OK so I was a little bored today, and recovering from what can only be described as an accidental long ride yesterday where I did 15 miles more than expected due to routing errors on my Garmin caused by bugs in the user (I did silly, silly things).
So I bought a new watch. I’ve been wanting to try out different platforms for a while and today is the day that started. I’ve had other watches before from different vendors, but none on the current platforms.
I’m not going to say which watch I bought just yet as some of the issues may be my lack of knowledge or just because I’ve been using Garmin mainly for a few years.
But MAN there are some really weird things missing here, and some things are SO complicated to achieve. Some things take me back a decade or so in time where I just assumed times had moved on. People still do these things? Weird. There’s a lot to like too, though. It’s clearly more polished than anything Garmin have ever delivered. Everything that’s here is of a great quality but there are some gaping holes in stuff that’s needed.
My plan is to get up on the main platforms over the coming months so that I can be objective and provide some useful posts about how this stuff helps with training and how it doesn’t. I’m going to try to get started with some of the new devices early on too once they are publicly available. I don’t get trial units unfortunately, despite record numbers of readers the manufacturers don’t trust me with early access to their secrets. Go figure 😉