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Attribution WILL be enforced.
It was in bad shape.
We already have a few working typewriters in the house and I didn’t want one that was this beat up. Appears that I MIGHT have been able to sell it on eBay for a $90! But, that is OK. I hope someone more deserving will get that opportunity.
I am just glad to share these pictures with you.
Wonder what words were typed on this machine. Just think about that. Every typewriter has a tale to tell … not counting all the tales it already has told.
Just puerile. Plain puerile. I am so, so glad that I am no longer a Sri Lankan citizen! I would be so ashamed. This is a country with a proud heritage.
This is unbecoming.
‘Temple Trees’, the Prime Minister’s official residence — I know it well. I have been there a number of times, with my adoptive father, when I was a child. I even had lunch there once.
I will keep you posted.
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Polar gives you THREE options for setting up a new Vantage 5 Sports Watch:
- On a phone (iPhone or Android) with the ‘Polar Flow‘ App.
- On a computer (Windows or Mac) with the ‘Polar FlowSync‘ App.
- On the watch itself.
I opted to do the initial setup, USB-connected, on my PC because as Polar points out you can be charging the watch at the same time — and because I knew that the inevitable firmware upload that would be required would be quicker via USB. I was right.
When I had installed Polar FlowSync on Windows it claimed that it had downloaded and pre-installed the necessary USB driver. Nonetheless, when I plugged in the Vantage V Windows went through the process of looking for the requisite USB software online and installing it. Didn’t take too long and it installed, without issue, right-off-the-bat. That was good and reassuring. That said, the Vantage V does NOT show-up on my Windows USB-list. That means you can’t eject it. You just unplug it.
FlowSync had also installed without issue. I had invoked it before I plugged in the Vantage V. As soon as the USB software was activated it started to synch. It was pretty fast. Then, of course, as I had anticipated, it wanted to do a firmware update. Downloading that was pretty fast too. But, it failed to install the first time around. Suggested that I retry. I did. Installed fine the second time.
The watch was about 76% charged when I got it. To top it up to 100% took about 45 minutes.
But, overall, including that firmware install failure, it was fairly painless and fairly quick.
So, that was it. I now have the Vantage V on my wrist in place of my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus which is being temporary RESTED.
Once the Vantage was fully charged I strapped it next to my trusty Garmin Fenix 5 Plus before taking off the Fenix 5 Plus. This way you can see them side-by-side. About the same size. The Garmin, in case you didn’t know, is on the left (your left).
More on the Vantage V setup in the next post.