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

by Anura Guruge


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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.
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  2. My wife has, and usually wears, a Garmin Vivosport with GPS and has owned a Fitbit Alta HR & Flex 2.
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  3. My wife, earlier this year, wore both a Fitbit ‘Versa Lite‘ and a ‘Inspire HR‘ and was not overly impressed.
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  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).
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  5. My wife is the dream demographics for this Fitbit.
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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.


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

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by Anura Guruge

I Start Wearing My Garmin ‘Fenix 6 Sapphire’ Putting My ‘MARQ Explorer’ Away.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, the Fenix 6 Sapphire and the MARQ Expedition are very similar but there are subtle differences.

The screen is fractionally bigger, BRIGHTER and the whole watch, when going through widgets, menu etc. is faster (i.e., snappier). Also the 4-data field option with activities that I couldn’t get to work with my MARQ.

I am NOT getting rid of my MARQ. SMILE. I am keeping it.

After 40-years in the computer business I am into redundant hardware. I have two (or more) of most things. I have three backup generators! Well, I didn’t have a backup Garmin. SMILE.

This was my third Fenix (having had both a 5 & a 5 Plus). If you count the MARQ Expedition it was my 4th of this ‘family’ — not counting my two Vivoactive 3s. So, I am not exactly new to these watches. That said, setting up the Fenix 6 required some effort. Part of that was the exact customization I sought. Not fully done yet. I need my widget loop just right. Right now some of the widgets and APPs are not available.

Garmin Express is also trying to install a ‘Golf Club’ file — and that file is not compatible with the Fenix 6! So, that complicates all the software downloads. Yes, you can select that file and ask it to ignore it. That works.

I like it. I customized the supplied Fenix 6 watch face to show what I wanted. Top Image. Easy enough once I worked out how it works!

I am happy. I will keep you posted.


Yes, I got the Fenix 6 Sapphire — as I have my last 6 Garmins — from ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ (HRM USA). I do not deal with anyone else.

Click to access ‘HRM USA’ Website … and check out their DEALS.


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by Anura Guruge

Garmin ‘Fenix 6 Sapphire’ & ‘MARQ Explorer’ Side-By-Side On My Wrist — Unboxing The New Fenix 6.

by Anura Guruge


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Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire MARQ Explorer Anura Guruge


I hope you can tell which is which. The Fenix 6 still has the ‘stimulated topo map‘ sticker that is affixed to the face. The MARQ Explorer has the titanium body.

Look real carefully — and I mean real carefully — and you will see that the black ‘bezel’ around the edge on the Fenix 6 is fractionally smaller than on the MARQ. That I guess is why the Fenix 6 is said to have a 1.3″ display vs the 1.2″ display on MARQ and the Fenix 5 Series.

I took these as I was unboxing the Fenix 6. I hadn’t charged it as yet. I haven’t charged it as YET! Sorry. Crazy busy day. Didn’t want to rush it. I do have a MARQ on my wrist. I want to ENJOY the whole process. Yes, of course, I will keep you posted.

Thanks.

Yes, I got the Fenix 6 Sapphire — as I have my last 6 Garmins — from ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ (HRM USA). I do not deal with anyone else.

Click to access ‘HRM USA’ Website … and check out their DEALS.


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by Anura Guruge

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

by Anura Guruge


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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.

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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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WIN A FREE ‘Fitbit Versa 2’ Smartwatch From ‘HRM USA’, My Favorite (Actually ‘ONLY’) Smartwatch Vendor.

by Anura Guruge


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This is a genuine deal.

HRM USA — ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ — does not lie, does not cheat, does not deceive. They really are honest as the day is long. You really can trust them.

I do, and have for the last 2-years.

They are just amazing. So, customer-focused. You always come first.

Yes, I have done so much business with them that we are friends — BUT, as some of you know, I am very fussy and finicky about who I consider a friend. So, that alone should tell a story.

Give this a go. What have you got to lose?

You could end up winning a nice, new Fitbit Versa 2.

SMILE.


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The New Garmin Forerunner 945 Is NOT As Yet Listed On Amazon.com, Not Available At Garmin & HRM USA Is Out Of Stock.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. On Amazon.com on Wed. May 1, 2019 ~ 12:40am.


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Click to ENLARGE. At HRM USA.


I had heard a rumor that HRM USA was expecting a few units in on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. There are also three people, on the Garmin Forums, claiming that they are getting Forerunner 945s from HRM USA between Wednesday and Friday of this week. This is not atypical. They also got Garmin Vivoactive 3 units ahead of anybody else.

HRM USA is currently out of stock. So …


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My Short Review Of The ‘Fitbit Inspire HR’ At ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’.

by Anura Guruge


Fitbit Versa Lite to the left, and the Fitbit Inspire HR to the right Anura Guruge

Fitbit Versa Lite to the left, and the Fitbit Inspire HR to the right.


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I have been wearing the ‘Fitbit Inspire HR‘, 24×7 (bar short breaks for charging) since Friday, March 22, 2019.

This was my short, pithy 1st-cut review. I will write a longer review once I have worn it for at least a week.

It is fun being able to evaluate this Fitness Trackers. I enjoy it.


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My Review Of The ‘Fitbit Versa Lite’ At ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access HRM USA product page with my review — towards the bottom.



Always nice to have a review published on a seller’s Website.

Yes, I am close with ‘HRM USA‘. They are a good company and I have bought 5 smartwatches from them in the last 15-months.

Well, you can read the review … I don’t need to duplicate it here.

I still have the Fitbit Versa Lite on my wrist tonight. 5-days on the trot. Taking it off tomorrow. Have another Fitbit I need to evaluate. Yes, it is a hard life. SMILE.


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