GO>ID Review

SteveGadget Reviews, General, ReviewsLeave a Comment

GOID

Staying fit is one thing, staying safe is a whole different game.  As we’ve mentioned before, staying safe while out for a run, hike, walk, ride, climb, or swim is an extremely important factor to consider when participating in these activities.  For the most part, this can be achieved through simple means: going out with a friend, keeping yourself well-lit … Read More

SteveGO>ID Review

Mio Alpha Review

SteveGadget Reviews, General, ReviewsLeave a Comment

bg_micro

Shorts? Check! Shirt? Check! Socks? Check! Shoes? Check!  Water-bottle? Check!  Watch? Check!  You open the door, go outside, stretch, take a deep breath, and hit start on your watch.  No heart rate….  Has this happened to you before? It’s funny to me that the most common complaint about wearing a chest strap is the lack of comfort, but, honestly, that … Read More

SteveMio Alpha Review

Garmin Forerunner 110 Review

MeaganGadget Reviews, General, Reviews2 Comments

pd-04-lg

The Garmin Forerunner 110 (henceforth known as the FR110) has been around since early 2010. It is the least expensive model in the Forerunner series ($179.99 w/o a HRM strap, $229.99 w/ a HRM strap) that offers both GPS and heart rate tracking (the FR70 and Forerunner 10 are $50 cheaper, but the former is HR-only and the latter is … Read More

MeaganGarmin Forerunner 110 Review

Fitbit One Review

MeaganGadget Reviews, General, ReviewsLeave a Comment

FitBit One

In November of last year, after a failed trial with the Jawbone Up, Steve and I became Fitbit converts, and for the next 12 months, I diligently used my Fitbit Ultra to record essentially every step I had taken (over 2 million!), every staircase I had climbed (over 4000!), every minute I slept*, and, through their online interface (and LoseIt!), … Read More

MeaganFitbit One Review

Polar RCX5 Review

LizPDGadget Reviews, General1 Comment

HRM1

I use my Polar Heart Rate monitor more than any other piece of exercise equipment. Ever. My obsession with this watch-turned-monitoring device started innocently enough two Christmases ago, when, after pouring over reviews online, I decided to order an FT4 (see Meagan’s review here) to help me better track my workouts. After one joyous run together, my watch and I … Read More

LizPDPolar RCX5 Review

Nike Plus SportWatch GPS Review

SteveGadget Reviews, General, Reviews6 Comments

Nike SportWatch02

Before I begin to bury everyone in stories and specifications of the Nike Plus SportWatch, I want to explain my decision to try out a Nike HRM/GPS watch rather than a more popular Garmin Forerunner or Polar.  Anyone who knows me would be able to explain my passion for electronics and my obsession with reading product reviews, along with doing … Read More

SteveNike Plus SportWatch GPS Review

The 4iiii Sportiiiis Review: Using Your Eyes to Train

AshleyGadget Reviews, General, ReviewsLeave a Comment

Manufacturer:  4iiii Innovations Model: Sportiiiis Heads Up Display Base Price: $149.99 As much as I love my Garmin, I am constantly bothered that I can’t read off my pace and heart rate at the same time.  Obviously, the two are intricately connected.  The Sportiiiis easily solves this problem with a nifty LED indicator that sits below your eye and lets … Read More

AshleyThe 4iiii Sportiiiis Review: Using Your Eyes to Train