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Garmin New Feature Request: Making ‘Activity Tracking’ An ON/OFF Toggle ‘Control’.

by Anura Guruge

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Activity Tracking‘ is how you control STEP counting. IF it is ‘OFF’ the watch will not count steps. So, this is how you avoid FAKE STEPS when your arm is moving up and down (as can happen when you are seated on a bumpy bus or operating machinery) but you are stationary. Just recently, on Facebook, there was a person complaining about this. He operates an excavator and was seeing a LOT of fake steps.

Turning ‘Activity Tracking’ is not difficult. You can do it on the watch itself within the MENU or on your phone (under DEVICES –> Activity Tracking). But, both option require some ‘work’.

Then it occurred to me that it would be much easier if ‘Activity Tracking’ ON/OFF was a CONTROL. You could keep it as your default control. Then three button pushes (on a 5-button Garmin) and you are done. It will just like turning ON/OFF the Flashlight.

It should be easy enough to implement. Plus, as with all controls you can get rid of it IF you don’t want it,

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A New Samsung Gear S4, Even Without ‘BPM’, Would Be V. Bad News For Garmin.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access original article in the U.K. “Express”. Google “Samsung Gear S4” for many, many more over the last 72-hours.

From the same “Express” article referenced above. Use the link — above.

YouTube video claiming to confirm that the S4 will have
“Blood Pressure Monitoring” (BPM).

The Samsung Gear S3 was a pretty impressive and compelling SMART watch — and I know since I had one till last week (when I sold it on Facebook).

It lacked all of the activity, sleep, performance and stress tracking features to make it into a genuine alternative to a medium- to high-end Garmin. But, it was a decent Smartwatch for those that wanted just the basic activity tracking functionality.

In the last few days there has been a lot of talk in the media about the forthcoming Samsung Gear S4 — which might possibly be called the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

It is supposed to have a lot more activity and sleep features. But, it is also said to go all out on health monitoring, and might include “Blood Pressure Monitoring” (BPM). That would be big.

Some are talking some real fancy features like displays on the rim of the case and on the strap. That might be overkill. But, BPM will be a game changer.

I will keep you post.

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by Anura Guruge

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