Convince me not to buy a fitness watch

Women are influencing me to buy an apple watch but theyre too fricking expensive but I wanna know how many steps Im taking a day
Yall should I buy one of these or do they suck

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I completed my PhD in Biological Mathematics at the University of Copenhagen in 2014, I now work in Actuarial Science, where my daily tasks include the management and manipulation of vast amounts of data.

    My question for you, and for any other people who own or are thinking about buying one of these devices, is this.

    The frick you planning to do with all that data? I mean, seriously. You going to store it? Analyze it? Son, I've got more degrees than a goddamn heatwave and not even I would know where to derive value from that little trinket. It's fashion. You want to spend money on something fashionable? Go right ahead, but it's useless, and probably won't get you laid either.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP

      But I literally just want the sleep data because I have leaky gut shit and I know that what I ate is related to my sleep. I could eat smaller qualities of food I wanna reintroduce and just see it on the Apple Watch instead of getting wrecked when I try a new food

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There is a free sleep app for android that monitors your sleep quality while you sleep. How would a fitness tracker do that?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >How does an electrode attached to your body best chink spyware?
          Gee I dunno

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Its a phone app that monitors the vibration of your bed. Its tracking how much movement you make while lying on your mattress that that vibration is picked up by your phone...
            What kind of free phone app do you have that requires electrodes to be applied to your skin?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              enjoy ELECTROMAGNETISM from your phone frying your brain for 8-10 hours every night

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Elaborate

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do you chew sugarfree gum?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have one and it seems good for tracking heart rate, steps and a good stopwatch but besides that there's not much to it. If you buy a really cheap one like pic rel it probably won't even reliably track heart rate, steps or sleep.

        Don't bother with smartwatches at all, they're all wildly inaccurate for sleep

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I find things like the sleep data interesting, I don't really do anything with it tho
      Never really cared for step data although looking back at my step count Vs weight there is a very clear correlation.
      Now tracking cardio activities is a game changer with these, you get a good watch you can program into it complex interval sessions with pace targets etc which can greatly aid training

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I find things like the sleep data interesting, I don't really do anything with it tho
        you will lose interest after a while and the gimmick wears off

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not the guy you're replying to but i guess it's like counting calories.
          if you do it for a while you're probably set to "eyeball" it after that and get most of the benefits.
          it's probably worth making a good effort to do sleep hygiene and learn all the tricks.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have been wearing devices like this for like 7 years and I still check the previous nights sleep when I wake up

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do you really need a watch to tell you whether you slept like balls? To me, it's one of the most useless features of my fitbit. "Wow, that IS true, I did sleep well!" No watch needed for this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The watch can tell you how far you have run and how fast, the two basics of any single running session or long term progression trajectory

      Obviously, Mr data guy

      Inb4 the watch doesn't have gps and activity tracking. I looked it up.. it's called research and analysis, Mr data guy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >implying IST does cardio

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I believe your credentials because you are obviously autistic as hell and can’t really grasp how people would use this data.

      You just use it as basic health monitoring device. If your HRV begins to decline, perhaps it’s time to do more cardio or cut the booze. If your sleep quality lessens, maybe it’s time to be more strict about blue light in the evenings or when to have your last meal. If you want to be a walking chad and got a basic goal of 10k steps, the watch will keep track of that day to day. If you want to progressively run faster/further, you have a device that makes that effortless.

      It’s not about storing and monitoring data, it’s about getting a basic snapshot of where you’re at every day. It’s like using a bathroom scale often so you know you’re up a few pounds so you can adjust your behavior before it’s too late.

      Disclaimer, I don’t even own a fitness watch, but even I can see how much utility they have

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You don't need a fricking tracker for 90% of what you said. You can tell when you need to rest more/do more cardio etc

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bullshit. People often don't notice they're overtraining until they are already at the point they will need several days of recovery. The impacts novices who don't know their limits and advanced athletes who are too competitive to notice issues.

          This is devastating if you're entering a race season and have series of competitions every other weekend building up to the big comp. You need to keep training between comps without digging yourself into a hole.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >autistic moron doesn't understand fitness metrics and their use or why people find these watches useful
      Peak IST right here.
      I believe that you have degrees up the ass because only a real autist could make a post like this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you have a ph.d and don't understand what trend analysis is? must be a pretty shit thesis cousin

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t buy a cheap one because it will be a worthless piece of shit that you will regret buying.

      This. Smart watches are good for keeping your phone on silent and not missing any alerts and that’s about it. All of the data is just fun to look at every once in a while and that’s about it.

      For the sake of argument the newer ones that aren’t cheap pieces of shit can alert the user to some medical issues, but I doubt OP is 65.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >not even I would know where to derive value from that little trinket
      PhD? More like permanent head damage.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not exactly rocket science. Anyone with a casual interest in exercise can benefit.
      >Plan to do 45 minute run after work for cross training
      >Long day of site inspections on the job
      >By 5pm watch reads 20,000 steps
      >Re-adjust run to 25 minutes
      >Avoid over working
      Also helpful for heart rate based training. My wrist Garmin is within 3 bpm of my chest worn ANT+. Helps me stay in UT2.

      But even somewhat advanced stuff is easy now. When I'm sculling out on the lake, I can also graph my 1k and 2k using the watch GPS and sensors. I can combine it with my rowing coach device. A sailing club at the dock also freely posts wind data into a table.

