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1/11/2016
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Comic: Unwearables

Wearables were one of the top gifts of 2015, but not all of them were created equal.

Sometimes you don't really need the self to be quantified quite so much.

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Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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3/10/2016 | 4:37:05 AM
Re: Self Control
"That is a huge problem these days...people are becoming too dependent on technology for EVERYTHING!"

StaceyE, when you start depends more on devicess, brain usage wil come down and makes you dump.
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3/10/2016 | 4:35:26 AM
Re: You can Eat ALL You Want
"Those are the reasons I like that type of device. I can see the health benefits of using it. But using a watch to text messages or post to Facebook is too much for me. It reminds me of the Casio watch that came out in the 70's because everyone needed a calculator on their wrist...."

StaceyE, except heatbeat monitoring; all other parameters can be monitored or measured by mobile apps too. Thats too simple when compare with wearable devicess and its synching process. 
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 5:27:05 PM
Re: You can Eat ALL You Want
Those are the reasons I like that type of device. I can see the health benefits of using it. But using a watch to text messages or post to Facebook is too much for me. It reminds me of the Casio watch that came out in the 70's because everyone needed a calculator on their wrist....
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2/29/2016 | 5:22:49 PM
Re: Self Control
That is a huge problem these days...people are becoming too dependent on technology for EVERYTHING!

 
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2/4/2016 | 4:36:30 AM
Re: You can Eat ALL You Want
"I like some of the wearable tech, like the Fitbit. But the new iWatche's and things of that sort are not for me."

StaceyE, monitoring various vital parameters like heartbeats, BP, Sugar/glucose level and physical activities (steps walked/run, calories burnt, pulse etc) are good for knowledge sake. In that angel Fitbit wearable devices are good and cost effective.
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2/4/2016 | 4:12:24 AM
Re: Self Control
 "I agree with you. But I have never been one for anykind of diet that tells me exactly what to eat. I try to make healthy choices and eat right...but I don't think I need technology to tell me what to or what not to eat!"

StaceyE, exactly. Control ourselves has to be the motto. Why unnecessarily create a dependency with devices.
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1/31/2016 | 7:34:19 PM
Re: You can Eat ALL You Want
I think it definitely depends on user preference. There are a lot of new technologies I wouldn't wear just because they are new. If they are necessary OK...but other the that...meh..
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1/31/2016 | 7:32:25 PM
Re: You can Eat ALL You Want
I like some of the wearable tech, like the Fitbit. But the new iWatche's and things of that sort are not for me.
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StaceyE,
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1/31/2016 | 7:30:39 PM
Re: Self Control
I agree with you. But I have never been one for anykind of diet that tells me exactly what to eat. I try to make healthy choices and eat right...but I don't think I need technology to tell me what to or what not to eat!
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1/31/2016 | 7:01:16 PM
Re: You can Eat ALL You Want
I think I would want the ice cream more!
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