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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby aleks » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 pm

vol wrote:
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Any woo app for garmin watch?
Actually, Garmin has Bluetooth API open but only for the newer watches (starting with Fenix 5 and higher). If I have time, I could write a WOO app for Garmin. The problem is that I only have Garmin Fenix version 3 and versions 5 and 6 are too expensive, so I wouldn't be able to test my app :(
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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby juandesooka » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:46 am

alexrider wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Hello Speedster,
I bought the Huawei GT2 just for the purpose of recording my sessions, expecting it would be possible to download/export tracks to a computer in any readable format (gpx, klm, tcx, whatever) since it's advertised as a GPS watch, but as far as I know it doesn't, so the nice watch is only good for time keeping and check your heartbeat. It's the first of the many watches I owned that doesn't offer the possibility to export your tracks in any way. The only think it does is give a screen grab of the track and performance. Quite ridiculous for a device from a brand such as Huawei.
I wonder if the American sanctions against China play a (dirty) role in this.
If anyone has an idea how to get around the issue, please let me know. There is one very complicated solution involving routing your phone and programming in Python with Strava as intermediary platform. Not bothering with that!

If I have a GPS watch to recommend above all the others, it would definitely the Locosys GW-60, which offers the following advantages over the major brands: Doppler GPS, 5 Hz fix rate (all the others do 1 fix/sec), doesn't need to be connected to internet to transfer your track to your computer for further analysis, which is rather nice when you're in a remote island or a Himalayan trek without internet connection.
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I bought a Huawei band 3 pro. At $70cdn I think it's likely the cheapest brand name GPS smart watch. It works well but with limitations. The app doesn't really work great for surfing. You can see your track but can't get the fun stats.

As far as I can tell you can't download GPS data. Fine for workouts, step tracking, heart beat, sleep tracking, social media notifications.

I am replacing it with a Garmin vivoactive 3, sounds like the Garmin surfapp should work.

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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby vol » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:07 am

aleks wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 pm
vol wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:45 am
Any woo app for garmin watch?
Actually, Garmin has Bluetooth API open but only for the newer watches (starting with Fenix 5 and higher). If I have time, I could write a WOO app for Garmin. The problem is that I only have Garmin Fenix version 3 and versions 5 and 6 are too expensive, so I wouldn't be able to test my app :(
Yes! Please 🙏
It would be a reason to change my poor Nixon to Garmin

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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby Cefirmeza » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:25 pm

apollo4000 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:37 pm
no
Ambit 3 Peak to Apple 3. So fari so goodie.
What activity on ambit3 is the best for kitesurfing?

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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby apollo4000 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:49 pm

Cefirmeza wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:25 pm
apollo4000 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:37 pm
no
Ambit 3 Peak to Apple 3. So fari so goodie.
What activity on ambit3 is the best for kitesurfing?
I use running, it works for me, i then change it in strava from running to Kitesurfing. It works for me. Whether it’s the best, that’s another matter. But it serves my purposes.

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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby aleks » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:55 pm

vol wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:07 am
aleks wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 pm
Actually, Garmin has Bluetooth API open but only for the newer watches (starting with Fenix 5 and higher). If I have time, I could write a WOO app for Garmin. The problem is that I only have Garmin Fenix version 3 and versions 5 and 6 are too expensive, so I wouldn't be able to test my app :(
Yes! Please 🙏
It would be a reason to change my poor Nixon to Garmin
I know, I like Garmin too :D . However, those Fenix 5 watches are $500 - I can't afford it just to develop an app :(

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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby vol » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:01 pm

Fenix 5 x now 350eur 😉

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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby ScoopZ » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:13 am

Cefirmeza wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:25 pm
apollo4000 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:37 pm
no
Ambit 3 Peak to Apple 3. So fari so goodie.
What activity on ambit3 is the best for kitesurfing?
I just got an ambit 3 sport, if you download ambitlink and the movescount software to either PC/Mac you can change any activity profile to kitesurfing. Then pick the data you want to see/record. -->sync to the watch and go.

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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby aleks » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:08 pm

vol wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:01 pm
Fenix 5 x now 350eur 😉
Exactly :D . 350EUR is $500CAD for me :(

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Re: 2019 Watches

Postby bkkite » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:56 pm

I'm over 60 sessions on an Apple Watch 4, and so far I've been pretty psyched with the Strava app. More detailed thoughts below:

Cons
* the Apple Watch sports strap will come off, that's how I lost my first watch
* buy a sports "loop" so even if the velcro comes off, it won't slide off your wrist
* the touch screen doesn't work well when wet

Pros
* I like having a cell phone option on my wrist in case I get into a sticky situation
* better life has been good enough for most sessions
* Strava app tracks kiting and other waters sports and standup paddling, etc.
* I mostly use it to track my gps path, heart rates, and then I export at the end of the year to track the number of sessions for the year.


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