I have renewed respect for the Apple Watch.
Of the two watches that need to be plugged in at night, my Apple Watch is the oldest. I rarely wear smart watches anymore, but may have just created my perfect beater.
I spend a lot of time playing with my vehicles and without fail, two things will happen when I’m in an upside down, knotted Yoga position under the dashboard of a child-size sports car. First, the tool I need is either in a pocket, outside the car door or lying on the car’s floor under me. The second thing that’s guaranteed to happen is my wife will begin to wonder where I am and call me.
When either of these things happen, I have to extract myself from the maze of pipes and wires and then weave my way back again once I get the tool or phone in hand.
I’ve recently picked up a Leatherman Track Bracelet and find it to be very apt at keeping the things I need at the ends of my arms. Tonight, I noticed my Apple Watch was off it’s charger and when I picked it up had an Epiphany. Together, they may be the best tool ever for messing around in cars.
With a bit of creative modification I’ve added the watch to the bracelet and now have a good number of tools AND my phone attached to my wrist. The watch uses up 2 links of the bracelet and I have small wrists (6.5”), but with a box of sockets balanced on my chest there are still enough links to bring me just about everything I need to my fingertips. And when my handler calls, I’ll be able to answer her without having to do the Watoosie.
Linking the watch was as easy as attaching a standard watch band adapter to the link connectors.