Happy Garmin Families – Heart-to-heart-to-heart

In desperation I think I even mocked up a HRM-BIKE to complete the family. The caching swim watches now pretty much work flawlessly. You only have to watch out for losing the ANT+ connection before you start your race if you are splashing around at the start (tip: move you watch close to the strap…

Garmin 920XT Firmware (beta) update

My cynicism about cash-grabbing Garmin has waned somewhat of late. With the fairly recent HRM4-TRI/HRM4-SWIM caching of swim data I was very pleasantly surprised. And now we have the advanced running metrics in beta. I downloaded the v6.13 beta firmware today which ALSO updated my HRM4-TRI and HRM-RUN (HRM3-RUN ???). So now I have a new screen…

Garmin HRM-BIKE – Opinion & Speculation

OK. Fill in the sequence: SWIM-XXXX-RUN-TRI Thinking caps on. Now try this one. HRM-SWIM, HRM-XXXX, HRM-RUN, HRM-TRI Using my considerable powers of deduction there just might be a HRM-BIKE in the offing 🙂 Ta da !! So the HRM-SWIM brought underwater caching of heart rate (nice), a bit of stickiness to the torso and a bit of…

Latest Garmin HR HRM Chest Strap History

Here is an image of the new Garmin HR strap 2014/2015. You can see a very different style. The PODS look the same (they appear to be). The top one is the ‘original’ / ‘Classic’HR hard strap (Part Number: 010-10997-00 aka HRM1) and the one below it the ‘premium soft strap’ (HRM3). The third is the…