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Christmas Has Come & Gone, And Garmin Still Hasn’t Sold All 100, $10,000 MARQ 5-Watch, ‘Signature Sets’.

by Anura Guruge


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Link to Garmin’s product page this limited edition 5-unit MARQ set.


Click image to access my December 9, 2019 post.


I can’t say I am surprised. This is an outlandish extravaganza — though there are a lot of folks out there who could easily afford it. But, to be honest I don’t see why it would be compelling and that comes from a man who traded in his MARQ Expedition for a second Garmin Fenix 6, albeit the second in Titanium.

Would love to know how many Garmin has really sold. Garmin made it very clear that they were targeting it for Christmas. Well, Christmas has come and gone.

Well, I guess they still have two other opportunities: Chinese New Year and, of course, Valentine’s. Hence, I will keep on checking over the next couple of weeks and keep you posted. Would be a hoot if they do sell all 100 by Valentine’s.

Keep fingers crossed. SMILE.


I do keep track of my Activity Trackers.

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Garmin’s New ‘tactix Delta’ Is Basically A Fenix 6X Sapphire With Some Military-Specific Features, E.G., Night Vision, Stealth & Kill.

by Anura Guruge


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Link to Garmin’s product page for the ‘tactix Delta’.


Garmin has had prior iteration of military-grade ‘tactix’ watches. This the 4th generation, with the ‘Delta’ monikor to invoke the famed U.S. Army ‘Delta Force‘, is a Fenix 6X Sapphire with a few very military-oriented features (in addition to conforming to the MIL-STD-810 ruggedness criteria). These being: night vision capability, stealth mode & a kill switch.

Night Vision capability allows the display to be read while wearing night vision goggles. Useful feature.

Stealth Mode disable all wireless signals from the watch to prevent it from being detected. So, if you are doing surveillance or trying to avoid being detected the watch is not going to give your position away.

Kill mode wipes the watches memory so that no one can access the GPS history or any location data. Handy if one falls into the wrong hands.

Other than these the rest of the software features are the same as that available with a Fenix 6X (bar Solar).

Not really meant for your average or normal Garmin users. They should just get a Fenix 6 or 6X — unless they are desperately in need of bragging rights.

You would think Garmin would make this — or sell it — directly for military customers. A bit expensive for your average GI. Maybe they do sell thousands to the military along with Garmin’s GPS technology and this open-market availability is for ‘private contractors’.

Well, I don’t need one of these. Of that I am sure.


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by Anura Guruge

I Created ‘Boxing Day’ & ‘Christmas’ Challenge Badges For My ‘Mates’ At ‘Garmin’ Since Some Were Having Withdrawal.

by Anura Guruge


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Posted on the Facebook ‘Garmin Connect Users’ Group
— where I lurk about, more than I should.



Garmin is supposed to automatically provide such ‘challenge’ badges for going out and doing some activity on a holiday. People are accustomed to it and look forward to earning them. So, for example, they did one for ‘Thanksgiving‘.

Well, it appears, that Garmin forgot to do one for Christmas 2019. Wow. So many folks were bummed. Beside themselves. So, I created one for them and told them that only those that were on Santa’s GOOD LIST (as I was) could get the badge. Folks appreciated my efforts.

Well, quite a few Garmin users are from the GREAT British Commonwealth. So, I made them a ‘Boxing Day‘ badge as well.

We had fun.

Enjoy. Happy Boxing Day.

I am off to watch the highlights of TWO Boxing Day Test matches. Lucky I.


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Exquisite 4.9 Mile Walk, In Mainly Virgin Snow — Central New Hampshire, December 23, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. GPS route/elevation map from my Garmin Fenix 6.


I know I am blessed and never take it for granted. I really do stop to ‘smell the roses’ even in the dead of winter. Today, was WARM. Hovering around the freezing mark. It felt like Spring.

This is my ‘backyard’. I don’t have to drive anywhere to enjoy these trails. I just walk from home. Took both dogs with me today. They loved it. They love rolling in and exploring the virgin snow. Yes, we did see some interesting tracks too. We are not the only ones that walk these trails. Some deer. Some rabbits. Some deep. I wish I could read tracks.

This was very rewarding. Just wanted to share with YOU.

Happy Holidays.


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‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ Still Offering Some Of Their Insane ‘Cyber Monday’ Deals; E.G., ‘Fitbit Versa 2’ For $129.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the HOT holiday deals at HRM USA.


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


Some good deals here — the ‘Versa 2‘ for $129 chief among them. Best Fitbit ever and it was selling at $199 just 3-weeks ago!

They also have the venerable Garmin Fenix 5 at $299.99. That is quite the deal. I hate to think what I paid for my Fenix 5 — albeit nearly 2-years ago.

Still 8-days left before Christmas. HRM USA will get it to you within 2-days. So, you have time.


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

by Anura Guruge


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.

Anywho.


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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.

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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