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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…

The Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000’s Menu

The G-Shock Move (a.k.a. G-Squad HR) menu has been described as pretty complicated; I didn’t find it half as bad as many said – but it’s not the…

Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000 – How and For Whom Is It?

The Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000 (G-Shock Move, G-Squad HR) is this brand’s first fully-fledged sports watch with GPS and oHR – all in the iconic G-Shock style. The combination…

Why (Not) Get the Polar Grit X?

The Grit X is the newest – for later reference: released April/May 2020 – outdoor-oriented, multisport watch from Polar. It is quite interesting that Polar expands into the…

Suunto 7 Update, from June 30, 2020

The Suunto 7 is getting an updated firmware, rolling out starting June 30, 2020.

Polar Grit X Update: FW 1.2.5

July 1, 2020, first firmware update for the Polar Grit X

Two GPS Watches, One Route, Different GPS Tracks

People often wonder why their GPS watches aren’t recording accurate tracks. They show single examples as proof that everything is good or nothing works right. Here is an…