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Not quite what I was expecting or hoping for.
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017
"Ditch that wearable, you just need a lifetime relationship with a team of coaches, nutritionists, etc." "You don't need fancy gadgets, because the data gleaned from world-class testing/training facilities will give you far more relevant information" "You can't get attacked by sharks if you're calm." Not directly quoting, but you get the idea... the podcasts were good and I bought the book, but the message wasn't what I was hoping. Alot of it read like marketing material for various testing facilities, coaches, and oddly enough, gear. I was hoping for a mix of philosophical and practical advice on minimizing gadgetry, but that's not the message so much here. Although they do say over and over that if I learn to surf that my life would be better. Even the chapter that specifically states it's about our diminished awareness because outsourcing all our cues (hunger/thirst/overworked) to apps makes the recommendation to buy "an inexpensive glucose meter from the drugstore", and elsewhere talks about other inexpensive testing equipment. If I followed all the recommendations in the book, I'd have a laboratory worth of gear, but just no smart watch. It doesn't make sense.