Monthly Archives: November 2015

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 →

Recommendation: Buy History Product Announced Available Swim Jun 25, 2012 Jul 5, 2012 Swim 2 Never? Notes OK, so this little unloved product is well overdue an update. It doesn’t support the swimming HR straps, doesn’t have GPS, doesn’t do bluetooth uploads, doesn’t have ConnectIQ. Unfortunately, swimmers don’t tend to need this kind of training… Read Article →

Recommendation: Wait, this is imminent Expected Early 2017 seems most likely, probably at CES. Product Announced Available Fenix 1 JUL 10, 2012 AUG 2012 Fenix 2 Feb 20, 2014 March 2014 Fenix 3 January 5th, 2015 February 2015 Fenix 4 January 2017? Features Likely Improved ConnectIQ platform (CIQ 2) Faster Processor More memory New Running… Read Article →

Recommendation: Wait, this is overdue Expected End of 2016 at the earliest. Product Announced Available Forerunner 305 JAN 3, 2006 FEB 2006 Forerunner 310XT APR 2, 2009 JUN 2009 Forerunner 910XT OCT 4, 2011 JAN-APR 2012 Forerunner 920XT Oct 1st, 2014 Early Oct 2014 Forerunner 930XT Oct 2016? Features Likely Improved ConnectIQ platform New Running… Read Article →

Recommendation: Wait until Kona History Product Announced Available RS800CX SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 unknown RCX 5 MAR 21, 2011 JUNE 2011 v800 JAN 6TH, 2014 MAY 2014 Notes Polar have increased their cadence for releasing new products recently and so I’m going to go out on a limb and say they will announce an update to… Read Article →

Recommendation: Wait, new watch due shortly History Product Announced Available Fenix 1 JUL 10, 2012 AUG 2012 Fenix 2 Feb 20, 2014 March 2014 Fenix 3 January 5th, 2015 February 2015 Fenix 4 January 2017? Notes Despite the very short gap between Fenix 2 and Fenix 3 we are not expecting a replacement any time… Read Article →

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