There seems to be four patents involved, and they, on face value, look pretty broad and vague, e.g., ‘providing performance data to an athlete‘! Another has to do with exercise functionality being monitored by a networked APP. Philips is claiming that Fitbit’s violations go back to 2007 (which is a long time) while Garmin only started to infringe 7-years later.
Philips is basically asking for damages and for Garmin & Fitbit to may a licensing fee going forward. This will drag through courts for years and each company will spend millions in lawyers’ fees arguing their case.
YouTube Videos Of UP ‘Big Boy’ 4014s Trip Across The Midwest For The 150 Anniversary Of The Transcontinental Railroad.
Well I am sure that some of you by now have sussed out that I am a HUGE train buff. I make no secret of it.
One of my favorite U.S. locomotives is, of course, the ‘Big Boy‘. I used to have two of them in N-scale but my son, then young, destroyed one of them. But, I still have the other.
Watching these videos of the restored U.P. ‘Big Boy 4014’ is quite a treat. I wanted to make sure that you knew they were there on YouTube.
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.