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‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models. Replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more the5krunner -Future-Of-Sports-Watches

'All' new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models. Replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit...more the5krunner -Future-Of-Sports-Watches

V2.038 – 30 September 2018

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Hmmm. This has been a quieter month than I assumed, though issues are beginning to scorching up.

Withings has purchased Withings (errr). It’s an extended story and a barely previous one too. Nevertheless after shopping for again Withings from Nokia, Withings at the moment are releasing a sports activities watch. It does look as candy as a watch can look however critical sports activities followers want solely know that the related GPS comes out of your smartphone and never onboard on the watch itself. Nevertheless Withings even have an fascinating and extra common HEALTH providing that features the new watch(es) in addition to a sensible scale and HRM for beneath your mattress with IFTTT integration. Which is, type of, one path that the Apple Watch is heading. Bon Probability Withings.

Suunto appear to have snuck out a Suunto 9. Properly they’d already launched the Suunto 9 with Baro however then the Suunto 9 turned the non-baro model. However now there’s a Suunto 9 Baro. Obtained that? ? ? I’m nonetheless unsure I’ve. Caveat Emptor.

Garmin have did not launch something in September which is unusual. Perhaps they didn’t need to spoil the launch of the Polar Vantage M & V. (Errrr….in order that’ll be in October then!)

Speaking of which. Polar launched the Vantage M and Vantage V. The latter is the V800 alternative and the Vantage M  is, type of, an prolonged M430. they each look fairly good to me as ‘proper’ sports activities/tri watches. They appear POTENTIALLY GREAT as sports-focussed units They don’t, and by no means will, have all of the options of a Garmin and so a number of individuals are grumbling that their favorite options are lacking. It has a couple of tremendous area of interest issues that I’d like that are lacking too, however I’m staying in constructive mode on the Polar Vantage and never grumbling in any respect but. I prefer it. Everybody I present it to likes the appears of it. EVERYONE.

You’ve in all probability guessed that a rumoured new entrant into the sports activities watch market is just not getting into it this yr. I’ll say no extra.

Nevertheless there’s a supposedly super-secret new WearOS SPORTS watch of the Polar M600 type.

*NEW* Sports activities Watch Not Introduced (But)

Apple have launched the Watch four operating WearOS 5. I’ve not performed with that but however I assume when Apple say that it isn’t merely EVOLVED however relatively TRANSFORMED, then that have to be true. Anyway, each v4 variations are a bit greater than v3. (Processor is extra highly effective than v3, thinner than v3, has an improved oHR, has a NEW EKG and Bluetooth v5 (NOT the v4.2 on the v3 Watch). Battery life is unchanged at 18 hours and there’s nonetheless a mobile (LTE) model. Obtained that?

Extra fascinating than the Apple announcement is the one from Huami. They’re the makers of the cool and uber-featured STRATOS tri watch. Properly now they’ve launched the AMAZFIT VERGE. It’s NOT a alternative for the AMAZFIT STRATOS. As an alternative it appears like an excellent sensible watch that may additionally do health, NFC, GPS, and so forth. ie it’s focused on the Apple watch…however considerably cheaper. It may need Asia-only availability at first.

Mobvoi, the makers of the Ticwatch are additionally releasing a new watch. This one is the E2 and may run on the new Qualcom Snapdragon chip.

I reckon we’ll see one other Suunto this aspect of Christmas. Maybe an up to date Spartan Coach referred to as the Suunto 5 can be one of the best guess, until you knew higher.

I’ve a new Mio Cyclo for evaluation and the MIO 605HC is being extra actively launched now as properly.

Please let me know of any others.

This publish will probably be regularly up to date. Hopefully October will see numerous causes for me to edit it with the newest information.

