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cycling and walking - the sensor suite is fine and consistent meaning I get good insight into changes ...
10 July 2017
I'm writing from the perspective of a casual exerciser, not a sportman. I understand those at the top of their game have concerns about the accuracy and suitability of the wrist-based HR sensor.
For my purposes - daily activity tracking, cycling and walking - the sensor suite is fine and consistent meaning I get good insight into changes in my health / performance, which was what I was after.
For the 90% of my life that I'm not cycling/walking/otherwise exercising, this watch is absolutely *superb*. The watch face is large, clear and easy to read (because it's always-on), the gesture for backlight is (mostly) OK, the "smartwatch" features do a great basic job (All I really wanted was notifications on my wrist, and I get those just fine. Calendar, weather, music control etc I view as bonuses). And we must not forget the absolutely fantastic battery life: In "Smartwatch" mode I've had it last well over the advertised 2 weeks (bearing in mind I'm still getting step, heart-rate and sleep tracking in this mode).
It's a pricey piece of kit, but it looks good on your wrist and it'll track just about any activity you can think of while performing as a useful adjunct to your phone. And you don't even need to take it off when you shower.