March 2017 : Cycling/Running/Triathlon ‘Watches’: Current Models and expected replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, TomTom

this version has been updated (here)

 

This is my opinion of current & future devices across the running/cycling market. Updates to this will be issued as and when information emerges.  Please let me know of errors or omissions. Thank you . Enjoy. [Alternate monthly perspective by @lustyd at gpsrumours.com)

ManufacturerDeviceComments
GarminFenix/Fenix 2Effectively Discontinued
GarminFenix 3 Fenix 3 HR + variantsStill great devices
GarminFenix 5, 5s, 5xGarmin’s flagship model for 2017-2018
GarminFenix 6Expected 2019
GarminFenix ChronosQuality innards. Will get F5 firmware
GarminForerunner 910XTGreat device
GarminForerunner 920XTGreat device
GarminForerunner 935Imminent Q1.2017
GarminForerunner 25Why?
GarminForerunner 35Entry level run/sports watch
GarminForerunner 210, 220, 225Effectively Discontinued
GarminForerunner 230Probably won’t be replaced as such
GarminForerunner 235Replacement 2017
GarminForerunner 245Expected 2017
GarminForerunner 610, 620Effectively Discontinued
GarminForerunner 630Great device
GarminForerunner 635Expected Q2.2017
GarminForerunner 735XTGreat device
GarminEpixNice But Effectively Discontinued
GarminVivoactiveEffectively Discontinued
GarminVivoactive HRGreat device
GarminEdge 20/25Entry level cycling computer
GarminEdge 200, 500, 510Effectively Discontinued
GarminEdge 520Still a great cycling computer
GarminEdge 530Expected 2018 at earliest
GarminEdge 800, 810Effectively Discontinued
GarminEdge 820Flagship top-end, nav cycling computer
GarminEdge 1000To be superseded in 2017
GarminEdge 1010Expected 2017
LezyneMini, Macro, Super, Watch variantsCurrently releasing Year 10 (2017) models
PolarV800Still a great watch
Polar?V850/V900?V800 replacement hoped for 2017
PolarM200Entry level oHR running/sports watch 2016
PolarM4002015 running watch. Unsure if replacement due
Polar?M500?Not sure if M400 will be replaced as M600 released
PolarM600Best AndroidWear sports watch
PolarM450Fine, basic unit. Uncertain future
PolarV650Nav Cycliing Unit. Last of Polar’s cycling watches?
Polar?V700?Possible V650 replacement 2017
SuuntoAmbit/Ambit 2Effectively Discontinued
SuuntoAmbit 3, several variantsStill great devices. In many ways superior.
SuuntoAmbit 4This IS the SPARTAN, visually like spartan trainer
SuuntoSPARTAN UltraWait for Q2.2017 firmware updates unless you research closely
SuuntoSPARTAN SportWait for Q2.2017 firmware updates unless you research closely
SuuntoSPARTAN Sport with oHRImminent Q1.2017
SuuntoSPARTAN TrainerPossibly Q3.2017
suuntoSPARTAN (other)Expected 2018-
FitbitChargeCurrent
FitbitSurgeCurrent
Fitbit‘smartwatch’Expected 2018, maybe 2017.
TomTomRunner, Runner 2Effectively Discontinued
TomTomRunner 3, Spark 3Still a great watch, possible Q3.2017 update
TomTomAdventurerStill a great watch, possible Q3.2017 update
Wahoo fitnessELEMNTA great cycling computer
Wahoo fitnessELEMNT BOLTA great cycling computer
Wahoo fitnessELEMNT MINIExpected Q2.2017
XPLOVA/AcerX5Nice cycling computer
BrytonRIDER 100, 310, 330, 530Current
BrytonRIDER numerous other modelsEffectively Discontinued
CatEyeSTEALTH, STRADA, PADRONE2016 models are current
MIO/MagellanCyclo 505HC + othersNice but all is quiet on the Western front
New BalanceRunIQExpected Q2.2017
CasioPro Trek SmartExpected Q2.2017
adidasSmart RunDiscontinued
AppleWatch Series 2 w/NikeCurrent
EpsonSF-seriesCurrent but all is quiet
HuaweiFitExpected Q2.2017
Moto360 – 2nd Gen/SportCurrent
LGWatch Sport (Google collaboration)Expected Q2.2017

Garmin Timeline (Original Source: Zitasport, modified)

Garmin-timeline-zitasport-javier-ortiz

Polar timeline (Original source: zitasport, this is slightly outdated eg M600, M200)

Source: zitasport

 

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TK
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Huawei Watch 2 (Sport and Classic) could be interesting. It has integrated FirstBeat analytics for advanced training metrics.

Gabriel
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good job