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Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

By 12 May 2015

Garmin has finally joined the competition in offering a sports GPS watch that tracks heart rate using optics built-into the watch rather than a connected chest strap. The Garmin Forerunner 225 will be the company's first optical HR watch. Pocket-lint... >>

Your wearable is already outdated: Sweat tracking changes everything

Your wearable is already outdated: Sweat tracking changes everything

By 10 April 2015

Activity trackers, heart rate monitors, smartwatches – they're all obsolete already because they don't analyse sweat. Until now heart rate tracking has been a pretty accurate way of measuring your body's training effort. It let you work on certain goals... >>

Plessey's heart rate monitor wristwatch device

Plessey's heart rate monitor wristwatch device

By 26 April 2012

Plessey Semiconductors has introduced a heart rate monitor that can be worn on your wrist as you would a watch. The device is built in such a way that a sensor electrode remains in contact with the skin on your wrist. Users can then touch a second electrode... >>

Scosche myTrek pictures and hands-on

Scosche myTrek pictures and hands-on

By 28 December 2011

Looking to shed a few pounds following the Christmas binge? If you have an iPhone then you are literally spoilt for choice. We've looked at a number of iPhone apps in the past that offer to track your performance using the on-board GPS, but the offering... >>

Adidas miCoach - the secret of your marathon success?

Adidas miCoach - the secret of your marathon success?

By 25 April 2010

We saw the adidas miCoach system when it launched at CES earlier this year, and in its previous incarnation as part of Samsung miCoach. Adidas put aside quite a bit of space at this year's Virgin London Marathon expo for it, so we thought we'd take a... >>

Garmin Forerunner 110 promises to be simple

Garmin Forerunner 110 promises to be simple

By 29 March 2010

The Garmin Forerunner 110 is a new entry-level device joining the ranks of Garmin's sports watches. The Forerunner 110 features a SiRFstar IV GPS receiver, which Garmin claim will acquire and hold signal under a woodland canopy and in built-up areas.... >>

Garmin Edge 500

Garmin Edge 500

By 8 October 2009

Garmin's new Edge 500 brings sleek GPS functionality to a set of handlebars near you. If you don't want the mapping that the Edge 705 offers, the 500 will give you a much more compact unit. It is still packed with technology however, offering GPS functions,... >>

Suunto t3c Black Arrow heart rate monitor
3.5 out of 5

Suunto t3c Black Arrow heart rate monitor

By 2 October 2009

The Suunto t3c Black Arrow edition is a special edition release of its t3c model or heart rate monitor, partnered with the International Triathlon Union. Featuring a standard heart rate monitor when used with the provided chest strap, it takes the fight... >>

Polar FT80 heart rate monitor
4 out of 5

Polar FT80 heart rate monitor

By 9 September 2009

The Polar FT80 heart rate monitor "training computer" comes in at the top of the range of generalist fitness devices offered by Polar. Here we test the standard FT80, although it also is available with the G1 GPS module for speed and distance tracking,... >>

Suunto Triathlon Collection t6c and t3c models launch

Suunto Triathlon Collection t6c and t3c models launch

By 15 May 2009

With the triathlon season in full flow, you might have realised your training just isn't working for you. Suunto, to celebrate a partnership with the ITU, has launched two limited edition Triathlon Collection heart rate monitors. Based on the t6c and... >>