Although not as advanced as the last year’s Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS running coach, the 2014Suunto Ambit2 R makes quite a strong impression featuring a well-balanced list of functions designed for beginners and intermediate-level runners that don’t need all the extra functions usually requested by professional athletes.
Visually (and probably electronically) similar to the last years Fenix Outdoor GPS, the new Garmin D2 Pilot elevates its functionality to new heights in order to serve all sorts of pilots. Yes, there is plenty of planes equipped with state of the art navigational equipment, but if all else fails, you still need a wrist computer to rely on.
Ventura is a niche brand that is mostly known for its exotically shaped mechanical timekeepers. In March 2011, it has issued a new interesting device that utilizes its new “automatic-powered digital watch concept.” Called Ventura SPARC MGS (ref. W 55 R1), this trendy hybrid-powered device sports not one, but two displays on its unusually long, V-shaped body. Created by Simon Husslein, a German industrial designer who is also responsible for the gorgeous in its simplicity Braun BN0095 and the elegantly simple Nomos Minimatik, the new gadget looks like it came directly from a Men in Black movie.
The Timex Expedition WS4 will soon be available in the United States and on some of the overseas markets. With its comprehensive list of functions, all of them packed within a sturdy, rugged body, the new gadget will probably become a serious competitor to several watches from European and Japanese manufacturers thanks to its more than competitive price.