Daily Archives: January 17, 2019

‘SplendCare’ Portable ECG/EKG Monitor, At $79, Better Than $99 KardiaMobile.

by Anura Guruge

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Two ECG traces — one from SplenCare other from KardiaMobile.

Notice, they look very much alike. That is GOOD.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. My 5-star review at Amazon. Use link above to get to Amazon listing.

OK, I am lucky enough to be able to have BOTH, the $99 AliveCor KardiaMobile & the $79 SplendCare unit.

As you can see from the two plots above the readings I got from the two, despite the $20 price difference, is very much the same.

Given that equivalence, I have to say that I prefer the less expensive SplendCare unit more, and it would be the one that I recommend.

What is my main reason. Bluntly put, much less hassle. SplendCare, with its cute, built-in screen, is a standalone unit. Take it out of the box, charge it and BANG you get a reading. You don’t have to download an APP, register, wait for a doctor to do the first reading etc. That is way cool. Plus, unlike the KardiaMobile it is not obnoxious. With the ‘Kardia’ it is always ’10 questions’ before you can get started. Not so with the SplendCare. Pleasure to use.

Yes, I did install the Windows APP. Easy enough. And downloading the ECG readings via USB was a piece of cake. So, that is the key theme …. easy, easy, easy. I liked it.

If you need a ECG unit get the SplendCare for $79. Money well spent.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — January 17, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

shed New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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Garmin Express (For Windows) Now At Version (As Of January 16, 2019).

by Anura Guruge

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I had been expecting an update to Garmin Express for a couple of weeks. We had been at 6.10 for quite some time.

So, being told that there was a new version did not surprise me. So, I updated to about an hour ago. Can’t say I noticed anything different. With Garmin, that is NOT a bad thing.

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I Was Wrong About Trump’s Ultra-Long Ties — They Were NOT Freudian In The Phallic Sense.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access my September 2016 post.

Click to access original from the “W Magazine”.

The New Book.

Click to access original from ‘Philly.com’.

Well, well, well.

Chris Christie explains what it is all about.

Yes, it is definitely size related, but not size in a Freudian sense.

Trump thinks long ties make you look THINNER.

Wow. What a clown? Nothing short of a drastic diet will make Trump look thinner. As for Chris Christie. Come on?

A long tie. These two fatsos are crazy.

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Apple Watch 4 (With ECG), For Free, To Seniors With Medicare Advantage Plans?

by Anura Guruge

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From CNBC.

This could be HUGE — for all sides; win-win-win. By that I mean, HUGE for: Apple, seniors who get it & the insurance companies (like Humana) that may participate.

Apple Watch 4 has 4 important HEALTH-related features, of particular pertinence to seniors. They are:

  1. ECG/EKG reading off the wrist.
  2. Fall detection using gyroscope.
  3. Emergency SOS (i.e., 911) calling.
  4. Relaxation (reduce stress) APP.

In theory, these features could help insurers safe money. So, that is what this is all about. Some Medicare Advantage plans (and I do have a Humana Plan) pay for Health Club membership. So, this along those same lines.

This would be HUGE for Apple. If Seniors start promenading around with Apple Watch 4s others will follow. Great marketing for Apple. The best.

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by Anura Guruge