Anons who use wearables, what do you find to be the most useful thing about them?

Anons who use wearables, what do you find to be the most useful thing about them?
I keep thinking about buying a watch but then I think about how it would actually improve my life and im not able to think of much

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    turn by turn navigation and music control without opening my phone also being able to use some apps quickly and easily plus apple watch automatically unlocks mac workstation

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like the fitness tracking and NFC payments. I've used the remote camera app a few times. Being able to check notifications by just looking at my wrist is pretty convenient as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fitness tracking and being able to clandestinely read notifications without pulling my phone out.

      Are you often in situations where you can't pull out your phone?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unlike you, I'm employed. Dicking around on my phone at work looks bad. Glancing at my watch is perfectly acceptable.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I remember a time where looking at your watch was bad manners.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have an office job with a cubicle and nobody gives a shit if you check your phone
          Only job I ever had where I couldn't check my phone all the time was substitute teaching and that was more because I thought it was rude to demand the students keep their phones away while I check mine in front of them

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            im a sub now. i let them use their phones and i use my phone. i dont give a frick.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I got written up once for letting kids on their phones after a test. Some teachers give a shit, some dont

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you mean you have a dogshit job

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But with a watch you don't have to

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    installing Chana on them is a must. whenever I am at public transport, being in traffic or at boring lesson, Chana is always there to save the day.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shame the wheel scrolling is trash: way too fast, jerky and unprecise.
      otherwise it's a cool app.
      also it only lets you browse blue boards.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        toggle nsfw in settings (click on chana logo in board selector menu)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thanks
          do you know if there's a way to make the wheel scrolling less jerky?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            idk it's probably something internal that should be fixed. I know dev chills in this telegram chat, you can contact him there
            https://t.me/g_technology

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Fricking Watchposters

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Knowing time and how long I've been outside, it's one of those rare cases where Goodhart's law doesn't apply, on some days I just loiter around for over 30k steps, and that's a good thing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wouldn't a $20 Casio be better if you just want the time?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fitness tracking and being able to clandestinely read notifications without pulling my phone out.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    #1 it's a watch
    #2 it's a fitness tracker
    #3 i can see how long i slept and then have a pissing contest with other people wearing this shit about how good/bad our sleep was
    #4 i can see if my phone has any notifications without needing to actually go over to look at my phone

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Currently thinking about getting a cheap one just so I can listen to music on my runs without having to carry my phone in some autism pouch, only real use I can think of for them

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. Notifications
    2. Phone Finder
    3. Sleep Tracker
    4. Fitness Tracker
    5. Multiple timezones with visual
    6. Weather information
    7. Compass
    8. Mp3 player / Audiobook / podcast on the go

    All of that can be done on the phone but it's easier to just have it on the wrist as a standalone device.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2. Phone Finder
      >All of that can be done on the phone

      I wish I had MS Paint skills.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Generally this
      Deep Sleep Tracking only matters the rest of light and REM are useless
      Fitness VO2 and BPM tracking
      I have Huawei GT2 the most watch features under the budget and last 1 - 2 weeks
      Waiting for next upgrade to this watch but can't seem to find any

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    literally only good for fitness tracking

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Changing songs and taking calls while working with my hands (tradie)

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Primarily use it as my alarm clock these days, wearing ear plugs to sleep and I'd just sleep through a normal alarm
    It's good for setting quick reminders/notifications as well

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was given a Fenix 7 as a gift. It has a small torch on it. This is the main thing I use it for.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >most useful thing about them?
    Giving you cancer.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got one for free two years ago as part of my internship and it was literally useless
    it's just israeliteelry for techbros, kinda like how regular watches are a cope for shallow/obese/old people

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fitness tracking
    workout tracking
    sleep tracking
    alarm
    notifications - part useful, part annoying

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to have a Gear Fit2. The best thing about it was that I could see what the notifications dinging on my phone were about without needing to dig that huge piece of shit out of my pocket. I stopped caring about it though when I realized that I don't have any friends :))

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What is the point of this wojak?
      kek

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it implies that the user's sentiment is genuine, similar to picrel

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can monitor my heart rate, track my fitness and analyze my sleep cycles with it.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a pinetime
    >pros
    weekish battery life
    notifications and music controls work well via gadgerbridge
    weather stuff works now
    >cons
    you can't update it fully with gadgetbridge, i have to use my desktop for that
    no sleep tracking
    timer only vibrates once so its unusable

    It was cheap and does the two smart things i want it to do so its good enough.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Garmin forerunner for running is good.
    Got a refurb for cheapo 7 years ago
    Still great

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Health tracking
    really useful if you're a sickly person as shit like your resting heart rate, stress levels and blood pressure levels are useful information to know in order to predict/prevent diseases

    >Notifications
    it helps you to reduce your phone usage time and it's convenient

    >Music
    it's so fricking comfy to go to the gym and leave your phone at home since you can just listen to music through your watch with bluetooth headphones

    >Silent vibrating alarms
    they're great if you sleep with someone else and don't want to wake them up with an audible alarm

    they can be a gimmick but who cares, they're cool and a nice accesory to have, plus you can get a refurbished Galaxy Watch 4 for like $99 at amazon, they're cheap af for how useful they can be

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I keep thinking about buying a watch but then I think about how it would actually improve my life and im not able to think of much

    you need one thing, a phone.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shit battery life compared to normal watch
    >can't use it while charging
    it's shit and can't even compete with a real watch

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I keep thinking about buying a watch but then I think about how it would actually improve my life and im not able to think of much
    Yes I have a Tissot and it's great. Highly recommended. They're also a mean way to accessorise.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to wear a smartwatch when they first came out with the moto 360, but now I wear no watch. I just bought both of these because I miss wearing a basic watch. The first one has an e-paper display gimmick, and the second was a childhood temptation; I always wanted the mission impossible watch.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >showing his age
      Death to boomers

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    contactless payment
    especially if you frequent public transport

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >contactless payment
      I'll stick to cash and an anonymously-bought subway card that can't be tied to my person thanks glowie.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have no desire for wearables or 'smart' devices. I had a fitbit for a while and it overestimated the calories burned from walking by like 2X. I had a wireless thermostat, even built one out of a Raspberry Pi and relay switches back in the day, which was mostly useless too. My friend had an Alexa which randomly responded while we were talking, which was creepy and annoying. Now some morons are installing Amazon deadbolts for their front doors, and getting locked out of their homes if their account gets flagged. Soon every car will be 'smart' like a Tesla, and will self-drive itself back to the dealership if you lose goodboi points.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had one that kicked the bucket, even with leather straps it felt like wearing a children's toy.
    It was great for running and the silent alarms were cool, but pic related has been just as useful and looks much better.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i got a cheap one because i just needed some basic shit:
    -time without looking at my phone
    -step counter and inactivity alert which make me less lazy
    -basic tracking for running (casual so i don't care about perfect accuracy)
    -music control
    i just got a cheap used entry-level garmin for like $70 and it's pretty good, i can charge it once a week

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an Amazfit, I'm fat as frick so i don't do any workout. I use the smartwatch only as an alarm. The vibration alone is enough to wake me up without getting scared by the alarm sound

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seeing the time without pulling phone filled with distracting notifications

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wouldn't a regular watch be better for that?

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how good are those thing at displaying GPS?

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