Friday Five: My New Watch


It’s Friday so I am linking up with three DC area bloggers Mar at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC .  Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!)  They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!

My Friday Topic is Five Reasons I Bought the Apple Watch 2:

My hubby knows that I’m a geek and I like techie toys so he has been wanting to buy me the Apple Watch.  I resisted last year for Christmas and my Birthday.  It was ridiculously expensive and I didn’t Think that I really needed one.

My biggest need would eventually be a new GPS watch.

I love it and it still works. It’s also a conversation starter at races: “Wow! I’ve never seen one so big!!”

I’ve only been using it for races trying to extend its life. Otherwise, I use the Runkeeper app on my iphone if I am unsure of the distance.

After a stressful summer, I decided that if I ever got a job, I would reward myself with an Apple watch.

And I did get a job after 12 weeks of searching but was informed that a new and improved Apple watch was coming out in September.  So I decided to wait.

And I am glad I did!

  1. The Apple Watch 2 has a GPS!!

I will probably still wear my old Garmin to races when I care about pace and time.  But now, I don’t have to keep taking my iphone out of my pocket or race belt to see how far I’ve run.

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2. The Apple Watch 2 is water-resistant and can be submerged up to 50 metres.

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I won’t  have to worry if it gets wet while running or splashed when out in the boat.

3. The Apple Watch is also a fitness tracker. 

I won’t have to wear my watch and my Fitbit at the same time.

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Plus I had to take out my iPhone in order to see how many steps I had many time during the course of each day.  Very annoying.

4. The Apple Watch has a lot of cool features.

For example, it shows your heart rate.

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There a mindfulness breathing app plus many other tools.

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5.  You can do so many tasks by just talking (to Siri.)

You can ask her to send or respond to a text, send an email …

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…or even play songs, etc.

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I only started wearing it yesterday so I will give you a more in depth review in a few weeks. But I think I am going to love it.

Anyone want to buy a year old Fitbit?

Happy Running!  Anyone else own an Apple Watch?

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37 thoughts on “Friday Five: My New Watch

  1. I had no idea you were lusting over the Apple watch. So glad you got a new job and a new watch. A friend has one and really loves it, but hers in the older model. Ha, love your comment about the Fitbit. I don’t track steps, so it has no appeal to me.

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  2. I got the FitBit Blaze earlier this year, and while I’m not 100% in love with it, I’ll probably stick with it until I end up with a new Garmin simply because I don’t have an iPhone. Hopefully I love it as much as you love your Apple Watch!

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  3. I’m happy for you – my friends have the original Apple watch and love theirs. I don’t run with my phone except for big races, when I want people to be able to track me via Garmin connect), so I still need a Garmin for running. I think it’s amazing how many technological devices there are available for us runners right now…when I started running in 2009, the only thing I could find other than a Garmin was a Nike+ shoe pod and wrist band.

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  4. Cool! My hubby has one, and he loves it!!! It is a very cool gadget 🙂
    I am not taking the plunge, I like being able to program my own workouts into my watch lol so I need my Garmin for now.

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    • I have to figure things out. I know that with the Runkeeper app, you can program workouts. I may still use my Garmin for races because I am comfortable with it and it is BIG and easy to read.

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  5. I don’t wear my fitbit anymore either. It got old after 6 months. I wish Samsung would have a nice looking connected watch. I think they do but I haven’t checked it out recently.
    I will be interested to know what you think of your Apple watch in 1 month !

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    • I’m sure that the Garmin can do more. I don’t use intervals. The watch tracks heart rate, time, average pace, distance, lap pace. I still am figuring it out.

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