Garmin MARQ – new LIVE EVENT SHARING

The Garmin MARQ has a new feature called LIVE EVENT SHARING squirrelled away in the specs. This post will be speculation on what that new feature is. LIVE EVENT SHARING could be super interesting…or a damp squib. Let’s see. This is almost certainly NOT the features we already have on the Fenix ie it’s not…

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications

Fitbit – 4 new devices

Fitbit has launched 4 new devices including the Fitbit Versa Lite I discussed in more detail earlier today. The CEO also indicated that an Ionic 2 will come later in 2019. My ‘guess’ would be ‘just in time for Christmas’. In addition to the Versa Lite, there is also the Inspire, Inspire HR and Ace…

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications & Opinion

The new Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications and features are similar to those of the existing non-Lite model and the key standout differences are the lower price tag associated with its lack of contactless payments and lack of music support. The Fitbit Versa, Versa Lite, Versa SE & Ionic represent Fitbit’s alternative to the Apple Watch…

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Fitbit Shares Plunge

Fitbit Shares Plunge Fitbit have just announced their Q4 results and hence results for the full calendar year that brought us more realistic views of the contributions from Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Ace and Fitbit Charge 3, which together account for 57% of revenues. However, the shares ‘plunged’ due to Fitbit giving ‘weak’ guidance for the…

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Running With Power 2019 – Will there be an ANT+ Standard ?

I’ve been getting very excited with myself recently. I had pretty much convinced myself into believing that an ANT+ Running With Power Standard would be announced at 1:03pm on Friday 15th March 2019. Then I took a step back and thought I’d better check my facts. That’s always a time-consuming annoyance when it comes to…

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Garmin’s Weaknesses

Garmin is a dominant player in the sports tech market covering fitness, running and cycling. They are a large, listed company with a clearly superior competitive position to most of its competitors – although not superior to companies who have significant interests in other fields like Apple, Google – WearOS, Samsung etc.. And perhaps not…

Interest In Triathlon Watches – Page Views

I thought this was an interesting chart that some of you might want to look at. It is the page views of a popular post I have on triathlon watches. The chart shows the relatively obvious seasonality of the interest in triathlon watches as well as a Black Friday blip. There will be a few…

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INSIGHT: Huawei Watch GT – “Influencer” Marketing

I’m taking a different tack today with the Huawei Watch GT. Huawei have produced a 20 page Reviewer’s Guide which I thought I would share with you and comment on. As well as some quite detailed technical information it also gives insight into how Huawei are HOPING to guide the media-influencers to help Huawei MARKET…

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Garmin 935 Firmware 11…hmmm

Here is the latest change with a whopping jump from v10.10 to v11.0 with nothing really added. Strange that. Even though 10.55beta had GPS swim fixes in the GPS FW, these seem not to be mentioned in v11.0   Changes made from version 10.10 to 11.00: Fixed an issue where Heart Rate broadcast would stop…

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Fitbit Q2.2018: Oh dear

Fitbit have just released their Q2.2018 financials. Here are the numbers   Here are Fitbit’s words saying how great an increased loss really is: link to fitbit.com. Here is what the market thought…actually not too bad. Essentially  Fitbit’s numbers weren’t quite as bad as Fitbit said they were going to be. There is still hope…

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Review

Where is the Garmin Forerunner 945 ? Hopes For September

Garmin keep a keen eye on competitors’ prices. They also keep a keen eye on competitors’ product launches. I would imagine that their ‘Competitive Intelligence System’ scoops up the rumours and trade-chat of new products far better than I could ever hope to. Let’s speculate that there could be a new triathlon watch (or two)…

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Epson Discontinue RunSense & ProSense Ranges

I have just had confirmation that Epson have discontinued the entire RunSense and ProSense ranges of run and triathlon watches           RunSense I had assumed that the RunSense range from a few years ago had already been discontinued and that included these models: SF810, SF-710, SF-610…etc. This is reflected by their…

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Suunto 9 BARO – FusedTrack, First proper run and some thoughts

The new Suunto 9  BARO (non BARO version also available) features Suunto’s new FusedTrack feature. Here’s how it works for running: GPS positions are sampled relatively infrequently (Endurance Mode 60 secs & Ultra Mode 120 secs). Between those points the Suunto 9’s motion sensor provides inputs to a directional algorithm to joint the dots BUT…

Apple WatchOS 5 – New Sports Features

Apple may have woken up somewhat to new challenges ahead with the on-trend message that everyone seems to be getting more into personal fitness. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday brought several new sports-related announcement for future functionality in WatchOS 5. I think these announcements are interesting for those of us with sports-focussed…