Ok, confession time...
If you're bored enough to look back at my posting history, you'll see I was always pretty vocal about wearables in general and the Apple Watch in particular.
Back in July, I found myself in the local branch of CeX and on impulse parting with a few bob for a beaten up Apple Watch "just to see".
This isn't a fanboi "buy an Apple Watch post", more a call to action around fitness wearables as a class of product. A few years back I suffered a stroke, not particularly debilitating, but hey, a stroke's a stroke! That took my confidence away and it never really returned, I was sedentary at 46.
The Watch has transformed me, 5 months later, from struggling to walk 1/2 mile, I can now stroll 10 without even trying - I upgraded to a series 2 and now swim 40 lengths a day - every day.
The tech has nagged me in a none nagging way, but it doesn't feel like nagging like it would from my nearest and dearest. My blood pressure is down, my diabetes is better controlled, my weight is down 15%.
A lot of us on here are in sedentary jobs, I certainly am. And despite my previously dismissive comments, this Watch has really helped me and I'm sure a Fitbit or Android wear would have had the same effect. I've had good intentions in the past, but they always fizzle out. This time it hasn't, if anything closing those bloody rings and Challenging myself gets more and more compulsive.
So, to my point, as we approach the season of resolutions, if you know you need to manage your health better, take the plunge - look at the options and choose the right device for you.
Apologies if that all sounds schmaltzy (sp?) but if you recognise yourself in this comment, seize the day.