The Ever Changing Galaxy

If you ignore the Applewatch, and maybe the Fitbit, then the most popular affordable? smartwatch would more than likely be the Samsung Gear. If you go 1 step further and reduce your target market into Men, who wear chronograph sports watches, you would almost hit 100%, if you presented them with the Gear. The reason …

Get Yourself Charged Up

Its over 20 years ago now that Citizen revolutionised the sports/dive watch market with their Eco-Drive system. Producing sports orientated watches that neither needed winding or even charging (although charging your watch was a very new progression). It has confused me somewhat that this technology first of all, never really became mainstream on chronograph watches, …

Untangle the Garmin Knot

Even the most avid Garmin, fan has to admit that even back to the days of the chronograph watch the great company has always had the problem of trying to be all things to all men. So every year they have tended to release at least one model in most of there cost ranges, and annually …

Thanks Mr T.

Now I am about to say something, that I will wager you won’t catch me saying very often. Thank you Mr Trump! We have all watched on these past few weeks as Mr Trump has single handed taken on the economic might of China. All of us no doubt wondering betwixt the possible outcomes that …

Why Boil Your Brain?

In our hunt to achieve our own acceptable level of fitness, either to endure just a reasonable level of quality of life, which is obviously a very personal perception. Or even for those who strive for, or wish to maintain a much higher level of fitness. The enduring vision of the nineties, or even the …

Dive in with Suunto

In a previous post I bemoaned the fact that the sports/fitness watch market was in general dominated by watch technology companies such as Apple and Xiaomi, or fitness app companies such as Fitbit. I pointed out that the market was desperate for a serious sports watch manufacturer to get their hands dirty. Suunto make a …

A Clever Watch

So, just exactly who are Xiaomi? Well you may have heard of them being referred to as the Apple of China. Although it’s believed that founder Lei Jun, prefers to be compared with Amazon. The phenomenal numbers tell why. Founded in 2010, they didn’t produce their first cell-phone until 2013. At the beginning of 2018, …