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!
- 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.
2. The Apple Watch 2 is water-resistant and can be submerged up to 50 metres.
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.
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.
There a mindfulness breathing app plus many other tools.
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 …
…or even play songs, etc.
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?