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Sunday, January 10, 2021

I may be an "old dog" but I love new gadgets. I'm the "12 year old" family calls for technical assistance. The package arrived at my door (I received a photo from the delivery person) without a knock. Go figure. Proof they dropped it off if someone stole it? Duh, ring my bell!

By the time I went to bed several hours later I had my dark blue, gold rimmed gizmo strapped to my wrist. I woke several times during the night and I noticed a faint green sparkle of light emitting underneath the tech as it flopped a bit on my wrist. It has now been dubbed "Tinkerbelle" (Tink)... Hey, OKM, right up your naming alley!

My first impression.

Tink told me what time I went to bed and when I arose. I knew that.
Tink told me I had decent sleep. I knew that.
Tink told me how many minutes I was awake during my rest and when.

I knew that, too but how did Tink? How did my minutes spent DH fighting for covers or getting my pillow just right when I rolled over come to be a pink line on a navy background? Why do I have two thin lines between 1130 and 230 at which time I got up to visit the loo. I thought I was in a dead sleep! Was that when was scrunching my pillow for comfort? Tech. I need to look that up.

The step/mileage tracker logger matches my current Samsung app. Tink tells me I climbed 5 floors on my walk. That proves some of my walk IS steep. OK, I like that.

I think the calories burned is optimistic. It doesn't seem to take into account my age and slowing metabolism. Additionally I changed the max heart rates to achieve for exercise. I take so many danged meds now I'm lucky if I break 100BPM when I'm sweating bullets!

So, gang, we'll see how this goes and if it wearing this changes any of my behaviors!
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  • ENDUROVET
    Is it a Fitbit? I’m tempted to try one of the sleep monitors, but I’m afraid it would just make me sad and/or anxious... I already fret about each night: will it be a decent one, or a toss n’ turn ordeal??
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    48 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    I love technology too. I pass my old stuff down to DH.
    But I have never used any kind of FitBit.
    I measure distance and time my actual exercise but as for the other steps thru the day, never had a count of that. Yet maybe in my future. Who knows?
    51 days ago
  • DOVESEYES
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    52 days ago
  • MTN_KITTEN
    emoticon on your new toy!!!
    52 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    What fun!
    I love that you named her!
    52 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    No tech device will accompany me to bed :)
    52 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Have fun with your new toy!
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    52 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I have had more than one but I'm stubborn and they didn't work for me. I'm searching for something techy that makes eating ice cream mandatory.
    52 days ago
  • HARROWJET
    I like having my Fitbit (I haven't named it) on my wrist. Has it changed my behaviour? Not sure but I suppose if my step count is low I try to bring it up so I will achieve my daily goal.

    (It could be he didn't ring the bell because he isn't supposed to touch anything. Or, maybe he was afraid you would open the door and you would be too close.)
    52 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Love it... Tinkerbelle! My Fitbit (don't know if you got the same brand, there are dozens on the market) does the green flashy thing, too. And I read up on how they do the deep, light sleep determination and "awake"... it's based on your heart rate changing! Or at least, my gadget does it that way, per their documentation.

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    52 days ago
  • WHILLSW
    I don't think any delivery people knock anymore & do any require a signature as I remember many years ago? I'm thankful I live on a short dead-end street & only traffic seems to be house 2 doors down having several young people + 1 adult that drive back & forth multiple times a day. Always "fun" with a new gadget tho old senior like me is very challenged....relax & enjoy your day...
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    52 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Is that the soft green glow of a FitBit!?? Love mine. That’s a great name! Tink is smart, isn't she (of COURSE it's a she! What else, right!)

    Enjoy.
    52 days ago
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