Trying Route Navigation with the Suunto 7 in Florence

Once again, I found myself on a quick trip to Florence – so of course, I went for a run. Now, with the Suunto 7 with a pre-loaded…

The New Outdoor Watchface on the Suunto 9 Baro (and Suunto 5)

The September 2020 software update for the Suunto 9 / 5 / 3 brought a new outdoors-focused watchface… which has led to quite a few questions. Let’s see…

Suunto’s Next-Gen Update for Suunto 9 / 5 / 3 (September 2020)

Suunto has taken a very interesting step: Not to come out with the next new model, but to push the current devices to new usability.

The Suunto 7 September 2020 Update: Always-on Sports Display, FusedTrack, Routes!

The Suunto 7 continues to be the most interesting of WearOS smartwatches made to span daily life and sports – and especially as this September 2020 update gives…

How to Create Routes for Polar Grit X (or Vantage V)

Polar is one of those companies that are not big on route creation – but that’s fitting, given their focus on training aspects. With the Grit X as…

What You Need to Know about Polar Grit X Navigation

The Grit X as Polar’s outdoors-focused watch comes with improved navigation, mainly through the turn-by-turn directions made possible by the integration with Komoot… and if that sounds a…

The Lowdown on the Oura Ring

If you want all the details about the Oura Ring, you can just visit their website; here, though, I want to give some insight into what I think…

Why Don’t Watch Brands Announce Update Plans Anymore?

Updates have become some of the greatest things about the current generations of sports/outdoors watches and wearables – and great sources of aggravation. New features come, and it’s…

The Maps and Character Set Problem of Garmin Watches

Garmin watches sound like one of the best choices for the traveling runner who goes different places in the world. Many smartwatch features, navigation with actual maps –…

Why I Like the Suunto7 for the Outdoors: China Hiking Lessons

Of course, a WearOS device is problematic for hiking because its battery life will not be the longest. China, where many Google services are blocked, should not have…