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‘Fitbits’ Fancy, New, Fitness & Wellness Tracker, The ‘Luxe’ Appears To Be Late.


by Anura Guruge


Click to access listing at ‘HRM USA’, the ONLY place to get Garmin or Fitbit products.

This is NOT (I repeat NOT) isolated to ‘HRM USA‘ — one of the largest reseller of Fitbit & Garmin products. You can’t even get it directly from Fitbit & as hard as I tried I couldn’t even find a listing on Amazon.

I am supposed to check it out. That is why I went looking this morning. I vaguely remembered that it was due to be available towards the end of the month. Well, we are pretty close.

I will, of course, keep you posted.

I Had No Idea That ‘Live Cricket’ On TV Actually Has Quite A Delay/Lag Built-In.

by Anura Guruge


Yes, of course, intrinsically I ‘knew’ that there must be a miniscule transmission/propagation delay & possibly a ‘x-second’ delay for bleeping out faux pas by commentators. But never realized that the delay could be long enough to be EXPLOITED by the ardent betting folks. WOW. What a world we live in.

I only found out about it today when I read that they had caught more people ‘cheating’ in the recent IPL 2021 games. I read on …. & learnt about this. I had to go check. I was amazed. WOW.

Yes, I know there is BIG money involved. But, still amazes I. Amazing. The wonders of this world never cease.


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The New AMOLED Garmin ‘Venu’ — Delays, Issues & Concerns.

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Click to ENLARGE. From U.S. ‘garmin.com’.


Folks are claiming that it is available in Australia.

Garmin AUSTRALIA does have a shorter delivery period.


Click image to access the ‘VENU Forum’ @ ‘Garmin Forums’.




ISSUE: The U.S. availability for the new Garmin VENU is still stated as being 5 — 8 weeks, the SAME it was when it was announced 4-weeks ago, on September 5, 2019. Ideally it should now be saying, worst case, 3 — 5 weeks. Yes, Garmin could change this tomorrow to say ‘1 — 3 Days’. It does happen.

The Garmin Forums, however, have had an active ‘VENU’ Forum for at least the last couple of weeks. There are some interesting posts on that Forum. There are those that claim that they already have a VENU. At least one claims he got it from Australia. As you can see, above, I checked. Plausible. But, it doesn’t make sense UNLESS Garmin is using Australia as a big beat-site.

And to add further credence, on the Forum, ‘Garmin’ has announced that they are rolling out v.3.40 of the software.

CONCERNS: There is also a post, on the Forum, from what looks like a Garmin ‘insider’ that speculates that the delay may be due to the US-China trade war and tensions. They are not sure, but there is a concern. YIKES! Not good. This could hit all of us hard.

At this rate it is going to be touch and go whether the VENU will be available for Black Friday. Maybe that is not a bad thing. You don’t really want it discounted that soon.

In terms of the availability being stuck at ‘5 to 8 weeks’, it reminds me of the infamous Vivoactive 3 roll-out exactly 2-years ago. Same scenario. Makes me nervous because I had a lot of bad luck with the Vivoactive 3.

ISSUE: Because AMOLED displays can be a drag on the battery there is a ‘low-power’ ‘always-on’ display ‘mode’ (which just shows the time) on the VENU. The ‘Fitbit Versa 2‘ has that too. Appears, however, that this always-on mode has issues. Only a few watch faces support it. ‘Crystal’, which I tried on my Garmin MARQ, being one of them. But, I also see that ‘Crystal’ and a few other watch faces are now claiming that they are permanently ON, impacting battery life, even IF they are not your chosen watch face! Yikes. That is bad. I didn’t install ‘Crystal’ on my Fenix 6 because of this.

CONCERN: Will more and more watch faces end up being permanently on because they want to support the VENU always-on display mode? That would be a shame.

ISSUE: I am seeing, on the Forum, sensor (e.g., barometer) and software bug issues very similar to what I saw with the initial roll-out of the Vivoactive 3. That worries me. Yes, the VENU, theoretically, is still in beta-test phase. So, maybe they will iron out these issues. But, I doubt whether they will opt for new sensors this late in the game.

CONCERN: I had two Vivoactive 3s die on me. I just don’t want to go through that with the VENU.

So, those are my issues & concerns.


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Get A Refund When Amazon Fails To Deliver On Its Prime Two-Day Shipping Promise.

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Let’s just say that I have received $37 back from Amazon, in the last 12 days, for it missing three (3) shipment dates.

I keep assiduous track of all my Amazon shipments and track the packages. IF the package is not delivered, per the promised day — typically because of a USPS screw-up — I call up Amazon at 8:15pm, on the day, and ask for a refund. And they always oblige.

So, stay on top of this. It can be a nice little added discount. {SMILE}.


