Polar Vantage M Review RunScribe Plus

Polar Vantage M and RunScribe Plus

  The new Polar Vantage M is a fully featured triathlon watch and the cheaper sibling of the Vantage V. Both of the Vantage models have many features in common including full, native support for running power from RunScribe (and STRYD). REVIEW LINK TO : Polar Vantage M Why RunScribe Plus? We all know that…

Polar Vantage M Review – short review

In this Polar Vantage M Review we take a quick look at Polar’s new running and triathlon watch. Let’s start with some highlights. Pro’s Great battery life Looks good Super light-weight Native running power support & cycling power support Gives a more complete view of HR-based training load Generally good optical HR, including for swimming…

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Garmin’s Weaknesses

Garmin are a dominant player in the sports tech market covering fitness, running and cycling. They are a large, listed company with a clearly superior competitive position to most of its competitors – although not superior to companies who have significant interests in other fields like Apple, Google – WearOS, Samsung etc.. And perhaps not…

Polar Vantage Shipping NOW – USA

Some units were sent TODAY to PowerMeterCity in the USA from Polar, and the rest should be sent tomorrow for despatch in October. Those of you who ordered with the discount code THE5KRUNNER10 will get yours shipped first. I’ll update this with the situation in the UK when I get the info. There’s plenty more…

Amer Sports (Suunto) – Financials for Q1-Q3

Amer Sports has just released Q1-Q3 financials. Amer’s brands are; Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Mavic, ENVE, Suunto, Wilson and Precor. Source: amersports   Net sales totalled EUR 757.2 million for Q3. In local currencies, net sales increased by 9%. Organic growth was 3% For the YTD (Q1-Q3) the sales picture was similar Earnings (excl…

Coros Apex

Coros Apex – New Running Watch

Coros have just sneaked out a new running watch. The Coros APEX The details are somewhat thin on the ground right now but this looks like a rather sweet-looking, nice-screened running watch with quite a few nice features. (Ty @PeteA for the heads up) BACKGROUND Coros do smart helmets and recently the bizarrely well-performing GPS…

new MOTIV Ring – Major Firmware Update & Colours

The MOTIV Ring, which I am about to add to the review list, has just announced a major new firmware upgrade in addition to some new colours. MOTIV Ring vs Oura Ring – These are the two main activity/sleep trackers that come in a ring format. Both do what they set out to well. However…

Garmin 935 STRYD

STRYD Gets an Update (FW 1.18)

STRYD’s running footpod has just got an update. These will be minor feature updates to most people     The updates include: Bluetooth watches will ‘instantly’ show power eg Apple Watch, Polar Vantage, Polar V800, Suunto 9, Suunto Spartans Bluetooth watches will stay connected during apparent inactivity or low-level inactivity. Nuanced charging that will extend…

200m Garmins and a Good Year For Shimano

With corporate headquarters in Switzerland, Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) have just announced that they have sold their 200 millionth GPS device. That includes car, marine and aviation devices as well as sports devices. Source: businesswire It took Garmin 6 years to sell their last 100 million devices. The first 100 million took 23 years ie from their…

Long-Course-Running-Power HIM IM STRYD Running Power

Target HIM Running Power with STRYD, IM too

I’ve completed a few HIMs over the last 3 years and one Ironman. I’ve used the STRYD Footpod for most of them. But I was never quite sure how my rFTP translated into my target power for running on race day. IE how it translated for running at least a Half Marathon when fatigued from…

Interest In Triathlon Watches – Page Views

I thought this was an interesting chart that some of you might want to look at. It is the page views of a popular post I have on triathlon watches. The chart shows the relatively obvious seasonality of the interest in triathlon watches as well as a Black Friday blip. There will be a few…

huawei watch gt

INSIGHT: Huawei Watch GT – “Influencer” Marketing

I’m taking a different tack today with the Huawei Watch GT. Huawei have produced a 20 page Reviewer’s Guide which I thought I would share with you and comment on. As well as some quite detailed technical information it also gives insight into how Huawei are HOPING to guide the media-influencers to help Huawei MARKET…

Zwift 5 – Full Images for NYC 2118

Zwift World 5 is set in 2118 with suspended glass cycleways zipping through the Manhattan skyline. Yes you can now cycle through CENTRAL PARK and there is a 9.7km route which also takes in The Guggenheim, The Met, the El Dorado Hotel and Tavern on the Green over a pretty flat route. Don’t worry there…

Sungod Revolts Snowboard Ski

SunGod Revolts – Pre-order for Winter 2018/19

Winter 2017/18 SunGod Revolts sold out some time ago. Sungod Revolts are now available on pre-order for your Winter 2018/19 snowboarding and skiing exploits. Despatch starts in early-mid November2018 There’s a lifetime guarantee. You have great lenses and are buying directly from the manufacturer. Other features: No goggle gap to just about all helmets Lightweight,…