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Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Review

V2.035 – 04 September 2018

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935 – Fenix 5S Plus – Coros Tempo

There was little new of curiosity to say on rumoured new GPS sports activities watches/head models. Therefore there was no July replace to this submit.

Lezyne introduced the MEGA, which seems fairly cool and super-reasonably priced. They appear to be operating out of sized-based superlatives for names of their merchandise. Maybe the subsequent one will probably be Uber? Though that identify rings a bell from some place else, so, perhaps not. Apparently they’re additionally backtracking on its included STRAVA performance as there at the moment are elevated prices for them utilizing STRAVA.

We might speculate a few Suunto N the place N is a quantity aside from Three or 9…however hey. Truly I’ve had ONE snippet of a hearsay of one thing within the offing from them within the fall/autumn. However even when/if I’ve any juicy information I’ll be beneath nda…grrr.

The opposite two corporations supposedly releasing a new tri watch or two this yr are having a couple of seemingly incorrect rumours being handed round about them. Tut, tut. TomTom and Epson ? ? Get excited however don’t get two excited. For those who get my cryptic drift.

Garmin are probably going to launch one thing. In all probability tri/run and bike associated over 2 units. Once more, all is quiet. And can in all probability keep so till September.

The health watches are beginning to kick off with the discharge of the Ticwatch PRO. We also needs to see extra bulletins in September (10 September is the very possible launch date for Qualcomm’s alternative to the WearOS SnapDragon 2100 processor). I’m hoping for fairly a number of of WearOS September bulletins and for a few of them to be extra credible units for extra critical athletes – however that’s a hope somewhat than an expectation, having stated that the aforesaid TICWATCH is claiming an extended battery life although nonetheless utilizing the Qualcomm 2100 processor. Additionally some Sept 2018 leaks of information recommend that WearOS producers want to attend till 2019 to ship extra newer hardware fashions which might be notbaly higher.

Don’t overlook the Apple Watch four constructing on WatchOS 5.

Nevertheless it’s August and we’re all on vacation now.

Within the meantime here’s a image of some headphones. I’ve some information on headphones however I think that everybody studying it will have zero curiosity in headphones ;-). Truly there’s an fascinating angle that may state that each one the smartwatches that play music appear to be far more quality-limited than I had at first thought. I’ll again that up with some actual information sooner or later nevertheless it’s a bit disappointing.

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This submit shall be regularly up to date. Hopefully June will see plenty of causes for me to edit it with the newest information.

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That is my opinion of current & future units throughout the GPS operating/biking market. Updates to this will probably be issued as and when info emerges which can embrace rumors, though please word that any info offered to me underneath NDA by producers won’t seem right here. So there shall be a number of extra surprises ? I’ve no less than an inexpensive degree of confidence that watches predicted for the longer term are broadly right – timings and performance might NOT be what I anticipate. Please let me know of errors or omissions. On the finish of the desk is a quick dialogue about current points and potential future options. Thanks . Take pleasure in.


