Garmin Index S2, the new Index Smart Scale for 2021
The original Garmin Index Smart Scale got a bit of a bad rap from customers and I never ended up getting one. However, I currently need to change the battery on my existing scales so that will be a great excuse to buy the new Garmin Index S2.
What will the Index S2 do? A: I’ve no insights to share there. I’d imagine we will also get some form of clever body composition analysis and I would hope that it automatically handles more than one person and links and syncs properly over WiFi to each of their Garmin Connect accounts AND that the weight is then piped through automatically to Google/Apple Health. In my case, that should then also sync with STRYD – welcome to my interconnected world. None of that should be too much to ask for from Garmin in 2020
Interestingly the original model received a firmware update in April this year which gives some indication of the MINIMUM capabilities of the Index Scale.
Continental GP5000 TAN
My favourite all-rounder tyre is the Conti GP5000 (review here). You probably already know that you can get them in various widths as well as a TL and CL version. Well, the rubber party has been a wee bit exclusive so far with only the lycra-clad boys and girls invited to tea. Continental has now decided to send out a more open invite and FASHIONISTAs all over the world will revel in the glory of what is a TAN coloured, sidewall version of the GP5000. If this matches your handlebar tape and you think you’re faster than the average fashionista then you know what to do.
Unsure of what tyre width to buy but think widest is best? It may be. First, check what your wheel manufacturer recommends and then check older frames can actually take a wider tyre. A good rule of thumb for aeroness is to get a tyre width that’s the same as your wheel’s rim width so, if you have older aero wheels you may well find that 23mm is the one to go for.
Continental GP5000 tyres are VERY widely used by cyclists who want low rolling resistance (speed) coupled with a degree of longevity.
Must Read: Continental GP5000 Review