Odd though it may sound, making a call on your wristwatch is strangely pleasing, possibly because it re-awakens Dick Tracy memories. Gear2 seems to have an excellent battery lifetime. I used it for half of yesterday and it had 83% charge left at the end of the day.
The trying thing is that it keeps counting my footsteps and displaying them prominently on the watch screen. It has given me the arbitrarily chosen target of 10k a day. I have no intention of meeting this target but I can’t avoid being made aware of the daily number I achieve and I suspect that, psychologically, it will encourage me to walk more.
So far I haven’t found a way to turn off this pedometer feature and, while it remains un-stifled, it gives yet another opportunity for my little grandson to prod me by regularly checking on the number and telling me it’s time to take a hike.