Stainless steel and red wood Apple watch band


#1

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#2

Pretty, but not pretty enough to make me switch from my “dumb” solar-powered G-shock that still runs like the day I bought it after fifteen years without so much as a battery change, or my automatic dress watch that will still be going in a century with a light service every five or ten years. I’ll stick with non-disposable time-pieces.

Not hating on smart watches, but I’d like them better if there was some way to make use of them after Apple and its competitors have stopped supporting them.


#3

I have my good watches, and wear them. The Apple Watch replaced my lost Fitbit as a fitness tracker and for that, I love it. I am the sort who finds data for fitness and weight management a must.


#4

I looked at fitness trackers at one point, but the gross inaccuracy of the main thing I wanted, the heart-rate monitor, turned me off to them. If they were as accurate as the chest monitor I ride with I’d reconsider.


#5

I like it for the step counter and calorie estimates, and reminders. HR is not something I look at much on the watch.

When I ride I use a Wahoo Fitness HR chest strap and a pedal mounted RPM/Cadence sensor. I sync their output to the watch.


#6

Ditto, but I just sync them to my Garmin computer and my phone. The Wahoo chest strap has been great, and I got it on sale for $30 so great deal for something that only needs a new CR2016 every year or so. That’s another reason I’m not thrilled with the idea of a wrist tracker, it’d be yet another thing I have to plug in before bed, though the magnetic ones like the Apple Watch have are a major improvement in that department.


#7

I sync the Wahoo Fitness app automagically to Apple Health. I also pull in a bunch of other data to it. I’ll write a post this week, I’ve been thinking about that for a bit. Getting the Fitbit into Apple was a thing. old Palm vs Apple style hatred it seems.


#8

Recently I’ve been using S-Health, which while not fancy, does everything I need. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on Apple Health. Other than my wife and I, nearly everyone in our family uses iPhones.


#9

Do they make any of these bands using wood from apple trees? That seems like it would be appropriate for an Apple watch.

http://www.wood-database.com/apple/


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