I guess it all started a few years ago when I switched from the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Smartphone. Since I’m an avid photographer the camera was superior to other phones. My latest is the Galaxy S7 Edge and I love this phone!
Last year we bought a 65” Samsung smart TV. This latest television technology lets you have access to your computer, photos, music, browser, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Ted Talks, and many other things. I can even mirror my phone to the TV for example to show photos from the phone. And, of course, you can even watch all those worthless channels that we pay a high price for! The picture quality is stunning, and we’ve come a long way in the last few years not only in television but in all these other high tech gadgets!
I stopped using the Apple iPad and purchased a Samsung tablet so it could be seamless with my phone.
So, that’s a Samsung smart TV, a Samsung smartphone, a Samsung Tablet, and now my latest tech toy is the new Samsung Galaxy S3 smartwatch. Oh my gosh, this thing will do almost everything except make breakfast for me!
It mirrors my phone, so for example if the phone is in another room or in my pocket I can receive a text message on my watch. It’s a fitness tracker, counting my steps, keeping track of my heart rate, water and coffee intake, calories burned, etc. At the fitness center listening to music with my ear buds, I can control the volume, see the artist, and pick songs from the watch. I can even make or receive phone calls. This is the Dick Tracy watch we saw in the comic books decades ago!
I have used Samsung pay on my phone for months and it works great. At the register when the total comes up, I just aim my phone at the credit card machine and bingo it’s paid and my credit card stays in my billfold. Now I use my watch to do the same thing and people around me, including the cashier look as if a spaceship just landed! This is pure magic and I admit, I’m a gadget freak.
The watch thing really started when I purchased a Fitbit recently. Within a week it changed my lifestyle by keeping track of healthy things. I quit using sugar in my coffee and it made me drink more water, two things that really needed improvement in my life. It even tells me to get off my butt if I sit too long! It’s fun at the end of the day looking at all the data.
After wearing that Fitbit for only a week, I gave it to my wife, and sprung for the Samsung Galaxy watch. It does the same thing only much more. It gives me the current weather and forecast, reminders, my calendar, different watch faces, and even has an altimeter!
Of course all this stuff isn’t for everyone, but I’m just one of those people who likes the latest in technology. We’re all different. I know a couple of people who don’t even own a cell phone, and others who still have a flip phone. One of the downsides of all this tech is that some people, especially the younger generation are spending more time in cyber space than they are in reality. You see them everywhere with their thumbs clicking faster than the speed of sound! You see families in restaurants with all of them, the entire time, gawking at their phones instead of talking to each other. Are we losing social graces?
If you want to live healthier I really would strongly recommend a Fitbit. They are relatively inexpensive and very easy to setup. Here’s the link to their web page if you might be interested. https://www.fitbit.com/
If you have a Samsung phone and want to read about my Galaxy smartwatch you can click on the photo above. Here’s to ya, enjoy each moment of each day, and don’t text while driving!