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‘Steamtown’, National Historic Site, PA — The Last Published Brochure.

by Anura Guruge



I gather that their brochure is in short supply.

But it is freely available on the Web.
So, I wanted to share it with you.


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Front & Back.


If you want the PDFs.

Front. Click icon to download PDF.

 

Back. Click icon to download PDF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Enjoy.


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How Accurate Are Fitness Trackers — A Somewhat Interesting Article In ‘Digital Trends’.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘Digital Trends’ article.


I too have had MY say.


This is NOT a new topic for I.

Click image to access my March 30, 2019 post.


The thing I found most interesting was that a hip-mounted clip will be more accurate at counting steps than a wrist-worn device. AMEN to that. I now know that, even with a $1,750 top-end Garmin MARQ Expedition, at least 10% of the steps I register a day (and I average over 10K/day) are FAKE. I just use the step count as a guide — try to do 10K+ as a goal. If I am going for a proper walk I use GPS on the hope that it is more accurate — but GPS has issues too, i.e., trees/tall building, going back on yourself (like walking around in tight circles).

It talks about heart rate and calorie burn too. I am pretty happy with my HR tracking since I have checked it, so many times, on multiple devices.

Anywho, skim through the article. You are sure to find a few things that will interest you.


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‘Fitbit Inspire HR’, Even With Latest Firmware, Still Over-Counting Steps — Compared To Garmin Fenix 5 Plus.

by Anura Guruge


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Spot the difference.

Worn all day, side-by-side. 24-hours. Midnight Wednesday to Midnight Thursday.


I have been testing this for MONTHS!

Click image to access my March 30, 2019 post.


I have had doubts about the accuracy of the ‘Fitbit Inspire HR’ from day one — i.e., way back in mid-March when I was given one for evaluation.

I did various documented tests and started wearing the Fitbit Inspire alongside other trackers. Even roped in my wife to help in that she wears a Garmin Vivosport.

To begin with the overcounting of steps — i.e., FALSE STEPS — by the Fitbit Inspire was horrible. It was way, way, way out.

Then a few days ago I downloaded the latest Fitbit firmware. I was sure that they would have tried to fix the problem — which was pretty widely known.

Well it has got better, but it is not perfect.

600 FALSE STEPS is still a LOT.


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Using Garmin Fenix 5 Plus To Check Accuracy Of The New Fitbit Inspire HR — Wearing Them Side-by-Side.

by Anura Guruge


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Garmin Fenix 5 Plus and Fitbit Inspire HR Anura Guruge

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus and Fitbit Inspire HR. You work out which is which. SMILE.


Fitbit Versa Lite and Fitbit Inspire HR. Wore this combo for 4-days.


Since Friday, March 22, 2019, I have been conducting a detailed study to determine the STEP-COUNTING accuracy of the new Fitbit Inspire HR.

I have a hunch (albeit now with some proof) that the Fitbit Inspire HR overcounts steps even by the generous, overoptimistic standards of Fitbit.

Testing against my trusted Garmin Fenix 5 Plus should be the acid test.

I now have a hunch to what is happening with the Inspire HR. It is way light and the accelerometer doesn’t take into account its lightweight. I could be wrong.

I don’t just measure the steps at the end of the day. I keep a log, on an Excel spreadsheet! Yes, I will publish my findings.

Wish me luck.


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Do I Plan To Upgrade From My Google Pixel 2 To The Pixel 3 That Was Announced Today?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘Techcrunch’ post


Honestly, right this minute I have no intentions of upgrading. I am fairly happy with my Google Pixel 2 and don’t see that much of a ‘Big Bang’ in the Pixel 3 to justify an upgrade. IF they had come up with new camera hardware that would have been a whole different matter. Two cameras, for wide-selfies, doesn’t excite me that much — especially since I take selfies, my-way, using the REAR camera.

So for now I have no plans to upgrade.

I know that Google will do its best to convince me with offers. Maybe next year.

Yes, today I traded up to a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus from my older Fenix 5. But, I got a real sweet deal on that.


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by Anura Guruge