I’ve had a Samsung Gear Fit for well over a year now and I love it. I am a middle ground tech person- I never wait in line to get anything first- but I am not still using a flip phone. I can keep my phone for the whole 2 years without going crazy for an upgrade. I got a Smart Watch after my second FitBit died. It was the same price so I went for it and it changed my life. Not because I spend all my time playing with my watch now instead of my phone. Quite the opposite in fact. Now at a quick glance of my wrist, I can see if an incoming text, call, or email is important. No phone to find or pull out to see if that call is my kids school or that text is from my sick parent. Now I can be easily assured when I am working that things are OK. I find that I actually pick up my phone less because I already know what is there waiting for a response.
It has also made me inefficient as well. Why? Because I need at least 10,000 steps a day! Before I tried to make as few trips as possible. Do as much at one time as possible. Now I will gladly take 5 trips to and from the car to empty groceries so I can get steps. As soon as the groceries are unloaded, I walk the empty reuseable bags back to the car so I get more steps. All this laundry has to be put away in 3 different rooms? Perfect! That is a lot of back and forth steps. This one things needs to go to the garage? Should I just stick it in the closet until another time? No! I need steps! It really changes your outlook on life when you treat chores as a means to getting your steps in! Shoot, I can make putting away dishes count!
Sometimes a new gadget ends up gathering dust after the initial excitement wears off. And sometimes a new gadget really does change how you do things and you don’t ever want to go back!