Suunto Confirm The Way Ahead

Suunto have today confirmed their plans for the MOVESCOUNT platform over the next year or so. As you can probably guess from the image to the right what we will see is a complete migration from MOVESCOUNT to the Suunto app. The ‘new’ Suunto app was effectively launched alongside the Suunto 3 Fitness in April…

CES 2019 Roundup – Where was the excitement ?

I never expected a raft of new sports watches to be announced at CES 2019 but if I’d gone there I think I would have left disappointed with what was announced. Omron HeartGuide I’d already covered this last year. link to the5krunner.com It looks like an interesting medical-grade device for reading blood pressure on the…

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Suunto links to TrainingPeaks and more

This is a bit more than a ‘meh’ moment. The crux of the matter is shown here as you can now link your Suunto app account to your TrainingPeaks account. There’s an interesting bit too. I promise I will cover that further below. In all it’s glory here I link from movescount.com to TP (pre-existing…

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Connected by Verizon

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Verizon

Garmin have just announced the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Verizon. Better known as the snappily entitled “Vivoactive 3 MV”. The modified Vivoactive 3 Music is essentially the same as the one released 6 months ago but with a few new features. The big one is the LTE connectivity. LTE Connectivity means that your Vivoactive 3MV…

New Oura Ring Review Discount vs Motiv Ring

15% Oura Ring Discount 2019

  Here is a sweet Oura Ring Discount for 2019. The discount comes in at OVER 15% on the base Oura Ring model….enjoy it while you can. Use the code THE5KRUNNER10 at this link https://ouraring.com/products/partners/info@the5krunner.com/     You are encouraged to read the full review on Oura with all the details or compare with the…

Final Surge – CIQ Plans and *NEW* Structured Workouts

Final Surge (FS) is an online platform for triathletes, runners and cyclists to plan, record and analyze their efforts. It has some cool coach-specific functionality as well as being suitable for individual athletes who want to organise their own training or purchase and follow one of FS’s hosted online plans – for example Mark Allen’s…

Motiv Ring Review

Motiv Ring – Flash Sale, Ends 2018

There is a $20 discount off the Motiv Fitness Ring until the end of the year. Check out the review further below or the following link gives you the FAREWELL2018 $20 Motiv Ring promotional code. Flash Sale! $20 Off Motiv Rings with code FAREWELL2018. Ends 12/31. Motiv Ring prides itself on being a tracker of…

Garmin Explore – Wider Availability Continues eg now 935

The Garmin Explore app was released a while back as an off-line solution for mapping/navigation. With Garmin Explore you can follow your routes as well as sync’ing and sharing. Initially this was reserved to specialist Garmin handheld devices and, interestingly, also the newish Garmin Instinct (baby Fenix). Fine. All well and good. It seemed to…

HeartGuide :: Omron – Wrist Watch for blood pressure

Omron’s HeartGuide watch looks sweet. But it’s unusual. Frist up it’s got FDA approval and secondly, rather than heart rate, it measures BLOOD PRESSURE from the wrist. Wareable state that this is the first such device to get FDA approval. And that means that it’s another one of those pieces of tech that might actually…

Zwift NYC

Zwift Gets US$120m

Hey. You know who Zwift are. Well, they’ve now got US$120m to invest after an injection of funds from Highland Europe (of eGym fame); True (a Ribble backer); Novator; and Causeway Media, the latter of whom back eSports companies. And that is what the investment is for. A super-huge $120m push into eSports and Running.…

Fitbit Versa Review

Fitbit Release OS3.0

Fitbit will imminently release their updated OS3. ~This will apply to all Versa and Ionic models globally.   There are a few new stats and about 10 new apps (eg TRX and Gold’s GYM), some of which are only available in the US. Although Fitbit themselves call this a ‘major upgrade’…I’m not so sure. TRX…

Optoma NuForce BE Live5 Review Best Headphones Earbuds Running With Music

Jan 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

V2.064 – 14 January 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superceded soon (or not). My personal…

Polar Vantage Review - New Screens

Firmware v2.07: Polar Vantage – available now

December’s v2.07 firmware has today been released for both Polar Vantage models; reviewed earlier here in detail (Polar Vantage Review) Changes made by Polar are stated to be these: Stopwatch, countdown timer and interval timer (image below) Button and touch lock Brighter backlight when looking at the display during training Speed sensitivity improved (faster reaction…