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  1. For several years before the iPhone, I tried cell phone after cell phone trying to find one with features like those the iPhone brought with it. When it came out, I knew I wanted one. Not so with these smartwatches. They seem to be a solution in search of a problem.

    Were I fitness buff, I’d have trouble seeing what they offer that $30-and-up sport phones don’t offer for a fraction of the price. Even that’s a stretch. With a little practice, you can measure your pulse rate in a few seconds the old fashioned way—using your wrist.

    If I had a chronic medical condition like diabetes, I’d steer clear of a smart watch that might make me obsess over the constantly changing numbers on a dial. I’d rather have that data collected quietly by a smartphone and an alert sounded if it gets out of bounds.

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