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Misleading Battery Life Specs from Garmin Nuvi 780

Misleading Battery Life Specs from Garmin Nuvi 780

April 10, 2010 by · 14 Comments 

I recently purchased a Garmin nuvi 780 portable GPS, and quickly noticed that the battery life was much less than the spec’d – averaging 45 minutes for me before low battery warning and subsequent shutdown in less than 60 minutes. With a battery life advertised “up to 5 hours” this seems well short of the […]

Suunto T1C heart rate monitor review

December 23, 2008 by · 26 Comments 

I have been trying to get into shape before the holiday season… call it a warmup to the new year’s resolution. However, I’m trying to be a bit smarter about it this time around, as opposed to the usual ‘gym hard 4x a week’ mentality. So I started reading up on heart rate monitors. These […]

Garmin 50 Watch Review

December 2, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

A friend of mine recently bought a Garmin 50 that I felt compelled to pull a Sylar on. Having an EDGE 705 GPS device for my bike, I figured the Garmin 50 was a cool supplement I could get for my days when I wanted to just have my heart rate orĀ  train on a […]

Garmin EDGE 705 Review: The Ultimate Cycling Computer

September 7, 2008 by · 32 Comments 

Every once in a while there comes a device that radically changes how I experience an activity. The Palm Treo (yes, way back when) redefined SMS for me, being the first to do the ‘chat’ style SMS UI that the iPhone is now known for. The Ericsson T28 was the first phone that I used […]

Quick way to convert .tcx files into other formats such as Google Earth KML

June 14, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

Image via Wikipedia This aptly named site has a great file converter which will allow you to convert GPS files from your Garmin device to be used within Google Earth. Pretty handy site.. now if I could only get my GPS watch to work better! Related articles Brits Use Google Earth to Crash Residential […]