Reply to post: Re: Also consider Bluetooth

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Re: Also consider Bluetooth

"Garmin Connect" is a prime example of software requiring more information than is necessary for it's function.

If you ask Garmin support on the phone about the use of it's adult smart watches by children, they say yes, they're fine for children. If you then buy one, you discover that the only way to use a lot of the devices functionality (like keeping accurate time) is to either lie about the child's age, or create your an account with your own details, and couple the device to that.

I'm not about to teach my child to lie, so Garmin have some exercise stats which will indicate that I have mid morning playtime and weekly PE lessons. Isn't irony something you do to your shirties?

For some reason the kids versions of the smart watches are partially crippled.

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