Wearable Tech Show – A ‘new’ optical HRM and other stuff

Some of the OTHER stuff there was interesting in the WRONG kind of way

TomTom – New Spark3 / Runner3 Announced

Lots of announcements today of new stuff from TomTom. Let’s start with the SPARK 3 /…

Garmin joins with LIFEQ – what about TomTom?

The clever little optical sensor in TomTom’s highly successful Runner2/SPARK was developed by South African company…

Samsung Gear Fit vs. Gear Fit2 – Infographic

Here is a quick head-to-head of the old and the new Gear Fit. Gear Fit2 is…

Opinion New Samsung Gear Fit2

Samsung have just announced what looks like a game-changer in the fitness band market. The successor to the…

Review – Fitbit Surge – GPS and Optical HR Fitness Watch

Most reviews are based on the original 2015 unit. Things have moved on with improvements to…

MIO Slice and PAI at Wareable Technology 2016

MIO global were out in force at Wareable Tech 2016 ably supported by @action_PR and 2Pure…

Review: Polar A360

Polar’s recently released A360 super smart band is a highly credible contender in the increasingly crowded…

World’s Sexiest Smart SPORTS Watches?

Today I was prompted to put together this gallery of some, IMO, rather pretty sports watches…

Polar A360 vs HRM-RUN – HR Running Accuracy This Time

Some much better news today for the A360. This time running tests. OK they were fairly…

Polar A360 vs Garmin HRM-RUN – HR Accuracy In A Controlled Environment

I updated the A360 today with the new firmware v1.128. Even though HR improvements are not…

Review (ette) – Garmin Forerunner 630 – First Look

A year is a clichéd long time in politics and two years is a long time…

Samsung SM-R350 – Internally referenced ‘Triathlon’

Don’t get excited, the snappily named SM-R150 is likely to be a mid-market band or low-end triathlon…

Why Garmin Shares Fell In October (2015)

FOOL.COM explain Garmin’s 40% 2015 share slide, below. Garmin are obviously a large and stable company.…

Tag Heuer Carrera Connect Smart Watch

Android wear developed with Intel. Tag get into the connected game at £1000. My normal criticism…

Garmin 630 – Beauty Parade – All the official product images

Garmin UK shared their initial ‘official’ Forerunner 630 images with me a couple of hours ago.…

Polar A360 – It’s Official – Full Detailed Spec

Having just produced some speculation about the Polar A360 smart activity tracker/sports watch I’m pleased to…

TomTom Runner 2 (aka Spark) – Optical HRM Built In

The impending and eagerly awaited TomTom Runner 2 (aka Spark) has a TomTom-built optical HRM. Is…

Samsung SIMBAND – Proper Health & Sports Tracking?

Samsung today announced the SIMBAND. Features were stated to include at least the following: heart rate…

Apple Watch failed to deliver accurate heart rate readings when users engaged in interval training

Latest scientific tests from Valencell show that the Apple Watch (Review) has further problems Apple Watch failed…

Optical HR Accuracy – Making the perfect sensor for sports usage

Why isn’t there a Polar Optical HR Sensor? After all Polar have been the gold standard…

Being Different – Garmin Alternatives

When buying sports gadgets I suspect that many people are faced with the “choice” ‘what is…

Samsung Gear Fit review – a sporty perspective

The Samsung Gear Fit is the fitness variant of the Gear fit introduced in early 2014.…

microsoft band announces STRAVA Integration

I’m in the late stages of my Microsoft Band release and was bemoaning the lack of…

Microsoft Band Review from an ‘Athlete’s’ Perspective

I’ve had the Microsoft BAND for a few weeks now and I have had a good…

HR accuracy of Microsoft band

I’ve just finished a rather sweaty indoor bike/turbo session. Sweaty because today is hot, it was…

Apple Watch First Impression and Opinion

It must take a while to get used to the Apple Watch. It’s more than just…