Class Hyperlinks to both a assessment, opinion article or your native Amazon Feedback Bike Edge 1000 Outmoded Bike Edge Discover Jul 2019’s smaller model of the Edge 1030. Most efficiency options eliminated. Good for navigation Bike Edge 1030 Current, launched together with podless Vector Three Bike Edge 20, Edge 25 Entry degree biking pc Bike Edge 130 Entry degree biking pc with very fascinating specs. Might 2018 announcement/launch Bike Edge 200, Edge 500, Edge 510 Successfully Discontinued Bike Edge 520 Nonetheless an amazing biking pc Bike Edge 520 PLUS current. up to date hardware functionality (CIQ3) and software program Bike Edge 530 530 anticipated 2018, probably very quickly. Sure, even with the 520 plus announcement though rumours might have confused it with the 130 Bike Edge 800, 810 Successfully Discontinued Bike Edge 820 Flagship top-end, nav biking pc Bike Edge 830 Anticipated 2018, probably very quickly, though rumours might have confused it with the Edge Discover Outdoor Epix Good However Successfully Discontinued and changed by Fenix 5X Outside Fenix, Fenix 2, Quatix Previous Outdoor Fenix Three Fenix Three HR + variants Current, nonetheless nice units Outdoor Fenix 5 PLUS, 5s PLUS, 5x PLUS Garmin’s flagship mannequin for 2018-2019. Notbaly up to date Fenix 5 fashions. No replace for the 935 but) although. Outside Fenix 5, Fenix 5s, Fenix 5x Garmin’s flagship mannequin for 2017-2018. The Plus model is the one you need to purchase. Outside Tactix Bravo (disc), Tactix Charlie, Descent MK1, D2 Bravo, D2 Charlie ‘military’/searching, diving, aviation variants of Fenix 5 Outside Fenix 6, Tactix Delta, D2 Delta, Descent MK2 Anticipated 2019, (Delta 2020) Outside Fenix Chronos High quality innards. F5s firmware. Costly. Outdoor Fenix Chronos 2 Potential Q3.2018 Outside Fenix 2 / Fenix 1 Successfully Discontinued, inferior to subsequent fashions. Run Forerunner 210, Forerunner 220, Forerunner 225 Successfully Discontinued Run Forerunner 230 In all probability gained’t get replaced. Successfully Discontinued. Run Forerunner 235 Replacement due 2018. Good Run Forerunner 235L Apr2018’s cut-down model for the Chinese language market. Fascinating Run Forerunner 245 Anticipated Q3.2018 Run Forerunner 25 Entry degree run/sports activities watch Run Forerunner 30 Entry degree run/sports activities watch Run Forerunner 35 Entry degree run/sports activities watch Run Forerunner 45 and 45M Might/June 2018 Run Forerunner 610, Forerunner 620 Successfully Discontinued however ok Run Forerunner 630 Nice gadget Run Forerunner 645 and 645M Music and non-Music model introduced. Q1.2018 aailability UK/USA Run/Tri Forerunner 735XT Current, nice mid-range tri watch (no barometer) Run/Tri Forerunner 745XT Attainable Q3.2018 Run Forerunner 910XT Nice tri watch in its day, nonetheless ok if yow will discover one Run Forerunner 920XT Nice tri watch…all you want actually. Typically CHEAP Run/Tri Forerunner 935 Prime tri watch Run/Tri Forerunner 945 or Forerunner 935 Plus 2019, probably Q3/four.2018 Health Vivoactive Successfully Discontinued Health Vivoactive Three Current – contender to Fitbit Ionic and Apple Watch Three Health Vivoactive Three MUSIC, Vivoactive 3M VA3 with music. Q2.2018 Health Vivoactive HR Nice gadget, successfully Vivoactive 2, changed by Vivoactive Three Health Vivofit 2, Vivofit Three, Vivofit four December 2017 supercedes VivoFit Three Health Vivomove Gown watch, outmoded September 2017 Health Vivomove HR Current Sept 2017


The remaining:


Producer Class Hyperlinks to both a evaluate, opinion article or your native Amazon Feedback adidas Run Sensible Run Discontinued Amazfit (Xiaomi-Huami) Run Bip / Tempo Current Amazfit (Xiaomi-Huami) Run Tempo 2 That is the STRATOS Amazfit (Xiaomi-Huami) Run/Tri Sports activities Sensible Watch 2S (STRATOS) Current, Multisport 2018 watch. Choice for a tough glass display Apple Health Watch Collection 1 (Sport), Watch Collection 2 w/Nike, Collection Three GPS+Mobile Current Apple Health Watch Collection four Sep-18 constructed on WatchOS5. Bryton Bike RIDER 100, 310, 330, 530E, Rider 530 T Current Bryton Bike RIDER quite a few different fashions Successfully Discontinued Casio Outside


Professional Trek Sensible WSD-F20 Current, changed by F30 introduced Aug 2018 Casio Outside


