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Garmin Fenix 5, 5s, 5x Differences — Comparison Review

Fenix 5, 5S and 5X are Garmin multisport GPS watches with heart rate based wrist bands. They are fully fitness featured and have interchangeable bands. It lets you have flexibly ovver changing usage approaches for example moving from work to exercising. The three models of Garmin Fenix series have a number of differences that should be taken into account when making decision on buying one of them.

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Kivors Sports Fitness Tracker — Full Review

As human beings, we always carry out activities each day. They can be activities for income generation or sometimes activities that are meant for physical fitness. It is good that we put it in our minds that everything we do in one way or the other affects our health either positively or negatively.

It is prudent that we strive to make our health better while executing the said activities. We need to also have a clear program management so that we do everything at the right time. We should not in any way crash and inconvenience our programmes. It is good news to everyone that we can now monitor our programmes and our health digitally, thanks to technology. Kivors Fitness Tracker is what is unknown to many.

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Letscom ID130HR Fitness Tracker – An Honest Review

Fitness trackers have become quite popular and the market is filled with various brands and designs. While finding one is an effortless process, not all offers you land will be desirable. It is important to carefully evaluate and review each fitness tracker before spending your money however affordable it may be. Letscom ID130HR is one of the highly reputed fitness trackers in the market. It comes with various features and specs that make tracking your daytime and night activities a seamless painless task. Here is a review of the tracker including key features, capabilities, software, pros and cons.

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Smartwatch usage – Best tips for Android Wear

There is a new piece of tech called a smartwatch that is all over the market and gadget sites today. Just like every piece of tech in the world, this new innovation has a learning curve as it is becoming more and more practical with every new production. There are several tips I will outline here for you to help you maximize efficiency of your Smartwatch usage weather you want to get easy access to notifications, listen to music offline or take notes. Most people get smartwatches in order to get access to several features on their smartphones without necessarily having to physically get a hold of their phone. There are two types of smartwatches: the older version Android Wear 1.0 and the newer Android Wear 2.0.

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Garmin Forerunner 220 Review

Garmin Forerunner 220 review

Garmin Forerunner 220

Garmin Forerunner 220

The Garmin 220 is the company’s latest shot at mid range running watches, and is an upgraded version to the already successful 210 unit. With the Forerunner 210 running watching, Garmin carved out the mid range niche, ahead of a foray of competitors that have simply followed suit. If you’re a runner with penchant for precise timekeeping and a keen eye for detail, the Garmin Forerunner 220 is a running watch to explore.

The Forerunner 220 is a wristwatch style GPS running watch that is similar to having a personal fitness coach strapped to your wrist. It allows for precise tracking run time, run distance, calorie consumption and heart rate among others. Furthermore, the Garmin Forerunner 220 can be used outdoors or indoors on a treadmill owing to the onsite accelerometer, and can be paired via Bluetooth/ANT+ with your heart rate monitor or mobile device.

Unlike other versatile fitness products, the Garmin Forerunner 220 is specifically designed for running enthusiasts so if you don’t run, then this is not the right product for you. Although the Forerunner 220 is a fairly new contestant in the running watch market, it is all a running watch should be – easy to read, user friendly and of course good looking. The 220 running watch addresses the above aspects extremely well, without compromising on other features such as tracking your rhythm, and deep integration with training regimes. Continue reading

Garmin Fenix 2 review

Fenix 2

Garmin Fenix 2

If you consider yourself to be a multifaceted athlete, that is you jog, swim, snowboard or perform just about any outdoor activity, the Garmin Fenix 2 is the watch for you! The Fenix 2 is Garmin’s much improved version over its predecessor, the first generation Fenix released in 2012. The original Fenix was geared towards running and hiking related activities, whereas the Fenix 2 is a full fledge multi sport watch that is a truly exemplary gadget to say the least.
The Fenix 2 as claimed by Garmin is a full featured training watch and that’s just about how we’d describe it too. Considering that it is designed for just about any activity, it is outfitted with a ton of features such as an accelerometer, 3-axis compass, ANT+ and Bluetooth radios, a high sensitivity GPS radio, barometer, altimeter and even an integrated thermometer. The biggest problem or inconvenience rather that most outdoor athletes are faced with is having a separate watch or even a couple multi sport watches for each activity. But the Gamin Fenix (pronounced Phoenix just like the US State) resolves this issue nicely and is intended to be the Jack of all Trades.

