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iWOWNFit Fitness Tracker APP Updated — As Of May 18, 2018.

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for the iWOWNFit i6HRC.


We have two iWOWNFit i6HRC trackers.

I got one for Teischan’s 12th birthday in March, and much to my surprise she liked it and started wearing it. It was so impressive we got one for Deanna given that she has — we hope, temporarily — lost her FitBit. She likes it too!

Two weeks ago Teischan graduated to my 3-month old Fitbit Ionic when I went back to Garmin with a Fenix 5.

Hence the two i6HRCs.

‘Today’ Deanna discovered the updated APP.

Pretty slick.

For the price it is one heck of a tracker.

I will keep you posted.


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Maya’s 7th Birthday, Celebrated At McDonald’s Per The Tradition — May 15, 2018.

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Since we move to Alton 11-years ago taking the dogs to the McDonald’s at ‘the circle’ for cheeseburgers on their birthday has become firm family tradition.

Teischan, a great lover of birthdays (albeit, her’s her all time favorite), does a great job of keeping track of the dogs’ birthdays. I have been told, near daily, for the last 3-weeks, that it was going to be Maya’s 7th birthday and that we are going to McDonald’s.

The dogs know McDonald’s. They go there outside of their birthdays too. Suffice to say I have pictures of such birthdays going back years. A trademark of all these pictures are the dogs LICKING their chops in anticipation! It is classic. They know.

Maya’s 7th. Braxton is going to be 5, I think, later in the Summer. Given that he is a rescue we are not sure of his exact birthday. So, like the Queen, we have designated an official birthday for him. Teischan will start telling me about it soon.

Enjoy. They did.

P.S., When we lived in Gilford, prior to Alton, and just had our Ulysses, it used to be an ice-cream cake for him from Hannaford’s!


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iWOWNFit i6HRC Fitness Tracker — Might Be The Fitbit Beater?

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The newly announced Fitbit ACE for kids at $99.95 and it doesn’t even have heart rate monitoring.


It was Teischan’s 12th birthday last week and I wanted to get her a Fitness Tracker since everybody else in the house has one.

But, it was going to be a challenge of sorts since she had told me repeatedly that she did NOT want one, would not wear one and that she hated having anything on her wrist! So, I didn’t want to get anything expensive if she was just going to discard it. Plus, given my far from ideal experience with my Fitbit Ionic, there was NO WAY I was going to get another Fitbit product — PLUS they are stupidly expensive.

So, I started doing a bit of research. I came across this iWOWNFit i6HRC, which was $35.99 at the time I placed the order (plus I had $4.99 in Amazon credits). It looked decent and interesting PLUS it came with a PURPLE BAND. Teischan likes purple and I was hoping that that would appeal to her.

Well, she has been wearing it — much more than I could have hoped for. She likes it!

It seems to work.

Very clever design. It is like a USB key. The USB plug to charge it is built in. NEATO. No need for cables. It is integrated.

The APP was easy enough to download and install on a 18-month old ASUS Android phone.

Paired FIRST TIME with no problem. Garmin could learn from them.

Synching has not been an issue.

I was so impressed I ordered ANOTHER. So, we have TWO (2). The second one is for Deanna who has misplaced her Fitbit Flex 2. The iWOWNFit i6HRC, at $20 less, does MUCH MORE. She got her’s yesterday.

I am NOT sure the numbers are accurate — as yet. Need to check that. Still early days.

Sleep tracking works. That is good.

So, we are cautiously optimistic.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — March 24, 2018.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — March 22, 2018.

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Taking Selfies My Way — Part XXV, Steeplegate Mall, Concord, NH — March 22, 2018.

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It was somebody’s birthday yesterday, March 22nd, and we ended up going to Steeplegate Mall, Concord twice in the day. Once in the morning to get her ears pierced and then a few hours later so that she and two of her friends could gallivant before dinner at Friendly’s.

Took these selfies on the 2nd visit. Plenty of time for me to just drag my heels — and they have a lot of mirrors in those stores. So …

No, I did not buy those shades, BUT maybe I should go and get them. They are very me.


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The First Man Ever In Space, Yuri Gagarin, Was Born This Day In 1934.

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I got to meet him when he visited Ceylon
(now Sri Lanka) in 1961.

I was 7 years old. But, of course, knew who he was.

I got to shake his hand.

To this day, I consider this one of the highlights of my rather uneventful life.


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It Is Vivian Richards, ‘The Master Blaster’ Celebrates His 66th Birthday Today. Happy Birthday, Viv.

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IVA Richards — Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, a man that has given me much joy, entertainment and inspiration. He was the man.

That great HOT Summer of 1979 and he missed the Lord’s Test (which I attended, on the Saturday), because he had ‘mono’, no doubt from kissing too many girls.

He has done much for cricket, his native Antigua, the ‘West Indies’ and the cricketing world in general.

I feel honored that I got to meet him, in person, a number of times.

Happy Birthday, Viv. Thanks for all the GREAT Times.


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Today Was The Birthday Of The GREAT Michelangelo — March 6, 1475.

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In my opinion, the GREATEST ARTIST EVER.

Excelled in multiple fields.

A sobering and inspiring life.

He really devoted his life to his work. No real family life or love. He suffered.

I think of him in time of adversity.


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Friedrich Nietzsche, The Trendy Philosopher, Was Born This Day, 173-Years Ago; October 15, 1844.

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I never studied philosophy on a formal basis, all my formal education having been British-based, where you opt to specialize in ‘Science’ or ‘Arts’ around the age of 15. Since I opted for ‘Science’, I ended up with a B.Sc. (Hons) in 1974 & M.Sc. (with Distinction) in 1979, without ever having studied any ‘Arts’.

However, in 2002, I wrote a paper on philosophy, focused on Nietzsche, for a ‘friend’. I did it in a couple of hours using her textbook and some quick Web research. I found it fairly easy to ‘crack him’. She got an ‘A’ for that paper. That cracked me up. Philosophy can’t be that hard!

{Smile}

Come on. Nietzsche. Sounds like a butter. Smile. He would want you to.


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