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.
I too have had MY say.
This is NOT a new topic for I.
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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We have had a LOT of sun in New Hampshire this year and I am spending more time out in it exercising. When I looked at last year’s post I was amazed to discover that that was taken a month later. I have a darker tan, already, this year.
No, I do NOT wear sunblock. Never have and never plan to use. We, from Sri Lanka, don’t get skin cancer or sunburnt. Well we have to have some advantages for sporting this skin.
Though I still tell folks that I am so brown because of all the chocolate I ate (and that is true) I really haven’t eaten any chocolates in 6-years. So, this is ALL sun.
So, what are YOUR tan lines like? Better than these?
Yes, my skin, from the sun is dry and just yesterday I started lathering it in oil and creams.
The Amazfit GTR with the leather strap, titanium-body and high-end looks reminds me of the Garmin MARQ Expedition I wear — though there is an ORDER OF MAGNITUDE difference in price!
Functionally, other than the incredible, 24-day battery-life and water-resistance to 50-meters, it, with the trademark bright AMOLED display (with 326 pixel resolution), appears to have functionality similar to the quite impressive Amazfit Verge (e.g., GPS/GLONASS, 12 sport modes etc.). There is NO MENTION, as yet, of an ECG/EKG capability. But, that might come.
I have been told that it will be available in the U.S. in August 2019. I have not got an exact date yet. I will work on that.
Looks a nice watch. I might get one and put my Garmin MARQ Expedition away (to ‘appreciate’ in peace (SMILE)).
But, from what I can see, there are ‘wearables’ and then there are other ‘wearables’.
I would hate to equate these so called ‘brain wearables’ with a smartwatch or fitness tracker. To I there is a fundamental differences. Brain wearables are trying, via technology and some form of direct electromagnetic stimulation, to modify your behavior. A fitness tracker or smartwatch ONLY tries to ‘interfere’ with your behavior via motivation and/or shame. BIG difference.
I am familiar with tDCS technology. I have talked about it in my ‘Central Pain’ book. tDCS can work. But, with wearables the manufacturers have to be ULTRA cautious. They don’t want folks accidently frying their brains! So, they have to severely constrain the power output they deliver. And that is the crunch. tDCS, TMS or ECT administered under supervision can — and will — use significantly more juice. That in my opinion is what will cripple brain wearables. They will not be able to deliver adequate ‘juice’ to really make a difference.
So keep this in mind as you are reading about and evaluating brain wearables.
I am pretty impressed and pleased with the data it provides. Basically, it emulates what you get with the RUN, WALK or HIKE APPs.
Do not get hung up on my actual data. I am 65-years old, recovering from major knee surgery and just got back into SUP after a 3-year hiatus. Plus, I was never a strong or great paddler. I just do it for the fun. We live close to a lake and we have beach rights. So, I try to get out on the water.
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This was from Wednesday, June 19, 2019. It is very true that I do not go paddling everyday — though I have done so thrice this week. But, I do walk/run and use my stationary bike (for knee surgery therapy) 5 to 6 days a week.
So, on Wednesday it was 2 hours of exercise. Not bad for a 65-year old geezer who is not that fit and needs to lose weight.
Yes, this is per my Garmin MARQ Expedition.
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I am really getting to like, admire and trust the Atoll 11′ stand up paddle board (iSUP) I have only had it since Saturday.
Today was the first day I was not battling a strong wind. The lake was calm and it was fun. The board tracks strong and can move.