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Topic # 190742 11-Jan-2016 09:10
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Wifes wristwatch is on the verge of dying and she has aked about whether she should consider a smart watch as she wears an UP24 band on her other hand which she doesn't really like: 

Priorities are: 

1) Square face (Not a deal breaker)
2) Reasonable HR monitoring
3) Battery Life
4) Size (She is relatively petite).
5) Not an Apple anything.

We dont' mind waiting a little if something is coming which is particularly awesome.

Budget ideally under $500. 

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  Reply # 1467359 11-Jan-2016 09:36
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How about the Fitbit blaze?

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  Reply # 1467360 11-Jan-2016 09:39
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Does she want full time HR monitoring, or just selected? 

I have a garmin vivoactive which is square, built in gps, water proof, simple apps and activity tracking.  But it uses a chest strap for HR monitoring.  Supposed to be more accurate, but not 24x7 - costs about $350.  Pretty similar to the Fitbit surge 

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  Reply # 1467364 11-Jan-2016 09:46
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Is HR monitoring a deal breaker?

The Activite Pop only does sleep and steps but in all other ways is actually a watch.

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  Reply # 1467413 11-Jan-2016 10:50
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"Smartwatch for Wife"

Sounds like a fair exchange...

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  Reply # 1467665 11-Jan-2016 15:06
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Tee Hee!!!

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  Reply # 1467676 11-Jan-2016 15:14
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linw: Tee Hee!!!

WIFE = Washing, Ironing, Food, Entertainment. 
Smartwatch == none of those things. 

Result = Keeping Wife. 

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  Reply # 1468409 12-Jan-2016 13:20
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Hope said wife doesn't peruse GZ!!

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  Reply # 1468411 12-Jan-2016 13:21
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linw: Hope said wife doesn't peruse GZ!!

Heh she knows what the deal is, I've said much worse, to her face and she just laughs because she knows the truth!

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