I have nearly crippling arthritis in both hands, elbows, wrists and just about everywhere else - meaning that in the Winter in Maine, whilst wearing a turtleneck, LL Bean Chamois shirt, heavy sweater, lined pants and a six inch thick Goose Down parka I miss about 50% of my calls and alerts on my phone simply because I can't reach it in time or fumble with my useless hands.
If I'm carrying it in a coat sleeve or inside pocket? Since I screwed my hearing in the Army (it's a really bad idea to wear hearing protection during actual combat...) I frequently can't hear it ring, or feel the vibration. So the whole "wrist poke" notification is actually handy.
So, today I found a Stainless/Black on eBay for what seemed like the very good price of $371 and (since I am a watch and strap nutter) also ordered and bought a pile of accessories - having absolutely no clue which I will actually use or resell.
I'm a bracelet only guy - so naturally I ordered a stainless steel bracelet from Amazon. Also ordered a pair of Armorsuit screen protectors - if I use them on my phone and two iPads? Why not?
Added a spare magnetic charging cable so I can charge on my nightstand or next my comfy chair without moving the cable. And for nightstand I got a bamboo "Aerb" brand multi device stand (hoping to finally retire my 40 year old red LED radio alarm clock and use the watch for that purpose - and since I read and listen to CSPAN on my iPad Mini? I can also have that charging and stored on the same device at night.
Finally, I bought a gray Lunatik Epik and am getting a heavy 28/22 bracelet to use with it...it looks to be the watch equivalent of the time honored Otterbox - minus the water resistance. (And the silicon strap is removable so I can replace it with a proper watch bracelet)
Even my 21 y/o daughter agreed that Dad being able to answer his phone on his wrist, and actually see texts and notifications while driving is a vital safety issue...and no 20 year old EVER agrees with Dad...
Yeah, I went a bit overboard on accessories, but if I'm right about the "disability factor"? This might end up being the last watch "style" I ever wear. My hands look like claws which have been smashed with a sledgehammer and the reason I use an Otterbox on my phone is the fact that I drop it about 30% of the time I try to hold it...if this bloody watch actually allows me to answer the phone and read email and texts? It could actually be a life saving device.
Pictures from the eBay listing of the one I have incoming and the various "loot" I got today...I figure that with the eBay price? All the "extras" just bring me up to normal retail for the SS watch anyway, and I saved the receipt.
Did I miss anything mission critical?