New Garmin Connect Insights

A quick heads-up: Some new stuff announced for Garmin Connect and the mobile version too (below). Amongst other things you can now compare yourself to others. Don’t worry if the results are a little inconvenient you can pretend you are a different age group and massage the figures 🙂 Above is my average weekly mileage…

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Garmin Forerunner 935 – First pictures emerge

Potentially exciting tri-watch times ahead as this little baby hits the shelves.     ESSENTIAL INFO: This post was written BEFORE the release. See (here) for some post-release info We have the new Garmin Forerunner 935. To be clear: that’s NOT the 930; not the 930xt; and not the 935xt. It s likely to be very…

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Fitbit adds stuff ?!?

fitbit have relatively basic but generally well-working products. Their online ecosystem is good. In the light of new competitor products, FITBIT have announced further additions to their online offering – press release below In my opinion some of these online platforms and apps (eg Under Armour) are getting WAY too complicated. I do complex stuff…

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Polar announce H10 HRM and a Shirt

Polar have just announced a new HRM. The H10. This is probably a renamed H7i ie the late-2016 model we were expecting. Indeed this may well dash hopes of what the H7i might have been. however it does have an inbuilt but currently inactive accelerometer (Source: FCC) and maybe it could have a bridging function (unknown).…

Samsung Gear and Under Armour

When you have a super large company partnering like SAMSUNG with a super large company like UNDER ARMOUR then it’s gonna work right? Looks like a great move with Under Armour porting their apps over to Samsung’s AndroidWear platform doesn’t it? Except Samsung ISN’T AndroidWear. It’s TIZEN (prev RTOS) – it’s proprietary OS. Just like…

KINEMATIX TUNE Insoles and APP Running Analysis

Kinematix raises €2 Million – plus TUNE now generally available in EU / USA

Portugal-based Kinematix  have just raised €2 Million from a Portugese investor. Presumably this is for further expansion of production and marketing as the product is already on sale and available through amazon. I reviewed Kinematix’s sole-based running form product a few months back <here>. —————————————— Kinematix Closes Funding Round with Portugal Ventures for €2 Million…

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SUUNTO's SPARTAN Enhance GPS

Suunto claim to have addressed GPS accuracy issues experienced by some users, see below. Release v1.4.6.624/10Nov2016 I’ve had some good experiences with GPS accuracy of the existing version <here> so, no doubt, the situation will be made worse for me and better for others 🙂 we shall see. I will say it how I find…

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Garmin Consolidate Step Activity

Gadget-encrusted step-counters worldwide will rejoice at Garmin’s just-announced move to enable Garmin Connect to consolidate steps from different devices every day. The new feature is called TrueUp and it will also synchronise the current GRAND TOTAL to a single preferred device of your choice. With a hilarious play on words, below, they also announced today…

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Garmin Fenix 5 Collection For Q1 2017?

Expect an announcement for the Garmin Fenix 5 in early January 2016, perhaps coinciding with the CES trade show. Perhaps a day or two before to steal some of the thunder. You’ve probably seen the chatter on Garmin’s own forums and elsewhere (sources below). It’s still not entirely clear if the leaked images were real…

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Garmin Fenix 5 – hardware specs leaked

  (Edit: Jan 2017 – 5x specs here) As half-expected <here> it seems that the FENIX CHRONOS really *IS* the hardware for the upcoming Garmin Fenix 4 following the latest leak, this time through appelmoessite. If you think about it, it makes sense. This could mean a Fenix 5 at CES on 5Jan2017, and almost certainly Q1.2017. The same…

World's fastest Tri Bike – Diamondback Andean

Apparently this is the world’s fastest tri bike Diamondback Andean Price: You can’t afford it. No, it’s not a motorbike. I suspect it wouldn’t be the ‘World’s Fastest Tri Bike’ with me on it. But that is another post entirely. One day though I REALLY would love a shot on a real top-end bike to…