Tech Tuesday, keep stats in your sight line.

It’s Tuesday, let’s talk Tech shall we?

How many of you are wearing fitness watches or smart watches?  Maybe you wear a Garmin or a Polar watch.  You might even be one of those lucky people who have the new Apple watch or the Samsung Gear S2. Whatever watch you have chances are, you wear it when you workout.

The best thing about these watches is all the metrics and data you can obtain. It’s invaluable, but not if it slows you down, causes you to trip and fall, or it can’t be seen.

Maybe this is a bigger issue for someone like me, I have a hard enough time not tripping just trying to run….

running fail

Oh gurl, I feel your pain!

Let’s face it the problem with traditional watches is you have to adjust your wrist to look at them. You literally have to bend your arm toward you or you can’t see all the data. And if you’re running in cooler temperatures, (as I was this morning), your sleeve may fall down over the watch rendering it useless in real time because you can’t see it!

the switch watch band
Recently I heard about a new product called the Switch watch band.

This new band from Edge Gear puts the data from your watch directly in your sight line.

data in your sight line
I could have definitely used it this morning for sure. It was cold and windy and my arm sleeve kept blowing down over my Garmin which made it impossible to see unless I raised my arm sleeve but raising my arm sleeve also resulted in me accidentally pausing my watch, twice!

At less than 35 bucks with shipping this one is a no-brainer for me. Whether I stick with the Garmin or I end up with an apple watch or another one, it works with many different models. I pre-ordered one this morning as part of their kickstarter campaign.

watch band

It looks pretty comfortable too.

I’m pretty excited about it so I wanted to tell you about it but I’ll do a full review once I receive it.  If you can’t wait and you want to pre-order one too, click here.

Do you find it annoying to have to look down at your wrists to see your stats?

What type of fitness or smart watch do you use?

8 thoughts on “Tech Tuesday, keep stats in your sight line.

  1. hhhhmmmm….i just wear my 620 on the outside of my layers…..i don’t care if i look like a dork (i have the super noticeable white one too).

    i’m a tad concerned though, as i’m considering the new FR235 with the optical sensor, which needs to have skin contact………however, lulu just came out with a long sleeve running shirt with a slit for looking at your watch. I love when the markets supply consumers with their whimsical demands. God Bless America!!!!

    Seriously. I love the perfect thing for the perfect thing.

  2. After my Garmin band fell apart, I moved to the TomTom. Inexplicably, I forget to stop it after a race.

    IDK the picture on the hand makes me think of someone accidentally smacking themselves in the face when attempting to run while looking at it (because they need to bring it closer to their face. Why? Just my imagination).

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