OK, I am SORRY.
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.
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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.
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.
I was NOT as FIT as I had thought. So, had to rectify that.
I am also 30 lbs lighter.
There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.
Garmin’s $10,000 MARQ 5-Watch, ‘Signature Set’, IF You Have A Rich Girlfriend Who Wants To Impress YOU.
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!
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.
Hope your girlfriend buys you one. Please send pictures. All the best.
I do keep track of my Activity Trackers.
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.
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.
‘Digital Boost’ — Finally A Decent Looking, Functional ‘Digital’ Watch Face From Garmin With A ‘Seconds’ Field.
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.
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.