Which is the best iWatch running app

2018/04/02

I’ve been having difficulty picking which running app I want to use on the iWatch.

Here are two quotes showing why there is such a difference in apps from this article. https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/02/instagram-apple-watch-dead/

  1. “For apps like podcast players, creating a truly first class experience isn’t possible today due to limited developer resources — Apple’s apps have more privileges than third party apps”
  2. “watchOS app updates must be native starting this week which means we’ll likely see a lot of older Apple Watch apps disappear with future iPhone app updates starting now. Instagram for Apple Watch was built during the original cycle of WatchKit 1.0 apps where functionality relied completely on the paired iPhone.”

Here is my current order of preference and why. All the below apps show in the iPhone “Activity” app described here https://www.imore.com/apple-watch-activity-tracking-5-tips-you-need-know:

  1. Workout app from Apple – not sophisticated but always works, limited statistics
  2. Nike+ came with my iWatch model – OK, but I can’t get the app totally silent so I can use it on the soccer pitch.
  3. Runtastic – fails when not in range of cell phone however I like the stats. I don’t think this guy is native iWatch app.
  4. Moves – passive movement tracker – not on iWatch.
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Bash tips and tricks

2018/01/06

Ten Things I Wish I’d Known About bash

The worst and best and most interesting things of the year

2018/01/01

We will go with the worst of 2017 first…..

  1. The USA 🇺🇸 failed to qualify for the World Cup. Neither did my beloved Italy 🇮🇹 and Sweden 🇸🇪 did not qualify either.

The best of 2017…….

  1. this was the year of the home response appliance. Baking – “hey siri, set a timer for 10 min” or “ok google play kqed” or “ok google, what are the instructions to make a pecan pie”. This is the first step of AI in the House.
  2. The OLED display now included on iPhone X
  3. On the body biometric device are rapidly maturing. The iWatch is my favorite and yes I acquired one this year.
  4. 4K television – in preparation for the world cup of course.

And the most interesting things of 2017….

  1. Who would have guessed how many careers would have been brought down by sexual harassment.
  2. The beginning of the end of thumb typing. Just hit the little microphone and talk to get text.
  3. Blockchainning. time to learn it. Time to use it.

Three reasons to go with an iPhone X i.e. why not just go with an iPhone 8?

2017/11/22
  1. The oled screen makes you photos look fantastic.
  2. It takes 4K video!
  3. The front facing infrared technology has a lot of abilities. More than just faceid.
  4. The back camera is now better suited for landscape photos.

I’ll post more after the phone arrives.

Scanner details reference found

2017/11/19

I wish I found this site years ago.

I asked all these questions and looked for these answers.

Makes recommendations on what scanner to buy also.

http://www.filmscanner.info/en/Filmscanner.html

iPhone X ordered today

2017/11/01

Very expensive phone. Hope I like it.

First wrist watch in 10 years is an Apple Watch.

2017/05/12

Apple Watch for three reasons:

  1. I needed a digital watch to use during my officiating. It turns out iWatch is popular among referees.
  2. It takes your heart beat! I’m using the app Cardiogram to get cool 24 hour graphs of my heart beat.
  3. I can follow txts and phone calls without taking my phone out of my pocket.

Bonus is using the wallet on the watch to get into quakes games from my wrist.

Bought at mothers day discount on Friday, May 12 at Best Buy.

My notes on getting a same day passport in SF

2016/12/20

The USA department of State has its act together here. Here are my notes on getting a same day or same week passport at the SF federal building.


1 – follow the web sites professionally done web site instructions.

2 – have the complete package in the envelope with ID and money for the trip to SF.

3 – the first goal is to get a number pass from the guard in the door. This is the same day walkin line.

4 – the guard eventually calls your number for entrance in the paper work check line.

5 – if you pass the paperwork hurdle you will be give an appointment number for that day.

6 – if you cannot prove you need the passport for the next day you will not be able to pick up the new passport until anytime after the next day after 3:30 pm.

7 – payment, I used Apple Pay!  For the agent I had she said I was the first person she had seen processed using Apple Pay on the state department credit card machines.

8 – you can get obtain at the point you are still at the window an authorization for a third party to pick up your passport on that future date when it is available.

All in all, what I read with the yelp reviews proved true, that said this was a much less painful experience than I thought it was going to be. Unlike that painful experience of going to the DMV.

Tom N has his last college match

2016/08/31

Michael H was the middle on this last college match of tom’s career. 

Tom will still do high school matches. 

Thanks for the mentoring Tom!

  

Found – Apple watch uses green LEDs to measure your heart rate

2016/04/29

I missed this post a year ago describing how the Apple watch has both green and red LEDs to measure your heart rate on your wrist.

Apple details the technology and functionality behind Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor