dennis s. hurddennis s. hurd

Thursday, May 06, 2021

A Low-Key, Rather-Grey Day

Picking Up Vegetables

Jay decided we should go pick up vegetables today. For us, that means a trip to the Langley Farm Market on Kingsway. 

I didn't do a whole lot today otherwise. I did spend a great deal of the afternoon researching smartwatches. I have come to rely on my Mi Bands as I've been wearing them for years. I was ready to move to something a bit more expensive with a larger feature set. Unfortunately, I found the smartwatch ecosystems, other than Apple Inc, are in complete disarray. Google bought Fitbit in January of this year and that may end up orphaning Wear OS.  Samsung, Fossil, and a few others were on sale but I wondered if this is because newer models would soon appear. 

In the end, I learned that the Mi Band 6 has come out although not available here yet. I guess I'll wait a bit and continue my romance with the same company. I have enjoyed wearing every model.  I will be skipping #5, I guess.  With each iteration, Xiaomi adds enough improvements to make the new generation a worthwhile upgrade. More importantly, I will have spent less in total than if I'd bought a couple of Fitbits or a single smartwatch.


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