      It's hard to get a good read on 1000m intervals on the water when it's 10knots wind one day, 3 knots a few days later, etc. You can see if you're not keeping a good line.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based

      https://i.imgur.com/4kzUJc0.jpg

      Women are influencing me to buy an apple watch but theyre too fricking expensive but I wanna know how many steps Im taking a day
      Yall should I buy one of these or do they suck

      You're fricking moronic and you can guess you're a fricking fat ass without a watch telling you that

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MUST. CONSOOM.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're poor, don't buy it. The end.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just use your phone dude to see distance covered. The only thing useful about a watch is the time if you're doing C25K or something. Steps, activity %, calories burned aren't accurate.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buy an expensive garmin, use it for 5 years

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gay.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >apple watch
    Its ok to get a watch, just dont get a gaypple watch
    >t. Samsung chad

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >aypple watch
      Say, that's clever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Samsung chad
      The company that sold spontaneously combusting phones to people?
      Stop sucking the dick of a corporation that doesn’t give a shit about you.
      Frick Samsung and frick Apple.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Women are influencing me
    Wtf is wrong witchu, shit is so moronic. Women just do moronic shit in relation to fitness. Only homie I know that's a man who uses a fitness watch is literally obese.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i bought a fitbit, tracked steps and hours slept but then i realized after a while i don't actually care its just a number

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apple watch heart rate and sleep detection seems top notch compared to actual measuring device and other brand but the battery is pure shit if you keep it on default setting. Might wanna try the whoop strap thingy but shit on subscription. I'm using garmin vivosmart 4, seems alright to track my steps and my walk and heart rate.Iffy sleep detection but its data you can kinda compare with your own sleep experience.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If $50 is "consult with Anons over the purchase" money for you then, OP, don't do it. Stop looking at Amazon or whatever influencer is telling you that you need to track your steps or your sleep score or whatever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, honestly. There are so many poorgays here who are crying about the really meagre costs of fitness watches and chicken. You guys have everything ass-backwards. First you focus on having a job that's worth a goddamn shit, then you focus on lifting and training.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Eh, it might not be a bad idea. A basic fitness watch can be a useful tool. The data it gathers can be used to track your progress over time and measure the quality of your sleep, and if you're a runner or a cyclist it can be used to track runs and rides. They also typically offer other smart watch utilities like controlling media playback.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Women are influencing me
    Sincerest ngmi

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't waste money on inaccurate chink garbage
    Just get a polar heart monitor to check your heart rate and just use your phone to track anything else

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you arent an avid runner these arent really worth it. My dad got me an expensive fitbit for my birthday. I wear it because it looks nice and i have a little tiger guy in the face. Running with it is good bc you can check your pace pretty easily, but other than that it's kind of useless. The calorie tracker is so unreliable and the steps could be tracked by just having your phone in your pocket. Heartrate is interesting for tracking like your resting heart rate but again, pretty novel

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ZOG MY WRIST UP

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Waste of money, waste of time.

    >Exgf bought me a Garmin vivoactive 3 for anniversary
    >I already had a nice $5 'sports watch' from Kmart i used for cardio
    >Had to act excited when i opened it and realised what it was
    >Only ever used the Garmin to tell the time and as a stopwatch
    >Got so used to taking pulse at the neck, timing 10s, and multiplying in head that i can guess my heart rate fairly accurately +/- a few bpm

    You don't need it bro they're just a gimmick, there's a reason so many women have been influencing you to get one.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my fitbits have been pretty reliable when it comes to giving me a good calories burned number.
    I have the versa 4
    >google wallet doesn't work
    >weather app pretty hit or miss
    >text notifications work pretty good, often times i just look at the watch instead of the phone when i receive a text
    >timer works well, but its in minutes without an hours option
    >alarms is okay, the vibration typically isnt enough to wake me up tho
    >alexa is useless
    >google maps can be good on a run
    >sleep data is very interesting
    >long-term heart performance data is very interesting

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they look like shit and they are for homosexuals. youre welcome anon

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll convince you - Check your health insurance benefits. Most of them will buy it for you.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apple Watches aren't that bad. I've been using the same one for like 7 years. Which I bought refurbed to begin with. There's no reason upgrade that shit. All the functions you need are immune to technology creep. I mean, the only thing newer ones provide is more space to store music for when your phone isn't nearby.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imo they are only really useful if you are a runner and want to easily track your distance/pace as well as determine what zone you are currently running in based on your HR

    I wear mine to the gym for lifting as well but mostly just because I also use it as an everyday watch as well. Would recommend a garmin over whatever chinese trash that one is.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    buy a good one by garmin and not that worthless chinkshit

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >women are influencing to buy an apple watch
    have they slept with you?
    oh you are doing the bidding of women who havent slept with you?

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use a garmin instinct that I got on sale for a little under 200 bucks, which is very helpful for tracking my runs since I run exclusively on trails. If you don’t run, cycle, or for whatever reason need to use GPS then I’d say don’t bother. Steps are a meme.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want something that can track my heart rate while running but I literally just want that function and that's it.
    No apps or android os, I'm contemplating just buying an Arduino and sensor.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what advantages does Garmin have over Fitbit, if any?

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a smartwatch and it's a mixed bag

    Pros

    Good for running, cycling
    I get notifications and reply to calls, messages etc. My phone is always silent.
    GPS, calendar and stopwatch are useful
    Heart rate, sleep metrics, blood pressure are cool

    Cons

    Needs charging every other day making you a battery cuck
    I don't even wear it sleeping so sleep metrics are useless for me
    Notifications are fine but most of the times you're getting your phone out anyway, you aren't using that tiny screen unless you're a moron
    Heart rate is not 100% accurate
    Imo useless for lifting

    Tl dr you can do without but if you buy one, get one with a good battery life

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Women are influencing me

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get the cheap chink xiaomi band thing. that one is junk cheap but somehow has super good battery lasting for a week. overcomplicating it, especially paying gorillion dollars for brand on gay shit like garmin or apple is women tier autism, they are all about the same utility wise.

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