Daily Archives: April 29, 2019

Flowers Of Rochester, New Hampshire — April 29, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Taken in and around Rochester, NH with my new Canon EOS RP with a 24-105mm lens. Most were taken at the ‘Market Basket‘. Now that the days are getting warmer you will see more and more pictures of flowers. You have been warned.

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The New Garmin Forerunner 945 Obsoletes The Fenix 5 Plus In Terms Of Features.

by Anura Guruge

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had it listed this morning.
(I got a heads up.)

It is no longer there. I managed to grab a screenshot.

Click to ENLARGE. From around 9:20am (Eastern) this morning. It is NO LONGER there on .com or the UK site.

Click to access the ‘Pocket-Lint’ article from this WEEKEND.

The Garmin Forerunner 945 is scheduled to be announced tomorrow — April 30, 2019.

It was accidentally listed on Amazon.com, this morning. (See above.)

It has been talked about as a rumor for weeks and ‘Pocket-Lint’ wrote about it this weekend. (See above.)

The new Garmin Forerunner 945 includes all of the Fenix 5 Plus functionality and more.

So, the FR 945 will have: music, pay & maps.

It will also have: high-resolution display, Pulse Ox (blood oxygen saturation levels), Incident Detection, Heat/Altitude acclimation, Advanced Physio Metrics & 3rd Generation HR sensor.

Water rating is 5 ATM as opposed to 10 ATM — but I am NOT a diver.

It will be priced at $599 and, of course, it will be a plastic body.

Price of the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus already reduced at Amazon to $599 to match that of the Forerunner 945!

Fenix 4 is available for $499.

So, why is my Fenix 5 Plus 2nd best?

Well the FR 945 is better in terms of features.

Why … 4th best.

Well there is the huge Fenix 5x Plus … and the MARQ!

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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Is 100% Accurate Measuring Marathon Run; Others Not So Good.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” article.

This article held no surprises for I. I knew the Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS was pretty accurate. I had clocked it against a car odometer — albeit in the 3.5-mile range, rather than at the marathon distance.

That the Garmin Vivosmart 4 was inaccurate should not be a earth-shattering. It doesn’t have GPS.

That most of the other watches were quite inaccurate too is more of a concern. I owned a Samsung S3 Frontier. That, at the 2-3 mile range, was pretty accurate.

I owned two Vivoactive 3s and a Vivoactive HR prior to that. I then graduated to a Fenix 5 and then to a Fenix 5 Plus. I have checked the GPS on the Fenix 5(+) and have no major issues.

But, this is sobering.

I tested a low-end Fitbit recently and could not believe how inaccurate it was. It was a joke.

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by Anura Guruge

The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Now Has A Version 7.10 Firmware Release — As Of April 24, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. From the Garmin Forums at: orums.garmin.com

Just 4-days after I noted that there had been no firmware updates to the Fenix 5 Plus Garmin rolls out a new version, i.e., Ver. 7.10.

It was downloaded, over Bluetooth, to my watch yesterday, i.e., April 27, 2019. I was surprised. Usually I only get updates when I am USB-connected to Garmin Express.

Version 7.10 appears to be a RENUMBERED 6.72 or 6.4x build! Check the Forum, they still have a ‘sticky’ for a 6.72 beta — which fixes the swim workout bug mentioned as the 1st item in 7.10!

This is expected to be a busy week for Garmin. SMILE. Watch this space.

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by Anura Guruge