I just bought a smartwatch for the very first time, and yes, I’m well aware that I am incredibly late to the party.
The idea came from Morgan walking into my room and noticing that my posture was absolutely horrible. I was hunched over typing away at my computer to which I had been sitting in the same position, for several hours. I am usually sitting in a strange pretzel-like fashion, twisted up in knots, tapping my foot lightly, and moving from one position to the next, changing often. I work from home most days, so the challenging aspect of that process is mainly organizing my day to make it the most productive it could possibly be. For those of you who are in similar scenarios, you understand the complications of having to work in an environment that you control entirely. To some, it sounds like a luxury, and while that fact is not lost, it also is much easier to get distracted by tasks like the laundry or dishes all the while never moving from your desk for hours at a time.
Hence the smartwatch. To be exact, it’s not like an Apple watch because that would be too easy and expensive—instead, it’s a watch called the Misfit Phase Hybrid. Sounds cool right? Well, it is. It’s sleek, stylish, and comes with versatile straps so that way I can switch it out depending on what outfit I’m wearing. Accessories are really any way to get me to buy anything and just because it happens to say that it can make my life more robust, only adds to the luster.
It has all of these snazzy features that remind you to get up and move and tracks your steps and everything else cool that a smartwatch does, however, the downside is that I have to wear it in order for it to work. BUT, my attempt at purchasing it, in some way, will encourage me to live a more healthy lifestyle. I’m planning on setting my reminders to stand up, move, walk, maybe even do yoga, if that’s a thing—so essentially I am just a boy, looking to be bossed around by a piece of technology, because despite the fact that I am 25 years old, I still manage to miss meals because I’m hyperfocused on something else.
I know—I know, this epiphany to purchase a smartwatch is incredibly late because smartwatches have been existing for what, years now? But, I want to attempt at programming it to work for me rather than, me, work for it. That, at least, is the goal, or should I say, my intention?
Does anyone else have a smartwatch? Does anyone else feel like a spy because they have a piece of technology strapped to their wrist that talks to them and does other cool techy things? I honestly don’t know what to expect because it hasn’t arrived yet, all I know is that it was half-off because of a labor day sale, and Morgan had an added promotion through his work. So far, his watch has arrived, and mine is lost in translation. Maybe that should’ve been the title of this post?
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