*INCOMING* New Firstbeat Features x3

Let’s start off NOT interesting and then get interesting towards the end. The Xiaomi Mi Watch was announced a day or so ago. It starts at around $185 which is fairly interesting considering it’s an Apple Watch wannabe, with many similarities in looks. But, hey, China’s goodish at tech rather than original design. Let’s forget…

Garmin Varia RTL510 Review wAHOO ELEMNT HAMMERHEAD KAROO

November 2019: Sports Watch Update: All new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumors + replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

V2.205 – 18 Nov 2019 This post is continuously updated and normally replaced monthly. It gives you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW, which are DISCONTINUED and which are likely to be superseded SOON. Elsewhere on this site, there is more detailed SPECULATION & RUMORS about specific…

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Garmin & The Biological Age Model

Garmin Biological Age Model (by Scor) Garmin has today announced a link up for their wearables with a Biological Age Model created by SCOR Life. It will be interesting to see if this ties in with other 3rd party providers’ versions of ‘fitness age’ which, in some ways sounds easier to quantify than ‘Biological Age’.…

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Fitbit acquired by Google

Google has just definitively agreed to buy Fitbit, hook, line and sinker. The deal itself will probably have all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed in 2020. Many of us knew this was probably happening ‘a while’ ago but, hey, insider trading is illegal and I’m still poor :-(. Although if you look at the…

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Whoop’s Take on HRV

I’ve linked, further below, to a piece of content from Whoop that gives their take on HRV. It’s quite a nice athlete-focussed overview that’s straightforward to read. It covers these broad topics and more: What it is, what causes it, how it’s measured, and why it’s an indicator of fitness What’s a normal HRV for…

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Garmin – IMPRESSIVE Q3 sales figures.

Garmin’s shares have jumped about 5% on news of a great last quarter performance. Obviously here we are only interested in the sport/fitness/outdoors part of Garmin but that did very well too. First up, a share price jump like this really does show that Garmin exceeded analysts’ expectations and it does not represent a jump…

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Oura vs Whoop vs Biostrap vs [Insert Your Product Here]

Confused? Some Pointers – I’ll Keep It Brief Here’s a quick overview to cover where some of the newer, innovative fitness products fit for different kinds of people. Many people probably don’t appreciate the difference between a fitness watch, a sports watch and a smartwatch let alone how various straps and rings fit into those…

Casio Pro Trek Smart Review WSD-F30

October 2019: Sports Watch Update: All new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumors + replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

V2.198 – 29 Oct 2019 This post is continuously updated and normally replaced monthly. It gives you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW, which are DISCONTINUED and which are likely to be superseded SOON. This month’s edition (October) has an significantly updated section at the end on…

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Fitbit – Explores Selling Out to Google

A report with Reuters suggests that Fitbit is up for sale. The company has hired an investment bank to explore options. One option is to sell out to Alphabet (Google). Fitbit has recently been making some good corporate partnerships to ship its devices and services but I suspect is finding selling its watches to the…

Coros Vertix ICE BREAKER Review

September 2019: Sports Watch Update: Fenix 6 – All new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumors + replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

V2.141 – 29 Sep 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced with a refreshed introduction & commentary to give you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON – or which have been DISCONTINUED. You might want the latest model…

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Huami Amazfit GTS Specifications – Apple Watch lookalike

Huami Amazfit GTS Specifications & Overview – Apple Watch lookalike The new Amazfit GTS smartwatch is a fitness watch after the hearts of Apple Watch lovers. It really is not difficult to see where the design inspiration comes from. Having said that, Fitbit has produced a similar-looking Versa and, after all, Apple does not have…

Polar Ignite Review Specifications

August 2019: Sports Watch Update: Fenix 6 – All new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumors + replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

V2.134 – 01 Sep 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced, with a refreshed introduction & commentary to give you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED. You might want the latest model or…

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32% Off Garmin, up to 56% off Amazon

There are some good Amazon prime electronics deals for the next two days. 32% off Garmin on AMAZON UK PRIME here. Some good deals including FENIX 5, Vivoactive 3 and 735XT (USA Here) 25% off Apple on AMAZON UK PRIME here. 33% off DJI Mavic on AMAZON UK PRIME here. 38%-56% off AMAZON-branded items (eg…

Polar Vantage V Review

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

V2.120 – 27 Jul 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced, with a refreshed introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED. As well as reviewing…