I am guessing most of you know by now, that Bia Sport is going out of business. As of April 1, my watch will no longer work.
I have been with them from the beginning. Backing them on Kickstarter and then patiently waiting for the watch to be delivered to me. Since the day it has arrived, I have used it for every single run. My Garmin, has not even been charged since it's arrival.
My heart is broken. It was easy to use and tracked my runs, bike rides and open water swims. It never died on me or froze up. The main reason why I chose a Bia was for the SOS feature. Thankfully, I never had to use it but felt comfort knowing it was there.
I was worried about the GPS being right, but it was always right on with the girls I ran with who use a Garmin or other product.
And the customer service! These women were wonderful. I had two small issues and they fixed them right away. And lets not forget the messages that would appear on the screen to celebrate each and every workout.
Reading their email made me so sad. I know how hard they worked to get this product up and running. Plenty of hours, sweat and tears. This was their baby. Just trying to keep it going, people have worked without a pay check. Now that is dedication!
Who really knows what the further holds for Bia? Maybe a bigger company will pick them up. Either way, I wish nothing but the best for Cheryl Kellond and her team. And maybe, just maybe, this isn't goodbye.
So, tell me, what is your go to watch? I plan to take my time so that I get the watch that is right for me. I will mostly be running but there are more tri's in my future, including a second half iron man. What would you recommend?
Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole