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The Solo Smartwatch Saga: A Week Without My Phone

A Journey into the World of Wearable Tech as a Standalone Companion

Nov. 10, 2023 -

Imagine a week without your smartphone, replaced solely by the sleek simplicity of a smartwatch. This week I did this, leaving my smartphone behind and letting an Apple Watch take the helm. Many hail this as a liberating escape from our attention-seeking digital sidekicks, but does it truly live up to the hype? Join me on this intriguing journey, where technology meets minimalism, and discover whether less really can be more.

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Guess what's better than two smartwatches? ... none at all!
Guess what's better than two smartwatches? ... none at all!
Designed to offer you a better balance between being connected and being disturbed, the Punkt MP01 mobile phone featured in my experiment using a
Designed to offer you a better balance between being connected and being disturbed, the Punkt MP01 mobile phone featured in my experiment using a "dumb phone" to foster creativity
Feeling connected... Apple Watch Ultra 2 with Vodafone NL
Feeling connected... Apple Watch Ultra 2 with Vodafone NL
Voice Memo on Apple Watch is surprisingly effective capturing creative ideas - syncing seamlessly with your other devices for reviewing later - wherever you are
Voice Memo on Apple Watch is surprisingly effective capturing creative ideas - syncing seamlessly with your other devices for reviewing later - wherever you are
The Apple Watch Ultra is a precision crafted piece of modern technology - whatever you think of smartwatches one has to applaud the effort of miniaturisation that went into this wearable wrist computer
The Apple Watch Ultra is a precision crafted piece of modern technology - whatever you think of smartwatches one has to applaud the effort of miniaturisation that went into this wearable wrist computer
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