The Garmin Fenix 5 is out! The successor to the phenomenally successful Garmin Fenix 3. Has Garmin taken all the lessons learnt since the Fenix 3 was released in 2015, and made the Fenix 5 a must buy? Or does the Fenix 5 have an Achilles heel that might keep it from greatness? Let’s see!
The number of heart rate monitors on the market is mind-boggling. Most sports gadgets come with an HRM in the box, or at least the option. I personally have 5 knocking around the house – so why buy a separate HRM? Extra features!! With the 4iiii Viiiiva Heart Rate Monitor working as an ANT+ to Bluetooth bridge, this is likely to be a very useful heart rate monitor when it comes to using the new iOS Zwift platform! Continue Reading →
Currently, many Garmin devices now come with optical heart rate monitoring, but currently, they DON’T support optical HR whilst swimming. In which case, if you use a Garmin watch for triathlon training or swimming in general, how do you monitor your HR zones? With the Garmin HRM-Swim, that’s how! Plus you might be able to squeeze an extra sport out of it too! Continue Reading →
The Fenix 3 its great. It’a my personal watch. What would have made it better is an optical heart rate sensor. Well Garmin have answered my heart’s desire… The question this Garmin Fenix3 HR Review will ask, is it worth the price of admission however?
Fitbit is to sports trackers as Apple is to MP3 players. Fitness trackers are *almost* colloquially referred to as Fitbits. So whilst I’m waiting for the Fitbit Aria to arrive, I thought it would worth while looking at the Fibit Charge HR, which is ostensibly Fibit’s break out device.
Polar have released their first optical HR device, the Polar A360. The press shots certainly show a very stylish device, with a crystal clear screen, but that could be press shots for you. So how does the A360 work as an activity tracker, and more importantly as a stand-alone optical heart rate monitor? Continue Reading →
Mio is not just one of the pioneers of optical heart rate sensors, they are also a sports technology in their own right, and produce, my opinion, THE BEST STRAPS on any wrist mounted device out there. In hearing Mio was releasing an activity tracker AND optical HRM device, well, I couldn’t wait for a review unit! Continue Reading →