My exercise/smart watch (a Garmin, not an Apple Watch) is very good at bugging me if I’m getting sedentary or not reaching my current daily walking/exercise goals. (Currently at about 8,000 steps per day.) It also is very good at handing out cheap rewards if I hit that goal. It vibrates to get my attention, then shows a brief fireworks show in celebration.
From yesterday’s WE Build, I learned new things about that Garmin.
- When you hit that goal about 08:30, you know it’s going to be a long, long day.
- When you hit that goal a second time in any given day (i.e., something like 16,000 steps) it goes off with fireworks again.
- Ditto for the third time…
- When you hit 4x your daily goal, it should tell you, “Jesus, are you trying to kill yourself? Sit down! Chill!!”
It doesn’t, but it should. My brain filled in the correct dialogue.