Most of the watches on our list are practical choices, intent on helping you do your job as a nurse. This is the indulgence/luxury choice. The Fitbit will do far more than just tell time–and has a price-point to prove it. Songs, apps, fitness tracker The Ionic can hold 300 songs and give you information […]
Most of the watches on our list are practical choices, intent on helping you do your job as a nurse. This is the indulgence/luxury choice. The Fitbit will do far more than just tell time--and has a price-point to prove it.
The Ionic can hold 300 songs and give you information such as how long and how well you’re sleeping at night. The built-in GPS will show you in real-time how far you walked in a day (an interesting piece of information, especially for nurses). On your days off, you can use Fitbit fitness coaching at the gym, for jogging, and more.
You may wonder how a smartwatch will hold up to a 12 hour shift. Fortunately, the Ionic has four days of battery life on a single charge. It can also handle being fully submerged up to 50 meters. So, yes, you can definitely wash your hands with this on.
Here’s where using the Ionic as a nurse will vary a little bit. When you lift your wrist, the clock face shows up, but it turns off after a short while. This is fine for checking the time, but a watch face that disappears won’t work when you’re taking your patient’s vitals.
To do vitals, you’ll have to use the stopwatch function. While it’s something that will take a little getting used to, we’re betting the many benefits of the Fitbit will make up for that adjustment.
While you monitor vitals for your patients all shift long, the Fitbit is doing the same for you. The heart rate tracker will give you insight into your well being as you work.