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GPS and Altitude: Polar Vantage V vs. Suunto 9 Baro vs. Garmin Instinct

Not to make Polar and Suunto the only theme here, leave Garmin out – or as perfect – let’s have a look at some comparison data from Polar…

Polar Vantage V (vs. Suunto 9) GPS Tracks Comparison

How accurate is the GPS of the watch? That’s often the question people wonder about. Here, let’s have a look at example tracks from a Polar Vantage V…

BergeSeen-Trail Tracks over the Dachstein – How to Record GPS Over Night

As I mentioned, on my way across the Dachstein, I gladly had the route navigation active the whole time. It made it a lot easier to follow the…

Dachstein Trail Markings

Berge-Seen-Trail Sections 23, 26, 27: Gosau to Hallstatt over the Dachstein

For a little overnight adventure and #microexploration, I went onto this slow approach to Hallstatt. These sections of the Berge-Seen-Trail, the 350 km long-distance hiking trail to the…

Time and Tours-Christmas: Casio PRW-60 Sweepstakes

It’s the first of the four Sundays before Christmas, the First Advent in German-speaking countries – and in cooperation with Casio Germany, I’m happy to offer one of…

Wachaumarathon

WACHAUmarathon GPS Tracks – Suunto x5

When I am running a marathon these days, I’m also using it for GPS testing – and to the WACHAUmarathon, I went with a very full complement of…

Höllengebirge Überschreitung

Alps Tour: Höllengebirge Crossing

The Höllengebirge mountains between Attersee and Traunsee lakes in the Upper Austrian Salzkammergut, is a popular mountain range for outdoors adventures locally, but otherwise not much known. For…

Suunto9 Update 2.4

Suunto 9 Software Update 2.4

The Suunto Spartan watches still did not get another update. With the release of the non-baro Suunto 9 models (on October 2, 2018), though, Suunto has released Suunto…

The Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment

Firstbeat is the company behind many heart rate (variability)-based features on wearables and sports watches. They also provide their own Lifestyle Assessment.

Polar Vantage V

First Thoughts on the Polar Vantage

Polar just announced its new sports watches, the Polar Vantage M and Vantage V. With those, the M600 and V800 get their new and modernized successors – and…