Tuesday Favorites....Watches

CDGator

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Watches have changed a lot over the years, especially since the invention of the iWatch and similar models.
Are you a traditionalist or do you now wear a watch that interacts with your phone and reports data?
 

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I used to wear a traditional Raymond Weil, but now I wear no watch at all. Never got into the smart watch or fit bit stuff.
 

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I used to wear a watch all the time, but one day just never put one back on. I would probably do an Apple watch, but never willing to pull the trigger on one.
 

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apple watch. Like how it tracks sleep, workouts, heart beat etc.
 

CDGator

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Switched to a Fitbit about 10 years ago. I love knowing my steps in a day and it used to be a competition with the kids. Everyone else in the family uses an Apple watch but the face is too big for my wrist. The best feature of a smart watch, imo, is the alarm feature. Before that Seedy used a tradition bedside alarm clock and sometimes he would snooze it for up to an hour. I credit the Apple watch for saving our marriage....or at least his life. :lol:
 

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I don't often wear a watch anymore. Mostly when I wear a long-sleeve button-down shirt. I have a Raymond Weil. Not too fancy, but great quality.



No smart watch. Yet. Maybe someday.



Alex.
 

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Switched to a Fitbit about 10 years ago. I love knowing my steps in a day and it used to be a competition with the kids. Everyone else in the family uses an Apple watch but the face is too big for my wrist. The best feature of a smart watch, imo, is the alarm feature. Before that Seedy used a tradition bedside alarm clock and sometimes he would snooze it for up to an hour. I credit the Apple watch for saving our marriage....or at least his life. :lol:
Are you intentionally combining two different threads here?
 

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Are you intentionally combining two different threads here?
Netflix Love GIF by Elnaaz Norouzi
 

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I stopped wearing a watch after I stopped competitive running in my 20s. I started wearing a fitbit as heart issues within the family became more an issue. I moved to the pixel watch last year, don't know if I will go another brand. My steps counting and sleep metrics are added to my corporate health metric, which allows me to win prizes ($200 Sams/Walmart gift card two years ago, $250 Amazon gift card a month ago).
 

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I stopped wearing a watch after I stopped competitive running in my 20s. I started wearing a fitbit as heart issues within the family became more an issue. I moved to the pixel watch last year, don't know if I will go another brand. My steps counting and sleep metrics are added to my corporate health metric, which allows me to win prizes ($200 Sams/Walmart gift card two years ago, $250 Amazon gift card a month ago).
Iirc, aren’t you in IT security?

Doesn’t sharing that sort of data with your employee, especially with potential heart issues, concern you?
 

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Iirc, aren’t you in IT security?

Doesn’t sharing that sort of data with your employee, especially with potential heart issues, concern you?

I'm a software developer, but they are going to get that information through my health insurance if they really want it... The fact we think it's really secret when you get insurance is provided through your employer. It's a third party platform, through Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
 

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I'm a software developer, but they are going to get that information through my health insurance if they really want it... The fact we think it's really secret when you get insurance is provided through your employer. It's a third party platform, through Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Our employer’s program incentivizes us to connect our smart watches and do their challenges but I don’t participate. They throw all kinds of rewards for health care services. I’ve signed up for a less expensive policy though by agreeing to an annual screening that takes my measurements, BP, and a finger prick with basic data. That’s as much as I’m willing to volunteer. You are right though, it’s all out there.

Our employer also gave out $100 for the first covid shots.
 

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Our employer’s program incentivizes us to connect our smart watches and do their challenges but I don’t participate. They throw all kinds of rewards for health care services. I’ve signed up for a less expensive policy though by agreeing to an annual screening that takes my measurements, BP, and a finger prick with basic data. That’s as much as I’m willing to volunteer. You are right though, it’s all out there.

Our employer also gave out $100 for the first covid shots.
Lucky, my employer didn't want covid shots for me, even though I'm technically an essential worker. Luckly the only info they are getting from me our my annuals (due to my good fortune in health).
 

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Lucky, my employer didn't want covid shots for me, even though I'm technically an essential worker. Luckly the only info they are getting from me our my annuals (due to my good fortune in health).
Lucky?
No thanks.
 

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No interest in any apple product. Own a fitbit for step tracking but only wear it on days I walk. Don't want to wind a watch or replace batteries so I've settled on the Citizen EcoDrive. Ive had it for prolly 9 years. Four of those years it was boxed up in a drawer following a move. Unpacked it and charged it under a lamp for 3 days and it hasn't lost a beat.
 

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Haven’t worn a watch since cellphones came out. Used to wear either a Tag or a Krieger.
 

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I like the citizen eco drives. Not too fancy or expensive but very good quality and long lasting.
 

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I just got a Timex Ironman on Black Friday. JC Penney sent it with a dead battery. PITA to return it and wait so I have a lifetime battery now from Batteries Plus.

Here is a must read for a laugh about a Rolex watch.
Funniest Rolex watch story ever
 

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No interest in any apple product. Own a fitbit for step tracking but only wear it on days I walk. Don't want to wind a watch or replace batteries so I've settled on the Citizen EcoDrive. Ive had it for prolly 9 years. Four of those years it was boxed up in a drawer following a move. Unpacked it and charged it under a lamp for 3 days and it hasn't lost a beat.
I love my EcoDrive… has kept perfect time for 17 years now
 

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