Garmin Fenix 5X 5 5S Forerunner 935 Review

Garmin Fenix 5 – Poor Connectivity and GPS Accuracy

I was looking at the new beta firmware for the Fenix 5 and noticed two very highly viewed threads on the garmin.com forum. Those are some serious levels of interest: >50,000 views of ANT+ connectivity issues and >107,000 people further interested in GPS accuracy. Edit: Doesn’t quite match the F3HR altimetry (yet) I would hope…

Polar M460 Cycling Detailed Review

Cycling/Running/Triathlon ‘Watches’: Current Models and expected replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, TomTom

V1.3 –¬†23rd May¬†2017 This is my opinion of current & future devices across the GPS running/cycling market. Updates to this will be issued as and when information emerges which may include rumors, although note well that any information provided to me under NDA by manufacturers¬†will not appear here. So there might yet be a few…

Lezyne Enhanced Micro C GPS

Lezyne Enhanced Micro C GPS – First Thoughts

I first stumbled across Lezyne with their SUPER GPS cycling computer back in 2015. That really is a SUPER little device that I like a lot. It’s a bit quirky in an endearing kind of way, whilst still being solidly made. Simplistically you’d say it was for mountain bikers. For me it’s my back pocket…

Suunto SPARTAN – new GPS algorithm + GLONASS – provisional test results in ULTRA vs SPORT

I knew something was wrong when the autolaps were quite a bit different from each other. With the new gps algorithm, with GLONASS enabled, and with firmware v1.6.14, I re-did my standard GPS test for the Spartan Ultra¬†and the¬†Spartan Sport I followed this methodology and this precise, standard route:¬†http://the5krunner.com/courses/test-route-for-gps-devices/. That link also has all the…

Suunto Spartan Ultra - Clever Little Magnetic Charging Thingy

Suunto SPARTAN gets GLONASS – so what?

Today’s new firmware for the SPARTAN is annoying as I now have to re-do a GPS test I did last week ūüôā although hopefully this line from the Suunto update notes¬†“This update also brings a new GPS firmware to improve general tracking accuracy” suggests that the test might be worth re-doing and will find increased…