Smart watches and fitness bands: Not for me just yet

Fitness bands: Track your every move so you can see how active — or inactive you are. The goal here is to keep yourself in check. You know if you are being lazy and are reminded to get up and run or walk.

 

Smart watches, on the other hand, are intended to do that and a bit more. With a smart watch you can make calls, send texts, check notifications, etc. just like Dick Tracey. Most can still perform basic tasks.

Both are great ideas but my attempts to try them did not work out. I had time with the Microsoft Band 2 and the Fitbit Charge HR. Each of these devices, and all smart watches in general, need more durability and longer battery life. It’s why I cannot replace my reliable and long-lasting regular old watch with one of these fancy futuristic options just yet.

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Cutting the (cable) Cord — It’s not an easy decision and here’s why

It’s a new era of media consumption and if the cable companies aren’t careful, they just might get left in the dust. About 10 years ago if you told someone you were cutting cable it was most likely because you were absolutely broke and needed to save money. It was usually a last resort.

Nowadays, it can be a combination of money savings and the fact that there are other alternatives. I want to cut cable not because I am broke, but  I would like to save money (we’re looking to buy a house) and it wouldn’t mean complete lacking of TV. I already subscribe to Netflix and have an Amazon Prime account (a lot of Amazon Video content comes with it).

Lately I’ve found that we flip through channels and find nothing. It’s all (well, mostly) crap and end up on some mind-numbing reality show. How will we survive without it???!!!!

What will I miss if I cut cable?

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