Half a million – Thank you…it’s been a blast

Thank you everyone I’ve just hit 500,000 page views for the first time ever in a single month. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading the ‘stuff’ as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. ‘ Views’ are proper page impressions and the term ‘hits’ is different which, for example, would include technical reads by bots such as Google.…

Garmin Forerunner 45

Garmin Forerunner 45 (forty five) – First images

  Here we have yet ANOTHER new watch from Garmin. This time it is the low-end Forerunner 45 (forty five). This is a greatly cut down 245 and will likely have no CIQ and a poorer screen resolution like the old 235. It looks clear that Garmin have abandoned the square/rectangular watch face format in…

Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin 945 Imminent

I’ve done some more digging after last week’s post on the imminent Forerunner 245 and 245 Music. The two 245 product releases are a near certainty, just take that as being correct and focus on some even more exciting news. There is evidence that I have seen which shows that the Garmin Forerunner 945 is…

Polar adds ANT+ Support

I never thought I would write this but here goes… Polar adds ANT+ Support     I should probably write something insightful but the phrase ” TA DA! ” springs to mind instead. There are probably lots of sports people, who use the odd gadget or two, who have no idea what that means. But…

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…

Garmin 935 STRYD, STRYD Review, STRYD Power Meter, Footpod

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…

Wahoo Elemnt Review Comparison specifications Features Buy Deal Price

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…