Professional Trek Sensible WSD-F30 Current, changing WSD-F20. CatEye Bike STEALTH 50, STEALTH EVO, STRADA, PADRONE Sensible+ 2016 fashions are current Coros Run/Tri Tempo Multisport M1 Current, Garmin 735XT wannabe Epson Run/Tri ProSense 17, ProSense 57, ProSense 307, ProSense 347 Discontinued Epson Run/Tri SF-series discontinued, changed by ProSense, in USA Fitbit Health Blaze Changed by Versa Fitbit Health Cost Discontinued Fitbit Health Cost 2 Current Fitbit Health Versa Current SE model has Match Pay funds Fitbit Health Cost HR Discontinued Fitbit Health Ionic Current, September 2017 Fitbit Health Ionic adidas Introduced Feb 2018, has an adidas app Fitbit Health Surge Superceded by Ionic Fossil Health WearOS Puma-branded From 2019 to 2028 Geekery Outdoor IronCloud T1 IndieGoGo Marketing campaign Q2/Q3.2018 look however don’t contact. Cheaper Fenix 5 wannabe. Big Bike NeosTrack Biking Pc Hammerhead Bike Karoo Biking Pc, first models launched in Feb 2018. Huawei Health WearOS Match, Watch 2 Sport WearOS and a very good spec. Current (Watch 2 was 2017, Watch Three perhaps 2019) The Match was successfully the “Watch 1 Sport”. A watch 2 2018 model can also be anticipated as an incremental replace. Lezyne Bike Mini, Macro, Micro, Micro Watch, Tremendous, Mega, Watch variants MEGA introduced July 2018 @Eurobike LG Health WearOS Watch Sport Current, apparently one of many higher WearOS units – definitely spec seems to be one of the best. Watch2 has seen e-sim in china solely LG Health WearOS LM-W315 , LM-305, LM-W325, LM-W319, LM-W315 could possibly be referred to as ICONIC. With one of many different mannequin being the ICONIC SPORT. LM-W319 could possibly be as quickly as Sep 2018 however a Watch3 by-product might be 2019 Google Health WearOS Pixel Smartwatch To be launched in 2019. Unclear if a SPORT/FITNESS model will probably be launched as properly. MIO/Magellan Bike Cyclo 605, 505HC + others Good units. The 505HC seems to now be discontinued and changed with a barely superior 605 HC (Q2.2017). Different fashions embrace 210 (re-announced Aug2018?), 205 HC, 200, 400, 405, 315 HC, 315.

Not sure of state of affairs in USA with sister firm MAGELLAN. Who’ve dated ECHO/SWITCH run/bike merchandise

Misfit Health WearOS Vapor WearOS. Current. MiVia Health Run 350 2017 Firstbeat goodness, Versa look-alike Mobvoi Health Ticwatch 2 aka Ticwatch Lively 2017 price range sport watch with GPS & Music Mobvoi Health WearOS Ticwatch S 2017 WearOS 2.zero finances sport watch. Ticwatch E is cheaper and non-sport model. Ticwatch 2, Lively and Basic are totally different – not WearOS Mobvoi Health WearOS Ticwatch Professional WearOS 2.zero Moto Health WearOS 360 Sport – 2nd Gen/Sport Current New Stability Health WearOS RunIQ WearOS. Current Polar Bike V660 V650 refresh 2019/2020 Polar Run/Tri V810/V850/V900? V800 alternative stated now to be later than the preliminary spring 2018 that was leaked. Don’t anticipate the apparent from Polar this yr. Polar Health A370 A360 alternative with linked-GPS Polar Run M200 Entry degree oHR operating/sports activities watch 2016. alternative 2018/2019 Polar Run M400 Changed by M430 in Q1.2017 Polar Run M430 An optical M400, launched Polar Bike M450 Changed by M460 in Q1.2017 Polar Bike M460 M450 with STRAVA LIVE Polar Run WearOS M600 Greatest WearOS sports activities look ahead to Android Polar Bike V650 Bike Nav Biking gadget, summer time 2018 firmware refresh Polar Run/Tri V800 Nonetheless an ideal multisport watch Samsung Health Gear Sport Current (Gear Match Professional is BAND format and the Samsung Gear Match Plus might be the 2018 model of that) Samsung Health Gear S4 SM-R800 for Q3.2018. In all probability alongside a revamped Gear Sport, maybe referred to as Gear Sport four for consistency of naming? or could possibly be Galaxy Match. Sigma Sport Bike Rox GPS 7.zero, ROX GPS 10.zero, Rox GPS 11.zero, Rox 12.zero Sport Good function set, current.

Rox 12.zero Sport June 2018 seems to be like an enormous leap forwards for the corporate

