I'm sat on the train looking at a woman wearing an analogue watch and a Fitbit. Next to each other. On the same wrist. A perfect candidate for a smart watch, but I wonder what would cause her to consolidate. The tech? Cost? Appearance? Awareness?

  1. stefp says: #
    I really liked the Fitbit One. It was a small lozenge shaped device you could put in your pocket. Mine stopped working and they discontinued them unfortunately.
  2. eli says: #
    I used to wear a jawbone and a real watch. Then I upgraded to a Fitbit that also shows the time and date. Other than those features, I don't feel like I'd use anything in a "smarter" wearable. That being said, I have eyed the Apple Watch from time to time.
  3. Colin Walker says: #
    it's a personal decision but if you're already on the "smart train" then it seems less of a jump to consolidate to a single device.
  4. eli says: #
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  5. Zak says: #
    Some companies require you to wear Fitbits for health insurance plan bonuses (bonus money for your FSA, etc.). Might not have been a choice, but I see the opportunity for consolidation if that's not the case.
  6. Colin Walker says: #
    That's an interesting angle - forced adoption leading to personal use - like how Windows PCs really caught on because people wanted the same apps as at work.
  7. Zak says: #
    Exactly the analogy I used when I was talking to my friend that just got a job where the Fitbit requirement was in play (Iā€™d never even heard of companies doing it before then).
  8. cheesemaker says: #
    you pretty much summed up my experience as well. I want to need an Apple Watch, but just can't. I even own one but find it much more burdensome than my Fitbit.
  9. Bruce says: #
    Could be the network. All my friends have Fitbits, so that's where the steppin' competition is. :)