I never jump on the bandwagon right away. I like to watch a while. Doesn’t matter what it is. Don’t go to a new restaurant in the first month. Don’t buy a new product. And good grief never new electronics! Sometimes it takes me a long time to recognize value or need. (Yes I still have my Conestoga wagon in my garage!)
Recently I jumped in with both feet surprising myself. I wanted a pedometer. Something to count my steps. Simple and easy. No fancy stuff.
I had one that wasn’t very good about ten years ago and was hoping that there was improvement.
Periodically I checked and the accuracy wasn’t there. Clip on or wrist band was the controversy. Finally I decided to get a fitness watch. Such a selection. My eyes went bleary reading the reviews.
Ultimately it was price and popularity that chose. That and a really good holiday sale.
I wanted something entry level. If I’m not enamored of it, I won’t use it. Then there was the fit. I have small wrists. My wrist circumference is 4-1/2”. That’s smaller than the child version which comes in Star Wars or Dinosaurs but not Hello Kitty. (What were they thinking?)
The first one I bought went back the next day. I learned some lessons from it. I needed one that was square rather than a long narrow version. The square ones are ginormous. I could make it work so I’d have to get used to that. It looks like a cinder block sitting on my wrist.
The second one I purchased was better. I immediately bought a different band that didn’t have a buckle and that made a big difference.
I set it up without fancy stuff and started walking. Cool. It would send me messages. I was in love. It was very happy with me. I started adding things. Even more cool. I can track my sleep. Whoa! Do I get that much sleep? I can get texts and email. Super whoa!
I’m really bad at drinking enough fluids and I can track that. I can set alarms to remind me to do things. What I liked most was the positive reinforcement I get from it. It sends me badges when I reach a goal. It’s like school with star stickers.
It tells me how wonderful I am. Even if I don’t attain the goal, there is no shame. It goes onto the next hour hoping for better performance from me. It’s my new bestie.
If you would have told me this, I would have laughed. Seriously it’s a step counter. How could I get so involved?
I should have upgraded to the rose gold version. Maybe it cleans windows.