New Garmin App Store – iOS and Android

When you use Garmin Connect/Express on your computer to install a data field or app from the online CIQ store then you will probably find the experience to have been OK but certainly not a WOW moment. Plus when you are in a car in the middle of a field and you want to add,…

Humon now supports Apple’s WatchOS 5

Interesting news from Humon whose Hex Muscle Oxygen sensor now supports Watch OS5 from Apple   Some of you will perhaps also remember that STRYD is now supported on Watch OS. In one sense this is not that interesting as I’m guessing it will initially only result in a relatively small number of sales. However,…

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Massive Apple Watch Jump in Sales – A Problem for Garmin et al?

Whilst Apple’s iPhone sales might be falling for several reasons, the Apple Watch sales are trending in precisely the opposite direction with a near 50% increase in their Wearables business for Q1.2019. Source: CNET and others The Apple Watch is BY FAR the biggest selling smartwatch. Ever. Watch out Garmin, the Apple Watch is getting…

Garmin Edge 530 Review Discount

May 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

  V2.099 – 15 May 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which…

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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Mar 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

This post has been superceded with a more up to date version with a more up to date version here V2.082 – 25 March 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of…

Garmin Trivia and MORE Spotification via VA3M

It’s a slow news day. I’ll improvise and include a few things that have been waiting to find a story to be added to. As well as some new premium VivoMove finishes, Garmin and Spotify have finally pieced together all the bits that need piecing together to enable a Spotify CIQ app to work via…

Spotlight: Suunto MOVESENSE

Finally! I’ve done it. I’ve managed to find a real reason to include a picture of a cute pet. OK it’s not a cat and so I won’t be able to get thousands of pointless likes on Instagram, but a dog will do. A win’s a win. Relevance: I’m going to talk about Suunto’s MOVESENSE…

Apple Vs. Valencell – Settled

In January 2016 Valencell filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against both Apple, Inc. and Fitbit, Inc.   The patents in question were these 8,923,941 – Methods and apparatus for generating data output containing physiological and motion-related information 8,886,269 – Wearable light-guiding bands for…

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Jan 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

This version has been superceded latest version **HERE**. V2.065 – 27 January 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely…

Spotify Apple Watch

Spotify – Coming to Apple Watch

Spotify are close to releasing on Apple Watch but just currently testing basic playback functionality. This follows on from recent proper releases of Spotify on Garmin CIQ and WearOS. Clearly Spotify are placing themselves VERY well for global domination.   Garmin adds Spotify to Forerunner 645M   Spotify for WearOS – Announced     Source:…

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…

STRYD Review Apple Watch

Apple Watch + STRYD :: First Run and APPLE WATCH Accuracy

I find that the STRYD app and general STRYD experience on the Apple Watch is very good. Much better than I had expected from both the watch and from a new app. This post is entitled ‘First Run’. That’s not strictly true as keen-eyed and regular readers would have inferred from Friday’s post. This is,…

STRYD Review Apple Watch

Apple Watch + STRYD – Preview

STRYD on the Apple Watch – watchOS 4 STRYD is now supported on the Apple Watch. It’s pretty cool. STRYD released their Apple Watch app a few weeks ago. Providing you have WatchOS 4, you should be good to go right now. There’s not much to the app itself BUT I will briefly cover the…

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2017: The year of the Garmin – Sports Watch MARKET predictions for an exciting year – not just for Garmin

We can already see that sports technology is exploding in many directions: the market is global and is growing globally; technology is broadening its capabilities & competencies; online services and apps are getting cleverer; corporate health consciousness is growing; basic activity trackers’ usefulness is being questioned; smartphone apps offer ever-richer experiences; wearability/fashion is important; and the big boys…