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

V2.196 – 18 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which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW, which are DISCONTINUED and which are likely to be superseded SOON.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to give you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON – or which have been DISCONTINUED.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…

Fitbit Versa 2 Specifications

Fitbit Versa 2 Specifications

Amid some glitz and glamour, Fitbit today announced the Versa 2 model. Coming in at $/£/Eur199 it is a sensibly priced upgrade for existing Fitbit owners who want the latest, greatest nice-looking model with a sweet OLED screen. There is little here to attract many new customers unless, perhaps, you specifically want voice access to…

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New Fitbit Versa 2 Leak – WHEN N+1 is very very bad

  Fitbit is about to release a new Versa. No…NOT the Versa light. that was VERY different…lighter, obviously. This time it’s the cleverly named Fitbit Versa 2. It’s like the Fitbit Versa 1 but with a different number on the end. As far as the leaks suggest there’s not much new here other than a…

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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WKO5 out now. Training Peaks to announce details Monday/Tuesday

Coming soon: http://wko5.com/ TrainingPeaks have just, sort of, released a new version of their analytics package …called WKO5. Full details and links below ahead of tomorrow’s marketing drive. Of interest are their SMART SEGMENTS (smart LAPS) where you can analyse YOUR performances on segments/laps of YOUR custom routes over time compared to YOU.  Dynamic Functional Reserve…

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…

Garmin Edge 530 Review

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

V2.112 – 29 Jun 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 Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED. As well as reviewing…

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Fitbit Results Q1.2019

Fitbit’s Q1.2019 results are in and things seem to be trending like the previous quarter. The numbers, linked further below, show that the loss is about the same but on a higher turnover. the words are a bit more interesting than the numbers this time and here are the ones that are the most interesting…

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

  V2.101 – 24 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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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Fitbit Release OS3.0

Fitbit will imminently release their updated OS3. ~This will apply to all Versa and Ionic models globally.   There are a few new stats and about 10 new apps (eg TRX and Gold’s GYM), some of which are only available in the US. Although Fitbit themselves call this a ‘major upgrade’…I’m not so sure. TRX…

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Fitbit Versa – Significant Sales, Significant App Growth.

Fitbit have just announced that they have shipped over 1 million of their Fitbit Versa (reviewed here) since April 16th. Furthermore over 2.4million users of the Fitbit app have signed up for the female health tracking feature which calendarises and notifies for menstruation and fertility periods. Fitbit also state that 18,000 developers have signed up…