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Like any true triathlete, I violate all the rules of common sense. The most important one being to never try something new on race day. But given I’ve got a long history of violating said rule, I figured a few …

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To the casual observer, one might assume Garmin’s biggest competitors are Apple, Fitbit, and in certain cycling circles – Wahoo. But in reality, I’d disagree. Garmin’s biggest competitor is themselves. Or more specifically, their lack of focus on solving bugs …

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Over the last month as part of Garmin’s new devices extravaganza, there was barely a mention of ‘live event sharing’ for certain devices. It was almost listed as fine print, right next to ‘if do something stupid using our device, …

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It's the most comprehensive look at Garmin's top multisport watch out there - the FR945 In-Depth Review. From accuracy to music, real-life usage, and more.

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Here's everything you could ever want to know about the Forerunner 245/245 Music, from loading Spotify, to Running Dynamics, to GPS accuracy and plenty more.

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Trying to decide on the best sub-$200 sport and running watch? This review dives into all the details you need to know to nail your next running race.

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In the highly unlikely event that you didn’t get enough Garmin news today with the announcement of two brand new head units (the Edge 530 and Edge 830, see reviews at those links), you’ve also got yourself some new sensors …

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Your complete rundown and review on the new Garmin Edge 530 and all the new features, from ClimbPro to mountain bike metrics, and how it compares to the Edge 830.

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Here's everything you need to know about the new Edge 830 after a month of usage. Plus, how it compares to the Edge 530 and other Garmin cycling units.

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Today Garmin raised the stakes and announced their most expensive watch to date – the Garmin MARQ, at upwards of $2,500. Actually, it’s five watches. Five different units that mirror Garmin’s existing product lines across all of the company’s divisions. …

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In what is unquestionably the biggest sports tech news of the year, Garmin announced today the acquisition of Tacx – the privately held Dutch company that makes trainers, water bottles, and tools. This news no doubt will have people turning …

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Today Garmin announced their second dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart transmitting sensor, the HRM-DUAL heart rate strap. Wait, what’s the first you ask? Actually it was the Garmin Vector 3, about 18 months ago. This new HRM-DUAL is about as simple as …

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Today Garmin begins their journey with cellular enabled wearables, announcing the first device the Vivoactive 3 Music Cellular/LTE. Actually, technically it’s called the Garmin Vivoactive 3 connected by Verizon, leaving zero doubts about who exactly it’s available for. And while …

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Nepal, the magic of Nepal! It truly is a remarkable place and if you are a trekker, fastpacker, runner or mountaineer, it is arguably THE best place in the world. Nepal changes people, it really does. I experienced the change …

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When it comes to looks, you’re either going to love or hate the new Garmin Instinct watch. There’s not likely to be much middle ground. If you like the looks of Casio watches, you’ll probably be pretty excited about this …

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Garmin announces integration with Spotify allowing customers to listen to offline playlists from their wrist. Garmin has integrated with Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, on compatible Garmin music watches. Garmin customers and Spotify...

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The Vivosmart 4 is Garmin's first device to introduce the new Body Battery, as well with the Pulse Ox (Sp02). How well does it work? I dig in.

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Today Bontrager announced the Edge 1030. Wait, Bontrager? Don’t you mean Garmin? Nope, I mean that company owned by Trek but not named Trek – that’s Bontrager. See, they’ve partnered with Garmin to offer a slightly unique Edge 1030 model …

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In the lead-up to Eurobike, today Garmin announced the new Edge Explore. Now, you’ve probably hard the Edge Explore or ‘Touring’ names battered around for half a decade or so. Usually along with a numerical identifier like ‘Edge Explore 1000’, …

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 Fit for Rugged Adventure, Styled to Stand Out Garmin unveils the fēnix 5 Plus series, its next generation of GPS multisport watches with built-in routable topographical maps, storage for music playlists, Garmin Pay™ contactless...

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Everything you could ever want to know about the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus lineup, which includes the 5/5S/5X, and maps, music, contactless payment and PulseOx.

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Here's all the details on the new Vivoactive 3 Music, complete with how the music transfer and usage works, as well as GPS and heart rate accuracy.

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For those that have been around the DCR block long enough, you’ll know that I’m always looking for tracking solutions for my worldly activities. Especially ones that don’t depend on having a mobile phone nearby, and even more so for …

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As a techie-geek I suppose there’s some expectation that I’ll be most impressed with the higher end gear. The stuff that has all the bells and whistles, and usually costs more.  But here’s the funny thing – out of the …

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Today’s multi-pronged release of cycling gear by Garmin is probably the company’s most decisive yet at fending off competitors to its lucrative head unit business. And in some ways, they’re probably even undercutting their own high-end head units to stave …

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Yes, it’s a bike radar. But no, it’s not the first bike radar Garmin has made. And yes, I can hear the comments about ‘why not buy a $15 mirror’ already being furiously typed into your keyboard. Except here’s the …

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Overview of the Garmin Forerunner 935: The Garmin Forerunner 935 (FR935) is the best GPS running watch I have ever used, period. OK, now that we got that out of the way let me explain why. The FR935 is Garmin’s premier running (and triathlon) multi-sport watch that does everything the …

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The Garmin vivofit 4 is a daily activity tracker with an incredible 1+ year battery life – no charging necessary! It has a built in sunlight-readable, always-on color display, designed for 24/7 wearability. The vivofit 4 is swim and shower safe and features a sleek, comfortable band. It is ready to go right out of the ...

