Garmin fenix Review

Garmin fenix Review

Author's note: This review is for the original fenix. While Garmin has recently released the fenix 3, many of the core features found in the fenix are still applicable for the fenix 2 and 3. For a full rundown of differences between the watches, read this article. The fenix and fenix 2 have also been reduced in price ...

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Smartphone vs. GPS Watch

Smartphone vs. GPS Watch

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD (AND 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT) USE YOUR SMARTPHONE INSTEAD OF A GPS WATCH Chances are you have a smartphone in your pocket or bag at this very moment. Smartphones are the 21st century Swiss army knife, part phone, camera, camcorder, game console, and web surfer. And fitness apps – ...

Training Without a GPS Watch

Training Without a GPS Watch

TIPS, TRICKS, AND WORKAROUNDS: 6 WAYS TO TRAIN LIKE YOU OWN A GPS WATCH (WITHOUT BUYING ONE) On May 6th, 1954, Roger Bannister toed the starting line at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford, England. A wind-whipped and stormy day suddenly calmed. Over 3,000 spectators craned their necks as the starting gun cracked. 3 ...

Garmin’s Virtual Training Aids

Garmin’s Virtual Training Aids

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VIRTUAL PACER, PARTNER, RACER, AND COURSES Have you ever considered ways to motivate yourself run faster? The solution might actually exist on your wrist. There's evidence that simulated training partners can push you to exercise harder and faster than you could alone. If you have a GPS watch, ...

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Magellan Switch Up

Magellan Switch Up

The Magellan Switch’s big brother, the Switch Up is a multi-purpose GPS watch that perfectly complements runners, cyclists, and triathletes. Like the Switch, the Switch Up has unique features beneficial to all types of endurance athletes. Activity Pacer is Magellan’s version of Virtual Partner. The big difference ...