Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Review – Great, as always, but more expensive than the Huawei Band 7

The Xiaomi Smart Band range of fitness trackers has been one of the best options on the market for several years now. They offer a massive number of features at a bargain price that likely contributed to the significant decline in popularity of Fitbit. The Xiaomi Smart Band 7 is the yearly iterative upgrade. This … Read more

Huawei Watch Fit 2 Review – Kind of amazing for the money

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 was launched back in May alongside the excellent Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro. This new smartwatch builds upon the excellent Huawei Watch Fit, which launched last year with a new larger display, additional fitness features and Bluetooth calling. Huawei Watch Fit 2 vs Watch Fit Features & Specification Active, Classic … Read more

Apple Watch puts Garmin to shame with new native running power on watchOS 9, but no cycling power

Garmin launched its first watches with native running power support just a few days ago, but these watches require one of the proprietary Garmin accessories to gain access to it. Yesterday, Apple one-upped them and introduced native running power to the new watchOS 9 as well as a bunch of other new fitness and health … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 955 vs Fenix 7 & Epix Compared – What’s different?

Yesterday, the much anticipated Garmin Forerunner 955 was launched. It is likely the best option for serious athletes, not only from Garmin but also for the entire industry. If you are more bothered about the features and performance, this watch will be a better buy than the Fenix 7 series as it offers significantly better … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 255 & 255S now available for £300, Music variant is £350

Following on from my Garmin Forerunner 955 post, the Forerunner 255 series has also gone live on the Garmin website. Garmin Forerunner 255 Price and Availability With these watches, you have two sizes then a music or standard option. There are two colourways per model with slightly different colours (rather than white/black on the FR955). … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 955 now available for £480, and FR955 Solar is £550

As usual for Garmin, their new products have been published first thing in the morning, which will likely break the embargo they have imposed on bloggers and journalists. The Garmin Forerunner 955 and the Forerunner 255 are now live and available to buy from the Garmin website. At the moment, there is no sign of … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 255 vs FR245 Leaked Specification before 1st of June Launch

I have previously posted some basic information about the Garmin Forerunner 255, which is due to launch this Wednesday, the 1st of June 2022. Florian over at Fitness Tracker Test is normally a reliable source of information and appears to have got his hands on the full specs of the new Forerunner 255. There are … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 255 priced at £355 and new images confirming design via Danish retailer

Another day and another retailer getting over-eager with publishing product pages. Yesterday we had a US-based retailer publish the full product page for the Garmin Forerunner 955, and today we have a Danish retailer, Løberen, publishing the images and price of the Garmin Forerunner 255. Price We have had a previous price leak for the … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 955 vs Forerunner 945 Compared – Now with touch screen and solar

As usual for Garmin, one of the retailers got a bit trigger happy with publishing their product pages and leaked the upcoming Garmin Forerunner 955. The product listing wasn’t highly detailed it is just the generic marketing blurb, but it does confirm a lot of things. Garmin Forerunner 955 vs Forerunner 945 There is not … Read more

What is the best portable air conditioning unit in the UK? Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide 2022

[Updated 22-May-2022] This is an updated post from 2021. With several random hot days so far this year and the chance of a hot Jubilee Bank Holiday, many people will be considering how to cool themselves. In previous years, a portable air conditioning unit was a luxury investment that would often yield a significant improvement … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 955 & 255 expected to launch on 1st of June – FR955 priced at £465

The Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 are two of the most hotly anticipated launches from Garmin. A Reddit user claimed to have been to a store in Germany and managed to see an early mail to retailers detailing the new watches. The Garmin Forerunner 955 will be the top of the range multi-sports watch … Read more

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Review vs Tempo NEXT% – Do they make you faster?

As a tight-fisted northerner, the thought of spending £200+ on running shoes has always felt like madness to me. The critic in me has always found it ridiculous that so many none competitive runners line up for marathons and the like with Nikes’ famous range of Alphafly/Varporfly shoes. But here I am, a none competitive … Read more

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