Can wearable devices really make a difference? Maybe not in the way you’d expect.

My morning routine has an extra step now. Before I shower, I take off anywhere between one and six wearable devices. I hold out my arms and inspect the imprints they leave on my skin—long, angry, watch-shaped marks. When your bread and butter is reviewing fitness trackers, as I do for PCMag, I suppose you could say this is an occupational hazard.

It doesn’t matter that wearables are increasingly becoming showerproof. Unless I’m testing how they hold up against water, I like to think there are at least 15 minutes in a day when my body is not quantified. Read More