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That is my opinion of current & future units throughout the GPS operating/biking market. Updates to this can be issued as and when info emerges which can embrace rumors, though please word that any info offered to me underneath NDA by producers won’t seem right here. So there might be a couple of extra surprises 😉 I’ve at the very least an inexpensive degree of confidence that watches predicted for the longer term are broadly right – timings and performance might NOT be what I anticipate. Please let me know of errors or omissions. On the finish of the desk is a quick dialogue about current points and potential future options. Thanks . Take pleasure in.


Class Hyperlinks to both a evaluate, opinion article or your native Amazon Feedback Bike Edge 1000 Outmoded Bike Edge Discover Jul 2019’s smaller model of the Edge 1030. Most efficiency options eliminated. Good for navigation Bike Edge 1030 Current, launched together with podless Vector Three Bike Edge 20, Edge 25 Entry degree biking pc Bike Edge 130 Entry degree biking pc with very fascinating specs. Might 2018 announcement/launch Bike Edge 200, Edge 500, Edge 510 Successfully Discontinued Bike Edge 520 Nonetheless an ideal biking pc Bike Edge 520 PLUS current. up to date hardware functionality (CIQ3) and software program Bike Edge 530 530 anticipated 2018, probably very quickly. Sure, even with the 520 plus announcement though rumours might have confused it with the 130. Failing that one thing in 2019. Bike Edge 800, 810 Successfully Discontinued Bike Edge 820 Flagship top-end, nav biking pc Bike Edge 830 Anticipated 2018, probably very quickly, though rumours might have confused it with the Edge Discover earlier in 2018 so extra likey March 2019ish. Outside Epix Good However Successfully Discontinued and changed by Fenix 5X Outside Fenix, Fenix 2, Quatix Previous Outdoor Fenix Three Fenix Three HR + variants Current, nonetheless nice units Outdoor Fenix 5 PLUS, 5s PLUS, 5x PLUS Garmin’s flagship mannequin for 2018-2019. Notbaly up to date Fenix 5 fashions. No replace for the 935 but) although. Outdoor Fenix 5, Fenix 5s, Fenix 5x Garmin’s flagship mannequin for 2017-2018. The Plus model is the one you need to purchase. Outdoor Tactix Bravo (disc), Tactix Charlie, Descent MK1, D2 Bravo, D2 Charlie ‘military’/searching, diving, aviation variants of Fenix 5 Outdoor Fenix 6, Tactix Delta, D2 Delta, Descent MK2 Anticipated 2019, (Delta 2020) Outside Fenix Chronos High quality innards. F5s firmware. Costly. Outside Fenix Chronos 2 Potential This fall.2018 Outdoor Fenix 2 / Fenix 1 Successfully Discontinued, inferior to subsequent fashions. Run Forerunner 210, Forerunner 220, Forerunner 225 Successfully Discontinued Run Forerunner 230 In all probability gained’t get replaced. Successfully Discontinued. Run Forerunner 235 Replacement due 2018. Good Run Forerunner 235L Apr2018’s cut-down model for the Chinese language market. Fascinating Run Forerunner 245 Anticipated This fall.2018-Q1.2019 Run Forerunner 25 Entry degree run/sports activities watch Run Forerunner 30 Entry degree run/sports activities watch Run Forerunner 35 Entry degree run/sports activities watch Run Forerunner 45 and 45M Might/June 2018 Run Forerunner 610, Forerunner 620 Successfully Discontinued however ok Run Forerunner 630 Nice gadget Run Forerunner 645 and 645M Music and non-Music model  Q1.2018. Probably 645-Triathlon or different variants to comply with Run/Tri Forerunner 735XT Current, nice mid-range tri watch (no barometer) Run/Tri Forerunner 745XT Attainable This fall.2018 Run Forerunner 910XT Nice tri watch in its day, nonetheless ok if you will discover one Run Forerunner 920XT Nice tri watch…all you want actually. Typically CHEAP Run/Tri Forerunner 935 Prime tri watch Run/Tri Forerunner 945 or Forerunner 935 Plus 2019, probably This fall.2018 Health Vivoactive Successfully Discontinued Health Vivoactive Three Current – contender to Fitbit Ionic and Apple Watch Three Health Vivoactive Three MUSIC, Vivoactive 3M VA3 with music. Q2.2018 Health Vivoactive HR Nice system, successfully Vivoactive 2, changed by Vivoactive Three Health Vivofit 2, Vivofit Three, Vivofit four December 2017 supercedes VivoFit Three Health Vivomove Gown watch, outmoded September 2017 Health Vivomove HR Current Sept 2017


