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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    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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    I'm from the Samsung side as well, but still not really convinced about their smartwatches. The only thing interesting to me would be the “Health” stuff and the tests I read about it are not convincing enough. Seems Apple has the better ones. Even my cardiologist advises getting one, but I hate Apple......

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCarpenter View Post
    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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    It's nowhere similar, but I haven't worn a watch in 30 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skynet View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    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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    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
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