new Garmin Index S2 plus new Conti GP5000 – the new Index Smart Scale S2

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Garmin Index S2, the new Index Smart Scale for 2021

 

Old Model Shown

Finally, after much speculation, the FCC has today chalked up the Garmin Index Smart Scale as ready for action on 1-10-21 (CES 2021 – or maybe October 2020).

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?

  • Body fat display Yes
  • Body water indicator Yes
  • Muscle mass display Yes
  • Bone mass display Yes
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Yes
  • WiFi – yes
  • For up to 12 people and it will show you the weather forecast !?! (yes, seriously!)

 

 

 

Interestingly the original model received a firmware update in April this year which gives some indication of the MINIMUM capabilities of the Index Scale.

Must Read: Garmin Index Scale S2 Review

 

 

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.

Must Read: Garmin Index Scale S2 Review

Speedy Tyres?

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

Continental GP5000 Review – You Definitely NEED These – Conti Grand Prix Tire – Tyre

 

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15 thoughts on “new Garmin Index S2 plus new Conti GP5000 – the new Index Smart Scale S2

  1. I got my fingers burnt by the Mk1 scales. I presume weight was accurate, but everything else was little more than a random number generator at first, then after a firmware update it became a fixed number generator. ps. reference the updating to Stryd, it’s generally advised not to do this. My head hurts thinking about why this is so, and just put it down to the unique way Stryd measures “power”

    1. yes i agree its generally not worth updating STRYD with minor daily weight changes. weight changes are only usefully added if, say, you are carrying a backpack
      I think it was Steve Palladino who put the argument forward and, yes, it made my head hurt too. but i think he’s right.

      1. If you don’t keep the weight constant, then you need to track Power/Weight for every workout. It will complicate your life for very little real world benefit. As a general rule you should only input a new weight when it changes in a meaningful way (more than 5 Kg or so), and only if you are not in the middle of a hard training cycle, otherwise it will mess things up. After an A race consider changing it to the weight you know will probably end up with in the next months.

  2. Interestingly the original model received a firmware update in April this year”

    There has been no firmware update this year, the added support for multiple weigh-ins per day in April was a change in Garmin Connect.

    1. thank you.
      yes these:
      Body fat display Yes
      Body water indicator Yes
      Muscle mass display Yes
      Bone mass display Yes
      Body Mass Index (BMI) Yes
      WiFi – yes

  3. Hello.
    I accidentally bought them Garmin Index S2, like some demo version in local electronic stuff shop.
    Looks nice, but without option to connect to app they are not usable….. hope to get officialy relese ASAP 😂

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