Yes, I have been asked to evaluate the Fitbit Versa Lite. It is fun. I get to try out all sorts of new activity trackers. I like it. Yes, it involves work and putting away my trust Garmin Fenix 5 Plus for a few weeks.
So, far, I am impressed.
Very lite. Very cheery. I like it.
Yes, I know I am very lucky and I never lose sight of that.
But, I really do have to evaluate them and I try to write at least two reviews: one short and the other detailed. I take it seriously — which is why folks send me these activity trackers to evaluate.
Just heard of another one that I am likely to get in about 6-weeks. That really made me SMILE. Yes, I will share when I get it.
Kind of the story of my life. That I am a conscientious and driven worker has always stood me in good staid. That I can write, or more to the point that I learnt to write and ENJOY writing, was the icing on the cake.
‘Amazfit Verge’ A Very Attractive & Pleasing Smartwatch With GPS/Glonass & Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring.
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As those of you familiar with this blog must know, I am ‘into’ activity trackers and, moreover, wear one 24×7 (which for the last 10-months has been, bar a few days, here and there, a Garmin Fenix 5 (Plus)). I keep an eye on the industry and try and check out smartwatches that really catch my fancy. The ‘Amazfit Verge‘, happened to be one of these.
Amazfit has been on my radar for a few months. I think they have HUGE potential. If they play their cards right they could be the next Fitbit. They definitely have the resources, backing, technology and know-how to do that. They are a part of Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi. That gives them a lot of muscle and clout — not to mention incentive.
The ‘Verge’ is Amazfit’s latest smartwatch. I was impressed with its specs and looks as soon as I saw them some months back. I have been trying to get my hands on one ever since.
I got one on Friday, and have been wearing it for the last 24-hours.
I like it. I like it a LOT. It is a very PLEASING watch. Personable. A watch you can relate to it. A visually striking and very attractive display. Bright and bold. Not washed out. It is going to be a nice watch to run with.
We, in the northeast, were pounded by a huge snow & sleet storm today — as some of you may know. So, I spent over 3.5 hours, outside, in the cold, shoveling. Of the 8,000 steps I have taken so far today, at least 7,000 were of me pushing snow.
The ‘Verge’, from what I can see, is pretty accurate in terms of steps, floors climbed and heart-rate. The HR maybe 5 bpm too fast — but it definitely seems to be in the right range.
It records a TON of data. I am still wading through and trying to get to grips with it. Didn’t have much time today — with all that shoveling.
The APP, once I got it paired, works fine. I have automatic synching on and it synchs fine. I have both Bluetooth & Wi-Fi set-up. Setting up Wi-Fi was a breeze.
So, far … I am SOLD. Sold, big time. For this price this is quite the watch, with a responsive touch-screen to boot.
Much more to come, of course. This was but a quick, ‘first impressions’.
At last a media article that gives Garmin, and the Fenix 5 (Plus), just dues. I was getting so fed up of seeing articles/post that gave Garmin short shrift or no mention at all. It was always Fitbit, Apple and Samsung. And in reality none of these can hold a candle to the venerable Garmin Fenix 5 (Plus) — and yes, I do own, and wear, ’24×7′, a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus. Even the new Polar Vantage V falls short in most instances.
This article in Forbes is pretty much on the mark. The Fitbit ‘Versa’ is a joke next to a Garmin.
But, check out the article. I thought it was fair.
Happy New Year — with YOUR Garmin.
The issue had been synching it once it was paired.
No issues with my Google Pixel 2. But, that has the latest & greatest Android software. Nonetheless, that serves as a baseline. Now that I can get it to SYNCH on my Pixel 2 we can move on.
Just wanted to share this with YOU.
Wow. This can’t be just for the holidays. That is quite a drop in price.
But, not sure this is fair on those of us who buy Garmin watches soon after they are released.
Just a heads up.
At $649.98 the Black-on-Black Garmin Fenix 5 Plus is an ABSOLUTE STEAL.