watches for musicians !

December 25, 2022, 10:01 PM · I recently bought a new phone (iphone 12) of which I am trying to take care of it as much as possible, since my old phone's battery deteriorated due to the use of the metronome, and it is not for less, since the use we make daily (apps, social networks, music, etc) plus the use of a metronome that sounds every day for about 4 hours at most can damage our devices over time, so I want to look for a more modern alternative, because although I can buy a metronome traditional or these electronics that come with a tuner, I am a simple young man who likes technology and I always use them in my day to day and in my work, so I prefer to save and buy something else that I carry in my daily use like a watch or Smart watch.

On the market I know many smartbands, smartwatchs, and of course the famous Soundbrenner core, as well as the recent Seiko Metronome, but the problem is that I don't have a way to test each one of them, since the important thing for an investment like this is that the device has strong vibration and sound to be able to have a clear pulse, but i wouldn't spend more than 100$ for a smart watch, just looking for a watch that can add a metronome and works well regarding vibration.

I listen to your options, thank you very much and regards

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December 26, 2022, 8:51 AM · The seiko metronome watch is relatively new to the market and is only being sold in Japan. Even so, there are some reviews of it. Certainly the other watches have reviews. I do not own them, and do not know anyone who does.

Making loud sounds and vibrations uses energy. I do not think these devices are ideal for long practice sessions such as the ones you describe. They will fare much worse than your smart phone.

There is the convenience factor. It may be useful to train yourself to recognize a tempo or pitch. It may also be a reminder to practice, as it is on your wrist. Such a use cannot be underestimated, we all need to practice more.

All of this being said, a small electric or mechanical metronome would seem to serve you better. Better battery life, louder sounds, etc.

December 26, 2022, 2:04 PM ·
I rarely listen to a metronome, let alone wear one! :-)
December 26, 2022, 4:08 PM · I use my iPhone or iPad with the TE Tuner metronome app everyday for 2-3 hours. I plug it in when I use it so I don't experience a loss of battery charge. If I need a louder sound I run it through a bluetooth speaker. I find the functionality and visual graphics far superior to any other metronome device.

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