Yearly Archives: 2015

Recommendation: Buy the Edge 1000 if you need a computer Expected Early 2017 seems most likely, probably at CES. History Product Announced Available Edge 1000 APR 9, 2014 MAY 2014 Edge 1010 2017? Features Likely ConnectIQ 2 support Better Screen Better battery life ANT+ FE-C trainer control Varia Radar/light support GLONASS Unlikely Bluetooth sensor support… Read Article →

Recommendation: Don’t wait, this is pure speculation Expected Might never happen. History Product Announced Available No history Features Possible Huge colour screen Powerful platform full detailed mapping Unlikely Opinion OK bear with me, I promise I’m not insane. Manufacturers often like to reuse a hardware platform to save money and research. What a lot of… Read Article →

Recommendation: Spartan Ultra will replace the Ambit Line Expected Never – Spartan Ultra replaces this. History Product Announced Available Ambit JAN 18, 2012 APR 2012 Ambit 2 APR 29, 2013 MAY 2013 Ambit 2R JAN 28, 2014 MAR 2014 Ambit 2S APR 29, 2013 MAY 2013 Ambit 3 Peak JULY 10TH, 2014 SEPT 2014 Ambit… Read Article →

Recommendation: Buy the M400, don’t wait if you need a watch Expected Late summer 2016 seems most likely. History Product Announced Available RC3 GPS AUG 13, 2012 SEPT 2012 M400 SEPT 25TH, 2014 OCTOBER 2014 M400.Next 2016 Features Likely Optical HRM Colour screen Unlikely Ant+ Sensor Support Opinion It’s hard to predict what Polar might… Read Article →

Recommendation: Buy with caution History Product Announced Available RC3 GPS AUG 13, 2012 SEPT 2012 M400 SEPT 25TH, 2014 OCTOBER 2014 M400.Next 2016 Notes This watch is an excellent running watch and activity tracker. Although it lacks many of the advanced features of the v800 it’s perfect for most running needs. Following release of the… Read Article →

Recommendation: Buy the Swim, Swim 2 is unlikely to appear Expected At this point, I’m not expecting a Swim 2. If there is then CES 2016 seems most likely but realistically just look at the other watches if you need a swim watch right now. History Product Announced Available Swim JUN 25, 2012 JUL 5,… Read Article →

Multisport Year <Devices 2016 Polar v800.next Suunto Ambit 4 Garmin Forerunner 930XT 2017 Fenix 4 Epix 2 Cycling Year <Devices 2016 Garmin Edge 820 2017 Garmin Edge 1010 Running Year <Devices 2016 Polar M400.Next 2017 Ambit 4R

Recommendation: Imminent Expected Early2016 seems most likely, probably at CES.Summer 2016 if at all. History Product Announced Available Edge 800 AUG 26, 2010 NOV 2010 Edge 810 JAN 7, 2013 JAN 2013 Edge 820 JAN 2016? Features Likely ConnectIQ support Cycling Dynamics Better Screen Slimmer Improved Bluetooth Capacitive Touch screen ANT+ FE-C trainer control Varia… Read Article →

Recommendation: Don’t buy, this device is end of life. History Product Announced Available Edge 800 AUG 26, 2010 NOV 2010 Edge 810 JAN 7, 2013 JAN 2013 Notes The Edge 810 has been around for a while at this point, although is still receiving updates. It got Strava integration in 2015 among other updates, although… Read Article →

When looking at likely timelines for product launches, there are a few big events each year which have been used to launch products. Sometimes a company will just randomly launch something, but many will stick to announcing at trade shows. Note that “Announce” and “Available” are often months apart these days so an announcement doesn’t… Read Article →

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