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It’s been useful, but not game-changing in any way. Taking phone calls on speaker when my hands are full and I can’t carry my phone or stay near a phone that I’ve set on a table has been helpful. The vibration for upcoming turns when driving has cut down on how often I glance at my map screen instead of keeping my eyes on the road. Some of the quick-logging features make tracking things that I have to track about 50% easier. Using a third-party alarm clock that wakes me up by vibrating the watch when I’m in a lighter stage of sleep instead of just playing a sound is a big improvement. And the EKG feature helped when I was transitioning between medications and needed to keep a closer eye on my resting heart rate. But the passive heart rate features and the sleep monitoring features are noticeably less accurate than my two earlier FitBits, and the handwashing timer is basically unusable.
If this were pre-pandemic and my organization was still doing in-person events and presentations, the various third-party eyes-free timers available on the Apple Watch are far and away superior to the ones available on FitBits, but now that all of our classes and presentations are virtual, I can have other timers up on my screens without anyone noticing.
Overall, to use a video game metaphor, it’s more like a QOL update, rather than a gameplay style change.
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Many car dealers are old school and tend to be stuck in their ways, for obvious reasons.
As someone who is not a car guy, what are the "obvious reasons?"