I have an Apple Watch and while I used to really, REALLY be into it, I’m not feeling it anymore.
First, I’ve become disenchanted with the Apple Fitness app. The app rewards streaks: perfect week, perfect month, etc. I am a person who HATES to break streaks, and so I fell into the trap of thinking that activity doesn’t “count” unless I have a fitness device tracking it. And for me, that’s not a great way of thinking. You need rest from exercise. Even The Rock only exercises 6 days a week. I’ve been catching a lot of colds lately and on some of those days I’m not closing that move ring. And that makes me feel crummy about myself, even if I’m moving more this year than I ever did last year.
I also have some nice non-Apple watches that I miss wearing, but if I don’t wear the Apple Watch, I break my streak or feel like I wasted the money I spent on the watch.
I’m tired of the watch drawing my eye when notifications pop up. But if I turn off the notifications, I might as well wear another watch, right? I’m never really far away from my phone anymore so do I need this watch?
Is anyone else out there souring on their fitness trackers?
(happy birthday, Dad!)
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