Some readers may remember my talking about this earlier. My children had offered to pay for one, and in fact I had this in my Amazon wish list at one time-hence their offer. I had left the gadget sitting in my shopping basket for a couple weeks however, for a few reasons. At this point I do not wear a watch, and I was not sure how having something constantly on one wrist would feel (I use my phone for the time, and just never replaced the watch). At least a third of my exercise time was spent doing seated exercise or in the water, and that would still have to be entered manually. Finally of course, was the exercise/weight loss debate. In the end though, I decided that it would be good to track my sleep and get a fair idea of how much movement I get each day. I do not think I will be disappointed.
For those who wonder, I am not the queen of technology, and it was VERY easy to set up and to adjust my goals (I am not afraid of technology, but I believe that I should be the user, not the other way around if you will). As of this first day, it seems very comfortable. I have not yet decided if I will wear it to track my sleep or remove it at night. While this model is fine in rain and other situations it is not jump in the pool or hot tub waterproof. And while I ordered mine in basic blue gray/slate, they do come in a variety of colors. They also have many bands you can order separately, which I will probably look into, fashionista that I am (not).
I would also add that many phones have smart phone apps that will offer similar functions, if you are willing to keep the phone in your pocket or in your hand all day long, and if you don't care about sleep measurements. I have times when I leave my phone behind, and I did not want the pocket or around my neck phone option, so this was the best choice for me.
Yesterday, meanwhile, was a "field trip day". Two cars loaded up and traveled to three different fabric and yarn shops, explored downtown and had a leisurely lunch. I purchased fabric for place mats and fabric just because, and had a lovely lunch of chicken waffles with fruit and chip
One text I was unprepared for. As generally happens, while my son was doing clothing and taking care of other things, the dog was out playing. This time, when he went back outside, he found our pup with his mouth full of-squirrel hair! It seems he finally got close enough to our complacent squirrels to grab the tail end before it ran away. Personally, I'd say those squirrels are way to comfortable in my yard. They spend so much time in the yard, or under or on the bird feeder, they ignore the fact that we have two canines whose primary mission is to catch squirrels! That will teach them (and yes, I'll up the flea medicine as well)!
Now, it's time to go play with some of that fabric, and enjoy some beef in wine from the slow cooker!