The remaining:


Producer Class Hyperlinks to both a evaluate, opinion article or your native Amazon Feedback adidas Run Sensible Run Discontinued Amazfit (Xiaomi-Huami) Run Bip / Tempo Current Amazfit (Xiaomi-Huami) Run Tempo 2 That is the STRATOS Amazfit (Xiaomi-Huami) Health Verge That is the STRATOS Amazfit (Xiaomi-Huami) Run/Tri Sports activities Sensible Watch 2S (STRATOS) Current, Multisport 2018 watch. Choice for a tough glass display Apple Health Watch Collection 1 (Sport), Watch Collection 2 w/Nike, Collection Three GPS+Mobile Current Apple Health Watch Collection four Sep-18 constructed on WatchOS5. Bryton Bike RIDER 100, 310, 330, 530E, Rider 530 T Current Bryton Bike RIDER quite a few different fashions Successfully Discontinued Casio Outdoor


Professional Trek Sensible WSD-F20 Current, changed by F30 introduced Aug 2018 Casio Outdoor


Professional Trek Sensible WSD-F30 Current, changing WSD-F20. CatEye Bike STEALTH 50, STEALTH EVO, STRADA, PADRONE Sensible+ 2016 fashions are current Coros Run/Tri Tempo Multisport M1 Current, Garmin 735XT wannabe Epson Run/Tri ProSense 17, ProSense 57, ProSense 307, ProSense 347 Discontinued Epson Run/Tri SF-series discontinued, changed by ProSense, in USA Fitbit Health Blaze Changed by Versa Fitbit Health Cost Discontinued Fitbit Health Cost 2 Current Fitbit Health Versa Current SE model has Match Pay funds Fitbit Health Cost HR Discontinued Fitbit Health Ionic Current, September 2017 Fitbit Health Ionic adidas Introduced Feb 2018, has an adidas app Fitbit Health Surge Superceded by Ionic Fossil Health WearOS Puma-branded From 2019 to 2028 Geekery Outdoor IronCloud T1 IndieGoGo Marketing campaign Q2/Q3.2018 look however don’t contact. Cheaper Fenix 5 wannabe. Big Bike NeosTrack Biking Pc Hammerhead Bike Karoo Biking Pc, first models launched in Feb 2018. Huawei Health WearOS Match, Watch 2 Sport WearOS and a very good spec. Current (Watch 2 was 2017 with an incremental 2018 replace) The Match was successfully the “Watch 1 Sport”. Watch Three could possibly be the FORTUNA in October 2018 however extra doubtless we’ll see FORTUNA and a sporty “Watch GT” – these are successfully each the Watch Three. Lezyne Bike Mini, Macro, Micro, Micro Watch, Tremendous, Mega, Watch variants MEGA introduced July 2018 @Eurobike LG Health WearOS Watch Sport Current, apparently one of many higher WearOS units – definitely spec seems to be the most effective. Watch2 has seen e-sim in china solely LG Health WearOS LM-W315 , LM-305, LM-W325, LM-W319, LM-W315 could possibly be referred to as ICONIC. With one of many different fashions being the ICONIC SPORT. LM-W319 could possibly be as quickly as Sep 2018 (possible that is now the W7 which is a non-sports hybrid.) however a Watch3 by-product can be 2019. Google Health WearOS Pixel Smartwatch To be launched in 2019. Unclear if a SPORT/FITNESS model will probably be launched as properly. MIO/Magellan Bike Cyclo 605, 505HC+ others Good units. The 505HC seems to now be discontinued and changed with a barely superior 605HC (Q2.2017). Different fashions embrace Cyclo 210 (re-announced Aug2018?), 400, 405, 405HC

