Polar has a large range of sports watches, and the new Polar M200 has been launched as the companies, one-two punch, with GPS tracking and optical HRM budget watch. At £130 RRP the Polar M200 may be a very interesting proposition. But what has Polar had to do in order to hit that price point?
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Not all running tech costs the earth! Nowhere is that more evident than with Garmin’s Forerunner 35, which I’ve been putting through its paces over the last couple of months. So the question has to be if Garmin does a budget price, does that mean you only get budget performance? Let’s see!
When the Polar A360 debuted in 2015, I wasn’t very impressed with the devices optical HRM- However, in the last two years Polar has released a slew of devices with optical heart rate tracking, and have polished their firmware considerably. So with the new Polar A370, has Polar managed to bring the substance to match…
The Polar M430 is an update to the excellent Polar M400 running watch, with the inclusion of heart rate monitoring on the rear. So now that optical HRM has trickled down to the mid levels of Polar’s portfolio, what’s the M430 like out on the run?
Has a year of further firmware development and new hardware in the form of optical heart rate monitoring made the Suunto Spartan into the watch we had always dreamt of, or it all spec sheet and no substance?
The Fitbit Alta HR launched nearly one year after the debut of the original Alta. Has the addition of an optical heart rate monitor managed to catapult the Alta from being an “Also ran” device to one of the categories best devices? Let’s take a long hard look
Zwift RunPod / MilestonePod looks like a simple running foot pod, but it provides loads of in-depth data on your running technique. But more importantly, it is a very reasonably priced way of getting into Zwift Running. #ZwiftGearTest for one, please!
The Garmin Fenix 5 is out! The successor to the phenomenally successful Garmin Fenix 3. Has Garmin taken all the lessons learnt since the Fenix 3 was released in 2015, and made the Fenix 5 a must buy? Or does the Fenix 5 have an Achilles heel that might keep it from greatness? Let’s see!
The PowerTap PowerCal is a bit of an odd device. A heart rate meter, which also estimates your wattage output when cycling. In such a small package, the PowerCal might be the definitive travel equipment for Zwift, but with a MAJOR question: How does the power reading compare with strain gauge derived power meters? It…