Garmin Forerunner 245 Review

Garmin Forerunner 245 Specs, Comparison Music

The Garmin Forerunner 245 running watches (x2) have arrived and represent very interesting additions to Garmin’s 2019 range, I’ll save a full review for a few more months so let’s go ahead now with a preview, or whatever you want to call it. Where Are We? The earlier, Garmin Forerunner 235 from 2015 was a…

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

  V2.101 – 24 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intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which…

Suunto 9 Review

Suunto Firmware – new updates for 3 Fitness, 9 and SPARTAN

There were some minor improvements to the Suunto firmware last week (v2.6.54) covering all current devices in slightly different ways. New Features: Fitness age, which shows your fitness level based on a target level for a specific age.  (Suunto 3 Fitness) Direction indicator when navigating a route (Spartan, Suunto 9) Here we can see the…

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New Firmware April 2019 – Hammerhead Karoo

Return to main Hammerhead Karoo Review The new v1.42.600.3 firmware for the Karoo is a reasonably nice update and the exact details are shown further below verbatim from Hammerhead. The main part of this update is the move towards LARGE OFFLINE MAP REGIONS. Previously there was always an extra step required to ensure the correct…

Lezyne Year 10+ – new firmware

  It was announced last week but Lezyne has just pushed new firmware for all their 2017-2019 devices. As you can see from the image above they have a sweet range of sizes now. Functionality between the devices is fairly similar, so it’s just the format and price that you mostly need to worry about.…

Polar OH1 and OH1+ get a firmware update

Both the older Polar OH1 and newer Polar OH1+ both have a firmware update. Older Polar OH1 users should now find that they have Garmin’s ANT+ compatability…#cool. Similarly you should be able to get ANT+ on your Polar H10 via the FLOW app or, soon, via the BEAT app.

Garmin Forerunner 45 Specs Leaked (45S too) – Summary Info

This is the Forerunner 45 and Forerunner 45S Specifications, following on from the Garmin Forerunner 945 Specs Tri watch info that’s just been published alongside those of the two Forerunner 245 models. The 45 and 45S look like two sweet little devices from Garmin. Well one is little, it’s the S=Small one. A great call…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Specs Leaked – Summary Level

Today’s leak is the summary features/specs for each of the new Forerunner models. Let’s start in this post with the 945. It’s all pretty much as expected, so don’t get too excited. But do get excited that I expect them to be announced imminently. My guess for a date is Tuesday 30th April at which…

Polar H10

Polar Global H10 gets ANT+ compatability

Polar have now added and made available Garmin’s ANT+ compatibility to their top-end H10 heart rate strap. The new feature pretty much does what it says on the tin and you can get it now via the Polar FLOW app. The same update will be available through Polar BEAT shortly. If you never intend to…

Garmin Instinct Review

Garmin Instinct Specification & Fenix 5 Comparison

Here are the new and detailed Garmin Instinct Specifications and a Garmin Fenix 5 vs. Garmin Instinct Comparison. A separate Garmin Instinct review is now live and these specs & comparison form a part of that. Q: What Is the Garmin Instinct? The Garmin Instinct was announced on 11 October and is targeting the outdoors…

Garmin Forerunner 45

Garmin Forerunner 45 (forty five) – First images

  Here we have yet ANOTHER new watch from Garmin. This time it is the low-end Forerunner 45 (forty five). This is a greatly cut down 245 and will likely have no CIQ and a poorer screen resolution like the old 235. It looks clear that Garmin have abandoned the square/rectangular watch face format in…