Best Of CIQ :: 2019 Connect IQ Developer Award Nominees

These are the best CIQ apps, widgets and watch faces from 2018. They generally have the best ratings and best reviews on the CIQ store. Winners will be announced in April 2019 at the CIQ Developer’s Summit bu Garmin. My personal favourites are: FinalSurge and the Xert Player. Best New Watch Face This award is…

$317.99 :: Stages Gen 3 – Shimano 105, 5800

This is one of the best, quickest and cheapest ways to start cycling with power. You can easily install the crank, with little more than just having to tighten two bolts. A single-side crank is relatively easily moved between bikes and would probably take about the same time as swapping over two pedals and with…

Apple Vs. Valencell – Settled

In January 2016 Valencell filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against both Apple, Inc. and Fitbit, Inc.   The patents in question were these 8,923,941 – Methods and apparatus for generating data output containing physiological and motion-related information 8,886,269 – Wearable light-guiding bands for…

Shimano RP9 Review - Shimano RP901 Review - SH-RP901 Dynalast

Shimano RP901 Review : Shimano RP9 vs. Fizik R5B

This Shimano RP9 Review will attempt to justify the upgrade from my Fizik R5B road shoes in logical, calm language. Of course, those who know me well will know that my TT bike is white and I’m just looking for a pair of matching shoes. Shhhh. Yes, the logical thoughts behind a new purchase of bike…

SHFT RUN + Garmin HRM-TRI

SHFT – 20% Off Running Coach SHFT

There’s a cool 20% off the running coach SHFT. It’s a dual-footpod based system to gather your gait metrics and present findings back in real-time via their app. The main differentiator of SHFT is that it coaches you and tells you what to do about problems it identifies in your running technique. Code: THE5KRUNNER20 RRP:…

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…

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STRYD Running Power Zone Calculators – All of them

This post contains a link to a running power zone calculator spreadsheet at the end. First some background… I’ve always used Joe Friel’s calculations for cycling power zones and ‘something similar’ for running power. These zones are important for guiding your efforts to achieve certain bodily adaptations to the inputs of the rigours of your…

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…

Coros Apex Review 42mm 46mm GPS Running Triathlon Multisport Watch

Christmas Confessions of a Gadget Geek

I thought “Christmas Confessions of a Gadget Geek” was a better way of entitling a post than “Endurance tech presents I bought for myself and gave to someone else to give to me at Christmas” I’ve been generally ‘all gadgeted up’ for the things that I need for me to do my sporty stuff. And…

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…