Daily Archives: March 14, 2018

Do NOT, Repeat, ‘ DO NOT’ Waste $199.95 On A Fitbit Versa — You Will Regret It, Bitterly!

by Anura Guruge

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Just trying to help you out. The ‘Versa’ is a tarted-up (i.e., lipstick on a pig) Fitbit Ionic — WITHOUT GPS. The Ionic is a piece of junk and as such the Versa will be even worse — slower and with RANDOM, meaningless activity/health stats.

Don’t take my word. Google the ‘Ionic’. That the Versa doesn’t have GPS and the Ionic does is kind of ironic — in that the Ionic GPS stopped being reliable as of the last Firmware update. So, the GPS mileage is but a guess.

IF you are interested in a versa you are looking for a ‘mid-range’ Smart Watch with SOME activity/health tracking. Go on Amazon and search on “Smart Watches”. You can get much prettier watches with more functionality for less. There are some for UNDER $50. For looks, look at ‘Fossil’. I, alas, require a lot of tracking/running/steps-climbed/VO2 max, HR data plus GPS. So, I have to look at the higher end. {Smile}

But, I know this market, I know what is available. Versa is just a sham exploiting the ‘Fitbit’ name. But, those of us who are serious about this stuff KNOW that Fitbit is NOT known for their product quality or reliability.

So, why did I get an Ionic? It was desperation when my 2nd Garmin Vivoactive 3 died. IF I knew what I now know I would not have got it. I plan to replace it SHORTLY — as soon as Garmin gets its act together, {Smile}

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by Anura Guruge

Posting Sans Comment, But It Needs To Said & Noted.

by Anura Guruge

Click here for the original U.K. “Daily Mail”
article from today.

What can I say?

I am against tattoos and circumcision too — vehemently in the case of the latter. I also, much to the chagrin of the wife, do not get my haircut that often either and have stopped going to see a dental hygienist to get my teeth cleaned. [My teeth are good. Thank you. {Grin}. Have you ever seen them?]

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 14, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

winter storm skylar in New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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Teischan & I Enjoying ALL The Snow We Got With March 2018 Winter Storm “Skylar”.

by Anura Guruge

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This is the most snow we have had with one storm in a LOG TIME! Definitely over 2 feet (24 inches).

But, we prevailed. Devanee did a fair amount of shovelling to get HER car out. This morning was my 4th go around. Teischan helps. Her main goal is to keep her trampoline clear and in this storm she had to shovel the trampoline three times!

But, we took some time off.

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Classy Google Doodle For March 13, 2018 ‘Pi Day’ — Also 30th Anniversary Of This Day.

by Anura Guruge

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I am glad that Google did a Doodle to commemorate this special day.

I see that we had a blizzard on Pi Day 2017. We have the continuation of Winter Storm “Skylar” this year.

Who would have thought. So much snow on Pi Day — like frosting for the Pi.


Last Google Doodles:
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Search ‘Pi Day’.

by Anura Guruge

Garmin Forerunner 645(M) Getting NEGATIVE Reviews For Product Quality — Including Altimeter Issues!

by Anura Guruge

At Amazon

From Amazon. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Go to the Amazon Forerunner 645 product page for more.

At Garmin Product Forum

Click image to access the Garmin Product Forums for the Forerunner 645.

Oh, Dear!

I kind of anticipated that there would be some teething problems — which is why I was not going to pre-order or buy one in the 1st month — but this seems more SERIOUS and deep-seated than I had hoped.

Bummed about the altimeter issues because that is why I had to return my 2nd Vivoactive 3.

Not good.

Appears that Garmin and Fitbit are just rushing products out before they are ready. I am not amused.

Best to wait … which is also what I am telling folks still about the Vivoactive 3.

I will, of course, be monitoring the situation and WILL keep you apprised.

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March 2018 Winter Storm “Skylar” Dumped Over 2′ (Yes, 2 Feet) Of Snow!

by Anura Guruge

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Third snow storm, third Nor’Easter at that (in that the wind/snow is coming from the NE), in as many weeks. This, by far, the most spectacular and SEVERE.

Quinn” last week gave us 9″. That was pretty easy to deal with.

Skylar” started off deceptively — though we had all heard the forecasts and kind of knew what to expect.

At 10:30am when I went out to shovel for the first time there wasn’t that much snow. Less than 4″.

Then it started coming down heavy.

We were out twice after that and have only made a DENT!

Luckily it is light, fluffy snow. BUT, LOTS of it.

Going to be spending a lot of time tomorrow clearing some of it. This one is going to take a few days to clear.

I will keep you posted. More pictures tomorrow.

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by Anura Guruge