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Shimano S-PHYRE 2017 – expansion from footwear to clothing

Last year Shimano gave us performance cycling footwear and this year the natural expansion is to performance clothing for cycling. There seem to be some fabled ‘marginal gains’ from saving some energy by reducing friction. These are probably minimal but, hey, the clothing looks nice. There are probably more serious performance gains from aerodynamic drag…

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Fitbit acquires Vector (Watch Company)

Another interesting acquisition announced a few days ago by Fitbit. this time of the European ‘startup’ VECTOR. To me it looks like a similar acquisition to the PEBBLE deal. Maybe VECTOR have watches in the planning stages…either way existing watches will not be updated further. Again Fitbit seem to have made the acquisition of apps a…

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Garmin Fenix 5 : What is Firstbeat Training Effect 2.0 and Training Status – impact on XERT or GoMore?

Garmin’s Fenix 5 advertises the use of Training Effect 2.0 and will also be including a new Training Status. This was developed by FIRSTBEAT and announced as long ago as December 2015. As we know FIRSTBEAT are a leading HR-analytics company who partner with Suunto, Huawei, Jabra, Samsung, Sony and others. Indeed many of you…