Among the high-achieving, largely urban-dwelling professionals who expend a lot of age, money, and psychic energy on endurance contenders, sporting aspirations are worn on the wrist.
That’s why investment bankers and executives helped become the Timex Ironman one of the best-selling watches in the world–a Rolex contacts asset, but that $100 digital wristwatch says you’re serious about training in and out of the part. I weigh myself part of this demographic , not so much better for my action tier as for my willingness to invest troubling quantities of money on exercising invests, occasion costs, and the airline tickets to get there.
And gear. Specially gear. I’ve had a Fitbit since the company introduced the Flex( an early pattern that looked like a bangle) in 2007. I then early-adopted the Charge( a little bit bulkier, but with a greater screen ), and finally the Blaze, Fitbit’s first real smartwatch, in January 2016. So far, I’ve withstood the Apple Watch. The hype is a turnoff for me, but “the worlds biggest” question is its battery life — 18 hours, compared with virtually five days for the Fitbit.
This fall, the San Francisco-based brand secreted its more ambitious gadget to date: the Ionic, a elegant watch “ve been meaning to” replace the bulky GPS-enabled machines marathoners obsessively check during practice scampers and races.