Doctor Mom is trying to decide what fitness band would be best to use with her smartphone. She ended up with the Samsung Gear Fit with the curved LED screen, which Leo says is the most attractive, but Dr. Mom says is the most inaccurate. She said that pedometers were at least 10% off. She also says the heartbeat sensor didn't work as well because of too much movement or sweat getting in the way of the readings. Leo says that she could at least get a baseline for your heart rate with it. But Dr. Mom says she can get that by taking her own pulse, and thinks that she's much better off with an old school pedometer. At least Samsung is constantly updating the firmware, so it could get better. Lillian says she's going to keep it because it gives her a remote capability on her smartphone.
Leo says that wearable technology is at the same place that smartphones were before the iPhone came out. They did some of what they promised to do, but it wasn't satisfying. So it means that we just haven't seen the right device yet, and we're waiting for Apple's iWatch to tell the tale. Will it happen? We'll see.