Do you have a fitness watch? Got this as I also wanted a dive computer.

Do you have a fitness watch?
Got this as I also wanted a dive computer. Pretty neat, although I doubt its strength training calorie estimator is anywhere near accurate.
>inb4 botnet

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a cheap chinese one that I wanted to use to keep track of how my HR changes as I train cardio, and the calorie burn estimate was a nice plus, the problem is that the more I use it the worse it becomes.
    When I started training 2 months ago, it basically kept track of my HR with no problem.
    Now, when I go for a ride, it just says my HR somehow stays stable at 60-70 hpm, which is ridiculous because my resting hr is 70ish.
    Absolute trash.
    Then again it was only 30 euro, I get what I pay for.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      watches aren't that accurate at tracking heart rate because of where they are on the body.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's the Garmin Fenix S6

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >54
      Not too shabby. I started taking melatonin and it dropped my RHR from ~55 to 50 within a day of starting it, crazy. Body battery 100% every morning but it might just be confused.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      does this thing more than the apple watch?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Garmin's app is leagues better than Apple's and they have a much wider selection of specialty watches. Apple watch is more casual/lifestyle whereas Garmin has a range from casual to serious athlete

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          There's sometimes a difference between being Made in China and Designed in China

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Meant for

            Garmin stuff is still made in china, and it starts at 100+ euro.
            I think I'll just buy a less bad chink band instead.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My Garmin watch is perhaps the most important purchase I've ever made. It's so motivating that if I continue to wear a health tracker then I'll probably extend my healthy lifespan by a decade. In 10 years we'll all have fitness trackers, mark my words, whether those are heart rate monitors in our phone screens or some as yet unknown thing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >My Garmin watch is perhaps the most important purchase I've ever made
      Seconding this. The insights its given me to my body and how I respond to food, exercise quality of sleep, is immeasurable.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >50 GarminBux™ have been deposited on your account

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >My Garmin watch is perhaps the most important purchase I've ever made
      Seconding this. The insights its given me to my body and how I respond to food, exercise quality of sleep, is immeasurable.

      What's so motivating about it? I have a garmin watch too and it's useful for tracking sleep, activities, hr and so on but I don't find it necessary at all and could easily go without it and I'm not even talking about motivation. I mean it's maybe useful if you're a fat fuck but otherwise if you exercise daily there's nit much else it can do.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dunno why it's so motivating, "number go up" just tricks my monkey brain

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nta but I get autistically obsessed with the stats and trying to improve them.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fitness watches have literally no features that make them worth purchasing yet

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have an old galaxy S2, thing works great.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cheap ones have bad reviews and you only need them for running. Cyclists need this bag with a transparent upper pocket for a smartphone to stare at the map and speed, heart rate it less of an issue. However there's zero problem putting the phone in a pocket and checking it occasionally, except for the slight risk of dropping it (barely higher than when walking).

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I thougth about getting one, but none of them seem to be worth a damn for weight lifting. Seems better for runners though.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where my Gear morons at

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a simple Casio, it lets me time my rests and my runs, what more do you need

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have an apple watch, It's great for recording my heart rate and workouts albeit its kinda expensive but I've used it for a few years now and got plenty of use out of it

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're gonna get a fitness watch, get a fitness one (Garmin instinct etc suggested).

    Most smart watches are just a second screen for your phone strapped to your wrist which is double idiotic on account of the fact that a good many of them require your phone to be within Bluetooth range to work so what's the fuckin' point? And the real nail is that they do all these phone functions at the expense of typically failing to do the fitness functions as well as a watch that is more dedicated to the fitness aspect.

    As an added bonus Garmin will GPS track workouts without the phone present, and also Garmin still manufactures chest strap HR monitors that are considerably more accurate than ANY wrist one and obviously immediately all integrated within their ecosystem which is beneficial if you're the type to want to get super exact with your readouts.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      one thing that "smart watch is a second screen" helped with is getting rid of social media, nowadays my ancient cellphone lives hooked to a backup battery in the backpack, I take it off like once a week or so to recharge.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fenix 6 solar here. It's comfy but the calorie counter is absurdly off. I mainly use mine for nfc payments and heart rate data during workouts. The sleep data is worthless and inaccurate. Heart rate is on par with being measured at a medical clinic.

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