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Health and Safety => Health and Safety => Topic started by: Magicman on December 14, 2018, 07:46:04 AM

Title: "Smart" Watch
Post by: Magicman on December 14, 2018, 07:46:04 AM
I have experienced a few "episodes" with my heartbeat rate so I decided to get one of those gizmos that will monitor my heart rate, etc.  Not that it will change anything but at least I will have a record of what is going on.

There are many different ones but I decided to go with this one.  The review that I watched rated Apple as #1 (probably done by Apple) and this Garmin as #2.  I don't know but Fitbit, Garmin, and all of them probably come off of the same assembly line.  At least it is not as bulky as some that I have seen.

I did all of the computer & iPhone setup/sync stuff yesterday so we shall see.  So far it has told me that I got 4 hrs & 11 min of deep and 1 hr and 4 min of light sleep last night and I was awake for 10 min.  (I got up at 4:00).   Run time between charges is supposed to be ~5 days.

It's synced up and even gives me a quick look at the weather.
Title: Re: "Smart" Watch
Post by: Southside on December 14, 2018, 12:10:55 PM
And pretty soon you will be getting emails for sleep aids, custom pillows, new mattress, etc. Nothing these companies do is without attached strings. 
Title: Re: "Smart" Watch
Post by: LeeB on December 15, 2018, 06:09:52 AM
Does it tell time?
Title: Re: "Smart" Watch
Post by: Magicman on December 15, 2018, 09:08:13 AM
I think that it will tell more than I want to know, but I turned off a bunch of stuff.  Right now it will show; time, heartbeats, weather, & footsteps. 

It bluetooths to the phone; heartbeat rate, steps, activity intensity level & minutes, calories used, & deep & light sleep hours & minutes.  Yesterday's and last 7 day's activity.  smiley_dizzy

Incoming texts and phone calls buzz and show up on the screen.
Title: Re: "Smart" Watch
Post by: Southside on December 15, 2018, 10:21:05 AM
Just watch you don't swat the buzz thinking it is a horse fly!!!  Many moons back I had an issued pager, first time it went off I was at home getting up on a ladder and thought a hornet had landed on my hip and was about to sting me, I hit that thing so hard that it broke the clip right off the back and sent it flying.   ::). Had to call the boss and give him the news.  :-\
Title: Re: "Smart" Watch
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on December 16, 2018, 09:43:45 PM
Wonder do they make a watch that will say "Danger.....Danger.....Back Off! "
Title: Re: "Smart" Watch
Post by: Ron Scott on December 16, 2018, 11:06:54 PM
I have the Fitbit which monitors all that you stated plus more than I use also.