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!
Gone of the days of TomTom purely being a car GPS system. Now TomTom is powering the tech behind Apple Maps, and has successfully branched out into sports gear – hence this review of the TomTom Spark Cardio – Running, music and optical HR, what more could you want? 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?
Polar have always had a strong pedigree when it comes to cycling head units and runnning watches. The V800 watch is Polar’s latest multi sport watch, covering everything needed for the triathlon, and a few other sports as well Continue Reading →
Marketed as a mid level running focused watch, the Polar M400 is capable of recording data from additional activities such as cycling, as well as the broadly termed “indoor activities”. In addition to the individual sporting activities, Polar has also included an activity tracker making this a very well spec’ed sports watch, yet priced in a way as to really cause the competition something to worry about. Read on for an impressively thought out device!
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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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