My love for wearable tech doesn't have limits:
I bought a Samsung Galaxy Gear One the month it has been launched, had a desire to buy Google Glass (RIP consumer version) and even considered a purchase of Muse (brain activity scanner).
But my watch selection for 2018 has been finalized with FitBit Blaze. And I had no regrets:
- Amazing battery life
- Great connectivity
- Precision of step counts
- Case design and changeable straps
...and the last assumption killed my Blaze.
During a beautiful trip with OCTO to Whitsundays Island I had a chance to dive near the reef with FitBit on my wrist.
IP67 water resistance of Blaze didn't handle even 1 meter of depth - FitBit started to vibrate randomly with deemed screen, got hot and eventually shut itself down.
Charging didn't help, but almost led to a fire 🔥
I decided to take it apart! Well, so what's inside?
After unscrewing of couple of tiny-tiny bolts, the only thing I spotted was connector corrosion.
Surprisingly, but FitBit managed to last so long with 167mAh batter - just amazing.
What's the moral of a story?
Don't try "water-resistance"