AFTER YEARS OF ENVY, the kids got me an Apple Watch for Christmas. I wanted it for several reasons. Right away I loved it...
... then I sent it back.
Here's what I loved, and why I sent it back.
- Easy, easy to dual record bike rides in case the Wahoo malfunctions. It is sooooo simple to import the activities to Strava.
- Waterproof, so I can record water sports
- HR is integrated so I can get more fitness data walking, surfing, resting, sleeping etc.
- Blood oxygen levels are easily checked - a thing at altitude
- Glance at the weather vs opening an app on the phone.
What I really wanted was those first 3, upload all workouts and more HR data. If my resting heart rate is higher than normal I know I'm sick or stressed or overtrained. In my world, that's important.
Other cool things
- Remote picture taking
- Appointments at a glance
- Timers... like set a timer for 20 min, then stretch
- ECG monitoring
- Find My Devices let me ping my missing phone
- Every hour, if I haven't moved it reminds me to stand up. For me, that means ripping off some pull ups or pushups or squats.
- Alarm to wake up, it's very gentle haptic nudge is quite nice
- Oh, and it's a watch.
Why did I send it back?
I sent it back because I wanted the data plan so that:
- I could ride with a tiny watch vs a giant phone in a case and still make calls if absolutely necessary.
- Connect more with my surroundings...
... you see any time there's a free moment I'm tempted to whip out the phone and check messages, social media, etc. Could be resting at a beautiful look out, or out to dinner with Surfergirl.
I'm weak that way.
Now, I'm a little better.
In case you're wondering... got the Series 7, small face, sport band.
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20 Pull Ups + 20 Power PushUps + 10 Heavy Squats
20 minutes recovery
50 minutes reading + Journaling