christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,

Learning curve

The watch is doing much better. I charged it yesterday between when I got up and when I went for a walk, and now after wearing through the walk, and ever since then, it's still showing 80%. That includes this morning's swim. Not everything went as planned, though. I got in the pool this morning and selected the app, only to get a "not connected" error message. Of course it wasn't connected, as the phone was in my shorts pocket back in my locker, much too far away for Bluetooth to connect. That didn't matter the last time, but I'd done a factory reset since then, so of course the watch needed to connect to the phone to get the info I'd entered. Makes total sense. I didn't feel like taking the snorkel and goggles off to go back to the locker room and get everything set up, so I figured next time would be the time to try out the app, and I could at least see how many "steps" I'd get while swimming.

50 minutes in the pool netted me about 2,800 "steps", which is almost exactly half the ratio of steps per minute as I got yesterday while walking. It makes sense; I'm a somewhat fast walker and a pretty slow swimmer.

The watch is pretty great for its other uses. I appreciate how all the dumb little notifications my phone gets throughout the day show up on it and I can dismiss them with the press of a button. It doesn't make them disappear from the phone, but they can all be dismissed as a batch later on. I didn't do the best job putting on the screen protector, but there are five more in the package I ordered.

I'm pretty sure I've found the best spot for my phone to work as a dashcam. It works great in the lower left corner of the windshield and the videos are amazing. It was sunny out today when I drove home from the grocery store, and everything looked gorgeous. It's now sitting horizontally, too, which helps a lot. Here's the latest shot of the billboard which I've chosen as the test card.


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