Do NOT panic. It is NOT Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the next Thursday — November 28. It is late. Actually so is Beaujolais Nouveau day. That is because November 2019 starts on a Friday. So, the first Thursday is on November 7.
Beaujolais Nouveau day cannot fall on Thanksgiving. They are always a week apart — 3rd Thursday of November and the 4th.
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That was anticlimactic. Big Pixel 4 unveil and no Pixel smartwatch. Not to be deterred the diehards are now claiming that it is to be announced next week. Anything is possible, but this loos suspect. Today would have been the optimal time to make a big splash.
But, then again, you could argue that Google might not have wanted to watch to be overshadowed by the Pixel 4 and only get mentioned, in the media, in passing — the also ran.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
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I was going to say that liking tractors must be a male thing — until I realized, with a start, that I had noticed, that at least 40% of the participants in the tractor pull that I watched, around 4pm on Sunday, were females. So, I guess liking tractors cuts across the sexes. I have never owned a tractor per se. I owned, when I first came to the U.S. in 1985, a fairly big lawn-mower that had a pulling hitch — but it wasn’t really a tractor tractor. I really don’t have a use for one given that I don’t have the land. But, I do like to watch them — especially the old ones. Love their essential simplicity and how rugged they are. Anywho, I never visit Sandwich Fair (which is basically every year) without making a point of walking over to the tractor arena. Actually it is my favorite part. And yes, I also like to take pictures in that setting. Always a lot of color and raw excitement. Well, I wanted to share. Enjoy.
It BETTER be better than the Fenix 5
in Open Water
BUT it doesn’t have a gyroscope.
This Garmin amused I. I do NOT consider myself a swimmer. Given that I do live in a lake community, with beach rights, I do swim ‘open water‘ in the Summer — but, I do live in New Hampshire, and this year, Summer was about 3-weeks long. (SMILE). If I am travelling, and staying at a hotel with a pool, I will swim, religiously — but I do not go swimming, in pools, other than when I am staying at a hotel (which is ~ 20 — 25 days a year).
That this ‘baby’ doesn’t have a gyroscope cracks me up.
GPS does NOT work underwater. That is why you need a gyroscope. The gyroscope is supposed to backfill data IN BETWEEN GPS reading. With the Fenix 5, with a gyroscope, this was still the challenge. The Fenix 5 did not keep up between GPS readings.
I HOPE Garmin has fixed all of the ‘open water’ issues in this — the ‘Swim 2’. As a huge Garmin fan (as well as a Garmin shareholder) I always want Garmin to WIN. Thus, though I am skeptical I am rooting for this watch to be a winner.
I did a bit of research. It, at its core, is a Garmin Forerunner 45 — with the special software adding $50 to the price. Interesting choice. It would appear that what Gramin was most concerned about was the $250 price point.
Well, I will keep an eye on this as I do with most Garmin watches. I will check the Forums.
No I am not going to get one. As I started off, I am not a swimmer.
I will be happy to share any feedback or updates you share with me. Thank you.