery, i have to charge my phone every 20 or so hours now in oppose to once every 2 or so days.
They really need to make stand alone smart watches heh
Pedometer though, with overall better eating habits might work. Who knows. I look forward to hearing your experiences with it once you and the wife get into it.
Bought a Fitbit One a couple weeks ago. I was happy with my first one (Fitbit Ultra) until it died a few years later. Any pedometer that can last a few years is pretty decent, IMO.
Too bad the Pebble pedometer app that I found is so horrible. I'd have just used that. Not that it has any way of syncing with anything, mind you.
you guys on the newest pebble firmware?
I wonder what a semi-lux or lux brand would do to a smart watch, like a esq, Movado, etc etc smartwatch.
Kairos Hybrid Smartwatch Now Available To Pre-Order (video)
Kairos seems the closest to a luxury smartwatch for anything on the near horizon from what I've seen. (Not that I've looked too much, not a luxury watch guy - for me smartwatches are more of a smartphone convenience extension than a watch)
Wow that is insane... mmmm
the moto360 the face is fully digital right? I wonder if they would eventually (or can you?) change the clock face as that would be awesome.
Kairos looks amazing if its not overly thick, I do not care for thick watches... I don't have any super lux watches, I would love a rolex just to have one but meh. I have some ESQs etc.
Yes all G-watch items look like they're going to be full digital with downloadable faces and such for the immediate future.
Kairos and Martian to a lesser extent are standard watches that also do smart functions via overlay stuff. Which is cool in its own way. ($500 for Kairos was tempting me until the 360 leak - now to see what LGs price point is. And if HTC starts showing anything of theirs)
Yeah 250 is nuff of a diff for me to just go with the moto vs the kairos... but I like the idea of a real nice mechanical watch with the clear oled.
They both look nice. I'm really digging 360 though. Guess I'll need to ditch my iPhone in the future. I do miss swype though.
When I heard $350 I kind of stopped thinking about getting one. At $250 though, it will be very tempting.
For fitness trackers, I really like what I've read about Amiigo | Explore
Pre-ordered it with expected delivery in August. They've apparently had pretty low yield, which explains why everything is backlogged. Hopefully the August estimate was conservative...
Also: the moto 360 looks very cool and I'll probably buy it. But it seems that it wouldn't replace a fitness tracker. Much of what Amiigo does, for example, works only because it has two sensors: one around your wrist and one on your foot. I don't see how a smartwatch could replicate that. Might not matter for some, but I really care about it recognizing my biking...
Nice find Soriak, that does look like an insanely nice fitness tracker - and yea, don't think anything else even other fitness trackers are doing half of what it claims to do.
Price tag at $180 (x2 in my case since the wife and I will use) is steep compared to most of the competition though, hopefully it's up to snuff with the claims, definitely let me know. May just use basic accelerometer stuff with step counting on the phone until August maybe with how that looks. (Gonna be July before we can start a real exercise program from the last update from the surgeon)
The early backers of the amiigo indiegogo campaign got their devices and started a facebook user group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/645343175541140/
I just saw this and looked at some recent posts. It looks like there are still some updates to the app, but issues appear to get fixed quickly. Also, iOS is clearly more of a beta than the Android version, which may be a concern for some. I'd expect them to work out most of the bugs by August, though.
Price is steeper than some of the other wristbands, but since I'm interested in tracking biking (i.e. my commute to work), there just isn't an alternative. I guess I could just use a smartphone app, but where's the fun in that.
It seems Motorola refuted the $250 price of the 360. I'm guessing that it'll be $299, which puts it in line with the Samsung Gear 2.0. I'd definitely pick one up for that price once the first round go out and reviews land. I'm guessing I'll love one after feeling let down by the Fitbit Force.
the samsung gear2 gets at best 1 day and 1/2 for battery life, that's horrible!, how about the rest of these new smart watches? look i'm not on the pebble train just b/c i'm a user, but b/c i use it everyday is why i'm commenting.
if i had to "remember" to recharge my watch every night, it would just have sporadic days of un-use b/c of being recharged for the day, then, at this point it becomes not used.
the fitbit is the same deal. heck both of them are great in warning you. i'll get a tiny pebble buzz notification 20% left, and that's good for 2 days still. my fitbit will send a notification to my phone 20% left, and thats also another two days.
usually i recharge both at the same time, and i can eek out a 15minute quick charge which would put in about 30 to 40% battery recharge if needed.
i'm just saying, i do not see it being practical as a "wearable" to not be worn b/c you have to recharge it daily.
sure i may be in the minority but i have both pebble/fitbit on me 23.5/7
just keep battery life in mind when looking at the new smartwatches (which all seem to use oled and do a lot of battery draining stuff)
Longer battery life is always nice, but I wouldn't be concerned about charging my watch over night next to my cell phone. I don't think I'd wear the watch in bed (unlike a fitness/sleep tracker).
