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Garmin Rally 100/200 Firmware 4.0 Available

I was able to apply the update, but just like the last time there was weirdness where the Connect mobile app didn’t recognize that the update applied and kept wanting to offer it. Having seen this before, I checked with my Edge 530, and it went on the first time. So don’t be surprised if you see this on your end as well. It will be interesting to see if I notice…

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Garmin Launches Edge 1040 Solar, and not Solar

Lots of good stuff to be had from the $600 “Standard” and $750 Solar Edge 1040, with the main different between the two being a solar panel (duh) and the amount of device storage. DC Rainmaker saw some fairly impressive charging numbers from the solar, so my gut says if you have $600 to blow on this big guy, and you like not charging your bike computer from the grid, the $150…

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Garmin Varia RCT715 – Camera + Radar – Leaks

First off. YES PLEASE! This is a no brainer, and I’m glad that Garmin has [allegedly] finally brought something to market. Specs are a bit thin on the ground (Reddit says $400 and 5 hours of battery life), but if those numbers are true and it’s 4K that’s not terrible; obviously more battery life would be preferred, but hey there’s only so much you can do with one built-in battery. Reddit…

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What the F@$%^@#, Garmin?!?

I literally yelled those words, well swap out the special characters, at my TV yesterday while I was on the trainer catching up on some DCR YouTube… If you’ve already seen his video I imagine that you had a similar experience when Ray mentioned that the price is $300, for a couple bearings and some plastic. Because there is no universe where that is a reasonable price for what the Tacx Neo…

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Whoops, epix fail

In my fēnix 7 learning frenzy, I totally missed that Garmin also launched a new epix. The cheat sheet is that it’s a more expensive fēnix 7 with a fancy AMOLED screen. Of course that screen costs battery, both because it’s beautiful, and beauty is never free, but also because there’s no option for solar. My take after looking at several reviews is that if you can stomach the upcharge, get the…

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Garmin Launches fēnix 7

If you’ve been tracking the fēnix 7, you already knew that today was launch day. Some cool things have been added to the watch, most notably touch screens, multi-band GPS on Sapphire models, an updated optical heart rate (OHR) sensor, and Garmin guess-metrics like Real-Time Stamina (which seems similar to Xert’s MPA to me). Personally, I don’t see much that would compel me to upgrade from my 6 Pro. But! It is…

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Garming fēnix 6 – 20.30 Firmware Released

If you’ve been following the 20.x BETA cycling, you’ll have seen a lot of “Improved altitude calibration” entries in the change logs. IIRC, that was the only change, every time :). Having updated to each of these releases, I can attest to the introduction, and solution to many an altitude calibration issue. So if you’re rocking 20.x, you’ll probably want to update to 20.30 either when it shows up for you, or…

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