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  • BillyCarpenter
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    Smart Watches

    I have an addiction to electronics but I had never owned a smart watch. Recently, I started researching the different brands. Since my phone is made by Samsung, that's who I decided to go with. I bought the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic for around $180.00. Not too bad on the price, I thought.


    I've only had it a couple of days but I'm digging it. It connects to my phone via bluetooth and it's convenient in that I can make calls and answer them from my Galaxy Watch and leave my phone in my pocket. And all the Health Apps are pretty amazing, IMHO.

    Anyone else own a Smart Watch? THought?
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  • slimslob
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    #2
    Re: Smart Watches

    Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
    I have an addiction to electronics but I had never owned a smart watch. Recently, I started researching the different brands. Since my phone is made by Samsung, that's who I decided to go with. I bought the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic for around $180.00. Not too bad on the price, I thought.


    I've only had it a couple of days but I'm digging it. It connects to my phone via bluetooth and it's convenient in that I can make calls and answer them from my Galaxy Watch and leave my phone in my pocket. And all the Health Apps are pretty amazing, IMHO.

    Anyone else own a Smart Watch? THought?
    My daughter has one. The Health Apps can give you incorrect information. It tends to misread hand/arm movement when driving or at her computer as running/walking.

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    • Hansoon
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      #3
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      • BillyCarpenter
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        Re: Smart Watches

        I haven't used the health apps much because I'm letting my body completely recover from the last 4-months of heavy workouts and running. More on that in another thread.

        However, I walked 2 miles this morning. The heart rate, steps and distance walked seemed accurate to me. I turned off the walking app after I finished my walk. I'm not interested in tracking my total steps for the day. I think its recommended to get in 10,000 steps. I believe I read that somewhere.


        I'll be investigating the sleep app tonight.
        Growth is found only in adversity.

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        • slimslob
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          #5
          Re: Smart Watches

          Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
          I haven't used the health apps much because I'm letting my body completely recover from the last 4-months of heavy workouts and running. More on that in another thread.

          However, I walked 2 miles this morning. The heart rate, steps and distance walked seemed accurate to me. I turned off the walking app after I finished my walk. I'm not interested in tracking my total steps for the day. I think its recommended to get in 10,000 steps. I believe I read that somewhere.


          I'll be investigating the sleep app tonight.
          When you go back to running, the health apps can help prevent you from over doing it. Carry the cell phone with you and you will get alerts when it thinks it is time to take a short rest period.

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          • Tricky
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            #6
            Re: Smart Watches

            It's nowhere similar, but I haven't worn a watch in 30 years.
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            • slimslob
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              Re: Smart Watches

              Originally posted by skynet
              It's nowhere similar, but I haven't worn a watch in 30 years.
              Same thing here. THere is something in the stainless steel backs that I have a sink contact allergy to. I am thinking a zinc compound as if I use one of the blue colored dandruff shampoos that use pyrithione zinc as the active ingredient, it makes my scalp itch.

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              • Phil B.
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                #8
                Re: Smart Watches

                Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro here.

                seems to work fine for me ... don't run but it tracks walking miles accurately. Heart rate is spot on.

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                • Tricky
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                  Re: Smart Watches

                  Originally posted by slimslob
                  Same thing here. THere is something in the stainless steel backs that I have a sink contact allergy to. I am thinking a zinc compound as if I use one of the blue colored dandruff shampoos that use pyrithione zinc as the active ingredient, it makes my scalp itch.
                  At the time, I had a boring job and didn't want to watch the time tick slowly, back then you may have needed a watch, nowadays clocks are everywhere, car infotainment, microwave oven etc.
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                  • BillyCarpenter
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                    Re: Smart Watches

                    I was sitting here and my watch started vibrating and when I looked down it said: Time to get moving, you've been sitting still too long. Recently I read where several studies said that it's unhealthy to sit for too long. I got up and walked around the parking lot. That seemed to satisfy the watch. lol
                    Growth is found only in adversity.

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                    • slimslob
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                      Re: Smart Watches

                      Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                      I was sitting here and my watch started vibrating and when I looked down it said: Time to get moving, you've been sitting still too long. Recently I read where several studies said that it's unhealthy to sit for too long. I got up and walked around the parking lot. That seemed to satisfy the watch. lol
                      That is one of the health monitor alerts.

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                      • tsbservice
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                        #12
                        Re: Smart Watches

                        Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                        I was sitting here and my watch started vibrating and when I looked down it said: Time to get moving, you've been sitting still too long. Recently I read where several studies said that it's unhealthy to sit for too long. I got up and walked around the parking lot. That seemed to satisfy the watch. lol
                        Don't be a watch slave. I would pound the damn thing with a hammer
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                        • blackcat4866
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                          #13
                          Re: Smart Watches

                          It has nothing to do with your topic, but I stopped wearing a watch in 1977.

                          I spent a couple of summers working in the sheet metal shop. On one of my many trips around the press, I caught my watch on the corner of the press ... dragging the watch all the way up to my shoulder. The metal band left bloody scrapes most of the way up my arm.

                          My co-worker cut the watch band with snips ... and that was the last day I wore a watch.

                          Wearing any jewelry around your hands seems like a liability, especially handling drums. =^..^=
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                          • BillyCarpenter
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                            Re: Smart Watches

                            Originally posted by blackcat4866
                            It has nothing to do with your topic, but I stopped wearing a watch in 1977.

                            I spent a couple of summers working in the sheet metal shop. On one of my many trips around the press, I caught my watch on the corner of the press ... dragging the watch all the way up to my shoulder. The metal band left bloody scrapes most of the way up my arm.

                            My co-worker cut the watch band with snips ... and that was the last day I wore a watch.

                            Wearing any jewelry around your hands seems like a liability, especially handling drums. =^..^=
                            I've heard horror stories about jewelry getting caught up in machinery. The most recent I heard was a dude with long hair working on a car and getting scalped. Ouch.
                            Growth is found only in adversity.

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                            • slimslob
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                              #15
                              Re: Smart Watches

                              Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                              I've heard horror stories about jewelry getting caught up in machinery. The most recent I heard was a dude with long hair working on a car and getting scalped. Ouch.
                              It is not just jewelry. Mechanical calculator tech used to always have a pair of scissors within reach. You would be amazed at how quickly something like an Olivetti Divasumma 24 with its covers off could suck in a tie.

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