Why I might need a Apple Iwatch

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  1. Firegriff

    Firegriff Registered User

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    When the iWatch first came out it was interesting but had nothing to make me really want one but after reading the article in Sept/Oct Bulletin about the iWatch version 1 I looked into the current incarnation of the watch and found something that may make me buy one. I am 65 with 5 stents in my heart other than that I am not in bad shape except to much of a tummy. As I looked through the new specifications I found this article The EKG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 may help healthy people too
    It now can monitor your actual heart rhythms and is FDA approved now that is something I could use, before that it was only for the run,jump,skip folks. The prices do make me faint but this one thing may make the investment practicable for me. I am going to wait awhile before jumping in until there are more apps in this area.
     
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    Unless it's gonna call "911" for you when you get into trouble, it's not worth the money... you got me beat by 1 stent.
     
  3. Firegriff

    Firegriff Registered User

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    It does have apps for that along with a app for falls and other fun things.
     
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    You got me beat by 5 stents, just had a cleanout of the left carotid artery, the last thing I want to do is walk around monitoring my pulse, blood pressure, etc, would probably cause more anxiety and give me the heart attack or stroke. They are neat to look at but to me it would just be another distraction like my cell phone. Plus, I can't fix it, bah.o_O
     
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  5. RL

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    Firegriff--I understand your reasoning and agree with it.

    Plus if one has an iphone--which I have always had---the two go fairly well together.
     
  6. Brad Maisto

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    Not to change the focus of this thread, but who else out there got an iWatch for Christmas 2019? My wife and I gave each other one (III series) this Christmas since they were “affordable” from this past “Black-Friday” shopping season! My Rolex will probably be spending more quality “dresser-drawer” time! If I ever totally learn how to use this incredible piece of technology, my life will forever be changed. I am also curious to see how long this piece of “time-telling” technology will function?
    Brad Maisto, KY Floral #44 Secretary
     
  7. musicguy

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    I will say I do not own one but know people who do(and love them!).
    I'm sure you will be very happy with yours. Congratulations on your purchase.

    My only problem is that these watches need charging
    on a regular basis(some of them are daily or every few days). I know that we are all used to charging our cell
    phones every other day, but I don't really enjoy the charging part.
    I would be very frustrated if my watch ran out of power.
    If you use the watch as intended(with all it's features) it's power
    doesn't last too long. That being said it is a cool devise.


    Rob
     
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    Yeah, its good to buy it, in fact, I am using this one, and especially on traveling it keeps you connected to the things that matter to you in a discreet way. It will keep you up-to-date on emails, texts, and phone calls.
     
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    I am so over them.
     
  10. musicguy

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    To make a long story short I drove to help (two nights ago)my son
    his car was not running and it was on the side of the road.
    The State Police Officer was wearing an Apple watch.
    I asked, "how do you like it" and they said as long as it doesn't run out of power
    it's good. I then asked does it do that a lot, and she said yes.
    She did like it though(but not that part).



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  11. RL

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    Mine has to be charged every couple of days--but--so does my phone. I use my Apple watch for a specific purpose so I don't have it on every day so I don't always have a full charge on it..
    To keep it useful--my cell phone gets a charge every couple of days also.
    It's just part of the deal with either product.
    On the days I'm not wearing the Apple watch--I get to wear some of my collection and I enjoy that time also.
    I was going to wear the Apple on one wrist and one of my other watches on the other wrist--but--
    my wife said------ "NO"----lol.
     
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