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Will Japan’s Latest Earthquake (Nov. 20) Again Affect Camera Shipments By Sony, Canon, Nikon etc.?

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Latest November 20, 2016 earthquake (and Tsunami).

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Click to access original Reuters coverage.


Impact of the April 2016 earthquake.

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Click to access “Digital Trends” original.


There has been no reports of any crippling damages as yet.

So all could be fine. But even a couple of days worth of delays at the Japanese end could affect Christmas availability.

I will keep an eye and let you know. This is just a heads up.


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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II Delayed? Has Canon With EOS M5 Already Stolen The Mirrorless Thunder?

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Click here for the full, original “DPReview” post
with entire Olympus Press Release.

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Well the much anticipated Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II, as was expected, has been announced at PhotoKina 2016. But the wording on Olympus’s press release is curious. It says: “Olympus Announces The Development Of Its New Flagship Camera …”

“Announces The Development” …

Claims that the camera will come LATER this year, i.e., 2016.

Does that mean December 2016 — the Canon M5 slated to be available in the first week on December.

The specs, as I always expected them to be, are FORMIDABLE. It looks like it will be one heck of a camera.

But, in the end, push-comes-to-shove, the Olympus despite all of its bells and whistles is a Micro Four-Thirds (4/3″) and the Canon M5 is an APS-C — and sensor size does matter. I might, however, be TEMPTED to wait to see what the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II can really deliver.

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Enlarge and stare at. From “canonrumors.com” — with THANKS.


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Nikon’s 1″ ‘Premium Compact’ DL Cameras, e.g., DL24-85, Now Delayed Indefinitely!

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Click here for “Nikon Rumors” original
with German announcement.

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Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here.


The three intriguing, claimed to be “Premium” 1″ Sensor Nikon “DL” cameras were announced on February 23, 2016.

They were expected to be available in June 2016 and I even talked about the Nikon DL24-85 in a February 2016 post — saying ‘June’ was a lifetime away!

Then it was going to be mid-October. Now they are saying MAYBE Christmas 2016. Not good.

I am bummed. Good news for Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji.

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From “DPReview.com”. Use above ‘announcement’ link to access this page. Click to ENLARGE and view here.


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Nikon’s 1″ ‘Premium Compact’ DL Cameras, e.g., DL24-85, Delayed Until October 2016?

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The three intriguing, claimed to be “Premium” 1″ Sensor Nikon “DL” cameras were announced on February 23, 2016.

They were expected to be available in June 2016 and I even talked about the Nikon DL24-85 in a February 2016 post — saying ‘June’ was a lifetime away!

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From “DPReview.com”. Use above ‘announcement’ link to access this page. Click to ENLARGE and view here.


Then came the delay due to the earthquake in Japan that impacted Sony sensor shipments — and Nikon, like Fuji and Pentax, get some of their sensors from Sony.

But folks who should know and care, such as “Nikon Rumors“, as recently as June 14, 2016 was claiming June 30, 2016 availability. Well June 30 was over 2 weeks ago and no sign of any of these three cameras.

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June 14, 2016 “Nikon Rumors” post. Use link above to access. Click to ENLARGE and study here.


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Amazon’s listing, July 19, 2016 for the Nikon DL24-500mm stating “not yet released”.


The latest ‘talk’ is that these 3 cameras have been delayed till October 2016! Wow. That is a blow. Much could happen in that time.


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Possible Game-Changer Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk. II Delayed — Good For Fuji.

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From “The New Camera”. Use link below to access the original post.

Click here to access original at “The New Camera”.


This delay is a crying shame because this, despite being a Micro Four Thirds, is, on paper, one heck of a camera — even possible stiff competition for the Fuji X-T2 due to be announced next week.

I had already WARNED that companies relying on Sony sensors could start facing delays. This is such a shame. Pity there aren’t more sensor makers around.

This delay is indeed good news for Fuji and Panasonic — possibly even Pentax (with its Pentax K-70). Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk. II promises to be a game-changer — but Q1 2917 is a LONG WAY away. Pity. Shame.


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Sony’s Announced Delay In Camera Shipments Could Affect Nikon, Fuji, Pentax etc. IF Sensors Are Involved.

by Anura Guruge


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From “DPReview”, June 28, 2016. Click image to access original.


In 2015 it was estimated that Sony owned 40% of the sensor market — with it being known that Nikon, Fuji, Pentax and Olympus (among others) bought some or all of their sensors from Sony. Apple also relies on Sony sensors for the iPhones.

It is not clear from this announcement whether sensor manufacturing has been impacted. If so there could be a domino effect rippling across the whole market. One piece of ‘good news’ is that Apple has cut back on their demand for sensors with iPhones not selling as much as they used to. That could help.

So best to be on your guard over the next 3 months IF you are hoping to get a new camera. There could be delays. Heads up.


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