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Fitbit Ionic APPEARS To Be Underreporting GPS Mileage After OS 1.2 Update.

by Anura Guruge


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Today, after I had updated to OS 1.2.

Same run last week. One of my regular, fixed routes that I can run with my eyes closed.


Just been told that it is a KNOWN ISSUE!

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Just a HEADS UP for now.

I updated to Fitbit OS 1.2 yesterday morning (very early). I ran a new route yesterday, so I had no reference as to reported mileage.

Today, I did one of my regular runs — which I run at least once a week and have run, multiple times, with multiple GPS watches: Garmin Vivoactive HR, Garmin Vivoactive 3 & now a Fitbit Ionic.

There is a metal gate and I turn around at it when my watch says I have done 1.6+ miles. That is to make sure I get at least 3.2 miles.

Today, I get to the gate … BANG on my Ionic … and it says 1.59. I go ‘strange …’.

Could be user error on my part though I am not sure how since I start at the same place.

What I am trying to determine is whether any of YOU have spotted anything strange.

Then we might have a case.


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24th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza, Giuseppe’s, Meredith, Sunday, May 6, 2016 — Program/Schedule.

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Initial heads-up … MAINLY because the JTG, normally held in April, has been pushed back to May because one of the key Bourgeois family members is serving abroad — ‘Bourgeois’, of course, referring to Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois, as in the owner of Giuseppe’s and the daughter of ‘JTG’.

I will keep you posted. Stay tuned.

As always this should be a blast.


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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Is Building A 500′, 10,000-Year Clock To Promote Long-Term Thinking!

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This is so cool. Just the kind of thing we have now come to expect from the mega-brilliant Bezos.

This, though it will cost him $42 million, is NOT even petty cash to him these days — Amazon stock is doing so well. The total cost to build this giant clock is more, but Jeff, with his $42M is the largest benefactor.

Appears that they have been talking about such a clock since 1984. A prototype for this clock, built in 1999, is now on display at the Science Museum in London.


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My Fitbit Ionic Software Updated To OS 1.2 With Firmware Version 27.31.1.29.

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This update happened, over Wi-Fi, when I did a forced Sync around 12:05am on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

I am not sure whether I was lucky or not. The above says that they just started the rollout to just 10% of the Ionic users. So, I was in that 10%.

The update downloaded and installed ‘OK’ though it took about 20 minutes in total. I much prefer the Garmin approach of doing updates over a USB-connection using Garmin Express.

Have not, as yet, noticed anything different or untoward. But, early minutes … let alone days.

That the Firmware is at 27.31.1.29 is disquieting! That is a LOT of updates.

But, let’s keep fingers crossed. I need the Ionic to work till around May 2018 — when I plan to upgrade to a Garmin Forerunner 645.


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Garmin Forerunner 645: How To Set Up ‘Garmin Pay’ YouTube Video By Garmin.

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Given that Garmin Pay was available on my star-crossed Garmin Vivoactive 3, I am somewhat familiar with the macro process though I never got around to setting it up.

FitBit Pay is available on my incredibly frigid (and ugly and extremely temporary) Fitbit Ionic — BUT there is a stupid, fatal flaw. If you set it up you have to always use a PIN to unlock the Ionic — not just when you want to use Pay! Get that? If I set up Pay I will have to continually enter my PIN. Of course I am not going to do that. It is bad enough trying to get it to wake up.

The above YouTube video is informative, sweet & short. Garmin did a good job. Definitely worth watching.


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