Weight and Stuff Report – 26 October 2011

Shock horror, down again today, which gets me back down below the dreaded 220 pounds point. Now let’s see if I can stay there this time…

I went for a walk at lunchtime, and gave the new Garmin Fit iPhone app a try. It seemed to lock on to the GPS signal a bit quicker than Runkeeper generally does, and seemed to behave itself nicely. Combined with a dongle, it will also accept data from my Garmin heart rate monitor and footpod, which means that I’d only need to be logging data in one place rather than two, which makes a lot of sense to me.

I had hoped that the Garmin-compatible ANT+ dongle I bought at the same time that I got my Garmin watch would have done the job, but no such luck. I plugged it into my iPhone and the Garmin Fit app denied all knowledge of it. So I’ve ordered Garmin’s own dongle, which should make life easier. It means I won’t need to use the Garmin watch to record my activity, and won’t need the USB thingy either. Cool.

You can see my walk record, complete with map right here. The map’s quite cool – you can choose between Google and Bing maps, as well as the usual choice between street map and satellite pictures. Nifty.

While I was out, I saw a load of people lined up outside this shop. I’m guessing there’s some Halloween activity going on…

Lining up...

Lining up...

4 thoughts on “Weight and Stuff Report – 26 October 2011

    1. Les Post author

      Well, I suppose a load of people dressed as The Bieber would be a bit scary. Those life-size (or thereabouts) stand-up thingies in shops selling Essence of Bieber, or whatever his perfume is, are strange enough…

      1. Twisty

        “Essence of Bieber” :rofl: I did have a whiff of his perfume recently, and had planned to buy it, given that all profits goto his charity; unfortunately, it was too sweet and flowery for my liking. Shame. :(

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