The pebble is hard to beat for battery because of the e-ink screen. Anything with an LCD or AMOLED screen is going to take a big hit on battery life. As long as it's 20+ hours though it's good for me. As Soriak said, it's not that big a deal to just plug it in next to your phone every night.
Just found out about the Kairos smart watch, which is mechanical with a transparent display overlay. It's going to support iOS, Android and now even Windows Phone.
The Kairos Mechanical Smartwatch Hybrid Is An Ambitious, Yet Sleek And Functional Wearable | Androidheadlines.com
Cost is ridiculous ($1200, $499 early bird) though.
Seems like right now, up front. With $50 shipping the lowest total is $549.
I should get a free Kairos watch because they ripped off my name (read it backward). Yes, I know that's not where they got it from...
Vaclav, what did you end up getting? has it worked out pretty well? This may have been posted in the other thread that was started, someone should merge those threads.
Omg, i waited a whole year and now i can take off my fitbit and just use my pebble. Newest update now supports continuous monitoring, also drop in price to 100bucks now
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so like yea it's all good, i'm currently using the walk/run app, hope it gets myfitnesspal integration soon.
I got a moto360 on launch and while the features are somewhat limit in terms of what it can do, the extra screen really is an amazing convenience. I can get a quick glance at what an incoming email is about during a meeting and whether it's important enough to read directly -- either on the watch or on the phone (if it looks like it requires a response). Same for text messages. I shelled out $2 or so for a calendar app that pops up upcoming appointments on my watch, which is great to get information about rooms. Also, when someone wants to schedule an appointment, I can check quickly on the watch when I'm available -- I can add it to the calendar once they send me an email with the meeting.
Then there are music controls, which I also use a lot, and the pedometer. I hadn't used one of those before and I now find myself walking home rather than taking the bus to meet the step goal... so far, at least, it's certainly working as a motivational tool.
As for the moto360 itself: the battery lasts a full day, so I have no concerns there. I'm not sure if it's a problem with Google Wear or the watch, but maps directions aren't always reliable... the navigation has crashed on me. When it works, it vibrates when a turn is coming up and shows you what turn to take, which is pretty cool when walking. Beats holding the phone in my hands.
Oh, and it's a watch -- I hadn't been wearing one of those for at least a year. So a couple nice features + a lot of convenience. Worth $260 imo.
Has the constant monitoring taken much out of the battery for you? I haven't been using mine every day.
Naw same battery drain, i've been switching between walk/run and misfit. They both seem to have the "wrist flick" issue. They can only improve i hope, is your watch band usually loose? I've lost 5lbs since my last watch band adjustment (i have a metal band) and while it's not tight, it is noisy when i flick for the LED, maybe that's an issue?
Nah, it isn't loose. The app just isn't fine-tuned well yet. The API is new, it's only a matter of time before they figure out the thresholds.
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Absolutely no point in buying the thing. Won't even ponder touching it until there is a 2.0.
Another issue is how wet can it get? Washing your hands going to be a thing of the past because you might splash your watch?
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It's crazy how many apple watches they are aiming to producing. 3 to 5 million at launch? If the apple brand is truly that powerful it will be a hit just by force of will and nothing else.
MWS Natural "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving black people approaches 1."
Got people salivating to snap them up despite them being completely useless. Just look at Column above.
I am curious about how many of those $12k gold ones they are going to sell.
I dunno, but if I had the money I'd buy one and once they run out of them turn around and sell it for 3 - 4x what i paid for it.
Even the die hard apple nerds seem to have a general "I will wait to tinker with someone elses first" vs the normal blind obedience to stand in line for one of these things.
If it needs to be tethered to your phone, it just isnt ready for prime time in my opinion. We need more years of battery development, hardware shrinkage, and better power efficiency for it to be viable as a stand alone unit. I could be wrong, but I am just not even the slightest bit excited for this product.
My current sports band is outside the apple ecosystem, so putting one that works inside that environment is already better for me.
Also it works over Wi Fi not just Bluetooth. So while in the Gym there is no need for the phone to be on you.
For just day to day stuff for myself. I travel quite abit, and it will have a TSA approved screen on it that I can just run through without getting my card out at the airport.
Everything else it does is just extra.
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