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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…

Oura Ring Tracking: Compared to Polar Vantage V, Garmin Forerunner 945, Fitbit Charge 3

The Oura Ring has – unexpectedly – become a favorite health and activity tracking device of mine – see here. In this post, I just want to have…

Interval Training Data from Polar Grit X vs. Vantage V

After an easy first run, just to get started, and a first look at Hill Splitter‘s working, now for some high-intensity intervals.