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Google Appears To Have Heeded My Advice As To Acquiring FitBit.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From ‘MarketWatch’, of course.


Click to access my post from a few weeks ago.


It is kind of a ‘no brainer’. Fitbit desperately needs a buyer and Google needs Fitbit hardware & technology and has money aplenty.

But, as the MarketWatch article also mentions this might have been a token, half-hearted attempt by Google. Yes, assimilating Fitbit into the Google universe will have some significant challenges. But, it is intriguing.

I am mighty interested. Yes, of course, I will keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

The Supposed Google Pixel Smartwatch Was A No Show Today — Subpoena To Be Issued Next Week.

by Anura Guruge


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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.

Well, all we can do is wait and see. I guess they still have time. More than a month to Black Friday and Christmas is a month after that.


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A Google Pixel Smartwatch Can Change Everything, But Doesn’t Make Sense — Better To Just Buy Fitbit.

by Anura Guruge




Yes, rumors of a bona fide Google Pixel smartwatch — obviously running ‘Wear OS‘ (i.e., Android for watches) — are again on the rise. This time though they might be close to the mark. Based on a patent that Google filed, there is also an expectation that this watch might sport a ‘hidden’ camera. Yes, you can get watches with cameras now, but Google, with its Pixel phones, have shown that they know how to implement a real ‘nice’ camera. A good camera, in a watch, can be a gamechanger and get a LOT of folks into a lot of hot water! Just think of what you could take pictures or film without folks having a clue what you are doing! Frightening.

Even a semi-decent Pixel watch from Google, without a camera, would be quite an event. Cause quite the stir. Heavy Android users that want primarily a smartwatch — as opposed to a activity/health tracker à la a Garmin Fenix — would have no choice to look at it. But, then you have the Samsung watches that a pretty good on both front — ‘smart’ & fitness.

It has been widely and credibly reported that Fitbit THE COMPANY is for sale and yes, Google has been mentioned as a prospective buyer. That would make sense, BUT Fitbit does not run Wear OS. And that is Google’s dilemma. Fitbit has the hardware, experience and most importantly a huge, loyal customer base. Google has the money. They could plough large sums of money into porting Wear OS to Fitbit. To I that would be what makes most sense.

But, from what I see we will not have to wait too long. IF there is to be a Pixel watch announcement, it will be within the next few weeks. Fingers crossed.


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New Chinese, Hugely-Discounted ‘Fitbit’ Site — X-99.Club: Tread With Utmost Care.

by Anura Guruge



Just remember:

“If it is too good to be true, then it might not be true.”


Be careful. Very careful.

Check U.S. prices.

35% discount on a newly announced product. Too good to be true.

Remember, Fitbit is NOT a Chinese company. So, there is no mechanism whereby it can be this much cheaper in Japan.

IF you are IN THE U.S., and want a Garmin at the BEST possible U.S. price contact me. I could send YOU to the right people with a MAGIC password! SMILE.

Yes, I already have a Fitbit Versa 2. My wife is wearing it, right now.


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The Fitbit ‘Versa 2’ Gets The Ultimate Accolate — My Wife Loves It!

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To appreciate the truly monumental magnitude of this endorsement by my wife, you have to understand 5 germane facts:

  1. My wife is not new to fitness trackers or Fitbit; she actually was a very early adopter of Fitbit and had their original clip-on tracker 10-years ago.
    ….
  2. My wife has, and usually wears, a Garmin Vivosport with GPS and has owned a Fitbit Alta HR & Flex 2.
    ….
  3. My wife, earlier this year, wore both a Fitbit ‘Versa Lite‘ and a ‘Inspire HR‘ and was not overly impressed.
    ….
  4. My wife is very fussy about what she will wear on her wrist (and it takes a lot of convincing on my part to get her to try these watches that I get for evaluation).
    ….
  5. My wife is the dream demographics for this Fitbit.
    ….

I was blown away. She likes her Garmin and could not wait to take the ‘Versa Lite’ and the ‘Inspire HR’ off a wrist. The Versa 2 she loves. And the reason is fairly simple. The BRIGHT, BIG AMOLED display. AMOLED displays, when properly implemented are addictive. They look so bright, crisp, vivid and appealing. So, it is basically the display, and display alone! Everything else she pretty much got with her Garmin — which has GPS to boot. But, she never uses the GPS.

This is good news for Fitbit. My wife is THE target market for this Apple Watch ‘killer’. If my wife loves it, so will legions of other females. And that, as far as Fitbit is concerned, should be all that matters.


Yes, of course, I got it from ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘, (HRM USA). Who else? I get ALL my smartwatches from them — no exceptions.


Click to access this must check Website.


They, HRM USA, is having a Fitbit Versa 2 GIVEAWAY.

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Unboxing & Setting Up A Fitbit ‘Versa 2’ From ‘HRM USA’.

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A very attractive, appealing smartwatch. Compelling from the moment you set eyes on it.

Was a breeze to pair it, update the software and set it up for use.

I had it 58% charged in 40-minutes. Nice long USB cable and the cradle fits well.

I paired it with the Fitbit APP on my Google Pixel 2 running Android 10. As is always the case with Fitbit, pairing was not an issue. It was quick, easy and first time.

We have dual-band Wi-Fi, and as I knew beforehand, the Versa 2 only supports one of the bands. But, it found it quickly and connecting was not an issue. Again, first time in that I did not screw up the password.

Once, connected to Wi-Fi, again as I knew would be the case, it needed to download and install the latest version of software. Downloading (on what is a fairly high speed Wi-Fi network) took 4-minutes. Installation another 3. So, 7-minutes in total. Not bad. I have had 1+hour updates.

Setting up Alexa was also a breeze. Yes, I had to logon to my Amazon account. Connected first time.

All good.

The rest of the set-up was painless and easy.

I even managed to turn-on the ‘Always On’ display. Pretty basic, but gives you the essentials.

So, so far, so good.

I am happy. I am impressed.


Yes, of course, I got it from ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘, (HRM USA). Who else? I get ALL my smartwatches from them — no exceptions.


Click to access this must check Website.


They, HRM USA, is having a Fitbit Versa 2 GIVEAWAY.

Click image to ENTER.


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by Anura Guruge

Christmas In September — I Get A Garmin ‘Fenix 6 Sapphire’ & A Fitbit ‘Versa 2’.

by Anura Guruge




SMILE.

Yes, I am a lucky old man. I know that.

But, I have to sing for this supper — or at least work for most of it.

I have to evaluate them and write three reviews. Not exactly back breaking work, but work nonetheless.

And I do take it seriously.

I do test these quite rigorously. I take notes, create spreadsheets, make videos. So, it is not just a walk in the park.

Of course, it is from my friends at ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘, ‘HRM USA‘. I have been evaluating smartwatches for them for about a year now. Best gig I have ever had. I love it.

Well, I better start WORK. No rest for the wicked.


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