Flashback to the Pebble smartwatch

I just listened to the latest episode of the Flashback podcast from Relay FM and got a bit nostalgic for the Pebble.

Once Pebble was sold, I moved over to the Fitbit Versa, and have since moved to the Apple Watch (Series 5). I wouldn’t want to go back to Pebble now…but the Pebble (my original, Pebble Time, and Pebble 2) were pretty awesome at the time.

I’m not sure why I still have these.

Current Lineup: April 2019

I made some changes compared to what I had been using. I switched from Android to iOS, which marks the first time I’ve used an iPhone as my daily driver since the iPhone 4s. This will likely inspire some other changes in the coming months. But for now — this is what I’m carrying and using on a daily basis.

  • iPhone Xr with T-Mobile
  • iPad Mini 4
  • Fitbit Versa (will likely swap for an Apple Watch)
  • Pixel Buds (these work well with iOS, but I’ll likely replace them with Apple AirPods)
  • Recycled Firefighter (Front Pocket Slim) Wallet
  • Recycled Firefighter Nomex Handkerchief

Not pictured is my Kindle Paperwhite, or my cameras, which include a Nikon D3400, GoPro Hero 5 Black and DJI Spark.

Current Lineup: January 2019

Pixel 2 with T-Mobile, (an aging but still reliable) iPad Mini 4, Fitbit Versa, Pixel Buds, and some basic cheapie sunglasses along with a Recycled Firefighter (Front Pocket Slim) wallet and Recycled Firefighter Nomex Handkerchief.

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Nikon D3400, DJI Spark, and GoPro HERO5 Black.

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Fitbit One to Versa: Fitbit finally got me to upgrade

I’ve been wearing a Fitbit since January 2013, and I’ve been wearing a smartwatch since the original Pebble was released. But it wasn’t until the newly released Fitbit Versa that I finally felt the need to merge my activity tracking and smartwatch.

The Versa has been on my wrist for a few days now, and while there are a few things I am not fully sold on, I have to say — it seems like a pretty good watch.

Smartphone home screen: June 2017

Still rocking the Nexus 5x, and still hoping to upgrade my device sooner rather than later. I had been thinking Pixel, but now I am also thinking iPhone. We’ll see.

Otherwise, I am still using Action Launcher and as you can see from my January 2017 update — things are not all that different.

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Smartphone home screen: January 2017

My home screen as I finish out 2016 and move into 2017.

I prefer to keep things simple and currently have my phone setup with just one screen of icons. I use Action Launcher so all my other installed apps are available with a quick swipe from the left of the screen.

I’m still rocking a Nexus 5x, but I am hoping to be able to upgrade to a Pixel sooner rather than later.

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My ongoing Bitcoin experiment

Calling it an “experiment” probably makes it sound grander than it actually it…but I have been experimenting with Bitcoin.

Sometime around mid-2014 (I think) I started paying closer attention to Bitcoin. By that I mean reading articles I stumbled upon while browsing the web. Then in early-2015 I started reading everything I could, and also tracking the daily value of Bitcoin using IFTTT.

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