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’29’, My Fitness Age, Per VO2 Max Measured By A Garmin Fenix 6 — 37-Years Below Actual.

by Anura Guruge

But, I am, kind of, chuffed —
you can hate me, but you can’t blame me.

I have a daughter who is 30 and a son who will be 28 next year.

So, this is NOT bad for an old codger,
especially since my 19-year old daughter is going around saying “before he dies”.
She MUST know something that I don’t know.


Click to ENLARGE and STUDY.

This is per my new Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire, which I wear 24×7.

My fitness age has gone down 10-years in the last 3-months.

Yes, I am working at it.

This was September 16, 2019.

Yes, I have been working hard on this for the last 8-months, having had knee-surgery 10-months ago, i.e., March 7, 2019. I was on crutches for 6-weeks. Though I climbed stairs on my crutches to stay semi-fit, I couldn’t really get going until I was able to start walking. Then, I really started to walk. I end up walking 6 – 8 miles a day and climb the equivalent of at least 60 floors/day.



Busting my knee was the best thing that happened to me in a long time.

Wake-up call.

I was NOT as FIT as I had thought. So, had to rectify that.

I am also 30 lbs lighter.

I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.

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by Anura Guruge

Garmin’s $10,000 MARQ 5-Watch, ‘Signature Set’, IF You Have A Rich Girlfriend Who Wants To Impress YOU.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. E-mail I got from Garmin today.

Click image to access the Garmin product page — to forward to girlfriend.

Click to access my post.

I am sure I am on solid ground here. I can’t be 100% sure BUT I don’t think a wife, irrespective of her wealth or access to funds, will buy you this. She will just know, innately, that it is dumb.

Plus, do NOT excuse me of semism — i.e., a father of three daughters (one of who is a big Garmin fan). The MARQ is not for ladies. It is big and heavy. There is NO MARQ S. It is unashamedly a man’s watch.

So, what do you think.

I did the sums. You are paying $450 for the wooden box and the limited-edition exclusivity.

The five MARQ watches — and I priced them out for you — are: Driver ($2,500), Aviator ($1,950), Captain ($1,850), Adventurer (which used to be the Expedition) ($1,750) & Athlete ($1,500). So, the five watches come to $9,550.

What is NOT included is the Commander ($1,950).

What do YOU think.

I had to smile. Yes, $10,000 is NOT much for 5 watches. Plenty of folks that can afford this without thinking twice. In a world where a person will pay $125,000 for a banana duct taped to a wall, this is quite a BUY!

Click to access article. Google for more.

I have three Garmins right now: two Fenix 6s and a Venu. So, I am NOT in a position to disparage 5 Garmins — though five maybe is overkill.

Why do I have three. Well, I needed TWO — one as a hot backup if one failed. Didn’t want to go even a day without recording my data. The Venu was a bonus — because I like AMOLED screens.

But, 5 MARQs. That would get old pretty quickly I would think.

I am a long-term Garmin shareholder. So, I do care how Garmin spends MY money! Not too thrilled about this. But, Garmin is a Billion dollar company and this is but bagatale.

A friend of mine, another HUGE Garmin fan, asked whether Garmin will really sell any of these Sets. I think they will. In the scheme of things, on a global basis, 100 sets isn’t much. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell them all.



Merry Christmas.

Hope your girlfriend buys you one. Please send pictures. All the best.

I do keep track of my Activity Trackers.

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by Anura Guruge

This Square, 3-Time Zone, $55 WOLXS Watch, Is So Stupid & Ugly That It Makes Me Smile.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the product page for this crazy watch at WOLXS.

Google, Facebook & Amazon knows that I like watches — though they haven’t, as yet, worked out that I, for the last 2.5-years, have only worn Garmin smartwatches.

So, it was no surprise that this watch started popping up on my Facebook timeline. Initially I thought the top display was that for an analog radio. Then I had a closer look.

Stupid and ugly. Yes, I have three time zones on my Garmin Fenix 6s BUT I do not need three physical faces. Three presses of a button is good enough.

WOLXS claims that this watch was initially priced at $155. That has to be a joke. It is $55 now, and even that is $40 too expensive.

To be WOLXS has some other semi-decent watches.

Just wanted to share this with you.

