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2017: “The year of the Garmin” – Sports Watch predictions for an exciting year

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 are offer ever-richer experiences; wearability/fashion is important; and the big…

User Experience with circular and rectangular screens

I’ve re-posted an article by Samsung, below in full. It looks at some of the design issues they consider for circular screens interfaces. It’s based more on general usage rather than for sports and it’s OK for a quick read. I’m yet to see convincing usage of “screen real estate” on circular sports watches, although…

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Review : Garmin Forerunner 735XT Optical HR Triathlon Watch

The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is the latest multi-sports watch from Garmin. It sits ‘somewhere in the middle’ in the sense that it’s not a ‘pro’ triathlon watch like the 920XT nor is it a simple device that, sort of, lets you perform each of the triathlon disciplines consecutively like you can with the Vivoactive HR. In…