Sony Health WearOS Smartwatch Three SWR50 WearOS. Current SoWatch Health SoWatch IndieGogo – Sports activities and different stuff Skagen Health WearOS Falster 2 With GPS added, this now counts as a sports activities watch. It goals to be seen because the prettiest. Pioneer Bike GPS Cycle Pc Biking Pc SRM Bike PowerControl 7 (PC7) Biking Pc SRM Bike PowerControl eight (PC8) Biking Pc Levels Bike Sprint (L10) Biking Pc. low cost and properly featured Levels Bike Sprint L50, M50 New fashions for launch c Q3.2018. Suunto Numerous Ambit Three variants (Peak, run, Sport…) Nonetheless nice units. In some ways superior. Suunto Numerous Ambit four The SPARTAN TRAINER is the alternative to the AMBIT3, at the very least when it comes to seems. Suunto Numerous Ambit/Ambit 2 Successfully Discontinued Suunto Run/Tri SPARTAN Sport Current, OK to purchase now Suunto Run/Tri SPARTAN Sport with oHR (WHR) Current Suunto Outside Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Current with extra variants probably in 2018 Suunto Run/Tri SPARTAN Coach New outside variants in Jan 2018, additional variants probably in 2018 Suunto Outside SPARTAN Extremely Current, OK to purchase now. Suunto 9 is efficient alternative Suunto Health Suunto Three Health Current. Low-end mannequin with fascinating specs. GPS solely from paired and carried smartphone. Suunto Health Suunto 9 Current. Excessive finish Spartan ULTRA alternative TomTom Outside Adventurer Nonetheless a fantastic watch. Nevertheless it appears like TomTom sports activities division is being closed down at the least in US. TomTom Run Runner Three, Spark Three Nonetheless a fantastic watch, additionally a CHEAP MUSIC model. However it seems like TomTom sports activities division is being closed down. Nonetheless firmware updatesd as of 8May2018 TomTom Run Spark, Runner, Runner 2 Successfully Discontinued, there was by no means a Spark 2 Wahoo health Bike ELEMNT An awesome biking pc Wahoo health Bike ELEMNT BOLT A terrific biking pc Wahoo health Bike + ? ELEMNT New ??? Hypothesis for Q3 2018/19. CEO/Chip is on document saying Wahoo are wanting past biking. Wahoo health Bike ELEMNT MINI Reduce down biking pc no GPS, no energy compatibility, Wahoo-only sensors XPLOVA/Acer Bike X3 2018…nonetheless ready XPLOVA/Acer Bike X5 Outmoded by EVO XPLOVA/Acer Bike X5 EVO Current, refreshed mannequin XS Health XS four Smartwatch Indiegogo – Watch, telephone, all the things.
  • There are numerous different low-priced manufacturers, a number of of that are visible rip-offs of the primary manufacturers’ fashions.
  • Some low-priced manufacturers embrace: PARNERME, UWEAR, GoLife, GooPhone, Reabeam, igSPORT

What have I missed? Are there others?

Observe: info that has turn out to be obtainable about equipment is NOT included (too lots of them). There are additionally too many Energy Meter variants for me to maintain monitor of. I’ve greater than a passing curiosity in PMs for triathlon disciplines however I don’t control the entire market – the doc I maintain up-to-date on PM is my information to the most effective energy meter. I’m usually going to exclude bands, above, just like the Vivokids v2 though some bands have sneaked in there already.

Current Tendencies/Future Tendencies?: larger res color screens; music (on watch and live-streamed through eSIM/nano SIM); battery-duration innovation; <1m GPS accuracy Galileo – now confirmed in Garmin FORETREX and Edge 130; vendor apps/app retailer (eg Fitbit Pay, Garmin Pay, Apple Pay, Ali Pay); WORKOUT DATA requirements, openness and integration; mapping/navigation (on watch and through eSIM); help for novel equipment & sensor knowledge – environmental (climate), physiological (hydration, blood glucose) & spatial (radar); optical HR; deep smartphone integration (AW2, Apple); widespread firmware throughout quite a few watch variants; simultaneous dual-band exercise recording (ZWIFT+your essential recording gadget with BLE); on-watch SIM card/eSIM (for reside providers like CRASH and WEATHER and FRIEND LOCATIONS).

Future Challenges: Music on watches has nonetheless not been correctly addressed. You may cite TomTom Three, Apple Watch, Garmin Forerunner 645M/VA3M/F5SPlus and WearOS as all together with operating with music functionality however ultimately somebody wants to determine tips on how to correctly help a number of streaming providers. However simply how precisely will streaming providers be correctly dealt with aside from via on-watch SIM. And only a few sports activities+music watches have an eSIM eg Apple, LG and Samsung.

Product Cycles: Some corporations attempt to copy the Apple mannequin of a new model annually. That’s wants a LOT of R&D to make believable enhancements. Moreover, the arrival of fabric enhancements in performance can stagnate, as telephone handset producers at the moment are discovering. Garmin typically have extra believable 2-Three yr cycles for a alternative mannequin. When a new base hardware mannequin is introduced (often the upper spec one) there then follows numerous cut-down variations to make cheaper much less in a position units – they will have cheaper elements &/or restricted firmware, while primarily in any other case being the identical product.

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