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Will you strap on a smart watch?


 

 
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Will you strap on a smart watch?

  1. ABSOLUTELY – was a KICKSTARTER BACKER got my white
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  2. This pole needed a fourth option: My regular watch and cell phone meets my needs. I don’t need another gadget.

    • Poll dancing?

  3. need additional response option of: no, I wear a regular watch and don’t want a computer on me- sometimes we need to keep track of time but otherwise disconnect from all technology

    • Why?

      • Because, just damn well because.

    • Yes, sometimes it is nice to be “out of touch”.

  4. Have worn a Tissot for 5 years. Feel naked without it

  5. Just got a Garmin GPS watch for playing golf. It’s fabulous. Even though I have an iPhone with me most of the time, I do still like wearing a watch. And I like technology, so if I can bring my gadgets with me in a more convenient way, I’m all for it. What’s the downside?

  6. I don’t know anyone who wears a watch nowadays.

    • I wear one all the time. I know a lot of people use their phone, but why drag it out and turn it on just to check the time when all you have to do is glance at your wrist?

      I get stopped and asked for the time regularly – often by younger, cell-carrying types. Got myself a sweet Skagen a couple of weeks ago for my 50th.

      As for a smart watch – couldn’t be bothered. A watch is for telling time. I like mine clean and elegant.

      • Timex Expedition, unbeatable!

    • Pretty much every nurse and doctor wear one. We still palpate people’s pulses manually if the patients have cardiac issues and we use the 2nd hand on the watch to calculate the heart rate. You can use a machine to do the pulse reading but if a person is in atrial fib, many of the older machines we have in hospitals don’t tell us that. We can feel it with our fingers though. Maybe when we get the new up-to-date technology, we won’t need the watch.

  7. One mrning on way to work I hd to stop for a train. I looked at my watch, looked at the train, looked at my watch, etc, etc, – then The light dawned- My watch wasnt getting me to work any faster so, took it off, put it in ashtray and that was the end of that.

  8. A very poorly written poll.
    I won’t wear one, but not because I don’t wear a watch, simply because I want to tell time discreetly without hauling out my smartphone or scanning the room for a clock. No change for the sake of change, but my option isn’t part of your poll.