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

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YqwT3_iJpKnB5szF5Yb32H3Kl2I=/76×0:5029×3302/1280×854/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/50589005/R_Forerunner35Family_HR_34372.0.0.jpg 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…

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…

Garmin 735XT Optical ELEVATE

Review : Garmin Forerunner 735XT Optical HR Triathlon Watch

The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is the latest multi-sports watch from Garmin. It sits ‘somewhere in the middle’ in the sense that it’s not a ‘pro’ triathlon watch like the 920XT nor is it a simple device that, sort of, lets you perform each of the triathlon disciplines consecutively like you can with the Vivoactive HR. In…