Monthly Roundup June 2016

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 cheap and Fenix 2 is not getting updates.
Garmin Fenix 3/HR Buy – this probably won’t be updated until winter
Garmin Fenix 4/HR Probably coming in January
Garmin Forerunner 910XT Don’t buy – this is very old
Garmin Forerunner 920XT Buy – this probably won’t be updated until autumn/fall
Garmin Forerunner 930XT/935XT Probably coming in autumn/fall
Garmin Forerunner 735XT Buy – this is brand new and seems to be running Fenix code so hopefully isn’t buggy
Garmin Epix Buy – this probably won’t be updated until winter
Garmin Epix 2 Hopefully coming in January
Garmin Edge 510 Don’t buy, this is very old
Garmin Edge 520 Buy, this is very new
Garmin Edge 810 Buy if you get a good deal, this is overdue for replacement for a while though
Garmin Edge 820 Coming soon we hope
Garmin Edge 1000 Buy if you get a good deal, this is overdue for replacement
Garmin Edge 1010 Coming soon, possibly to align with new ConnectIQ features
Polar v800 Wait – update is probably imminent
Polar v800.next Overdue, hopefully June/July
Polar m400 Wait – update is probably imminent
Polar m400.next Overdue, hopefully August
Suunto Ambit 2 Don’t buy unless you get a great deal
Suunto Ambit 3 Replacement imminent – don’t buy unless you get a great deal
Suunto Ambit 4 Due next month as the Spartan Ultra
Suunto Kailash Buy if you can work out what it’s for or who it’s aimed at
Suunto Traverse Why Suunto, WHY!?
Posted in Cycling, Garmin, Multisport, Polar, Running, Suunto, Swimming
10 comments on “Monthly Roundup June 2016
  1. Miszka says:

    Didn’t Polar guys say that they decided to do the further R&D on the V800, and not to replace it it imminent future? Summer seems unlikely

    • lusty says:

      If they dont come up with something new soon I’ll be surprised. At this point the v800 looks very dated whether it does everything it needs to or not. Once Suunto release their new one it will be even worse.

  2. Nicholas says:

    What about the Polar m450 and m650? Do you expect Polar to announce new versions of those devices before the end of the year?

  3. Bay says:

    What is the timeline for new colours in Garmin watches? Having the Fenix 3 HR only in black and silver is uncoollllll…

  4. the5krunner says:

    edge 1010 it looks to be (re: applemoessite)
    poss also a 530
    these could be what we have seen but i still think they are 820 as per the youtbe vid

    • lusty says:

      I’m unconvinced by the Edge 530 name. I’m certain the Edge 820 whatever it ends up being called will be out within a month though, possibly this week looking at the DCRainmaker post this weekend. The ConnectIQ apps for Biker will be available mid-July too so an announcement before then is almost certain.

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