Unboxing the Garmin Fenix 2

Garmin Fenix 2

Garmin Fenix 2

The Fenix 2 can be ordered in two different packages: one with just the watch and one with the watch and the HRM-RUN heart strap. When paired with the Fenix 2, the HRM-RUN heart strap is able to measure ground contact time, vertical oscillation (measures how high you bounce when you run) and cadence among others. So if you train at a very high level or simply require detailed data such as this, the Fenix 2 multi sport training GPS bundle is a recommended buy. Getting back to the unboxing, the package of the Garmin Fenix 2 is a visual treat in itself, and is divided into 3 sections, two of which contain the device and accessories. Continue reading

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical Review

Review on Suunto Ambit3 Vertical

Suunto Ambit3 VerticalSuunto – a renowned gadget maker has just upped the ante for its already successful fitness watch lineup the Ambit 3 with the Ambit 3 Vertical variant. Available in four color options – lime, blue, white and black, the Ambit 3 Vertical is designed to do much more than just track your steps, but goes a few miles further by tracking your “vertical” or elevation in both training and racing.

This latest addition to the Ambit 3 range also gets a somewhat major facelift and this time around is much more smaller and sleeker thanks to an all new GPS antenna configuration. The all new bezel design now embeds the antenna, and although it might the Ambit 3 Vertical seem like a cheaper, low end model, that’s hardly the case. The lack of the antenna results in a much more streamlined unit and an aesthetically pleasing watch that fits comfortably on both smaller and larger wrists.

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical

This watch truly is the jack of all trades and offers multi-sport functions for running, cycling and swimming, vibration alerts, route altitude profile, and a barometer for elevation measurements. One of the noteworthy features of the Ambit 3 Vertical – that Altitude Profile, which displays current climb and decent in real time. In addition to this, this feature also gives you an accurate reading of the climbs and descents that lie ahead on the route, which in itself is a crucial feature for those doing big mountain climbs or races.

Highlights of the Ambit 3 Vertical

  • Tracks elevation gain
  • Superb battery life
  • Share your experiences
  • Advanced training and recovery functions
  • Also tracks speed, pace and distance
  • Integrated Movescount training feature
  • Bike power support via Bluetooth Smart

What’s in the Box?

  • Suunto Ambit 3 Vertical device
  • Charging cable
  • User Guides

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Garmin Fenix 3 HR – software update!

Just released Garmin Fenix 3 HR, getting it’s new software update – version 2.91 BETA. Please be aware that it’s a Beta version, which means it’s still during testing phase, and should be available in fully tested and compatible version soon. If you decide to update the unit to the new Beta version, you are doing this on your own risk 😉

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What’s been added:

  • Floor climbed history to the step widget
  • Support review of elevation history
  • Support for Auto Lock
  • Hot Key for Wifi configuration
  • Some other improvements and bug fixes to the current version.

For full description of what’s new in this software version,  visit Garmin.

Garmin processing orders for Fenix 3 HR

So impatiently expected Garmin Fenix HR is already available for orders from Garmin (“processing time 1-3 business days“). I believe the availability on Amazon will be slightly delayed until the very beginning of April.


Couple of hours after I published the post, we got an update: Garmin Fenix 3 HR will be also available from Amazon on 26th of March. You can order it now.

Related links:
Garmin Fenix 3 HR review

Fenix 3 HR on Garmin

Suunto Ambit 3 Sport review

Review on Suunto Ambit3 Sport

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

The Suunto Ambit 3 Sport is designed to track several sports including cycling, running and even swimming. In addition, it can be paired with a heart rate sensor that records data during workouts on both land and water. Suunto – one of the leading names in dive computer design is famed for their high quality products and the Ambit3 Sport is no different.

This latest addition to their lineup boasts a robust build, is GPS enables and is waterproof to immense depths. If you’re new to the Suunto brand of fitness watches, then the Ambit 3 is a multisport, adventure wrist based watch, and if you already own one of the other Suunto fitness watches, the Ambit3 is an upgrade to the much successful Ambit2.

Highlights of the Suunto Ambit3

  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Tracks heart rate while swimming
  • GPS activity tracking
  • Access to more features via Suunto apps
  • Increased memory compared to its predecessor
  • Waterproof design

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