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19

Nov

2011

Highgear Axio HR review
Written by Jason Elliot   

Axio HRA few months ago, I was in the midst of spirited hike in Boyce Mayview Park which I was quickly ascending and descending the park's ridgeline trails to push my physical limitations.

I found out, my cardio was not where it should be and that I needed to dial-down my pace. My heart was thumping out of my chest, and the Highgear Axio HR on my wrist was sending me warning signals before I got to this point. I should have listened.

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10

Feb

2011

FINIS Swimsense Performance Monitor review
Written by Jason Elliot   

Finis SwimsenseShort course pools at the gym can be dizzying to swim. Lengths are quickly swum and counting how many you have finished seems impossible. Your concentration should be on your stroke and the tunes on your iPod.

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16

Dec

2010

Tech4o TraiLeader Jet Watch review
Written by Jason Elliot   

Tech4o TraiLeader Jet images/Tech4oA multifunction watch is a Swiss Army knife for runners. They track distance, time, weather and a lot more. And durability is crucial since it needs to hold up in adverse weather.

The Tech4o TraiLeader Jet is a rugged watch that comes with over a dozen functions. Putting aside the basic functions, the TraiLeader Jet is also equipped with a digital compass, altimeter, chronograph, and barometer. Tech4o says the watch is water-resistant to ten meters.

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30

Sep

2010

Suunto M5 Heart Rate Monitor review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Suunto M5
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Getting your ‘arse’ off the couch and starting a running program is not easy.

  • How many days of the week do you run?
  • How long do you run?
  • What is the allotted time needed for recovery after a training run?

The Suunto M5 aims to answers these questions and help the running-impaired experience an endorphin popping running program. The Suunto M5 helps turn a lazy ‘arse’ to an active one.

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12

Jul

2010

Polar FT2 review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Polar has been pumping out heart rate monitors since 1977 and holds the vast market share for the industry today. The Polar FT2 is one of company's recent releases to consumers.

Polar is promoting the FT2 as an easy-to-use and affordable training computer. The FT2 automatically sets your target heart rate based on your age and it displays a summary of your latest workout. The FT2 is also water resistant to 30 meters making it ideal for swimming or water aerobics.

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24

Mar

2010

Origo Rendezvous Peak Watch review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Origo Rendezvous Peak
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The weather in Yellowstone National Park is unpredictable. Yellowstone can hit you with sunshine, rain, sleet and snow in the same day.

To prepare outdoor enthusiasts for the unpredictability that Yellowstone and other similar places offers, Origo has launched its Rendezvous Peak line of watches. Origo advertises the Rendezvous Peak as a multi-sensor watch that provides needed information for outdoor excursions.

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