I had heard about reliability problems so I halfway expected this breakdown and was not shocked. I was surprised by how much I miss it. It’s like I’ve lost my cell phone or something. Not having it has also made me appreciate even more what it did for me. If you want a definition of human fulfillment, it’s waiting until evening, before supper but after all workouts, to download the day’s activity and see the “extra” calories you have earned. I also miss seeing a teammate have a good day and being able to leave a smiley-face-touchdown-thingy “feeling on their move,” or sympathize when someone only logged 3 hours of sleep, which if you think about it borders on creepy information, but still. I guess I took all that for granted.
Now, I’m waiting for a new one. The company is good about replacing faulty bands, and they’re doing that for me. But I have some reservations. Do I want to keep putting myself out there, nurturing a relationship with something that may only falter again and break my heart… or should I just move on? I’d say I don’t know the answer yet, but, since the replacement is on its way, I’m sure I’ll get over the nerves, let down my defenses, and, like a fitness prisoner, renew my vows with my electronic bracelet.