Garmin makes some of the best GPS & training watches. Their latest, fēnix 2, combines all the best tech & features they’ve got to become arguably the best sport-adventure watch out: waterproof to 50 meters, 50 hour battery life in GPS mode & five weeks in watch mode. It has an ANT+ radio to pair with sensors like heart rate, cadence, temperature, power meter, etc, plus Bluetooth 4.0 for pairing with sensors & your smartphone.
Weather these days… Depending on your time zone, your yard could be under 8-feet of snow right now or already pushing up tulips. Either way, spring is coming and this stowable, 22” push mower will handle your lawn when the time comes and then fold-up & tuck neatly into a corner of the garage when you’re not walking behind it.
SoCal-based Salt Optics is ready for the Spring sunshine. Their new collection of shades and prescription frames feature clean, simple designs in a variety of lens options and colors. A personal favorite.
Instead of typing in usernames & passwords, the myris from eyeLock lets you cut through device security with just a look. It scans your eyes. When you look into the myris, it takes a video of the irises in your eyeballs, which it then uses as your personal identity code. No matching iris, and that device is not gonna work. Available this Spring with a price tag sub-$300.
If you live somewhere that winter stuff like snowstorms still happen, the Bikeboard will keep you in the saddle through what would normally be the off-season. It’s a small ski that mounts to your bike’s front tire allowing you to pedal through packed powder.
Stretch pants and bump skiing may have died thirty years ago but one staple of early 80s ski style has returned. Vuarnet has just re-released their model 002, the classic cat-eye shade that became their signature style. It’s a complete replica of the original, right down to the Skilynx glacier lens and molded nylon frame.
Technology is shrinking pretty much everything. The Spark SPI sleeping bag from Sea To Summit really could not get any more minimal. It features 850+ loft goose down and an ultralight 10D shell but still allows you to pack & compress it down to the size of a large grapefruit. via
This is the first bike computer Polar has ever made and by the looks of the V650, they’re killing it right out of the gate. It computes & displays various ride data like heart rate, speed, distance, and altitude. It navigates and delivers more accurate GPS-powered speed and distance data and syncs with compatible accessories like your HR strap.
While most video camera makers are focused on the visuals, the new Q4 from Zoom is billed as the camera for musicians. It combines hi-def video with hi-res sound so you can create videos that sound as good as they look. It can stream a live performance, produce a great-sounding demo from the road, & create crisp, clear music lesson videos with ease.
This new Lumix is the smallest camera on the market to feature a 30X optical zoom. That’ll let you completely fill the frame with your neighbors … face … or other far away stuff. The ZS40 also shoots RAW images and features a full Manual Mode, built-in wi-fi, GPS, and charges via NFC.