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colinwalker
colinwalker

I'm sat on the train looking at a woman wearing an analogue watch and a Fitbit. Next to each other. On the same wrist. A perfect candidate for a smart watch, but I wonder what would cause her to consolidate. The tech? Cost? Appearance? Awareness?

stefp
stefp

@colinwalker I really liked the Fitbit One. It was a small lozenge shaped device you could put in your pocket. Mine stopped working and they discontinued them unfortunately.

eli
eli

@colinwalker I used to wear a jawbone and a real watch. Then I upgraded to a Fitbit that also shows the time and date. Other than those features, I don't feel like I'd use anything in a "smarter" wearable. That being said, I have eyed the Apple Watch from time to time.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@eli it's a personal decision but if you're already on the "smart train" then it seems less of a jump to consolidate to a single device.

eli
eli

@colinwalker 🚂🚃⌚️🚃 consolidated device train!

colinwalker
colinwalker

@eli 😆

colinwalker
colinwalker

@Zak That's an interesting angle - forced adoption leading to personal use - like how Windows PCs really caught on because people wanted the same apps as at work.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@Zak News to me too.

cheesemaker
cheesemaker

@eli you pretty much summed up my experience as well. I want to need an Apple Watch, but just can't. I even own one but find it much more burdensome than my Fitbit.

Bruce
Bruce

@colinwalker Could be the network. All my friends have Fitbits, so that's where the steppin' competition is. :)