Not sure of state of affairs in USA with sister firm MAGELLAN. Who’ve dated ECHO/SWITCH run/bike merchandise

Misfit Health WearOS Vapor WearOS. Current. MiVia Health Run 350 2017 Firstbeat goodness, Versa look-alike Mobvoi Health Ticwatch 2 aka Ticwatch Lively 2017 price range sport watch with GPS & Music Mobvoi Health E2 2018 finances sport watch with GPS & Music Mobvoi Health WearOS Ticwatch S 2017 WearOS 2.zero price range sport watch. Ticwatch E is cheaper and non-sport model. Ticwatch 2, Lively and Basic are totally different – not WearOS Mobvoi Health WearOS Ticwatch Professional WearOS 2.zero Thriller Health WearOS New Entrant WearOS 2.zero, This fall.2018 at earliest. Perhaps a long run challenge for 2019 Moto Health WearOS 360 Sport – 2nd Gen/Sport Current New Stability Health WearOS RunIQ WearOS. Current Polar Bike V660 V650 refresh 2019/2020 Polar Run/Tri Vantage V V800 alternative Polar Run/Tri Vantage M Extra run-focussed than the V mannequin and a bit greater than the M430. Polar Health A370 A360 alternative with linked-GPS Polar Run M200 Entry degree oHR operating/sports activities watch 2016. alternative 2018/2019 Polar Run M400 Changed by M430 in Q1.2017 Polar Run M430 An optical M400, launched Polar Bike M450 Changed by M460 in Q1.2017 Polar Bike M460 M450 with STRAVA LIVE Polar Run WearOS M600 Greatest WearOS sports activities look ahead to Android Polar Bike V650 Bike Nav Biking gadget, summer time 2018 firmware refresh Polar Run/Tri V800 Nonetheless an excellent multisport watch Samsung Health Gear Sport Current (Gear Match Professional is BAND format and the Samsung Gear Match Plus could possibly be the 2018 model of that) Samsung Health Gear S4 SM-R800 for This fall.2018. In all probability alongside a revamped Gear Sport, maybe referred to as Gear Sport four for consistency of naming? or might be Galaxy Match. Sigma Sport Bike Rox GPS 7.zero, ROX GPS 10.zero, Rox GPS 11.zero, Rox 12.zero Sport Good function set, current.

Rox 12.zero Sport June 2018 seems to be like an enormous leap forwards for the corporate

