Though developed for the just announced Garmin Forerunner 945, the ‘Menstrual Cycle Tracking‘ feature is going to be available across many of Garmin’s mid- to high-end devices including some other Forerunners, Vivoactive 3 & Fenix 5 (Plus).
‘Menstrual Cycle’ is tracked using body temperature so your watch has to have a temperature sensor. That is the gating factor.
This feature has been on new Fitbits as of about October 2018. I got my wife to test a Fitbit Charge 3 with this feature last year and she was suitably impressed.
Though I just updated my Garmin Connect to the requisite 4.18 version, which has this feature, I don’t get to see it because my gender is set as ‘male’. No, I am NOT going to change that. But, from what I see, Garmin appears to offer more ‘note taking’ and ‘annotation’ options, e.g., you can record outbreaks of acne.
I know that many females will welcome this feature and put it to good use. So, I am glad.
Also, (as a Garmin shareholder to boot) I am glad that they did not restrict this to just the new Forerunner 945.
So, a good day for us Garmin owners.
Prior instances when it was on April 24 (non-leap years)
and April 23 (leap years).
I take LEAP YEARS into account.
I count days from January 1, taking into account leap years.
So, April 21 & April 22 are 111-days in From Jan. 1
depending on whether it was Leap Year or not.
Ice Out 1992 to 2019.
Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.
So, it wasn’t April 22nd as most people had expected. It was two-day later.
But, it was 2-days earlier than last year.
Same as 2015.
2014 was one-day off, but was also on a Wednesday.
Nowhere close to being even close to ‘long’. Longest was 132-days (since Jan. 1) in 1888.
Also, not the shortest. SHORTEST was just 3-years ago. 2016. 77-days, March 18,
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My latest AliveCor ECG.
My heart rate was just one beat above the cut-off for Bradycardia!
The new features were added to the ‘Kardia‘ APP over the weekend. When I checked my APP on Sunday, April 28, 2019, I was at the right level, i.e., 5.6.0-d9a74ff88, to have the new features included.
I did a couple of ECGs. I am OK for now. Thanks for asking.
I have a low heart rate BUT it is not Bradycardia.
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Taken in and around Rochester, NH with my new Canon EOS RP with a 24-105mm lens. Most were taken at the ‘Market Basket‘. Now that the days are getting warmer you will see more and more pictures of flowers. You have been warned.
had it listed this morning.
(I got a heads up.)
It is no longer there. I managed to grab a screenshot.
The Garmin Forerunner 945 is scheduled to be announced tomorrow — April 30, 2019.
It was accidentally listed on Amazon.com, this morning. (See above.)
It has been talked about as a rumor for weeks and ‘Pocket-Lint’ wrote about it this weekend. (See above.)
The new Garmin Forerunner 945 includes all of the Fenix 5 Plus functionality and more.
So, the FR 945 will have: music, pay & maps.
It will also have: high-resolution display, Pulse Ox (blood oxygen saturation levels), Incident Detection, Heat/Altitude acclimation, Advanced Physio Metrics & 3rd Generation HR sensor.
Water rating is 5 ATM as opposed to 10 ATM — but I am NOT a diver.
It will be priced at $599 and, of course, it will be a plastic body.
Fenix 4 is available for $499.
So, why is my Fenix 5 Plus 2nd best?
Well the FR 945 is better in terms of features.
Why … 4th best.
Well there is the huge Fenix 5x Plus … and the MARQ!