@OCBill3 The whole “smartwatch with monitoring” market is full of chabaduo units with paste-on labels, marketed at varying prices by outfits that do not have “long term” in their planning. At the other end, there is Fitbit and Apple. The quality of the Apple watch seems very good. The Fitbits are something of a crapshoot, but at least their app still connects to their units, and gets updated (or at least “changed in ways that are not necessarily what the users wanted or needed”) periodically.
@OCBill3@ohhwell I’d much rather forget Samsung (my S.O. had two of them fail under warranty, and swapped to Fitbit when the third died). As for Fossil, I have no data; they have flown under my radar. I think Garmin makes some, and those might be a decent choice. Maybe.
@OCBill3@werehatrack oh, you are just going off of personal experience. Gotcha. I have 3 Gen 4 smasung watches that are still great. Fossil is decent. I much prefer the asthetics of the fossil but the electronics of the Samsung.
@OCBill3@ohhwell@werehatrack Garmin I think bought out Pebble to use some of their tech, but didn’t really bring any watches with the long battery life of the e-ink Pebbles. I had a coworker though who bought a Pebble years back before they got bought out, and still uses it, and raves about how good it was.
@haydesigner I got one in the last IRK…still in the box. I wouldn’t wear it but if I wanted to check my heart rate I guess I could use it for that?? My old Samsung S8+ had a sensor on the back but my new one does not. I kinda miss it