i don’t get the recent fad of fitbits, iwatches, ‘fitness trackers,’ and the like. they’re so fucking hot right now. why? all the ads i see and all the conversations i have with people about fitbits and whatnot only amount to, “this way i can see what my pulse is while i’m doing stuff!” as if that’s some amazing feat. well guess what, there’s a much cheaper, easier way to check your pulse. it’s this.
are people so fucking lazy and gadget-obsessed that they’d rather spend hundreds of dollars on a goofy watch that is going to break in a year or two or get thrown out in a year when the trend dies down, rather than take a few seconds to learn how to manually check a pulse?
yes, they are. actually, i think it’s worse than that. i think this fad ties in with another thing i’ve bitched about before, where people spend lots of money on exercise clothes and books and shit just so they feel like they’re making real progress on getting fit, even though they aren’t actually using any of that stuff and exercising like they should be.
people don’t need fitbits and other gadgets to get off their fat asses. they just need to get off their fat asses in the first place. and if they really, REALLY want to know what their pulse rate is, just fucking feel it — no special gadget required.