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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 16:29
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Jan 24, 2021, 16:29
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HorrorScope wrote on Jan 24, 2021, 11:56:
Each has a place and poo poo'ing any of these means we just have a crabby opinion about anything.

As someone with both mechanical and smart watches, who largely looks at my computer or phone screen to see the time, that is about how I feel.

Different things for different occasions. My mechanicals are basically just jewelry even if they are chronographs, but I like them. My smart watch probably is a bit wasteful, but I like the myriad of face options for displaying all kinds of different data. I never cared for digital watches but that is just a personal preference. There are people who enjoy those and they have their reasons.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 13:42
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Jan 24, 2021, 13:42
 
Owning a few nice watches are great for those people who care about their appearance. I am not saying to buy a Hublot Big Bang, but there are nice watches out there for a decent price. For single guys, they can be a nice attractor, whether or not your basement hygiene routine agrees.

Until a smartwatch does everything my phone does, and as easily and as well, I dont really need one. working out? I have my bodybuilding apps. Wherever I am wearing a smartwatch, I have my phone. I get it for some people as there are professions that can make use of the smart features. I wish I needed one, but I don't and I collect watches.
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Jan 24, 2021, 12:27
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Jan 24, 2021, 12:27
 
I get my wife's watch hand-me-downs. I just started wearing the Apple Watch 3 and I love it. Interesting thing is that I did almost no setup, everything just worked how I wanted it to.
- battery life lasts 2 days, good enough for me
- all of my phone notifications automatically get pushed to my watch
- I can turn off my ringer and never miss a call/message
- I work from home so I need constant access to MS Teams. I never miss anything with my watch.
- Fitness tracking is a great bonus, works well with my Peloton
- Wife and I use the intercom feature a lot
- I can easily pick up calls from my watch when my phone is charging in a different room
- find my iphone on the watch is great as I misplace my phone all the time

I don't do any social networking so I'm not caught up in the needing to see all the likes on my instagram page or twitter account. sent to my watch. I don't need a smart watch, but it does make my life a lot better.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 12:21
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Jan 24, 2021, 12:21
 
Wow... Just...wow. does no one here or even the article writer know how to use a smart watch? You all talk about its default lifeless faces and how real watches can look functional and artsy. just download watchmaker and you will find the world largest collection of original and bootleg watch faces. I've had a moto 360 and I currently run huawais sport 2 which is getting old but works as good as the day I got it, I run it with the watch face on all day, and the amazing construction of it means there is nairy a nick on it.

Eventually the battery will die and cannot be fixed (ewatches are bad about being survivable in any way) and that is sad. But consider how many normal watches get replaced because someone tires of how it looks. My ewatch can have a new face every day of the week.
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Jan 24, 2021, 12:07
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Jan 24, 2021, 12:07
 
I received a Galaxy Watch from Ms. Sauron for Christmas, didn't think I'd like it but I really do. The fitness and sleep functions are very helpful.

Also, the Find Hobbit and Cooking apps are excellent.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 11:56
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Jan 24, 2021, 11:56
 
When I think traditional watch I think someone trying to be fashionable.
When I think smart watch I think someone trying to be healthy.
When I think no watch, I think there are many ways now to tell time without one.

Each has a place and poo poo'ing any of these means we just have a crabby opinion about anything.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 09:07
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jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2021, 04:47:
Huh, surprised at so many anti-smartwatch comments here. I wear a Garmin Fenix, and use it to track my runs and other workouts. It has a Spotify app in it, so I can run with my tunes and no bulky phone. I sometimes misplace my phone, and the Find Phone feature on the watch is very useful.

Surprised as well. I love computers, don't really like smartphones and love smartwatches. I never need to use my phone except for phone conversations. Bought my first smartwatch in 2016 and upgraded to the Ticwatch pro 3 fall 2020. The old Zen3 from 2016 is still being used. An acquired taste, but i still get compliments on the watch. Phones get replaced more often than smartwatches but, i realize that my Zen3 may not be usable in 3 or 4 years even if being carefull charging the device.
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Jan 24, 2021, 05:04
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Jan 24, 2021, 05:04
 
I am not wearing devices on my wrist at all, problem solved
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 04:47
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Jan 24, 2021, 04:47
 
Huh, surprised at so many anti-smartwatch comments here. I wear a Garmin Fenix, and use it to track my runs and other workouts. It has a Spotify app in it, so I can run with my tunes and no bulky phone. I sometimes misplace my phone, and the Find Phone feature on the watch is very useful.
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Jan 23, 2021, 22:53
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Jan 23, 2021, 22:53
 
I used to wear a watch regularly. I remember thinking it was the only "jewelry" I wore after I stopped wearing my college ring in 1990 or so. I used my watch quite a bit, I had one with countdowm timer and alarm functions which I used often. I eventually got a smart phone which could cover those functions and slowly phased out wearing a watch. However, I still occasionally look at my wrist when seeking to learn the time.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 23, 2021, 22:42
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NKD wrote on Jan 23, 2021, 17:54:
I haven't worn a watch in maybe about 20 years.

I haven't worn a watch in longer than that. At this point, I show up when I show up. Outside of doctor's visits, appointments are a waste of my time.
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Jan 23, 2021, 18:38
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Jan 23, 2021, 18:38
 
I hadn't thought of the e-waste aspect of modern smart watches but it struck me that even though I've always been a digital watch wearer (calculator watch geek in the 80's, yachting and flight watches in the 90's and aughts for altimeter and barometer functions among others) I always resold them on eBay or at my computer club when I replaced them with a new one and never threw them away.

I doubt I can do that with this Apple watch I got last month.
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Jan 23, 2021, 18:07
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i have a bit of an addiction to watches and none of them are the 'smart' kind. my main gripe is that their battery only lasts a few days at most. secondarily, they're just ugly. black squares, meh. i like the meatiness of a big face with bold hands and numbers, and it doesn't hurt that my faves are solar powered pro treks that never need recharging and have many survival functions.
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Jan 23, 2021, 17:56
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Jan 23, 2021, 17:56
 
I don't, and won't wear either. I just can't stand the feeling of something on my wrist. I never could. I found I don't need one either. My phone has a clock on it, but even before I had a cell phone I never wore a watch. There is a clock in my car and clocks everywhere I go anyway, so I don't need to be checking at my wrist all the time.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 23, 2021, 17:54
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I haven't worn a watch in maybe about 20 years.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 23, 2021, 17:22
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Jan 23, 2021, 17:22
 
Because most wristwatches are treat as art pieces and ALL smartwatches will become e-waste.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 23, 2021, 16:44
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Jan 23, 2021, 16:44
 
I still don't see a point to smartwatches.

Planned obsolescence means most smartwatches are abandoned as quickly as their flashier counterparts are introduced, left lifeless, out of juice and in need of software updates that won’t ever come.

Just more environmental pollution.


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