Wait? What is this foolishness you speak of? Don't you own a bunch of watches? These are disposable and have no soul. Yeah, yeah yeah. Do not want to have a debate about that, instead, I would like to focus on those amongst us that currently use a smartwatch for fitness activities. Whether you wear it just for working out like me, or daily, and/or on the opposite hand, etc, cool.
The Ultra seems to be the first smartwatch in some time that has piqued the interest of many mechanical die-hards and fitness fans.
For the last decade I have been using some form of Garmin Fenix as my workout, running, OCR, etc companion. They are seemingly bombproof, obtain GPS signals quickly and accurately, and have excellent battery life when used at the full limit. Downside? Screen is not great, getting music onto them is a bit of a pain, and the interface is not the best. But did I mention how reliable it is? No other GPS-enabled smartwatch could give me the data I wanted and or physically survive a 9 hour endurance race. At least not any I was willing to risk.
I tried to own an apple watch, perhaps gen 3, and it was useless for working out beyond a regular run, also the pain of charging daily was not great so I gave it away after a month.
So, for my fellow watch enthusiasts who are not afraid to also like smart watches, who is considering the Ultra for their new workout companion? I am going to wait before making a decision until DCRainmaker officially weighs in, as he is the best smartwatch/fitness tracker reviewer on the web IMO.
Note, if you are an anti-apple person and would never consider one, cool, but hoping to keep this to folks on the fence about a possible switch.