Daily Archives: December 9, 2017

My New Garmin Vivoactive 3 Paired With My Android 7.0 Tablet FIRST Time — No Issues!

by Anura Guruge



This was the replacement, from “Heart Rate Monitors USA” (who have been OUTSTANDING), for my first Garmin Vivoactive 3 that died exactly 2-weeks after I got it.

Though they shipped this brand new replacement on Tuesday, I only got it today (Saturday) because UPS is so, so pathetic.

Last time it took me 22-attempts over 4-hours.

This time — BANG. First go. Took seconds. I could NOT believe it.

4 things changed.


  1. The Vivoactive 3 has yet another FIRMWARE update. We are now at 2.70. NOT 2.60 or 2.50.
  2. There was a new version of Garmin Connect Mobile (for Android) yesterday, i.e., December 8, 2017. The Android version is at 4.1.11.
    ….
  3. I restarted the Android tablet prior to attempting the pairing.
    ….
  4. I did a FORCE STOP on Bluetooth, on the tablet, just prior to the pairing.

It was probably the new software that made the difference. I had shared my experience and screen shots with Garmin.

But, it is easy enough to do the other two steps as well.

Hope this helps.


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Laser Lights Reflected Off Falling Snow — Alton, New Hampshire, December 9, 2017.

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This was around 6pm tonight. It was snowing quite hard — and there was a major accident down the road.

Teischan and I love seeing our red and green lasers bouncing off the snow flakes. Managed to capture it, fairly well, tonight. Pretty cool.

Had to clean the snow off the laser lens a few times. It was falling that heavy.


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THE Picture Of The Night — Police At A 6-Vehicle Accident In The Snow (Alton, NH).

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Just after 6pm, with it snowing hard, I went out, just in my sweats, to take some pictures. Noticed that the sky was blue down the road. Kind of suspected that it might be police. So, had to have a look. About 300 yards. Walked out, in my sweats. The dogs followed, off lead. It was a police car. They had blocked the road — Prospect Mountain Road. 6 vehicle pile up below. I only managed to get one ‘acceptable’ picture. With the heavy snow and light, it was not easy.

The blue police lights reflecting off the snow was COOL. As you can see. Teischan came out looking for the dogs, with their leashes. That is her, at the top, coming back — the dogs still off their leashes. We went back — again, once I put on a jacket and boots. Crazy night.

I liked the blue sky.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — December 9, 2017.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — December 8, 2017.

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