OPINIONETTE FR35: Garmin announce entry-level running watch – forerunner 35 – and new 4k virb camera

An interesting development today at the entry level end of running watches. Garmin’s new Forerunner 35 comes with ELEVATE (optical HR). The feature set will not be earth shattering, I haven’t looked, but it WILL be sufficiently functional for the target market along with many of its direct competitors. The overall aesthetics and apparent screen resolution…

TomTom – New Adventurer Model Announced

TomTom have just announced a new product-variant building on the evolution of the Runner-Runner2/Spark-Runner3/Spark3 line. The ADVENTURER model boasts a good feature set in a modern-looking shell. The ADVENTURER is essentially the same product under the skin as the just-announced RUNNER3/SPARK3 but with the addition of the following: Extra sports modes – hiking, snowboarding, skiing,…

TomTom – New Spark3 / Runner3 Announced

Lots of announcements today of new stuff from TomTom. Let’s start with the SPARK 3 / RUNNER 3. The previous version in the UK was the similarly-looking RUNNER 2 which itself followed the UK’s original RUNNER product. The RUNNER 2 was released in the US as the SPARK (Sept 2015). To cut a long story…