Wearable Whisperer aims to be a top resource for helping you choose and use your wearable, and ideally increase your health and happiness along the way.
Who runs this site?
Hi! My name is Kelsey Clubb and I have worn at least one wearable nearly everyday for the past 4+ years now.
I started with a Jawbone UP, moved to the Fitbit Charge HR, splurged on the Garmin Fenix 3, got the Fitbit Blaze, upgraded to the Garmin Fenix 3 HR, got the Fitbit Ionic, went to the dark side with an Apple Watch Series 3, got the Fitbit Versa, got the Fitbit Charge 3, and upgraded to the Apple Watch Series 4!
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I love taking long walks in the most scenic parts of the city.
I previously worked for Fitbit as a Data Scientist and, in the office, I would wear my Garmin Fenix 3 on one wrist and a Fitbit on my other wrist. Until the Fitbit Ionic came out, there wasn't a Fitbit that could replace the functionality of my Garmin.
I resisted “going to the dark side” and getting an Apple Watch until the Series 3 came out, but I'm glad I finally did. I'm actually a pretty big fan of the Apple Watch and I absolutely love my Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ Edition.
I still don't think there is a “perfect wearable” yet (but as of November 2018, the Apple Watch Series 4 is pretty darn close). Apple is easily the best for smartwatch functionality (and the Series 4 might be the wearable with the most accurate wrist heart rate to date – seriously, it can compete with chest straps!), Fitbit is easily the best for sleep tracking, and Garmin is easily the best for exercise tracking.
I can't wait for the day where I can finally wear a single wearable that excels as a smartwatch, sleep tracker, and exercise tracker (Apple Watch Series 5 with longer battery life and built-in sleep tracking???).
Why did I start this site?
I started this website because I realized a lot of people don't fully understand what features their wearable has nor do they know how to fully use them. I want to help bridge that gap. There are things I didn't even know about the Fitbits I've worn and I worked for Fitbit!