Sony Health WearOS Smartwatch Three SWR50 WearOS. Current SoWatch Health SoWatch IndieGogo – Sports activities and different stuff Skagen Health WearOS Falster 2 With GPS added, this now counts as a sports activities watch. It goals to be seen because the prettiest. Pioneer Bike CA600 Biking Pc SRM Bike PowerControl 7 (PC7) Biking Pc SRM Bike PowerControl eight (PC8) Biking Pc Levels Bike Sprint (L10) Biking Pc. low cost and properly featured Levels Bike Sprint L50, M50 New fashions for launch c This fall.2018. Suunto Numerous Ambit Three variants (Peak, run, Sport…) Nonetheless nice units. In some ways superior. Suunto Numerous Ambit four The SPARTAN TRAINER is the alternative to the AMBIT3, at the least when it comes to seems to be. Suunto Numerous Ambit/Ambit 2 Successfully Discontinued Suunto Run/Tri SPARTAN Sport Current, OK to purchase now Suunto Run/Tri SPARTAN Sport with oHR (WHR) Current Suunto Outside Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Current with extra variants probably in 2018 Suunto Run/Tri SPARTAN Coach New outside variants in Jan 2018, additional variants probably in 2018 Suunto Outside SPARTAN Extremely Current, OK to purchase now. Suunto 9 is efficient alternative Suunto Health Suunto Three Health Current. Low-end mannequin with fascinating specs. GPS solely from paired and carried smartphone. Suunto Health Suunto 9 Current. Excessive finish Spartan ULTRA alternative TomTom Outdoor Adventurer Nonetheless a fantastic watch. However it seems to be like TomTom sports activities division is being closed down at the least in US. TomTom Run Runner Three, Spark Three Nonetheless an ideal watch, additionally a CHEAP MUSIC model. However it seems to be like TomTom sports activities division is being closed down. Nonetheless firmware updatesd as of 8May2018 TomTom Run Spark, Runner, Runner 2 Successfully Discontinued, there was by no means a Spark 2 Wahoo health Bike ELEMNT An awesome biking pc Wahoo health Bike ELEMNT BOLT An amazing biking pc Wahoo health Bike + ? ELEMNT New ??? Hypothesis for Q3 2018/19. CEO/Chip is on document saying Wahoo are wanting past biking. Might be a swim watch, who is aware of? Wahoo health Bike ELEMNT MINI Minimize down biking pc no GPS, no energy compatibility, Wahoo-only sensors XPLOVA/Acer Bike X3 2018…nonetheless ready XPLOVA/Acer Bike X5 Outmoded by EVO XPLOVA/Acer Bike X5 EVO Current, refreshed mannequin XS Health XS four Smartwatch Indiegogo – Watch, telephone, every little thing.
  • There are lots of different low-priced manufacturers, a number of of that are visible rip-offs of the primary manufacturers’ fashions.
  • Some low-priced manufacturers embrace: PARNERME, UWEAR, GoLife, GooPhone, Reabeam, igSPORT

What have I missed? Are there others?

Observe: info that has turn into obtainable about equipment is NOT included (too lots of them). There are additionally too many Energy Meter variants for me to maintain monitor of. I’ve greater than a passing curiosity in PMs for triathlon disciplines however I don’t regulate the entire market – the doc I maintain up-to-date on PM is my information to the most effective energy meter. I’m usually going to exclude bands, above, just like the Vivokids v2 though some bands have sneaked in there already.

Current Tendencies/Future Tendencies?: greater res color screens; music (on watch and live-streamed through eSIM/nano SIM); battery-duration innovation; <1m GPS accuracy Galileo – now confirmed in Garmin FORETREX and Edge 130; vendor apps/app retailer (eg Fitbit Pay, Garmin Pay, Apple Pay, Ali Pay); WORKOUT DATA requirements, openness and integration; mapping/navigation (on watch and through eSIM); help for novel equipment & sensor knowledge – environmental (climate), physiological (hydration, blood glucose) & spatial (radar); optical HR; deep smartphone integration (AW2, Apple); widespread firmware throughout quite a few watch variants; simultaneous dual-band exercise recording (ZWIFT+your fundamental recording gadget with BLE); on-watch SIM card/eSIM (for stay providers like CRASH and WEATHER and FRIEND LOCATIONS).

Future Challenges: Music on watches has nonetheless not been correctly addressed. You may cite TomTom Three, Apple Watch, Garmin Forerunner 645M/VA3M/F5SPlus and WearOS as all together with operating with music functionality however ultimately somebody wants to determine how one can correctly help a number of streaming providers. However simply how precisely will streaming providers be correctly dealt with aside from via on-watch SIM. And only a few sports activities+music watches have an eSIM eg Apple, LG and Samsung.

Product Cycles: Some corporations attempt to copy the Apple mannequin of a new model annually. That wants a LOT of R&D to make believable enhancements. Moreover, the arrival of fabric enhancements in performance can stagnate, as telephone handset producers at the moment are discovering. Garmin typically have extra believable 2-Three yr cycles for a alternative mannequin. When a new base hardware mannequin is introduced (often the upper spec one) there then follows numerous cut-down variations to make cheaper much less in a position units – they will have cheaper elements &/or restricted firmware, while primarily in any other case being the identical product.

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