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It’s been almost three months since Garmin announced the FR645 and FR645 Music (aka FR645M), its first wearable with music onboard.  Past Garmin watches could control music on your phone, but none could have music loaded on it and play …

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Garmin International, Inc., today announced the Forerunner® 645 Music, a GPS running watch with integrated music that gives athletes the freedom to enjoy their favorite tunes on a run or during a workout without having to take a phone along. Additionally, when in need of a bottle of water or a quick bite to eat, Garmin ...

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Finally, Garmin now makes a wearable that plays music. In some ways, that’s sorta all you need to know.  But of course, I’ve got plenty more details to dive into than just that.  After all, the running focused unit doesn’t …

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It’s been exactly three months (plus a day) since Garmin announced their latest power meter, Vector 3.  With that unit they introduced a slew of both technology features and non-technology new aspects.  From a physical standpoint they got rid of the …

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Sometimes, I do sports that are actually not swim-bike-run.  Be it skiing, or…ok, I guess that’s it.  Actually, I scuba dive, which I suppose is still technically swimming.  Or swimming done rather poorly. So poorly that you’re never-endingly sinking to …

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Misty skies, gale force winds, mud, rain, relentless climbing, technical terrain and an incredible field of runners made the 2017 Garmin Mourne Skyline MTR a tough one! Now in it’s 4th edition, the race has over the years been known …

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It’s been about 6 weeks since Garmin first announced the new Vivoactive 3 GPS watch.  This watch builds upon the Vivoactive HR by adding in more features including things like contactless payments with Garmin Pay, as well as structured workouts.  …

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Today Garmin announced the Vivofit Jr. 2, which takes their surprisingly successful Vivofit Jr. kids-focused product line and adds in a few features. But most importantly it cements a Disney partnership for branded variants of the activity trackers covering Star …

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Hold on, I know what you’re thinking: Didn’t the Forerunner 30 come out last year? Nope, that was the Forerunner 35. At which point you’re wondering how we’re going back in numbers – but that’s just how the cards fell …

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A few weeks ago as part of Garmin’s trifecta announcement of new Vivo-labeled products, they announced the Vivosport (along with the Vivomove HR and Vivoactive 3).  In many ways the Vivosport got overlooked as it lacked the fashionista flashiness of …

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Over the course of the summer we’ve seen both Garmin and Favero roll out new pedal power meters.  In Garmin’s case they’ve got their third generation Vector 3 pedals, while in Favero’s case they have their Assioma units, which are …

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Sometimes, beauty is only skin deep. And unfortunately in the case of the Vivomove HR – that’s never been more true. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.  The Vivomove HR is the second iteration of Garmin’s dabble …

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Today Garmin announced their third generation of power meters, Vector 3.  This new unit brings sweeping changes both easily seen outside, but also internally as well.  In fact, I’d argue the internal changes are far more important than the new …

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After over three years, Garmin has updated its flagship GPS navigation computer with a new edition – the Edge 1030.  This new large-screen style unit features a longer battery life along with a new external battery pack option.  Not only …

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The Battle Royale between Garmin and Wahoo on bike computers continues to heat up with each side sending up stronger and stronger serves…all to the benefit of us consumers. After a number of weeks of Wahoo throwing down (first with …

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When I’m sufficiently bored, I listen to investor calls for companies in the segment.  Or, I read through investor reports – such as Amer Sports (parent company of Suunto), last weekend.  In actuality, these calls are often filled with interesting …

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Looking to find the best GPS bike computer? Time to dive into who does Strava best, which has best sensor support, and of course navigation!

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Today Garmin jumped into the 360° fray by introducing their own 360° action camera – the VIRB 360.  This camera one-ups everyone in the specs department by mic-dropping 5.7K resolution alongside being completely waterproofed with GPS built-in.  Not to mention …

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Today, Garmin introduced their latest generation front bike light – the UT800.  This light builds upon the connected concepts from their first generation lights, such as integration with their head units.  With the UT800 though, the company has shifted the …

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Today Garmin introduced an updated version of its Vivosmart lineup, the Vivosmart 3.  This essentially takes the Vivosmart HR that we saw last year (aka Vivosmart Gen2) and shrinks it down.  Then they layered in a bunch of new heart …

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Today Garmin announced their latest triathlon/multisport…and running-specific focused watch, the Forerunner 935.  This watch follows almost a year after the FR735XT was announced last spring, and only 3 months after the Fenix 5 series was announced in January (which just …

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