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.
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.
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
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.
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 – 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.
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
What’s in the Box?
Version with HR (Heart Rate) belt also available Continue reading
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 😉
What’s been added:
For full description of what’s new in this software version, visit Garmin.
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.
Garmin Fenix 3 HR review
Fenix 3 HR on Garmin
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
The myth revolving around the Garmin Tactix is that it is designed for those in the military or law enforcement business, but fact that is that it is perfectly suited for anyone who is looking for a rugged and highly robust GPS fitness tracker. The Tactix watch arrives suited with a rich set of specially designed features such as the ability to record up to an astounding 1000 waypoints, create routes, and record GPS breadcrumb trails on the go.
The Tactix is in many ways similar in design to the Garmin Fenix, but there are considerable differences between the two that set them apart. The Garmin Tactix is waterproof up to 50 meters, and is appointed with non-reflective surfaces along with a mineral glass cover, something that is expected from a true Tactical Ops watch. Basically, the Tactix by Garmin is more like a full fledge command center only compressed into a watch.
Highlights of the Garmin Tactix
✓ Scratch resistant
✓ High sensitivity GPS
✓ LCD display with green LED
✓ TracBac feature that helps you navigate to your starting point
✓ Onsite compass, barometer and altimeter
✓ Field ready
✓ Ability to track performance
✓ Built robust to sustain the roughest weather conditions Continue reading
Garmin recently introduced the garmin S20 Approach golf watch that looks just as good as an everyday watch. In addition, this Garmin golf watch is well suited with features so much so that you might just forget about your caddie. For starters, the approach S20 wrist watch from Garmin arrives preloaded with an astounding 40,000 golf courses, and also works as a fitness tracker and a smartwatch.
The Garmin Approach S20 even comes with an Autoshot feature that automatically registers the position of shots on the course and logs them onto the Garmin Connect App. Apart from being waterproof up to 50 meters, another noteworthy feature Approach S20 is its 15-hour battery life with GPS turned on and an impressive 8 weeks in basic watch mode with activity tracking.