Dr Hutch: Are smartwatches now ruling our lives?

Cycling Weekly's columnist discuses the pleasures and pitfalls of owning something tracking every movement he makes in a day

Dr Hutch
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Last Christmas, Mrs. Doc gave me a smartwatch. As soon as I put it on, I started to notice all the other people with identical smartwatches and realised what we had in common: that our nearest and dearest had, at some point recently, been really stumped for what to buy us as a present.

I like it, though. I like getting notifications that save me feeling I ought to check my phone, I like being able to check the weather forecast constantly. And I both like and despise the activity tracking that is really the watch’s main selling point.

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