Smartwatches and other watches in a collection

I am considering buying a smartwatch for health and fitness reasons. I also want to continue with my hobby of watch collecting. Does anyone on here rotate both sorts? Sometimes a smartwatch and at other times, the other sort? Is this a practical option or does it defeat the point of having a smartwatch? 

I can see the possibilities of having 'health' days or health weeks, where you monitor your cardiovascular system. 

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yeah no prob, im using smartwatch for cycling. other time not so much, not a dan of smartwatch design and it keep distracting me when message and call keep coming in

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If you put a leather strap on a smart watch you improve its IQ by looking like a real watch.

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Sure i use a Smartwatch regularly :) most often when i go jogging or do some other work out. I don't consider the smartwatch part of my collection though. 

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I tend to use a thin Fitbit on my other wrist. Previously an Alta HR now a charge 5. As such I’m always two up but the Fitbit is small and not a focus. The 5 has HR, blood oxygen and ecg so suffices. 

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I always go for a mesh strap as they are less chunky and wear smaller. 

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In addition to using a smartwatch while exercising, my Apple Watch is the perfect alarm clock. Underrated feature that only wakes me up and not my partner.

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I loathe smart watches. Biometrics be damned.

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I personally use my Amazfit smartwatch when I'm at home or doing sports. The other watches for when I go out/travel 👍🏻

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I keep my Samsung galaxy watch with me at all times, usually in my pocket to keep my step count. In the gym and pool it's on my wrist. I have on occasion wore my Orient on one wrist, and the smartwatch on the other. Usually the smartwatch concealed beneath my cuff so i don't look like a nut job. I often think of it as a phone accessory, but I love how I can change the faces and I tend to go for the analogue look. (And I can create my own, see pic) But now that I've fallen for mechanical watches again, I can't do without either of them. I highly recommended the Galaxy watch 3. Can be got at a good price now that the 4 is out.

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Yes, I wear my Apple Watch as much as any other watch I have. Ironically, I don't really consider it part of my "collection."  However, when I travel, I often only bring my Apple Watch.   Definitely when I go bike riding and while working out too. I also wear it when I go to rock concerts, NFL games, things like that...

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PBateman

I keep my Samsung galaxy watch with me at all times, usually in my pocket to keep my step count. In the gym and pool it's on my wrist. I have on occasion wore my Orient on one wrist, and the smartwatch on the other. Usually the smartwatch concealed beneath my cuff so i don't look like a nut job. I often think of it as a phone accessory, but I love how I can change the faces and I tend to go for the analogue look. (And I can create my own, see pic) But now that I've fallen for mechanical watches again, I can't do without either of them. I highly recommended the Galaxy watch 3. Can be got at a good price now that the 4 is out.

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Love the Grand Seiko face on your GS3 (Galaxy Smartwatch)!

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I rotate a Galaxy Watch 4 in regular watches, but also use a small Garmin fitness tracker (which is technically a smart watch, but I don't use it as a watch) with a year-long battery for fitness and sleep tracking (neither of which are very good at the moment, unfortunately).

I have been a fan of smartwatches since the early days, and consider them part of my collection. Most of them are no longer made and no longer have working apps, but it's interesting for historical purposes.  One is completely standalone (i.e. it can use a sim card and works as a phone), and has a camera built into the crown.  I can't remember the name of that, so I just call it "007."

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OldSnafu

If you put a leather strap on a smart watch you improve its IQ by looking like a real watch.

I did exactly that but it only looks OK when the display is on! Plus I can't run or swim with the leather!

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See attached!

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For running, outdoor cycling, triathlon, swimming, strength and sleeping use my Garmin FR935 and as Huawei GT2 to compare sleep data as the attention to details of the stages sleep also to challenge the heart rate data. Not to mention the weight and spo2 monitoring data which I always update weekly 

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Are there not simpler cardio monitors, ones without a screen and notifications, that would serve your purpose?

For myself at least, I would rather develop discipline on my own to improve my health, than have this soon to be garbage piece of plastic, tell me "stand up", "drink water", "eat your vegetables".

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Unless you want the full-fledged features of a 'smart watch', do double-wristing with a fitness tracker. I wear Fitbit Luxe on my right wrist while wearing a mechanical watch on my left wrist. Fitbit Luxe is good because it's one of the smallest and slimmest fitness trackers out there. (I often forget that I am wearing it). While your interaction with your phone is limited and some 'smart' features are absent, it can work basically as a pager on your wrist and its fitness tracking ability is great.

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I have an old Samsung Galaxy Active 2 which I only wear while swimming or hiking. Not a fan of managing yet another battery powered device in my normal day to day tbh- did it for years, first with a Pebble smartwatch and then with my Galaxy watch. TBF I could go weeks without charging the Pebble, it was great albeit limited.