[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

Huawei Announce Locator – a quad GPS SIM enabled tracking device for pets, children, bikes and baggage

Alongside the announcement of the latest Kirin 980 system on chip and the AI Cube, Huawei also launched HUAWEI Locator The locator is a powerful small form factor location beacon supporting long operation and standby times as well as four major global navigation satellite system (GNSS) standards, namely GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou. Compatible with nano … Read more

Polar V650 GPS Bike Computer Review 2018 – Now with Strava Live Segments

The Polar V650 bike computer has been out for over 3 years now, but Polar has been regularly updating it, with the latest update including Strava Live Segments, so I have been reviewing it with the Polar OH1 for the past couple of weeks. The V650 is not as popular as Garmin products, but based on … Read more

Garmin Edge 1000 Review – GPS Cycling Computer

I am a bit late to the game with the review of the Garmin Edge 1000 as it was released around 2 years ago. After reviewing the Wahoo ELEMNT I wanted to see what the competition could do, and I also had the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride to do so Garmin kindly hooked me … Read more

Wahoo ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer Review

Garmin has dominated the smart bike computer market for years now, but Wahoo introduced their own computer last year, the Wahoo ELEMNT. Priced at £250 this is not a cheap device but it is still less than the Garmin Edge 820 and 1000. A quick summary of the ELEMNT features includes: Integrated GPS Quicklook Indicators … Read more

Nextbase 412GW Professional Dashcam Review

This is actually the first in-car dash cam I have ever reviewed, but as you may be aware, it has become a huge market in recent years. In some countries like Russia, nearly every car uses one, so it is strange that it has taken so long to take off here. Nextbase is a brand … Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 Launched

Fitbit released the Charge and Flex 2 years ago, which helped them strengthen their hold on the fitness tracking market even more. But 2 years is a long time in the world of tech and we have seen many new products released since then, which apparently have caused a serious drop in market share for … Read more

TomTom Runner Cardio Launched

We have blogged a lot about fitness gadget the past few months, as the whole industry has really taken off. Most of the gadgets are more lifestyle orientated that you wear all day, but there are also some big breakthroughs in specialist gadgets such as Heart Rate Monitors. TomTom have recently launched their new Runner Cardio watch, which unlike many HRMs in the past does not require a chest strap to monitor your heart rate. To promote it they have launched quite a raunchy video including Victoria’s Secret model Alexandria Morgan running using the watch, we found it quite enjoyable so you should definitely check it out.

Normal HRMs monitor your heart rate through  electrocardiographic technology to monitor your heart beating through the electrodes on the chest strap, they tend to be uncomfortable to wear, they are prone to moving about, losing connection and having random spikes and drops in tracking. The TomTom uses an optical sensor built into the watch itself, which is considerably more convenient, is apparently more accurate and is also less prone to false spikes in your heart rate readings.

The watch also has built in GPS, a motion sensor and compass it so you can track your runs accurately. It also has Bluetooth so you can sync your activities online with ease, and it should last up to 8 hours using both GPS and the heart rate monitor which should be enough for even the longest of runs.

To help optimise your training the watch has various other features built into it including tracking your time, distance, calories, pace and goals which allow you to set which intensity zone you want to work out in such as sprints, or fat burning.

Reviews of the device look very promising indeed and we hope to get a chance to review it ourselves in the future.

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Adidas miCoach SMART RUN announced. Another smartwatch / fitness tracker

2013 is definitely all about smartwatches and fitness trackers. This time we have an Adidas Smart Watch, the miCoach SMART RUN which should be available in the states from the 1st of November. Unlike fitness trackers such as fitbit which are relatively cheap, this closer related to the old fashioned Heart Rate Monitors from Polar … Read more

Five Gadgets You Can’t Live Without

With so many new gadgets hitting the market in the past few years, it’s easy to take them for granted without acknowledging just how beneficial they’ve been to our lives. In fact, some have made such an impact that it’s almost impossible to think about how we’d survive without them. One such example is actually … Read more

Sony Vaio P Series : Ultra-Portable with GPS

With smartphone tech getting so good one often doesn’t need a PC to do his/her job or social networking, your phone will pretty much be able to cope with everything. It appears Sony are trying to grab some attention from the market with its new ultra-portable, small and light(only 600g) P Series notebook.   Firstly … Read more

Hacked EeePC includes GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi Etc

Eee_overview_complete Hacking your EeePC is becoming a bit of a geek hobby at the moment, and this hacked EeePC has to be the ultimate of them all. This hacked EeePC has been documented over at IVC Wiki and takes hacking your EeePC to a new level.

The upgrades include USB hubs, GPS Module, Bluetooth, SDHC reader, WiFi, FM transmittor, modem and a 2 GB DDR2 module.

The cost? Well not that cheap really.

  • USB hubs – 11.20 USD
  • GPS module – 36.70 USD
  • Bluetooth – 5.65 USD
  • SDHC card reader – 6.45 USD
  • Adata SDHC 8 GB – 74.50 USD
  • Corsair VoyagerGT 4 GB USB drive – 90.94 USD
  • Switch + Prototypingboards – 2.66 + 30.10 USD
  • Intel Wireless adapter – 62.69 USD
  • Airplay FM transmitter – 14.98 USD
  • Conexant Modem – 11.89 USD
  • Crucial 2 GB DDR2 module – 106.62 USD

Totaling 454.38 USD which included the shipping to Europe. More Pictures after the jump or go to IVC for a detailed run down of the mod.

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HTC TyTN II – Vodafone V1615 – MDA Vario III – Features and Review

Well the HTC HTC TyTN II has finally landed on our shores and is available to buy from several online stores. Hopefully within the next few months Vodafone will release their branded version of it, the V1615 and also T Mobile as the MDA Vario III.
Cnet have recently done a review of it, and we have a summary of the general thoughts of this phone.

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