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What TomTom model do I have and what software to use?

Why do you need to know TomTom device model?

With any GPS navigation device it is a common situation when it is required to understand which model you have. You might want to update maps, upgrade the firmware, or just check technical specifications to be sure about capabilities better such as file types supported or memory included.
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Garmin Connect Mobile app updated

Garmin released update for Connect Mobile app – version 3.5

Garmin Connect Mobile App

Garmin Connect Mobile

Size (iPhone) – 73.9 MB

Price: Free (compatible with Garmin into Sport/fitness devices: activity trackers, GPS watches for golf, bike computers, running and swimming watches…..Yes, Garmin has it all 😉 ).

To manually update the app on your iPhone: App Store >> Updates (bottom right) >> UPDATE (next to the app)

To set the automatic updates: Settings >> iTunes & App Store >> Updates

What’s new: 

  • Thanks to Garmin’s Move IQ, activities such as walking, running, biking or swimming will be automatically recognized.
  • Support for new devices added: vivofit 3, and vivoactive HR (review on vivoactive HR here; both new models are available for pre-order from Amazon).
  • Also integration with Apple Health has been improved.
  • Additionally some bug fixes and improvements.

Download:

  1. iTunes (Apple Store)
  2. Google Play (android)
  3. Windows Store 

Related links:

Garmin Connect

 

Runkeeper app updated

Runkeeper app updated to version 6.8

Runkeeper

Runkeeper

Price: Free (basic features)

Size of the update on iPhone: 49.5 MB

Runkeeper is an app for keeping track of your fitness activities like running, walking, cycling. Home page of Runkeeper here.

On Google Play this application has over 370,00 reviews giving average of 4.5 (out of 5).

What’s new?
Added Weekly Frequency Goal and Community and Friends Challenges information (view the history, invite friends to join, and also see how many runners joined the challenge).

Download Runkeeper Free version from iTunes (iPhone)

Download from Google Play (android)

Garmin updates software for VIVOSMART HR

The new software version 3.08 BETA for vivosmart HR is now available for download from Garmin. Download (redirect to Garmin International)

What’s new in this version?

General improvements and bug fixes (5 bugs listed here – Link to Garmin).

Please note, that it’s a BETA version, and should be used at your own risk. 😉

Related links:

Best Activity Trackers on Amazon

Download (redirect to Garmin International)

Garmin VIVOSMART HR

 

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Fitbit Surge review

Fitbit Surge Review

Fitbit Surge

When shopping for a fitness tracker, you will be spoilt for choice considering the array of brands available. Fitbit however is one brand that is distinct from the competition, and its Surge fitness tracking watch is just one reason why! Fitbit – one of the first companies to create a smartphone-connected device has been creating different iterations of its original Fitbit Ultra smart pedometer, and its latest product the Surge comes in the form of a rather sophisticated device that basically does it all.

For starters, the Surge is not only able to track your sleep and every step you take, but also uses GPS technology to track outdoor activity, keep tabs on your heart rate with its onsite optical heart rate monitor and even alert you of incoming phone calls and messages in its vibrant touchscreen display. Apart from its glorious battery life, the Surge boasts all the features of other Fitbit products plus a myriad of other sports features and add to this a more aesthetically appealing and comfortable watch like design.

What’s in the Box?

  • Fitbit Surge
  • Wireless syncing dongle
  • User guides
  • Proprietary charging cables

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Software on Garmin VivoActive updated to version 3.30

Garmin updates software for VivoActive

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Garmin VivoActive

What’s updated:

  • Connect IQ to support version 1.2
  • Fixed translation issues
  • Improved synchronization with Garmin Connect Mobile
  • Added menu option to control Bluetooth connected/disconnected alert, set alert to off by default
  • Improved Bluetooth connection handling
  • Fixed a distance accumulation bug related to GPS
  • Fixed calorie calculation when swimming

To update the

Probably the easiest way to update the software on your vivoactive, would be with the Garmin Express.

Review on Garmin Vivoactive here.

BaseCamp from Garmin Updated

Garmin Updates BaseCamp for Windows and Mac

Changes made from the previous version:

  • Fixed an issue where BaseCamp was not responding if a certain GPI file (006D135900.GPI) was present on the device.
  • Fixed an issue where BaseCamp did not seem to recognize some MTP devices (it was taking several minutes for BaseCamp to display the device). Device detection of such devices should now be much faster.
  • Fixed an issue with Garmin cloud where syncing between Mac and PC would not work properly.
  • Fixed an issue with ‘Restore from Previous Version’.
  • Fixed an issue where using the city finder (in the Find Options ‘Location’ textbox) would lead to a crash if the map did not support city searches.
  • Fixed an issue with city search on the Global Map.
  • Fixed an issue with user data search.
  • Fixed a start-up issue.

Taken from Garmin International Support

To download for Windows click hereTo download for Mac click here

BaseCamp is a free mapping software from Garmin. It replaces MapSource software and is provided to help us in managing the data sotred on our devices.

ZUMO 350 firmware updated to v.2.50

Garmin International updated firmware for zumo 350 to v.2.50

Changes from version 2.40 to version 2.50:

  • Fixed an error that caused a device freeze when inserting an SD card.
  • Enhanced the importing process of long routes from Basecamp.
  • Enhanced the support for GPI files.
  • Enhanced the support for unnamed roads.
  • Enhanced the trip log display.
  • Enhanced the map detail at low zoom levels.