Thoughts on smart watches?

Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, etc. What are your thoughts on these? How are they perceived in the workplace, especially by more senior folk?

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Jan 15, 2021 - 10:35am

Each day they become more and more popular, especially by senior folk. Convenient, affordable, and actually helps with fitness related metrics/activities, among others. Love it. 

Jan 15, 2021 - 11:52am

They are increasingly popular with more senior people. 

have seen a few MDs switching their PP or Rolex for an Apple Watch. 

They love telling you that they measure all their sports activities with it...

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jan 15, 2021 - 2:10pm

I didn't particular feel that I needed them. I got a newer model Fitbit but return it pretty quickly. It doesn't really track calories burned accurately (why I wanted it) and I didn't see much use for it besides checking my heart rate. Its probably useful if you are runner and want to track how much you ran and other. I take my phone with me everywhere so basically didn't see a purpose for needing an extra device when I have my phone.

Jan 15, 2021 - 3:32pm

Along the lines of what other posters have said, no one will really care negatively what kind of watch you wear as long as it isn't obscenely expensive or too flashy whatever that might mean. Obviously some people will be into watches so might react positively to a cool watch but I really wouldn't overthink this. Smart watches are definitely totally fine and tons of people wear them.

Jan 16, 2021 - 2:28am

No particular perception at all these days. The days of a watch culture are pretty much over on the street (and this is coming from a diehard watch guy) so an Apple watch, for example, will have essentially zero effect on your perception

  • Analyst 2 in RE - Comm
Nov 30, 2021 - 12:09am

Agree, apple watches have no character. Women find men instantly more attractive that have a real watch, especially a complicated diver or chronograph. It screams "masculine"

Dec 4, 2021 - 6:24am

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