Tag Archives: CES 2019

I Hope I Never Need A Smart Device To Tell Me When My Bladder Is Full.

by Anura Guruge



Link to ‘D Free’ for what it is intended.


I, at least for now, have no problem, whatsoever, of knowing when my bladder is full.

I hope I will always know when I need to empty my bladder.

This is being show at CES 2019 which is how it came to my attention.

I am sure it will help some.

What next?

Aren’t you glad that we live in interesting times.


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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Offers Cellular Connectivity, For The 1st Time, With Vivoactive 3M Verizon.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access ‘Garmin’ listing for the NEW cellular Vivoactive 3 Verizon.



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link at top to access Garmin original.


This is BIG. Garmin ticks off another box on the ‘smartwatch‘ checklist — cellular connectivity. For now it is limited to Verizon and the Vivoactive 3M. But, we know it will soon be extended to include the Fenix 5 Plus and the Forerunner 645M and more cellular carriers.

Some of you are going to LOVE this especially if you have Verizon.

The two-way texting could be neat though not sure how practical it will be.

Those safety features could prove to be the main catch. I go running in some remote places without a phone and it would be nice to know that, if needed, I could get help using my watch.

But, from what I see, the initial push is for music download and I am skeptical about that. But, maybe Garmin got enough requests.

It is kind of pre-announced at CES 2019. Not going to be available for 8-weeks (i.e., two more months) and it is interesting that Garmin is not quoting a price on its Website. I checked around. Pricing has not been determined as yet.

I will, of course, keep you posted. Stay tuned (and you don’t need Verizon LTE for that).


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by Anura Guruge

Ever Stylish ‘Withings’ Joins Apple In Offering A Smartwatch With On-Demand ECG/EKG Heart Monitoring.

by Anura Guruge




It is not as fancy, nor expensive, as the Apple Watch 4, but it looks good, has fixed analog hands and claims to have a 1-year battery life. But, it is not due to be available till the second-half of 2019 and does not have built-in GPS. I am also not sure whether it does Heart Rate outside of doing an ECG. Hhhmmm.

Without GPS, any Withings is not for I. Shame. I like their look and the battery life is taking things to a whole new dimension (and I write this while charging my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus).

Appears that Withings needs FDA approval before they can release this. I will try and keep you posted.

This was announced at ‘CES 2019‘ that is just starting.


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by Anura Guruge