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I Switched To A Google ‘Pixel 4’ From A ‘Pixel 2’, Continuing To Use ‘Google Fi’ As My Carrier — And It Was Painless.

by Anura Guruge


First 2 Pictures With The Google Pixel 4.

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Confirmation on ‘Google Fi’.

The offer from the ‘Google Store’ I couldn’t turn down.

Click to ENLARGE. Oh, and I got 0% APR for 2-years. SMILE.

First Pictures of the Day with Google Pixel 4.

This, believe it or NOT, is but the 2nd (as in ‘second’) smartphone I have ever had! The Google Pixel 2, that I treated myself to at Christmas 2017, was my first. So, this was my first time transitioning from one smartphone to another. The only part that I was leery about was how things would work out with ‘Google Fi‘. Of late, I have had some issues with ‘Google Fi’ transactions and support and as such had fears that transferring my number from the Pixel 2 to the Pixel 4 might be problematic and that ‘Fi’ would force me to get a new number. Not so. That went very smoothly. I was glad.

Superficially, other than the unmistakable camera ‘cluster’, the Pixel 4 looks very much like the Pixel 2. But, that is deceiving. Quite different animals, both in terms of hardware and software — though I had Android 10 on my Pixel 2. The latest Android on the Pixel 4 doesn’t have the ever-so familiar ‘<< (back) & ο (home)‘ buttons on the bottom. You swipe-up for home. That works and I got used to that easy enough. I, maybe, even like that. ‘Back’ is more problematic. You have to SWIPE ACROSS the screen and, in my experience, it is hit-or-miss. I need to look into that further.

The camera works. That is ALL I can say for now. Pictures are ‘OK’. Haven’t seen anything spectacular as yet. But, at the same time, I have also only taken less than 30 pictures.

Pairing with my Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Titanium has been a HUGE problem. Very disconcerting. Yikes. Hope I can sort that out.

Face detection is cute, but also hit-and-miss. I re-registered my face. Might have to do it again.

So, therein lies the first 1/2 day so to speak.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ Has Some Very Tempting ‘Black Friday’ Deals — Check Them Out.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access their offers. They have more. This is all I could ‘grab’ on a screen scrape.

Click to access this post and read what I have said about the FitBit Versa 2.

From what I can see it is going to be mayhem in terms of ‘price cutting’ over the next 5-days — BUT, if you are after a Garmin, Fitbit or Polar, ALWAYS, but ALWAYS, start off with HRM USA. You cannot go wrong with HRM USA. Exceptional customer care, 45-day returns and UPGRADE plans.

So, check them out and do yourself a favor.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Digital Boost’ — Finally A Decent Looking, Functional ‘Digital’ Watch Face From Garmin With A ‘Seconds’ Field.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE.

Click to access the ‘Connect IQ’ listing for this watch face.

If you have NOT noticed Garmin tends to focus on analog watch faces. To I that is so, so, so passé. Though I am old enough to have grown up with ONLY analog watches I no longer see any merit or joy in analog — ANYTHING (other than maybe vinyl records). I like to glance at my watch and see the time as it is, i.e., in DIGITAL.

I also like to see SECONDS. Not that it matters that much, but it seems a waste not to be able to see it because there times when it is nice to see time ticking away without having to activate a timer.

Finally with ‘Digital Boost‘ Garmin has given me a watch face that I like and will use!

Prior to this I always used ‘ActiFace‘ (below). No guarantee that I will not be going back to ‘ActiFace’ gives me EVERYTHING I want. I love ‘ActiFace’. But, I also would like a change.

Yes, ‘Digital Boost’ should, ideally, offer more customization. I, for one, do NOT need a ‘Move’ bar. It would be nice to plug-in sunrise/sunset somewhere.

But, this is a start. Wow. Thanks Garmin.

‘ActiFace’ as I use it — customized.

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Garmin Has A ‘Mecca Finder’ Widget For Its Wearables.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and view here. From Garmin ‘Connect IQ’ @ https://apps.garmin.com/

I do not know how long they have had it for. Can’t find a version number. Judging from the reviews it appears to have been introduced in 2019.

The last review is disturbing! Says the direction calculation is wrong! I can understand. There might be nuances that a non-Muslim might not get. It would be like a novice trying to figure out when Easter is supposed to be — rather than just looking it up.

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I am (as a Garmin shareholder, user and fan) proud of Garmin. This was cute.

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