Garmin Venu 2 & 2S Launching in April with a bigger display & better Battery vs Venu

Garmin has been a little quiet recently; they are hopefully gearing up for the Fenix 7 launch at some point later this year. However, in the meantime, it looks like the Garmin Venu 2 will launch. The Garmin Venu appears to have been a big success for Garmin, helping them appeal to more mainstream smartwatch … Read more

Suunto 7 & 9 now come in a titanium trim. Suunto 5/7/9 all get turn by turn navigation via Komoot

Suunto is prolonging the life of their watches by giving them a bit of a refurb. Both the Suunto 7 and 9 now come with a Titanium option giving them a “new minimalistic design with high-grade five titanium bezels.” The Suunto 7 is by far the best looking WearOS watch in my opinion, so I … Read more

Airthings View Plus Smart Air Monitor Launched – Now with PM2.5 vs Wave Plus making it an excellent alternative to the popular IQAir Air Visual Air

I reviewed the Airthings Wave Plus a couple of years ago; it was one of my first experiences of indoor air quality monitoring and I was impressed with what it offered. Last year I became more interested in Indoor Air Quality as part of my long quest to be as healthy as fit as possible. … Read more

NPE Runn Review – This Zwift friendly sensor to make your treadmill smart is equal parts amazing and frustrating

I bought the NPE Runn back in April 2020, like many people, I needed something to make my lockdown workouts a little more bearable. However, like a lot of products that I buy myself and don’t work perfectly, I have put off reviewing it, until now. What is NPE Runn If you are not aware … Read more

Ebac 3850e Dehumidifier Review – A impressive compressor dehumidifier with low running costs thanks to smart functions to automatically control humidity levels

I became a bit obsessed with air quality last year, I have found improving indoor air quality has reduced a lot of my issues with breathing. One factor in this is humidity levels. Too high and you promote the growth of mould, too low, and it can dry out your sinuses and cause other issues. … Read more

Strava support might soon come to Huawei Watch GT2 devices & finally be a good Garmin alternative

While I generally love the Huawei watches, they have a major flaw. For watches that are so focussed on health and fitness (the app is even called Huawei Health) there is a serious issue with the lack of integration with major fitness apps. Specifically, Strava. When I moan about it to other tech bloggers, I … Read more

Aftershokz Openmove Review – Affordable bone conduction open fit headphones perfect for running & cycling

Aftershokz has produced bone conduction earphones for around a decade now, with no other big brand offering them competition. This style of earphones is predominantly focussed on outdoor fitness providing increased situational awareness that in-ear options will never be able to offer. Bone conducting headphones are the only earphones that are approved for use in all road races under … Read more

Wahoo Tickr & Tickr X Heart Rate Monitor Review – Useless, save your money. Heart rate locks & dropouts. Would be good if they actually worked

Featured image not me, unfortunately. The Wahoo Tickr & Tickr X came out in May last year and looked to be the best HRM options on the market, more affordable than Garmin and with superior Bluetooth options. As usual, Dcrainmaker had an in-depth review almost as soon as the product was available for pre-order. Both … Read more

Aktiia 24-7 Optical Blood Pressure Monitoring System Now Available – Offering similar features to the Valencell calibration-free, cuff-less blood pressure monitoring technology

[Update] Aktiia have confirmed they have no relation to the Valencell, and the Valencell technology seems to be some way off being consumer-ready. After spending most of my twenties being unhealthy I am quite paranoid about heart health. In the UK 63% of people are overweight and 28% obese, so most people should be concerned … Read more

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Smartwatches – New low-priced alternatives with little compromise. Ideal for Strava

During CES 2021, Amazfit announced their latest smartwatches the Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e, offering a similar aesthetic and feature set to the existing Amazfit GTR 2 & GT 2 but at a lower price point. I reviewed the Amazfit GTS 2 back in December and found it to be a superb option for … Read more

Honor Band 6 vs Band 5 vs OnePlus Band vs Xiaomi Mi Band 5 – More affordable fitness bands inbound, all do mostly the same thing for the same price

Today, Honor announced that the Honor Band 6 is going global, following its Chinese launch back in November. For the global release, they disable the NFC which is used for various payments and services in China. Pricing is kept highly competitive at around $34 Then OnePlus has also announced their new affordable fitness tracking back. … Read more

[Fixed] Garmin GPS accuracy Issue caused by expired CPE (January 2021) – Affecting Forerunner 245, 945, Vivoactive 4, Polar & Suunto Watches

[Update 3rd of January 2021] Fix rolled out for Garmin It now looks like Garmin have pushed the CPE file update to their users, if you have phone syncing on, this should update automatically. You can also manually update via Garmin Connect If you check System > About and CPE and it shows expired, the update has not … Read more

Garmin GPS accuracy problems on Fenix 6, Forerunner 945 & 245 + more using both GPS + GLONASS & GPS + Galileo from January 1st 2021

[Update 3rd of January 2021] Fix rolled out for Garmin It now looks like Garmin have pushed the CPE file update to their users, if you have phone syncing on, this should update automatically. You can also manually update via Garmin Connect If you check System > About and CPE and it shows expired, the update has not … Read more

Huawei shows off its Health Lab with 10,900 hours of running data used to make its wearables

Not really newsworthy but some insight into what goes into the development of Huawei fitness wearables such as the GT2 Pro and GT 2e. Huawei has just launched its Health Lab, which includes an experimental smart wearable product testing area and a sports health innovation area. Within the experimental smart wearable product testing area,  engineers … Read more