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Fitbit Ionic APPEARS To Be Underreporting GPS Mileage After OS 1.2 Update.

by Anura Guruge


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Today, after I had updated to OS 1.2.

Same run last week. One of my regular, fixed routes that I can run with my eyes closed.


Just been told that it is a KNOWN ISSUE!

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Just a HEADS UP for now.

I updated to Fitbit OS 1.2 yesterday morning (very early). I ran a new route yesterday, so I had no reference as to reported mileage.

Today, I did one of my regular runs — which I run at least once a week and have run, multiple times, with multiple GPS watches: Garmin Vivoactive HR, Garmin Vivoactive 3 & now a Fitbit Ionic.

There is a metal gate and I turn around at it when my watch says I have done 1.6+ miles. That is to make sure I get at least 3.2 miles.

Today, I get to the gate … BANG on my Ionic … and it says 1.59. I go ‘strange …’.

Could be user error on my part though I am not sure how since I start at the same place.

What I am trying to determine is whether any of YOU have spotted anything strange.

Then we might have a case.


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by Anura Guruge

My Fitbit Ionic Software Updated To OS 1.2 With Firmware Version 27.31.1.29.

by Anura Guruge


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Click here to access original from Fitbit.


This update happened, over Wi-Fi, when I did a forced Sync around 12:05am on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

I am not sure whether I was lucky or not. The above says that they just started the rollout to just 10% of the Ionic users. So, I was in that 10%.

The update downloaded and installed ‘OK’ though it took about 20 minutes in total. I much prefer the Garmin approach of doing updates over a USB-connection using Garmin Express.

Have not, as yet, noticed anything different or untoward. But, early minutes … let alone days.

That the Firmware is at 27.31.1.29 is disquieting! That is a LOT of updates.

But, let’s keep fingers crossed. I need the Ionic to work till around May 2018 — when I plan to upgrade to a Garmin Forerunner 645.


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by Anura Guruge

Sony E-Mount, PZ 18-105mm — Updating Firmware To Ver. 04.

by Anura Guruge


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This, the Version 04 Firmware update, was released on July 27, 2017 — 4 days ago. I read about it on DPReview which I religiously scan, at least once a day, for just such information.

I had never updated firmware on a Sony lens. So I had some trepidations. To be fair to Sony they use the same update mechanism as that for their cameras. So that at least was comforting.

The update proved to be straightforward, painless and quick. Worked just as it was supposed to. Was done in minutes.

However, I have NOT noticed any difference in the lens’ autofocus (AF) prowess. If anything it was worse than it used to be! And I am not kidding. So …

Just letting you know. I would NOT rush to upgrade. Wait and see what others have to say. Check the DPReview forums.


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by Anura Guruge

Sony a7 II: Updated The Firmware From 3.30 to 4.0.

by Anura Guruge


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I have had the Sony a7 II for exactly a month and this was my 2nd firmware update!

I am NOT used to updating camera firmware that often. But, to be fair, for reasons that nobody seems to be able to explain, my a7 II, with zero shutter actuations, came with downlevel firmware, i.e., version 3.10 which had been released in November 2016, 6 months prior to me ordering the camera.

Updating to 4.0 was a breeze. Updater worked, flawlessly, first time around. Took about 14 minutes from my reckoning, but I wasn’t keeping careful track. It was pretty quick and the progress bar was moving along nicely.

Took about 80 pictures following the update. Didn’t notice anything awry.

This is what 4.0, released just a few days ago, viz. June 8, 2017, is supposed to do:

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Sony a6500: Updating The Firmware From v1.01 To v.1.02.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the Sony firmware update page for the a6500 — with 1.02 to the latest version.


Click to ENLARGE. Successful update of my Sony a6500 to 1.02 from 1.01.


The Sony a6500, though it has only been available as of November 29, 2016, is already at v1.02 of the firmware, 1.02 having been rushed out in early March to fix a rather nasty ‘dead camera’ scenario.

Version 1.01 was released on January 25, 2017 — just 57-days into its product life. Makes you think.

Version 1.02 was released 41 days later.

At this rate 1.03 should be out soon!

To be fair, the updating to 1.02 was easy, painless and quite quick. I didn’t time it, but I think it only took about 6 minutes. I could be wrong since I was not paying attention and was doing other things.

What I wanted to share with you was that updating to 1.02 was NOT an hassle.

Didn’t notice any changes after I did, BUT I have yet to run into any unexpected snags with this camera.


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Updated The Firmware On My New Full-Frame Sony a7 II From 3.10 To 3.30.

by Anura Guruge


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Sony’s ‘Updater’ utility for Sony a7s — running on Windows 7.


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Firmware version 3.30 for Sony a7 II (i.e., ILCE7M2) was release on November 18, 2016.

Since I ordered my Sony a7 II from Cameta Camera (via Amazon) on May 11, 2017, I had just assumed that it would be at 3.30.

It was NOT!

It was at 3.10. There were ZERO (‘0’) shutter actuations and the camera does look new. So, I am hoping that this is STILL a brand new camera. IF SO, this does not make sense.

I have e-mailed both Cameta Camera and Sony seeking an explanation.

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I was NOT happy being 2 version down on the Firmware.

So after some Googling to make sure that 3.30 was NOT a total dud, I went ahead and started the upgrade process this morning using the Sony instructions and tool.

On Windows 7 (64-bit) had to download the Sony ‘updater’ TWICE. First download was somehow corrupted and would not run. Though the download finished, without issue, the downloaded file was 169MB — when it should have been 219MB.

Second download was fine, and was 219MB.

After that everything went without a glitch.

Took 14- minutes — which is pretty damn close to the 15-minute Sony tells you.

So, I am happy with that. Not sure I notice any differences. That AF might be a tad faster might just be wishful thinking on my part.

 


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Sri Lanka, Turns Tails, And Stops Work On World’s Tallest Christmas Tree — Bloody Typical.

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From December 7, 2016, U.K. “Daily Mail”. Link below. Click on image to ENLARGE. Google for more.

Click here to access the original U.K. “Daily Mail” story.


To NOW try and claim it is to appease the ‘Tanned Ratziner’, Sri Lanka’s Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is disingenuous beyond belief — even for a Sri Lankan politician.

Ranjith has been against ostentatious displays of Christmas trees from the BLOODY start. Refer to my original post. The Buddhists wanted to build the tree to spite the cardinals. So to now say that this comes as news is very unbecoming.

All I can say is that Arjuna Ranatunga should have worn a BETTER BOX when he used to play cricket. If he had done so he would still have had some testosterone left.

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My new proposal.

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