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Does it jab you in the wrist and draw your blood for glycogen tests every few minutes?

That would be interesting.
 

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Dom Dom I think you're not going to be able to avoid the fitness part of any watch, but in my experience you can avoid most of it.
 

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I got a new Apple Watch through my points program at work. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it because I do not like wearing watches or any other jewelry, but it’s light enough and the band is fairly soft so it hasn’t bothered me. I like it a lot, it’s helped me stop dicking with my phone so much at work. I’d pull phone out to check time or a text or something, notice I have emails, or more texts, or check here, etc. I like the movement reminders and tracking too. We walk a lot at work, but this helps me remember to take a break when I’m busy. The other stuff like weather and responding to texts with voice is pretty nice too. Still not sure I’d pay $400 for one, but it is a pretty nice device.
 

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OK, time to ask the obviously experts of the internet on such things....

I'm looking for a better and more accurate solution to something I've been leveraging a fitness tracker for. I want something which monitors SPO2 levels at night and will alarm if it goes too low.

Currently : I'm using a Fitbit Blaze HR, which does a good job of heart rate tracking. I have a naturally low resting heart rate (it has gotten as low as 42 bpm while I sleep). My cardiologist has said until I see a night where it touches into the 30's it's not a huge concern, but to keep an eye on it (which is why I bought the fitbit).

I saw that the Fitbit Ionic was supposed to have an sp02 sensor, but that's become a shitshow as they say the sensor is there, but they won't enable it in a firmware update. My optimal solution would be something which could effectively do sleep monitoring, and set off an alarm (either on the watch or on my phone) is my SPo2 level ducked too low. Does such a device exist in the commercial market yet? I have seen heartrate and sp02 monitoring socks for babies, so the technology is obviously capable..

Ideas?
 

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Give up sleep.
 

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OK, time to ask the obviously experts of the internet on such things....

I'm looking for a better and more accurate solution to something I've been leveraging a fitness tracker for. I want something which monitors SPO2 levels at night and will alarm if it goes too low.

Currently : I'm using a Fitbit Blaze HR, which does a good job of heart rate tracking. I have a naturally low resting heart rate (it has gotten as low as 42 bpm while I sleep). My cardiologist has said until I see a night where it touches into the 30's it's not a huge concern, but to keep an eye on it (which is why I bought the fitbit).

I saw that the Fitbit Ionic was supposed to have an sp02 sensor, but that's become a shitshow as they say the sensor is there, but they won't enable it in a firmware update. My optimal solution would be something which could effectively do sleep monitoring, and set off an alarm (either on the watch or on my phone) is my SPo2 level ducked too low. Does such a device exist in the commercial market yet? I have seen heartrate and sp02 monitoring socks for babies, so the technology is obviously capable..

Ideas?
Pulse Oximeter, Blood Oxygen Monitor
Maybe this? Says it has high and low alarms for pulse and sp02
 

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I found out (wasn't supposed to, opps) that my wife just ordered me an Apple Watch thats being delivered on Wed. Anything I should know about these things?
 

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I found out (wasn't supposed to, opps) that my wife just ordered me an Apple Watch thats being delivered on Wed. Anything I should know about these things?
Is it the newest one? Pretty sure one of the features I read about is it keeps track of your clotheslines per day. Pretty handy.
 

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Is it the newest one? Pretty sure one of the features I read about is it keeps track of your clotheslines per day. Pretty handy.
Who needs a watch for that? I just carve hashmarks in my chest with a rusty spoon to do that.
 

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Got a s3 gear frontier or whatever for $100 from another deputy, needed a watch that would do repeating 15min countdowns and comparing $100 smart watch vs $40 timex figured it was worth a shot. Needed a watch for quick look and reset vs using my phone as I can't constantly haul it out of my cargo pocket and not supposed to really have it out around inmates.

I don't know shit about them, any must have things I should do with it? It's the bluetooth only one, no independant service via carrier I believe. Currently trying to find a watch face that is pretty simplistic digital. Seems like every watch face on the store tries to load 500 different pieces of info on the front.
 

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Currently trying to find a watch face that is pretty simplistic digital. Seems like every watch face on the store tries to load 500 different pieces of info on the front.
I use "Blue Stealth (12 Hr)" watchface on an S2. It's simple digital in the middle with analog along the edges. Has Date and battery life. And it's dark so it's not obnoxious when it comes on from motion at night.
 
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Got a s3 gear frontier or whatever for $100 from another deputy, needed a watch that would do repeating 15min countdowns and comparing $100 smart watch vs $40 timex figured it was worth a shot. Needed a watch for quick look and reset vs using my phone as I can't constantly haul it out of my cargo pocket and not supposed to really have it out around inmates.

I don't know shit about them, any must have things I should do with it? It's the bluetooth only one, no independant service via carrier I believe. Currently trying to find a watch face that is pretty simplistic digital. Seems like every watch face on the store tries to load 500 different pieces of info on the front.
Wow! Hell of a deal! That watch currently retails for $300 and was discounted down to $200 for Christmas. I picked one up but looking to sell it because I just don't have a need. I don't wear it at night, and I'll forget to wear it a couple days and I realize I'm not missing anything. Sucks because I like the idea behind a smart watch, it's just not for me.
 

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Ya, I was pretty agains them, hence being clueless. It's just the nature of my job where looking at my phone is harder having time/timer and maybe alerts is going to be handy to have. I imagine I might get some use if I can leave it uncovered by my motorcycle gloves and see alerts when I'm stopped at a light.
 

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Got a s3 gear frontier or whatever for $100 from another deputy, needed a watch that would do repeating 15min countdowns and comparing $100 smart watch vs $40 timex figured it was worth a shot. Needed a watch for quick look and reset vs using my phone as I can't constantly haul it out of my cargo pocket and not supposed to really have it out around inmates.

I don't know shit about them, any must have things I should do with it? It's the bluetooth only one, no independant service via carrier I believe. Currently trying to find a watch face that is pretty simplistic digital. Seems like every watch face on the store tries to load 500 different pieces of info on the front.
The watches are compatible with Samsung Pay, which is Sammy's killer app--it is by far the best major mobile wallet system. It will even work on card machines that aren't specifically designed to work with Near-Field Communication. It makes paying with credit cards safer because it generates a fake account number that is tied to your real one, and Samsung gives you points that you can use to redeem off future purchases from them. They also run pretty great flash deals frequently.

There are also certain credit cards like US Bank's Altitude Reserve that give you at least 3% back on all mobile wallet purchases (4.5% if you redeem for travel), so effectively you are getting this amount of cash back on everything thanks to Samsung Pay's wide acceptance. Samsung Pay + Altitude Reserve = win.
 

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I use "Blue Stealth (12 Hr)" watchface on an S2. It's simple digital in the middle with analog along the edges. Has Date and battery life. And it's dark so it's not obnoxious when it comes on from motion at night.

So i bought this for being able to do 15 minute alarms and reset them. Playing with it now it isnt alarming on my phone after I set a 15 second alarm. Know how to get it working or do I need a watch app?
 

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dunno, I don't do any alarms or special features on my watch. I use it til tell time/date and track steps.