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‘Amzafit Verge’ & ‘Garmin Fenix 5 Plus’ Side-By-Side On My Wrist.

by Anura Guruge



Yes, I finally managed to get an Amazfit Verge — yesterday. Today, I got around to unpacking it. Yes, this is still with the protective cover on it. You can see the little flap at the bottom with the red line.

I am still in the process of setting it up. Alas, it wasn’t as straightforward as I had hoped. For a start the Amazfit APP does not work with Android 9 — as in my trusty Google Pixel 2! That did not amuse me much. I had to install the APP on a Tablet. That worked. After that it was fairly straightforward sailing. Connecting to Wi-Fi was a breeze and downloading a new software update was pretty easy.

I haven’t started wearing it on my wrist as yet. Will do so shortly.

Yes, I will keep YOU posted. It is very light. WOW.


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First ‘Apple’, Then ‘Withings’ & Next ‘Google’ Offering A Smartwatch With On-Demand ECG/EKG Heart Monitoring.

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Click to access the ‘Verge’ original.


Click to access the ‘Verily’ Website.


Verily‘, launched in 2015, is a subsidiary of Alphabet (i.e., Google). It focuses on life sciences and healthcare. So, it makes sense that Google is getting them to spearhead this ECG initiative.

This is a concept watch for now, NOT available to the consumer.

But, we all know where it is going. It is no secret that Google will announce a ‘Pixel’ smartwatch, later in 2019, to compete with Apple, Fitbit etc. That is when we will see this ECG feature.

The ‘Verge’ article has it right. Over the next 6 months we will start seeing more and more watches offering ECG. I am excited.


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January 20, 2019, Lunar Eclipse Most Likely Obscured In New Hampshire By Clouds.

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Click to ENLARGE and study here. From ‘timeanddate.com’. Easy enough to find.


Click to ENLARGE. New Hampshire Forecast, for Sunday night, January 20, 2019, from ‘The Weather Channel’.


I was worried about this. Then I heard about the big storm. That got me more concerned. The eclipse, however, is going to be late. That might help. But, this is just an early heads up. Don’t get your hopes up. You will see a lot about the eclipse on the media, but clouds might be a real problem for us. OK? Sorry.


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How Is It POSSIBLE That We Have Active Duty U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Who Get Paid Below The Poverty Line?

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From Twitter. Google for more or search Twitter.


I did happen to see this lady, Retired Rear Admiral Carli Thomas, making this claim (show above) on TV — CNN or MSNBC.

It shocked me to the CORE. How is that possible. I went looking for the 2018 U.S. Poverty Line figures. Here they are, and yes they do depend on family size — as they should.

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So, let’s take the classic family of 4 — i.e., two kids. Poverty line is $25,100.

Does this mean you can be a U.S. Coast Guard Family and make less than that? YIKES. A young-couple, with just one person working, making less than $16,460?

That is NOT right? That is criminal?

Is this true for other branches too? Wow. I am shocked and upset. This is NOT right.

They need to get paid a decent, living wage.

Doesn’t Trump always brag about how he has taken care of the military? It does NOT look that way to I.


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Mandala Of The Day, By Teischan (12) — January 18, 2019.

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Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.


She, quite rightly, is experimenting with new styles. This phase is that of trying out ‘brushed’ watercolor backgrounds. She is having fun doing the backgrounds. That alone is good. So, with this one she spent more time on the background than the mandala and you can see that. Smile.


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