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    QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    I've ditched mine in favour of a regular wristwatch. What about you?
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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    Of course not, real men wear a fine mechanical watch.
    Smart watches are for androgynous young people in this messed up world of ours.

    That being said i have not used any of my watches for well over a decade.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    Nope. Or a dumb watch.

    Any watch that costs more than £20 is a fashion accessory, not a means for telling the time.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    I don't wear a watch.

    I stopped wearing one when mobile phones started displaying the time on the screen.

    I can't see a use for a smart watch, so I'll never own one.
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!


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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    Nope, I own a Rotary watch with an automatic movement (no battery) that tells the time, no date or anything else. You have to wind it up every now and then.

    It works, it tells the time, I definitely don't need things like a heart rate monitor or tech things on my wrist.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    No. I never saw the appeal of a smartwatch, not only as it seemed to be seen as a status symbol (in the case of the Apple Watches in particular), but also because it just seems like an extra unnecessary step to be lazy instead of just taking your mobile phone out of your pocket.

    I'm not really a watch fan in general though (even basic ones), so I'm fine with just checking the time on whatever device I'm near at the time (usually my mobile phone).

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    Nope. Not interested in the slightest.

    Cheap digital (IE. < £20) for the working day and a decent Rotary if I'm going out.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    No, and I never would - haven't even worn a watch for at least a decade. They just seem unnecessary for modern life...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    I recently picked up a TicWatch Pro 2020 for just short of £170. I mainly use it to track my workouts. Not having to dig my phone out of my pocket to read texts is quite handy too.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    The only reason I'd get one would be for tracking health statistics like heart rate when exercising etc. But I've not been tempted yet.

    I just use an automatic watch I wear for smart occasions or a cheap plastic Casio.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    Yep a fossil gen 5, mostly because during work hours i can monitor works emails etc as they come into the business without having my bulky phone on me and decide if i need to answer them.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    Just a simple watch and sometimes, I even wear it.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 here at moment...
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    As a watch geek, smart watches are an abomination to me, perhaps one good thing about them is they might do is spark an interest in conventional watches again with younger people. I've owned pretty much every type of Casio watch from the eighties onwards, then onto various Tissot T-Touch models. Nowadays my small collection comprises of a couple of mechanical watches (Omega, Tag) and a very cool Casio MRG G-Shock, while not a smartwatch has lots of smart features. There is also an age divide going on here, most watch enthusiasts are middle-aged men (guessing 40+), younger people who were reared on smartphones seem to have little or no interest.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    TLDR; Yes I do


    I hadn't worn a watch for over a decade, I used to spend too much time looking at it and panicing about how much time I had left, then I got the first MS band, it was ok, I got the second, but it scratched waaaay too easily so MS let me send it back, I was waiting for the third, but then MS ditched the whole line up..

    Years later I was looking again, not at an actual smart watch, but for something that looked like an actual watch, a friend of mine works for a company that deals with Withins, and I'd already been looking at the Steel HR, so he got me a heavily discounted one, it was a fitness tracker that looked like a watch and gave me notifications on the tiny screen, and, the battery lasted a month...
    However, when in Mexico earlier in the year its lack of accuracy on the steps front, it went in the drawer and I borrowed the step sons iWatch 3 for a month, until he wanted it back, and, I kinda liked it, so I got a series 3 of my own, I would have gotten the 5, but rumour is the 6 is out later this year, so I got the 3 as it was the cheapest option new, and I'll probably pick myself up a series 6 when they come out, the only downside, they look like smart watches rather than proper watches, and the battery life, after a month on the Steel HR, which really spoilt me, is a measly 2 days..
    Theres also bits that the SteelHR does out of the box, where as the iWatch needs additional apps, well, until the new WatchOS apparently...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you wear a smartwatch?

    I've got the Galaxy Smartwatch and just ordered the new Galaxy Watch 3. Never going back to a mechanical although I do own a Seiko Kinetic watch but only wear it sporadically to keep the Kinetic going. Was a gift from my parents who have both died so I'll never get rid of it.

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