Men’s Fitness: 5 Myths Debunked

Fitness myths are perpetuated in gyms, passed on from misinformed personal trainers to naïve first timers,…

Personalised, micro-adaptive bike workouts from XERT (Baron Biosystems)

I really like this. There’s some new cycling training stuff from XERT released today and I’ve…

Forerunner 935 / 635 ‘leak’ – not very interesting. Not the 930XT. Not quite anyway.

Well today I have the choice of boring you with either my impending migration of this site…

Competition CLOSED – HEVER Triathlon TWO free race places at HEVER September 2017

Closed! Once again there are two places up for grabs at the HEVER Castle Triathlon festival,…

GPS Test Results – Top 10 Sports Watches Tested So Far

Here are my Top 10 watches for GPS accuracy that have so far managed to complete…

The London 10 Mile

The new London 10 mile race is in Richmond Park on  June 4 2017 on a…

Parkrun for OWS (Open Water Swimming)

Important swim news !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FYI: The band is only £10. I guess the success will depend…

Suunto SPARTAN – new GPS algorithm + GLONASS – provisional test results in ULTRA vs SPORT

I knew something was wrong when the autolaps were quite a bit different from each other.…

15 Minute Bodyweight Workout for Runners

Most of us will appreciate that one of the keys to staying injury free as runners…

SHFT – detailed review of a dual app- and pod-based running coach

My initial view of SHFT was that it looked to have well-made hardware pods with a…

Suunto SPARTAN gets GLONASS – so what?

Today’s new firmware for the SPARTAN is annoying as I now have to re-do a GPS…

Generic swim app for wearables including androidwear, ios, pebble, garmin

I was looking for AndroidWear sports apps for the Polar M600. I found a few and some…

Under Armour – New Sports Watch Rumoured to be Imminent (Leak of UA-HTC AndroidWear device)

HTC are rumoured to have produced a new device in conjunction with Under Armour (UA). Leveraging…

the5krunner.com: 2017 changes – new contributor James Dunne from Kinetic-Revolution.com

There will be a few changes this year, starting off with some guest contributions from James…

Rant 2 – The Sequel: Is your favourite sports gadget blog really independent?

After a recent post “Rant 2016: The Problem with sports watch reviews; freebies and bloggers”, I started…

Garmin Edge 1030 (1010)? Set for 2017?

No doubt the Fenix 5 stocks are being carefully packed on pallets to grace the freight…

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…

Garmin Fenix 5 – interesting pre-order sales indicators

It seems that pre-orders for the new Fenix 5 range have taken Garmin a little by…

Fitbit acquires Vector (Watch Company)

Another interesting acquisition announced a few days ago by Fitbit. this time of the European ‘startup’…

CES 2017 – Smartwatch / Sportswatch Fallout. Which announcement will fail first?

CES is over and 2017 has begun. A few product announcements trickled out but there WILL…

The Data LADEN Athlete – Happily carrying STRYD, Runscribe and Garmin

Some of you will be data-driven athletes. You will use your historic or live data to actively…

Curranz dosing updates for blackcurrants (new research)

Some new research on Blackcurrant supplementation is shown below in a Press Release from Curranz. You…

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…

Choosing my Ironman Journey 2017 Venue – Bolton? Copenhagen? Wales? Kalmar? Austria?

The decision of which race to enter for my first Ironman was not straightforward. To a…

Oh Oh! Casio! WSD-F20 PRO TREK – I forgot this one.

This was my novelty pick of CES 2016, or at least the previous F10 version was. The…

GoMore: Stamina Sensor – A Quick Look (updated from 2016 post)

The GoMore Stamina sensor is a nifty Bluetooth heart rate monitor device that pairs with an iOS…

Sports Watches: What are the killer apps/functions for 2017 and beyond?

With the Fenix 5, the killer “app” will be MAPS and the gargantuan, cumulative effect of a…

Garmin – What next after the Fenix 5? Something interesting OR Forerunner 935 XT, 635, 240/245 or FR45

I hope you are enjoying the spoon-fed news from CES as much as the rest of us,…

Fitbit adds stuff ?!?

fitbit have relatively basic but generally well-working products. Their online ecosystem is good. In the light…

Misfit announce beautiful VAPOR smart sports watch with GPS; music and oHR

Planning well in advance, Fossil-owned Misfit have announced their new watch for July 2017. It looks…

Garmin 930XT / 935XT / FR935 – 2017 : Technical Specification Predictions

The much hoped-for, optically enabled 935XT (FR935) sister, in 2016, did not materialise. We did get…

Polar announce H10 HRM and a Shirt

Polar have just announced a new HRM. The H10. This is probably a renamed H7i ie…

Samsung Gear and Under Armour

When you have a super large company partnering like SAMSUNG with a super large company like…

New Balance RunIQ – AndroidWear Watch

I’d forgotten all about this. Think Polar M600 (great piece of kit) . New Balance’s foray into…

Suunto SPARTAN SPORT with Wrist HR – officially announced with optical HR

Suunto unveils their first watch with wrist heart rate measurement Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR is…

PARODY: Garmin Fenix 5 – for women, girls and other fellow members of the lesser sex

Awwww. So sweet. Little old Garmin has developed a watch just for little old me. Well…

TomTom Sports updates

TomTom have just announced an impending update to their mobile app. I was a bit surprised…

Garmin Fenix 5X – Maps

The Garmin Fenix 5x has full colour maps. A TOPO map comes pre-loaded (USA) but you…

Garmin Fenix 5 – The FALLOUT post announcement. Leaks, Bluetooth, bugs and power

The Fenix 5 announcement certainly answers many questions but it raises new concerns and new, even…

My Ironman training – and a bit of a hiccup in my F3 HM prep

I just had this post-Autumn race panic. You know, in autumn when you fill the next…