Trying this out as a xmas present to me, to make it better you can get an Android app.
You get this by downloading the apk for f-droid and installing when then gives you access from this repository to lots of apps including Gadgetbridge.
Good points so far – got watch, put it in to charge, it just worked on a simple MagnaCharger type base.
Very good points $26.99 USD and chargers are $4.99.
Compared to screwing around setting up Fitbits – which takes a long time and usually multiple attempts – of which the build quality seems to get worse and worse as the prices climb ever higher – and the last one only managed 3 months. Even if these a bit flaky an order of magnitude cheaper.
So can count steps again. Saw these mentioned on mastodon, so very handy.
They also make a phone, so tempted to try that.