Spotify for WearOS – Announced

Spotify has just announced it will now support Google WearOS 2.0 devices. That means the Polar M600 amongst others (I updated to WearOS 2 yesterday by coincidence) Details and download here: link to Google Play Store In November all new Fossil Gen 4 devices will come with Spotify pre-installed. This follows Garmin’s recent announcement for…

RunScribe – Apple Watch

The RunScribe app for WatchOS is just about ready to hit iTunes. We should see it released on 1 November according to RunScribe founder Tim. And what’s the price of that app…err. Nothing, of course. You just need a pair of the RunScribe Plus pods. RunScribe is a pretty accurate running pod for pace and…

LEAK: Huawei Watch GT – Firstbeat Goodies

The Huawei Watch GT will be announced ‘soon’.   Yesterday brought some interesting changes to the Huawei Health app on Android. These changes show new Firstbeat features that don’t seem to be able to work with any existing Huawei device. Hmmm. Strange.   What could that possibly mean 😉 The Huawei Health app shows that…

Suunto – For Sale (as part of Amer Sports)

It looks like Suunto is up for sale. More specifically ANTA Sportswear Products & FountainVest, both of China, have expressed an interest to buy at least part of the parent company AMER SPORTS. Source: NADAQ Helsinki.   An offer of Eur40/share seems to be on the table. That is a notable premium above the current…

Christmas 2018 Edition: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models. Replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

V2.045 – 15 October 2018 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a refreshed introduction & commentary. This post is intended to give you an idea of which GPS Bike and Run devices are available. My personal interest is speculating about new models and replacement models. Obviously…

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Polar Vantage Roadmap

Here is the roadmap for future updates on the Polar Vantage series More info on existing functionality: here (link to: the5krunner.com) Current v1.03 V & M As of 8th October 2018 the version is v1.03, which already contains GPS improvements, (10 Oct v1.04) Version 1.X Sales Release Oct 2018: Applies to V&M To be implemented…

parkrun | Before and After | 14 years on

  Those are pictures from one of the first parkruns and one of the most recent parkruns at Bushy Park where parkrun started in 2004 (2 October). Today was parkrun’s 14th Birthday. Before: Here is a link to the first ever, ever, ever parkrun results http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bushy/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=1 with the mens ‘event’ won by Chris Owens (Ranelagh…

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Garmin 935 Firmware 11…hmmm

Here is the latest change with a whopping jump from v10.10 to v11.0 with nothing really added. Strange that. Even though 10.55beta had GPS swim fixes in the GPS FW, these seem not to be mentioned in v11.0   Changes made from version 10.10 to 11.00: Fixed an issue where Heart Rate broadcast would stop…

Coros Pace Review M1 Multisport

COROS Pace Giveaway

The nice people at Coros are giving away one of their super triathlon Coros Pace watches This competition is NOT run by me but please do enter on their Instagram page Link to competition (here) on Instagram.com. More info about the watch is below in my review Coros Pace Review  

Garmin adds SPOTIFY : finally, mostly.

Spotify have produced a CIQ app for selected Garmin devices. It’s available now. Link to: garmin.com Spotify is a big music streaming service, especially in the EU. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised that Garmin have this all agreed with Spotify in 2018. I understood that there were licensing and other competitive issues…

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New Suunto 9 : New Suunto Firmware

Suunto have announced new variants on the Suunto 9, which is the replacement for the Spartan Ultra. There are actually 2 distinct Suunto 9 models as well as various colour/case options so now is as good a time as any to clarify the different hardware competencies. There’s also new firmware 2.4.14 as of 2Oct2018, which…