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    I have just got myself an Apple Iwatch , and I wanted to know if anyone actually wears theirs whilst fencing? I am in two minds to whether I should or not, in fear that I may smash it.

    Any thoughts anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiltsfencer View Post
    I have just got myself an Apple Iwatch , and I wanted to know if anyone actually wears theirs whilst fencing? I am in two minds to whether I should or not, in fear that I may smash it.

    Any thoughts anyone?
    I do and it has survived so far. However, it's not that accurate measuring heart rate etc. If I sit down after a fight it goes from 185 to 36.

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    I wear mine every week, its not been hit yet so I can't say if it would survive a hit.

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    Just got my son a fitbit watch for his birthday, does anyone wear these? (Charge hr)

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    A Seiko 5 is high tech, right?

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    I've been wearing my Samsung Gear Fit (SM-R350) while fencing for nearly two years without incident. The only issue I've had is the settings changing as the touch screen activates
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    I have worn my Pebble smartwatch for three years now without incident. I plan on moving to a latest generation Pebble soon.

    Previously, I have worn my watch du jour when fencing since 1981 without ever receiving a hit to the watch.

    I make sure to wear my watch on my *non* sword hand.

    I sometimes also use a "fitbug orb" - a sort of British fitbit.
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    Just to update you. I wore my watch to a competition on Sunday it survived, although the alerts for the Test match wickets were a bit of a distraction....but in all I did in excess of 13,000 steps which said I covered over 11km!

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    Ive been wearing my Apple Watch while fencing for a couple of weeks. Hasn't taken a hit yet. The only thing I find is setting it up to track activity isn't accurate. theres no option for fencing, didn't expect there to be, so the closest setting I use it 'indoor run'. at the end of the evening it tells me Ive burnt 800-1000 calories. Seems a lot, although I wont argue if its accurate.

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    There's a rumour doing the rounds that the next Apple watch is going to have a way to monitor glucose levels.

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    As any smart watch is technically an electronic communiications device which could be used to communicate to the fencer whilst on piste, it is probably not wise to wear one in a competiton with it being a black card offence and all

    I have come across a few refs who would just love to use it as an excuse to get their black card out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gethylogic View Post
    There's a rumour doing the rounds that the next Apple watch is going to have a way to monitor glucose levels.
    Apparently it'll be called the Toffee Apple Watch

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    Just wear it.Don't worry that you will smash it.

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