My favorite new gadget in at least a decade is my Samsung Gear S3 Classic.
It buzzes on my wrist every time I get one of the 10,000 or so work emails a month.
Does that sound like Hell on Earth to you? Well it’s heavenly, to me. A flick of the wrist, and I know if it’s urgent or ignorable. Without wrestling my phone out of my pants pocket. Was very handy when we were moving to our new house, and my arms were often full of boxes.
It also tracks my steps, tells me I need to get up off my butt and stretch, gives me a “good job!” when I get my daily (hopefully 2X daily) walks in, and lets me know if I got a text from my wife, a friend, etc.
It’s also a phone! With its own number! And with AT&T NumberSync, when my phone rings, my watch does too – and I can answer it either way. I look a bit like Dick Tracy when I’m walking the aisles of the supermarket, chatting with my wife about what I’m buying (it’s no louder than a normal conversation, so it’s no more intrusive than when the two of us shop together, though a bit odder to look at;-)
I use one of the brighter watch faces on it, which is readable even in bright daylight (though I have turned to a darker one some times when driving – every turn of the wheel and it lights up, which can be a bit… distracting).
Oh, and as my pal/colleague Lee says — he just got one, too — “it’s also a watch!” Heh. Funny.