Garmin Venu 2 & 2S Launched with a bigger display, better Battery vs Venu + new Elevate V4 HRM & Connect IQ 4.0

[Update: 24/02/21] The Garmin Venu 2 & Venu 2S are now official 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 … Read more

Garmin Enduro vs Fenix 6 – A £700 base model Fenix 6 but with an incredible battery life of 65 days for the smartwatch & 80 hours GPS

Garmin hasn’t had a big launch recently, hopefully we will get the Fenix 7 at some point later in the year. In the meantime, they have launched the Garmin Enduro. The is an appealing but somewhat niche watch. The main issue it has is the high price tag of £699.99 putting it £170 high than … 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 Venu SQ vs Venu vs Forerunner 45 Compared – A new affordable square Venu, similar to the Fitbit Versa 3

Today, Garmin launched its latest watch, the Venu SQ. Unlike the Forerunner 745, this is a more affordable mainstream consumer-focussed watch. Functionality-wise it is just a cut down Venu, so there is not that much to compare really. Garmin Venu SQ Overview A new square 1.3” 240 x 240 pixel LCD display Corning Gorilla Glass … Read more

Garmin HRM-Pro vs HRM-Tri vs HRM-Run vs HRM-Dual vs Wahoo Tickr X Compared – What’s changed and is the HRM-Pro the best heart rate monitor for Garmin

Yesterday, Garmin announced the new Forerunner 745, and also the new HRM-Pro chest strap. There are a lot of heart rate monitors on the market, and you would think they all do the same thing, so it doesn’t matter, but that is not quite the case. Compared to Garmin HRM-Tri & HRM-Run In short, the … Read more

Garmin starts syncing data again – sort of – Garmin Connect & Activity Uploads working.

It looks like Garmin is slowly getting back up and running. This morning I got a notification that an activity had synced. I excitedly opened up the Garmin Connect app, but disappointingly I was greeted with the usual sorry we are doing for maintenance message. However, more data was there than usual. Heart rate data … Read more

How to upload Garmin activities to Strava while Garmin Connect Sync is down & will steps, sleep data, and challenges still count for badges?

Like millions of others, I am affected by the disastrous situation Garmin is currently in. It is a PR nightmare for the company, and Garmin has no been dealing with the situation well. It is almost certainly a ransomware attack with multiple third parties confirming a $10m demand. Garmin has refused to state anything other … Read more

Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Edge 130 – Now with mountain bike features, smart trainer control & accelerometer

As well as updating the flagship Garmin Edge 1030 Plus with new mountain bike features, Garmin has refreshed their most affordable cycling computer. Not a great deal has changed, but there are a few key features that will be useful for some people What’s Changed? Like the Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, it is easier to … Read more

Garmin Edge 1030 Plus VS Edge 1030 & 830 – Not much has changed since the Edge 1030

[Original Post 7th of May 2020] [Update 16th of June 2020] This is now official, as rumoured, not a great deal has changed Price and Availability The Garmin Edge 1030 Plus is available now for £519.99 with a 1-3 day processing time. In comparison, the existing Garmin Edge 1030 is sold on the site for … Read more

Garmin MARQ Golfer arrives for £1,699.99 preloaded with 41,000 golf courses

The Garmin MARQ range is the niche-specific ultra-premium range of watches from Garmin. They are based on the flagship Fenix 6 but come with a premium design and build quality, then with additional features added for specific activities. Garmin MARQ variants To date they have already launched: The Driver for £2,249.99 with preloaded access to … Read more

Garmin Quatix 6X Solar announced for a bargain £999.99 – New Garmin Fenix 6 solar models soon?

The niche-orientated watches from Garmin get seriously expensive, and the marine-focused GPS Quatix is no exception. Today Garmin has made the Quatix 6X the second device in the Garmin range to feature solar charging which was first introduced on the of Garmin’s fēnix 6X Pro Solar. The Quatix 6X is essentially the same watch but … Read more

Huawei Watch GT 2e Review – Almost identical to the excellent GT 2 but at a lower price

As part of the Huawei P40 Pro launch and a new variant of the Huawei Watch GT2 was launched, the GT2e. Aesthetically they are quite different, but in terms of features, they are almost identical. However, this new watch comes in at £159.99, 30% lower than the launch price of the GT2. Specification Kirin A1 … Read more

Fitbit Charge 4 vs Charge 3 vs Versa 1 & 2 vs Ionic vs Inspire HR – The best release in years, but is it too little too late?

Fitbit announced their latest wearable yesterday, the new Charge 4. While times are challenging for a lot of people, this could be fortuitous for Fitbit, with many people looking at ways to stay fit and monitor their health during isolation. When I first got into fitness, the Fitbit Ultra was my first bit of fitness … Read more

The best treadmills for Zwift running in the UK prices from £799

Most runners I know loathe the treadmill, I quite like it and I feel it helps reduce my reoccurring issues with shin splints as I can control the pace and incline better than outdoors. However, when it comes to long runs, going beyond an hour becomes a mental struggle. Zwift has helped a lot for … Read more

Garmin tactix Delta vs Fenix 6 – The Fenix goes tactical for $899.99

The Garmin Tactix Charlie launched back in early 2018 and it is one of the last of the Garmin devices to be upgraded. The new Garmin Tactix Delta builds from the previous model while integrating all the features we love from the latest Garmin Fenix 6 and the Forerunner 945 before it. Related Content Garmin … Read more

Suunto 7 vs Suunto 9 & 5 – Suunto throws a curveball with WearOS & Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100

Everyone has been expecting a Suunto 7 but I am not sure anyone had predicted that the new watch would be a WearOS device. I feel like they could have differentiated the watch with a different naming scheme as it is a little confusing to have a WearOS watch sat in the middle of two … Read more

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