Thursday, June 04, 2015

Garmin Vivoactive Review and Thoughts-GPS Run Watch Meets Everyday Smarter Watch

The Vivoactive $250 is Garmin's strong answer to the Apple Watch. By not including a GPS in their initial watch, Apple left a small door open for competitors focused on harder core running and cycling. Why they didn't include GPS I am not sure and we  surely will not be surprised in the future by add on GPS battery bands, increased accuracy of synchronized pedometer function to GPS, the Apple Watch.

I had an Apple Watch on order but cancelled it as I could not wait. My trusty Magellan Echo, a dumb watch with 5 month battery life displaying and controlling my iPhone iSmoothRun app drowned at the Boston Marathon, literally, in all the rain and the screen went dead a few days later.

I have now run with the Vivoactive for 2 weeks and am very pleased.  It has not come off my wrist except for a charge every 3 or 4 days.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Review-adidas Adizero XT Boost Trail Shoe-Superb Upper. Agile and Stable with Great Traction. Suitable for any Terrain, including road.

The Adizero XT Boost is a superbly agile and versatile shoe equally adept on trails, mud, or road. The XT Boost is a 9.75oz/276 gram trail runner with a beefy 4mm lugged Continental rubber Race King outsole and a Boost layer only under the ball of the foot, the rest of the midsole being a road racer firm but responsive EVA. 10.55 mm drop. $140 MSRP. On sale July 2015.
adizero XT Boost

adizero XT Boost. Boost material is only under the forefoot back of the toes. Heavily lugged Continental Race Rubber outsole