Apple Beddit Review v3.5 - Withings SLEEP Review

20% off Withings Sleep

Here is a 20% off Sleep Tracking Mat with code SLEEP-20 at Withings! (offer ends March 31st). If you are looking at sleep tracking for the first time using non-watch-based tech then Withings SLEEP is a LOW COST  route in for a pretty good product with a pretty good app. Withings SLEEP Review vs Apple…

Polar adds ANT+ Support

I never thought I would write this but here goes… Polar adds ANT+ Support     I should probably write something insightful but the phrase ” TA DA! ” springs to mind instead. There are probably lots of sports people, who use the odd gadget or two, who have no idea what that means. But…

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New Bike Features – Hammerhead Karoo

There were some nice additions to the Hammerhead Karoo’s features last week. As usual, these were a combination of adding some features that their competitors already have and then sneaking in a little innovation or two here and there. For those of you who do lots of hills, the upcoming course elevation graph gives a…

Strava apps – Cool Apps, Not-So-Cool Apps & Freebie Apps

STRAVA has certainly changed the cycling landscape allowing us to be a little bit more social and, sometimes, rise to the challenge of defending historic performances against attacks from young whippersnappers from out-of-the-area trying to steal all our QOMs/KOMs. It’s even helped Northern Hemisphere cyclists to keep cracking on with FTP-boosting efforts through the balmy…

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Garmin Buys Tacx for Eu170m

A little bird has told me that Garmin just bought TACX for 170m Euros. TACX are a privately held dutch firm that are best known for their indoor bike trainers, although they also make tools and accessories, as well as indoor training software and applications. The acquisition is announced today as one of Garmin’s affiliates…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar Vantage v3.0 Firmware (Feb 2019 update)

Today we have a significant firmware update for the Vantage Series as the Vantage M receives smartphone notifications, Back-to-start functionality as well as a ‘sleep’ watch face. The Vantage V receives those same updates as well as route guidance. Favourites have also made a welcome appearance too. The major areas of functionality are now in…

Spotlight: Suunto MOVESENSE

Finally! I’ve done it. I’ve managed to find a real reason to include a picture of a cute pet. OK it’s not a cat and so I won’t be able to get thousands of pointless likes on Instagram, but a dog will do. A win’s a win. Relevance: I’m going to talk about Suunto’s MOVESENSE…

Amer – Strong Q4 Results

Amer Sports is currently under offer to a recent cash tender. However that has not stopped them posting strong Q4.2018 results with net sales in local currencies up by 10% compared to a year ago with 2018 being 7% up on 2017 on the same basis. CEO Takala said “Growth was strongest in apparel (+41%),…

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Feb 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

This version has been superceded latest version **HERE**. V2.072 – 27 February 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…

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RunScribe – A New Direction

  RunScribe are moving in a new direction with their Runscribe Plus footpods. As of now, RunScribe are only selling a ‘pro’ or ‘clinic’ solution on their site and will continue to support existing RunScribe Plus users. Whilst the product is essentially identical to before, RunScibe’s business model is changing from Business-to-Consumer to Business-to-Business and…

Shoe Prints – from RunScribe Plus

I like RunScribe. Anyone that tells me my efficiency is high, image above, must be nice 😉 I always try to take a compliment graciously. There’s some more news to come from RunScribe from me later today (or tomorrow) but for now here is the latest addition to the insights you can get from RunScribe…