Eric Weiner
3 min readAug 30, 2022

Why I Ditched My Smartwatch

When less is more

Photo by Lloyd Dirks, Unsplash.

It was my dream watch. Or so I thought.

It could do everything: track my steps, calories, sleep and intensity minutes. It monitored my stress levels, blood oxygen saturation, and even my
“body battery,” an estimate of how much juice remained in my tank. It enabled me to control my music, set timers and find my wayward smartphone. It even told time.

Eric Weiner

Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of four books, including my latest: “The Socrates Express.”