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Garmin’s 2018 Financial Results Are In

Garmin’s results are in for Q4.2018 and thus for the full calendar year as well. As you can see from the table further below the results look solid overall. There’s not too much worth commenting about on the numbers themselves but let’s focus on those areas of interest that you and I probably share –…

Pro Triathlete Training Week

It’s always interesting to hear how fellow athletes train. It puts your efforts into perspective and also motivates you toward better outcomes. A while back I found Mo Farah’s typical training week hidden away on the net. You never know if these sources are really what the athletes adhere to, especially in the likely-to-be-secretive training…

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Garmin Buys Tacx

A little bird has told me that Garmin just bought TACX. TACX are a privately held dutch firm that are best known for their indoor bike trainers, although they also make tools and accessories, as well as indoor training software and applications. The acquisition is announced today as one of Garmin’s affiliates has acquired all…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar Vantage v3.0 Firmware (Feb 2019 update)

Today we have a significant firmware update for the Vantage Series as the Vantage M receives smartphone notifications, Back-to-start functionality as well as a ‘sleep’ watch face. The Vantage V receives those same updates as well as route guidance. Favourites have also made a welcome appearance too. The major areas of functionality are now in…

Spotlight: Suunto MOVESENSE

Finally! I’ve done it. I’ve managed to find a real reason to include a picture of a cute pet. OK it’s not a cat and so I won’t be able to get thousands of pointless likes on Instagram, but a dog will do. A win’s a win. Relevance: I’m going to talk about Suunto’s MOVESENSE…

Amer – Strong Q4 Results

Amer Sports is currently under offer to a recent cash tender. However that has not stopped them posting strong Q4.2018 results with net sales in local currencies up by 10% compared to a year ago with 2018 being 7% up on 2017 on the same basis. CEO Takala said “Growth was strongest in apparel (+41%),…

Apple Watch 4 Review Nike 44mm

Feb 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

V2.070 – 18 February 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded soon (or not). My personal…

RunScribe Plus V3

RunScribe – A New Direction

  RunScribe are moving in a new direction with their Runscribe Plus footpods. As of now, RunScribe are only selling a ‘pro’ or ‘clinic’ solution on their site and will continue to support existing RunScribe Plus users. Whilst the product is essentially identical to before, RunScibe’s business model is changing from Business-to-Consumer to Business-to-Business and…

Shoe Prints – from RunScribe Plus

I like RunScribe. Anyone that tells me my efficiency is high, image above, must be nice 😉 I always try to take a compliment graciously. There’s some more news to come from RunScribe from me later today (or tomorrow) but for now here is the latest addition to the insights you can get from RunScribe…

Garmin HRM-DUAL Review Specifications

Garmin HRM-DUAL Specifications + Opinion

Garmin today announced their new heart rate monitor: HRM-DUAL It’s a more connectable, updated version of the old HRM3-RUN model and probably marks the start of new refreshes to many of Garmin accessories as we predicted way back in last year. Why this HRM? Why Now? Garmin’s HRMs are great. As are those of Garmin’s…