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It’s looking ever more likely that a new high end watch will arrive soon from Polar. Although nothing is on FCC right now there are some hints. Firstly, it’s been way too long since v800 was released. It’s a great watch (finally) but was dated a few months after release when Garmin dropped the 920XT… Read Article →

OK, so this one is now officially “overdue”. The garmin-930xt was due in October this year based on a two year cycle. The burning question on everyone’s keyboard then is “should I get a 920XT for xmas?”. The answer, dear reader, has never been more complicated. With Fenix Chronos Garmin have muddied the waters in… Read Article →

So, we were all fooled by the Garmin Fenix Chronos FCC application. Well I was anyway. I still won’t be surprised to see a Fenix 4 announcement at CES but considering the lack of meaningful new hardware updates they could make we might actually be a year out. I certainly don’t have the confidence to… Read Article →

A new Garmin FCC Filing showed up recently (sorry, I was running up a mountain in Wales so a little late to the party on this one!). What we know from the filing… The watch is round, like a Fenix 3 There is a Ti and Stainless version, like the Fenix 3 Confidentiality runs out… Read Article →

*UPDATE* Here we go Nowyoucan site. Probably one of the below due for announcement in just under 6 days (next Wednesday lunchtime UTC) *UPDATE 2* Well this is interesting, there are two different images in the campaigne. One, the main one, doesn’t have an HR bump. Another, very clearly does on Facebook *Update 3* pictures… Read Article →

Polar are about to release a new HR sensor by the look of it, the H7i. It’s waterproof to 30m so likely to replace the H7. This could be a sign of imminent v800 successor too, since these sort of things are often released together. We can only speculate on what the H7i contains but… Read Article →

Polar have just put out a tease about v800, lava fields and palm trees. Hopefully this means a new watch coming soon 🙂 Since I posted this (hastily from the phone) I looked up Kona 2016 and that’s not until October, and Ironman Lanzarote is September. Anyone want to fill me in on what I’ve… Read Article →

So, Suunto have confirmed that Spartan Ultra will replace the Ambit line. Sadly that’s about all they have done today as no further detail is being released until next month at which time we should be given full detail. At least now we know that Ambit 4 isn’t a thing, and when to expect updates…. Read Article →

I thought it might be useful to have a roundup of recommendations so everything is in one place, and so we have a nice record of speculations… In alphabetical order of manufacturer. Manufacturer Device Current Speculation Garmin Fenix Don’t buy – this is very old Garmin Fenix 2 Don’t buy – Fenix 3 is now… Read Article →

Apparently coming 7th June, but Gigathlon starts on the 10th so may be then since that’s a huge race sponsored by Suunto. This may be the “Ambit 4” we’ve been waiting for coming this year! Suunto have gone a little fruity with their names recently so it’s plausible they might move away from Ambit. This… Read Article →

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