Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – Gripes so far

I’m probably going to end up loving the 945 but in the pursuit of balance here are the things that have mildly annoyed me so far. Gripes It took a long while to setup but that was more due to the fact there are more features to setup. Setup is probably improved in reality over…

XERT -Major Update

XERT recently announced a major update for their platform initially via their iOS app. Who? XERT offer lots of training and coaching functionality around those of us who want to train with power. It’s designed for CYCLING but works with STRYD for running equally as well. What’s the big deal? ‘Normal’ training with power has…

New Coros Apex Variant

Coros have just announced a new white colour for their 46mm APEX premium construction multisport & running watch. As well as the new colour there are also subtle changes to the watch face as shown on this image of the two watches side-by-side. The watch face has two concentric circles marked around it and ths…

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Wiggle – Up To 45% off

Wiggle’s mid-season is on for those of you in the EU. The links below are specifically for the UK but you can change the country flag at the top of the Wiggle page and off you go. I seem to have somehow tied myself up with Wiggle with the launch of the new Forerunners/Edges which…

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Fitbit Results Q1.2019

Fitbit’s Q1.2019 results are in and things seem to be trending like the previous quarter. The numbers, linked further below, show that the loss is about the same but on a higher turnover. the words are a bit more interesting than the numbers this time and here are the ones that are the most interesting…

NEW Polar Vantage V TITAN

Polar have just announced the Polar Vantage V Titan. It is NOT a major announcement and the Vantage V TITAN is just like the V but with PREMIUM MATERIALS. That’s a TITANIUM case which makes the TITAN super-light…oh, and a new two coloured strap that has a textile feel but which is made of silicone.…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – Shipping NOW (EU/UK)

Detailes of the new Garmin Forerunner 945 are linked to furtrer below. Wiggle have already despatched many 945s – (see comments below). Wiggle have told me that they have EXCLUSIVE UK early stock (and EU early stock – see comments below about those who have already received it). NOBODY else in the UK has initial…

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Announced

Today Wahoo Fitness have announced the new Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM GPS Cycling Computer It’s a colour-screen version of a physically enlarged Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT, making it the larger size of the ELEMNT. It’s otherwise pretty much identical to the BOLT except from the inclusion of routable mapping and a few other bits and pieces like…

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Garmin Financial – Q1 Sales Are In

Garmin have just announced impressive Q1 financials. Source: Garmin.com   Selected highlights for Q1.2019’s numbers include: Record first quarter revenue of $766 million, an 8% increase, with marine, aviation, fitness and outdoor collectively increasing 12% over the prior year quarter Gross margin of 59.0% compared to 60.0% in the prior year quarter Operating margin of…

Menstrual Cycle Tracking in Garmin Connect

Fitbit, Oura, Apple and many others have various tech ‘solutions’ to menstrual cycle tracking, essentially trying to understand and predict monthly cycles. There are many complexities in this area ranging from ‘simple’ variations in cycle length between individuals to the irregularity of an individual to perimenopausal disruptions for older women. #ItsComplicated – List of Fertility/Cycle…

Movescount to Suunto App Migration Update

Suunto product users should already have received notifications about further clarifications to the recently announced closure of the MOVESCOUNT app, as Suunto transition to their Suunto app. Source: Suunto.com It’s been clear that throughout Q1.2019 Suunto have been significantly beefing up the Suunto app. My experience with it on Android seems to indicate that it’s…

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Massive Apple Watch Jump in Sales – A Problem for Garmin et al?

Whilst Apple’s iPhone sales might be falling for several reasons, the Apple Watch sales are trending in precisely the opposite direction with a near 50% increase in their Wearables business for Q1.2019. Source: CNET and others The Apple Watch is BY FAR the biggest selling smartwatch. Ever. Watch out Garmin, the Apple Watch is getting…

Half a million – Thank you…it’s been a blast

Thank you everyone I’ve just hit 500,000 page views for the first time ever in a single month. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading the ‘stuff’ as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. ‘ Views’ are proper page impressions and the term ‘hits’ is different which, for example, would include technical reads by bots such as Google.…

New Polar Vantage Road Map & Firmware

Polar have just released an importantish firmware release for the Polar Vantage range as well as updating the 2019 roadmap. All good stuff. I’ve added in the full details from Polar, below, and the main area of interest to me is the GNSS/GPS accuracy improvements. Sometimes it takes a while to get an aGPS fix…

Garmin Edge 530 Review Discount

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

  V2.099 – 15 May 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 Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which…