I love the promise of activity trackers, that you can improve your health and fitness with the power of metrics and technology. But none of the trackers on the market today can really help to change your life in a significant way.
That's because they're all missing one thing.
Take one step forward and one glance back - I suddenly realise I've been a tech journalist for seven years. A tech journo's life is interesting, seven isn't long, isn't short, and I've learned a few tidbits along the way. Want to hear?
As the boat pushed out of Changi jetty, the seaspray kicked up and we bounced up and down on the wakes of sister ferries. The salty wind on my face, I glanced back at my fellow passengers, and saw half of them looking down at their phones.
Let’s play a little thought experiment, and imagine an alternate universe, just one quantum away. In this alternate universe, there exists a camera company called Nikon, and it's been releasing cameras that are almost but not quite like the ones we've seen in our universe...