Are they really smart? Do you have a smart watch? Is it smarter than you? Well, all joking aside, smart watches are becoming more popular these days.
One of my students came in and she was very happy to say that she got a smart watch and she was happy even more to tell me how much she was using it.
These little watches.
If you need the functions, they can be very convenient.
You can use it for measuring your heart rate, measuring the oxygen in your blood.
Well, I think so.
I didn't actually check that.
I'm not sure, but they might even be able to help you with your fitness and, um, your diet.
I heard that one of my students uses it with his, uh, his students.
When he's coaching soccer, he can count their number of footsteps and tell if they're taking strides that are too long or too short so he can make them run faster.
That's really cool.
Alarms is another thought that come to mind for smart watches.
One of the nice things about the smartwatch is you don't need to take out your phone every time you.
There on your wrist and it's handy and available.
One of the problems that I saw with it was the batteries they wear out.
You can do sleep monitoring with these smart watches.
It'll tell you if you're getting a good sleep or a bad sleep, how many hours you're sleeping? All sorts of stuff.
But I read that after you wake up in the morning, you have to recharge the watch.
Who wants to get up in the morning? Put your watch on to charge and then you can't wear it to work because you're in a rush.
And who wants to wait for the watch to recharge? Now? I don't know how long it takes to recharge.
I can't say I didn't research if it was 15 or 20 minutes that might be acceptable.
But either way having to recharge it is a pin in the neck and they're small.
So you can't put a really big battery in these things.
I'd like to have a smart watch for fun, but I'm not quite ready to go out and buy one yet.
I don't think I have a need in my life.
Do you need one? Do you have one?"