Re: Thinking Not Required
"Come on Vince, you just hate that it's an Apple product reminding you to move.
And why would that be? I hate Apple's crud, yes, but other devices exist and can also be used to remind me (or anyone) to move.
"Just admit it. People set their reminders,"
They do indeed, and I have no objection to people setting reminders to do something like this. I could do with setting a few more reminders for myself, TBH. But that isn't the point.
"so it isn't the Apple product deciding for you. It's a petty argument"
No, it's the people using the device deciding to obey the reminder to the letter instead of being sensible about it. Sensible use of reminders would involve dismissing or delaying the reminder when appropriate - such as in a meeting - and making up for it after.
But what Cook is quoted as saying is that people in meetings at Apple get reminded by their watch to move, so they do, there and then. Instead of putting it off until a more sensible/suitable time.
Not only that, but from what he's quoted as saying is that they all do it at "ten minutes before the hour" - which sounds to me like they all do it at the same time, at ten minutes to n o'clock. (So if these reminders are set by the users themselves, why don't some of them set it for, say, twenty five minutes past the hour? Surely it doesn't matter at what point in the hour that ten minutes of moving around takes place, so long as it's typically ten minutes out of every hour on average).
TBH, the more I think about it, the more I think Cook was bullshitting to big up the health benefits of the watch: "Look, it even reminds you to disrupt meetings for ten minutes out of the hour to ensure you're getting the right amount of exercise."