Humon Hex Review

humon hex – first thoughts

OK. OK. I know. I t’s taken me a long time to get around to the Humon Hex.   This is NOT a review of the Humon Hex – just a quick look for now. Background I had a brief love affair with the Moxy and BSX Insight. Well, at least the thought of using…

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A Race Success – For Once

I’m feeling a little smug. For once I did a little bit better on my A race than I had hoped for, both in terms of time and position. It was a ‘lesser event’ with limited competition but a medal is a medal and it’s not my fault the really good guys didn’t turn up…

Morzine, France 2018

Alps 2018 – Gadgets On Tour

I’ve been quiet here recently. Partly because of other work and partly because of a family trip to the Alps.My proper France bike trip is in a few weeks. So the Alps Trip was to test out my bike setup, eat some cheese and start tapering for my A race. As we all know tapering…

RunScribe Plus V3

New RunScribe Plus Hardware Iteration

I’ve recently received a new, modified version of RunScribe Plus pods. They look identical to the originally released V3 pods and indeed still show up as a V3 pod on the RunScribe app. However the main hardware ‘fix’ is with the signal strength. Garmin were VERY naughty when they released the Fenix 5 and 5S…

Review Favero Assioma Duo Uno Power Meter Pedal

Favero ASSIOMA – New, Free, Firmware Goodies

At the end of April Favero introduced accuracy improvements to the ASSIOMA pedals, increasing the claimed accuracy to 99% (1% error) and matching the claimed accuracy of Garmin’s Vector 3. Assioma – New V2 Firmware For Super Accuracy The next firmware release is scheduled for August 21st and has some more practical goodies to add…

Wahoo Kickr Climb

Wahoo – Trip to London Offices

Today was a skiving off the real-job day. To make use of my day off I had planned a rather pleasant surprise for myself to go and see the new Wahoo bike stuff up in London. Specifically I was interested in seeing: the Kickr CLIMB, the Headwind smart fan; and the Kickr 2018 itself. If…

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Review

August 2018: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models. Replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

This version has been superceded V2.035 – 04 September 2018 – latest version **HERE**. There has been little new of interest to say on rumoured new GPS sports watches/head units. Hence there was no July update to this post. Lezyne announced the MEGA, which looks pretty cool and super-reasonably priced. They seem to be running…

Fitbit Icon

Fitbit Q2.2018: Oh dear

Fitbit have just released their Q2.2018 financials. Here are the numbers   Here are Fitbit’s words saying how great an increased loss really is: link to fitbit.com. Here is what the market thought…actually not too bad. Essentially┬á Fitbit’s numbers weren’t quite as bad as Fitbit said they were going to be. There is still hope…

strava

STRAVA Summit – Alternative Opinion

STRAVA have changed the name of the paid-for service ‘PREMIUM’ to STRAVA Summit’. The pricing model has also changed and there is now the ability for you to pay for the bundles of features you most need. Or not. There is still a free option. Basically the bundles comprise: the in-workout stuff; the post workout…