Back to the Fitbit

This winter I purchased an Apple Watch.  I loved it at the time, being able to get notifications without having to look at my phone was a huge plus for me.  It had been a while since I wore a watch.  Now, I’ve grown accustomed to having the watch, I don’t know if I will ever be able to go back to not wearing a watch.

At the time I started wearing an Apple Watch, I ditched my Fitbit.  After all, who wanted to be seen with two devices on their arms?  I would for sure look like a watch dealer in China Town.  Right?

This last week, I started wearing the Fitbit again.  So now I have an Apple Watch on one wrist and a Fitbit Charge on the other.  I missed the Fitbit, I missed the step tracking (yes, I know the steps show up on the watch), but Fitbit seems to handle this better.  I also missed the tracking for flights of stairs climbed.  Apple Watch does the activity tracking well with it’s concentric circles, but it leaves a lot to be desired.  I do appreciate how the Apple Watch nudges me to get up and walk when I have been sitting too long.  Maybe one day, one product can serve all my needs, but for now I am wearing both.

Amazon Echo

I read a great post on the Amazon Echo and the process it took to get it to market.  Excellent read and well worth the time.

The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo

Making matters worse was the overall atmosphere at Lab126 that summer. Amazon had launched the Fire Phone, its competitor to the iPhone, in July. In the home stretch of the speaker’s development, the Fire Phone was bombing, and the lab was in a period of reckoning. People were moving on to new projects or quitting altogether. It felt like Lab126 was hitting bottom.

Guns N’ Roses tour?

I am intrigued by the recently announced Guns N’ Roses tour, reuniting Axl and Slash.  This has to be one of the most anticipated tours in recent history.  I am sure there are also a lot of questions as well.  Axl Rose does not have the best track record for showing up for shows, and there is also that nasty habit of walking off stage mid-set as well.

As a long time fan of Guns N’ Roses I am looking forward to this tour.

Be still

When I am pounding with inner turmoil and anxiety, the last thing possible for me to do is to be still.

But Psalm 46:10 charges us to “Be still, and know that I am God”.

Easy enough.  Right?

We either fully believe in Him or we do not.  Why is it so hard for us to be still, to trust, and to know that He is God.  I know that He is God, but do my actions always show that?  Not usually.  It is so easy for me to get filled with anxiety and to start living in my head.

The thing that helps me the most is to look back at what God has done in my life.  How he has been there ALL the time.