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Archive | March 2018

Fitbit Ionic Altimeter APP Does Not Compute — Does Not Seem To Be Even CLOSE.

by Anura Guruge


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GPS Altimeter APP on my Google Pixel 2 phone


Having read all the horror stories about altimeter errors on the new Garmin Forerunner 645 I was curious to see how the Fitbit Ionic fared.

So, on this relatively warm Spring day I sat on the steps outside our house with my Fitbit Ionic, by 10″ ASUS Android Tablet and my Google Pixel 2 phone. I had various GPS Altimeter APPS on the tablet and the phone. So, I kicked them up and also invoked the Fitbit Ionic Altitude APP.

None of the readings match up to each other!

Sacré bleu. This is pretty bad.

I will have to do more research. I expected some variance BUT nothing this bad. Basically NONE of my GPS altitude readings match. Oh, dear.


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First ‘Strava’, Now ‘Under Armour’ — I Suspect ALL Fitness Tracker Apps Are Vulnerable & Probably Already Compromised!

by Anura Guruge


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So the ‘Under Armour‘ breach, impacting 150 million users (and you read that right) took place in mid-February 2018 and we heard about it now.

What makes you think that Garmin and Fitbit has NOT been compromised? They very well could be. They either have not found or have not got around to telling us.

I am kind of resigned that all my data online is open to compromise and that this is now a fact of life.

I don’t think I have that much ‘secret’ at either Garmin or Fitbit. Following Equifax and Anthem ‘they’ already have my date-of-birth etc. I am NOT that fussed about my e-mail. That is available on the Internet.

But, I am giving you a heads up.

Just assume that any and all Fitness Tracker APPs you use are UNSAFE.


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Fitbit’s “Lifetime” Badges Are So, So Inane, Insulting, Irrelevant & Inappropriate.

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So frigging presumptuous of stupid, bloody Fitbit to think that I was born with a bloody Fitbit on my wrist.

Fitbit has NO IDEA as to my LIFETIME. I have had a Fitbit on my wrist for 56 bloody days, That is IT. 56 bloody days.

My lifetime, to date, is 23,583 days. 23,583 days.

Stupid, bloody Fitbit. 56-days does NOT constitute my LIFETIME — you frigging MORONS.

56-days is 0.24% of my LIFETIME.

As many of you have sussed out, I already hate my inaccurate, Fitbit Ionic — and plan to get rid of it in the next 34-days. This is the last bloody straw.

Stupid Fitbit!


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Bulova’s Latest ‘Precisionist Collection’ Watches Have A Rugged Charm To Them.

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There might have been a time that I might just have considered wearing one of these — but not anymore. Appears that I am destined for ever onwards to only wear high-end activity/sleep tracking smart watches with GPS/Glonass, Heart Rate Monitors and gyroscopes. But, I don’t mind looking. As I have mentioned before Bulova sends me e-mails and I check out what they have to offer.

The ‘red’ version does have certain je ne sais quoi. Does look kind of cool. They all, however, look heavy

My Samsung S3 Frontier on my wrist.


 

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“Golden Years” Movie (2016) — Old-School British Comedy, Understated, Dry Wit But Amusing Throughout.

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The Full Movie is on YouTube for $3.99

This is the Trailer.


Found this on our ‘Acorn TV‘ channel (on the Roku 3) yesterday. Looked promising and it had the potential of being another ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’. Well, it isn’t as funny — but I don’t think it ever tried to be that funny. The beauty of this movie is the dry wit; understated British humor, with a lot of subtle ‘nudge, nudge‘, ‘wink, wink‘. If you are into British humor you will know, at once, what I am talking about. It is an amusing yarn, slightly predictable — but that is part of the charm.

It is set mainly in Bristol. That was nostalgic for I. I have spent a LOT of time in Bristol in the 1970s. Kind of a second home. This film has one of the most exquisite images of the Clifton Suspension Bridge I have ever seen. I had to rewind it and watch it again, it was that exquisite.

If you like British humor you should watch this. Available on YouTube. Enjoy.


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