raspy's flirtations with a smartwatch

Discussion in 'General Smartphone/Handheld/Wearable Discussion' started by raspabalsa, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    I see your problem, Raspy -- it's not a Zenwatch. See, because I always...what? Oh, uh, I'll be right back. My two Zenwatches just notified me that my Asus Kool-aid was ready for drinking.
     
  2. scjjtt

    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    LOL

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  3. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    If both Zenwatches tell you to drink Kool-Aid, must you report the drinking on both? That would be like drinking twice. Maybe you could report half a Kool-Aid on one, and the other half on the second one. There's a useful loophole: I can wear two smartwatches simultaneously, then report half a serving of each meal on each. That should cut down on the "food counter" nagging.
     
  4. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    That's like thinking that having 2 wives would mean I'd only be nagged to lose 10 lbs by each. Unfortunately. . . .
     
  5. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    Just yesterday, as I handed the watch back to my friend, we used a similar analogy when I described how that contraption (the smartwatch!) wouldn't let me lie down for long without nagging me. Actually, I'm blessed with a wife that almost never nags me. That made it much harder for me to accept nags from a 3rd party, a newcomer even.
     
  6. Mi An

    Mi An Nexus Refugee

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    What I really want is a pipboy. But I did read your entire piece as well, no pictures needed. I like walls of text.

    I nearly bought a verizon branded white label smartwatch for no other reason than it was on a steep sale. $50, as I recall. I'm lucky they went out of stock, because as much as I've found wearables wanting, I have a really hard time resisting a good deal.
     
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  7. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    That's not a bad idea. I've often thought how cool it would be to have a wrist holder for my phone. But then two-handed usage wouldn't work, and I'm terribly slow typing one-handed (one-thumbed?). Also, I wouldn't be able to play most games with on-screen movement controls, as usually one hand controls movement, the other executes actions.
     
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  8. Mi An

    Mi An Nexus Refugee

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    Depends on how easy it is to release (without being easily accidentally jarred out of the holder). If it's no harder than sliding it out of a pocket, then you get enhanced accessibility for everything else, and can still slide it out if the arm band is unsuitable for something.

    I doubt I could get most long shirt sleeves to slide down over something like that though. Maybe unbuttoned.
     
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  9. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Solution: Angry Birds, or Free Cell, or Sudoku............
     
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  10. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    Hmmm...sometimes it seems like Mrs. Internetpilot is two wives (or more) when it comes to nagging. "What? Oh, nothing dear." (HOW DOES SHE KNOW???)

    I actually have both of my Zenwatches fine-tuned to get very few notifications. I only kept a couple of useful ones active (text messages is a nice one and I also like having Gmail notify me since that's how my kids contact me from school since they can't use their smartphones). Ironically, the thing I find the most annoying is that I cannot seem to turn off the remote music/YouTube control on my watches, and as soon as I play a video or music (which is every time I get in the car for music), the remote control screen takes over my watchface and I have to swipe it away. I'm really fine controlling my music using my steering wheel controls (or heaven forbid, reach a few inches further to the button on the dashboard), and when I'm not in the car I have music controls on my headphones (whether using bluetooth or wired ones). When I'm watching a video I'm (duh) WATCHING the video (like on the screen), so why would I need a remote control on my watch when I can just tap on the screen I'm already watching?

    The second-most reason I look at my smartwatch? Weather (as in current temperature for walking the dog). The top reason I look at my smartwatch? Time. Which is just crazy, but that's me. I'm a rebel.
     
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