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Member Since 03/09/2010
Last Seen 29/10/2017
Location Brisbane

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None of the wrist based HR monitoring is particularly great. By its very nature it'll never beat a chest strap.
17/10/2017 - 17:53
Very different market segments. I think the Epix was more a successor to the old Timex Expedition, in that hiking/mountain climbing space....
17/10/2017 - 17:52
Review here (as ever with fitness watches!)
17/10/2017 - 17:48
Discounting ahead of the new model
09/10/2017 - 09:32
You'd be better off waiting for Green Man Gaming or similar to run another special. There was a deal a week or so ago for GTA V for $24.99...
27/09/2017 - 18:19
Cheers for the heads up on the sales - we're heading over to LA in late Feb, so this fits perfectly, either with Great White Rat Air or...
13/09/2017 - 18:36
Leaked photos here: If they're accurate, very different animal to the original Vivoactive watches.
29/08/2017 - 16:06
I've been a bit sceptical of the wrist-based HR monitoring. I've only had a bit of a dabble - looked to track well on the bike, but it...
28/08/2017 - 21:21
Garmin Vivosmart HR+ - Amart Sports $229
Garmin fitness band, with wrist based 24 hour HR monitoring, and, making it actually useful, GPS, so you can use it as a running and,...
28/08/2017 - 17:45
[@Maverick-au](/comment/4962638/redir): Not size effective in a watch? I have a 37 gram Garmin Vivoactive that has GPS. It's been portable...
13/08/2017 - 22:10
Interesting comment on the watch thing - I have a Garmin Vivoactive (the original non-HR model, and broken down old marathoner) which I...
13/08/2017 - 21:58
[@stumo](/comment/4962437/redir): Suspect that is [@Infidel]'s issue - he has a radio-enabled clock which is not able to have its location...
10/08/2017 - 20:57
[@Maverick-au](/comment/4962409/redir): With GPS timing so readily and cheaply available, why would you? We run time-critical processes at...
10/08/2017 - 20:55
Yep, that's pretty widely known. General user experience is that Brisbane reception is fairly reliable, Sydney less so, and Melbourne less...
10/08/2017 - 20:50
FTFM: The auto update takes place at 2 am each day, and if unsuccessful it will try again at 3 am and 4 am. You can check if it can get the...
10/08/2017 - 20:48
Did you set the location to Sydney, and turn the daylight saving time function off? Got one of these a few days ago and it's been fine.
10/08/2017 - 19:12
AT signal went through overnight.
09/08/2017 - 15:23
Got mine today, agree on the band, the Citizen is quite a bit lighter than my beloved steel case/band 40 mm Seiko Premier Perpetual...
08/08/2017 - 20:56
I really don't need another watch...and yet, here we are. /shakes tiny fist at OP
03/08/2017 - 20:44
Awesome, thanks for the heads up, was looking for an additional one for track days.
03/07/2017 - 10:21
Got an old AC68U - has run faultlessly
24/06/2017 - 23:02
"Digital PLL FM radio" - or, more commonly, an FM radio.
13/06/2017 - 20:09
Be aware that if you buy this you will end up with a Chinese car masquerading as an MG.
11/06/2017 - 18:38
Can confirmn. Sound without NC is flat and dull. Noise cancellation is limited but seems to operate okay in the 'plane engine noise'...
11/06/2017 - 18:37
A heads up with these - get a USB extension cable for the wireless dongle. If you have the dongle plugged directly into the PS4 it will...
09/06/2017 - 10:02
They're 7.1 with the PS3 and PS4 only.
09/06/2017 - 10:01
No, for all their faults that's not how Garmin does things - there'll be backwards compatibility. You can still upload data from really old...
29/05/2017 - 13:10
Just be aware there is a new model coming later this year and an upgrade coming to Connect IQ, so you may not be able to run new apps...
29/05/2017 - 12:25
Meant the Vivoactive original (which ironically I use). I'd edit but the comment's too old. Thanks.
27/05/2017 - 18:49
[@andri77](/comment/4723441/redir): If it meets your current needs and you're happy with the price, pull the trigger! :D
26/05/2017 - 22:01