My Apple Watch

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If you’re of my generation, do you remember when your family got your first microwave? And do you remember what a luxury it was? Now you probably think nothing of it. It’s no longer new and exciting. Indeed, most new houses come with one built right in the kitchen.

That’s what my Apple Watch was at first—a luxury. Yet here I am, less than two weeks since purchasing it, and it’s no longer the luxury it was two weeks ago. I won’t go so far as to claim it’s a necessity, but it comes close.

Here’s What I Use It For

  • Tracking my Blood Glucose Levels (BGL)
  • Monitoring my exercise: it reminds me every hour to get up and walk around for at least a minute
  • It reminds me 4 times a day  to just stop whatever I’m doing and simply breathe for a minute. I can change how often I want a reminder, as well as the length of time I breathe
  • It monitors my Blood Oxygen levels, as expressed by a percentage
  • It’s slow going, but if I need to, I can send texts

I like taking close-up pictures of flowers. I can put my iPhone on a tripod, set my focus and aperture and then, to keep the camera steady, I can use my Watch to trigger the shot remotely.

I’m still finding more uses for it every day.

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My Latest Tech Toy!

Well, I did it: I splurged on an Apple Watch.  Oh, not really splurged, since I bought it through my cell phone provider and will be paying for it for the next 2 years.

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I also bought several watch bands, and this is the one I like best:

Pride band

Hey! What can I say? I’m Queer, Transgender, and Bisexual, three out of the LGBTQ alphabet soup. Yes, and damned proud of it!

Coming Next

A more in-depth look at the Apple Watch, and why I like it so much.

Until then,

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