Just 18-months after getting over the last ice maker fiasco — which, alas, lasted four dreadful months because Samsung is so ornery and incompetent — we are again in the same boat. No ice. Ice maker not working — or not working properly. This time around we can’t stop it! It produces ice non-stop, with ice spilling out and forcing the door open.
Brand new $1,590 Whirlpool — which was said to be super-reliable.
Luckily, after the horrendous experience with Samsung I was not taking chances. Though folks routinely bad-mouth extended store warranties I was not taking any chances. I coughed up $200 for a 5-year “Geek Squad” warranty. Well, they are supposed to be coming tomorrow. We will see how good they are.
But, for now no ice. That doesn’t bother me. Other than when I needed ice for my ice-machine after my knee-surgery I use very little ice, even in the Summer. Not so the kids. They need ice all the time. So, they are not happy.
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.
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.
Wow. I was amazed to read this. I know that the Samsung Galaxy S8 takes brilliant pictures and the focus always seems pretty close to perfect. I am often torn as to whether the camera on the Google Pixel 2 (which I own) is really more competent than that of the S8 as all the experts claim. So, I had expected the S9 to be even more impressive — especially with the dual rear cameras — one with variable aperture, the first in a phone.
If this autofocus issue is as bad as DPReview claims, and they usually are spot-on on such matters, I am sure that Samsung will try to fix it with a firmware upgrade ahead of the holidays. Otherwise they are going to have their lunch eaten by Apple, Google and the oters.
I just wanted to make sure you had heard about this — since this is important.
Now that Garmin, with the somewhat star-crossed Forerunner 645M, has worked out who to put music into their watches there is no stopping them.
We learned yesterday that they will be introducing a Fenix 5 PLUS range that has music — and today the announcement of the Vivoactive 3M at $299.99. The non-music Vivoactive 3 is now down to $249.99. I think that that is a full $80 — $100 cheaper than what it was when introduced last November.
Challenging times for Garmin. It is getting squeezed on all sides by Fitbit, Apple, Samsung …
I will, as always, keep you posted.
My main takeaway was the HUGE variation in steps counted. I know that different trackers tend to go high or low but this was quite the range. But, then again I am not sure how accurate you can be if you wear 8 trackers all the way up your arm as she did. Wish she had done a controlled walk, of a measured distance, to see exactly what said what.
The tricks for cheating were not new.
I was NOT familiar with the iFit nor the Amazfit. See that Amazon US carries them both. I will have to check them out.
This review is not worth reading in depth, but it is kind of useful to skim through. Hence why I shared it with you. OK?
P.S., The prices are in U.K. £s.