STRYD Review Apple Watch

Apple Watch + STRYD :: First Run and APPLE WATCH Accuracy

I find that the STRYD app and general STRYD experience on the Apple Watch is very good. Much better than I had expected from both the watch and from a new app. This post is entitled ‘First Run’. That’s not strictly true as keen-eyed and regular readers would have inferred from Friday’s post. This is,…

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My Perfect *RUNNING* Watch – Discuss

This is what I would want for my ‘perfect’ RUNNING watch. It would be for general run training and, when needed, for racing too. Let’s say for any distance. It would be for track or for XC or for urban pavements or fells. Let’s forget the multisport stuff for a while. This is certainly NOT my definition…

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2017: The year of the Garmin – Sports Watch MARKET predictions for an exciting year – not just for Garmin

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

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Apple Has Best Optical HR – err…… no it hasn't

A bizarrely scientific, yet incomplete, study by the Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic published through the American Medical Association  purports to show that the Apple Watch has the best accuracy of wrist-based optical HR. Or at least that is how it is being headlined by various tech publications on the internet. This is the first page:…

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…

Opinion: Apple Watch 2 and a rant beyond

I’ll keep these opinions short as people buying an apple Watch 2 won’t read this and therefore, logically, those of you reading this won’t by one. So Apple strike again with a masterpiece of design, inspired by the early-2016 TomTom Golfer (right). Well at least Apple got the shape right for an out-and-out sports watch.…