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!
Zwift iOS Beta invites are now rolling out to the the eagerly waiting Zwifters. As such positioning your iPhone in your Zwift setup has just become a much more important issue than just shoving the phone in a jersey pocket (eew sweat!), or plonking it on a desk.
I’m not a great fan of custom cases. When I’ve found a case, I tend to like it. The Quad Lock Universal bike kit let’s you use your preferred case whilst Zwifting, and saves money too!
Garmin’s never ending question to produce every conceivable electronic cycling gadget continues. This time, not content merely merely to have their devices adorning our bikes and arms, now Garmin wants them on our faces – I give you – The Garmin Varia Vision…
Withings Go Activity Tracker – why is it here? There was more activity trackers on the market now, than than you can shake an active stick at. So after already having already produced two other activity trackers, why does Withings need a third unit? What can this offer we’ve not seen before – The Withings Go has an 8 MONTH battery life… from an touch sensitive E Ink screen… Ok now I’m interested – so lets see what we get for that minuscule power draw Continue Reading →
I’ve used the original Garmin VIRB for quit some time. Its a good camera, but has a litany of faults and design quirks. Garmin have released their new VIRB XE, and seem to have completely abandoned their previous design. The approach of the new VIRB XE appears to be very much following the GoPro play book. The question is, have Garmin thrown out some the the original VIRBs good points, along with its bugs? The Garmin VIRB XE review will cover a lot of comparisons between the GoPro Sessions and original Garmin VIRB too Continue Reading →
GoPro tends to have the market for the generic action camera sewn up. As a result, competitors such as Garmin and Shimano have realised action cameras but with additional sport specific features, such as GPS and ANT+ sensor integration. So from the view of a cyclist, how does Garmin’s first action camera fair in this Garmin VIRB elite review? Continue Reading →
I had held off purchasing the old Garmin 910XT in July, in the belief that there would have the be a replacement watch in the not too distant future.
Now this wasn’t just a desire for new things, but a want for features that were available in other products, Bluetooth LE as a minimum. Since the original 910XT’s release in 2012, and its development over the preceding years prior, I thought it quite likely that given the sea change in the world of GPS watches, even in Garmin’s own line up with the 620 Forerunner, an update had to be imminent. Plus, with the advent of the mainstream smart watch, aggressively promoted and produced by the likes of Samsung and now Apple, Garmin couldn’t really just produce another GPS triathlon watch. They had to push the envelope.
So is the 920XT a hit, or the beginning of the end for Garmin, as the new guard come out guns blazing?
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