Garmin CIQ Awards – Results

I’ve just found out that FINALSURGE won the best app award. Quote from the winning team “😀” The developer says, “FinalSurge.com is the online training log for athletes, coaches, teams and clubs. Use the Final Surge Connect IQ app in conjunction with the Final Surge Workout Builder to create Run, Bike and Swim workouts to…

Best Of CIQ :: 2019 Garmin 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 today at the CIQ Developer’s Summit by Garmin. My personal favourites are: FinalSurge and the Xert Player. This post was first shown here in Jan 2019…

Suunto S9 FusedTrack

SportsTracks 3- no more

Well. I have to say I’m hacked off about this. First it was Google Earth requiring payment from developers that meant my images on SportTracks had watermarks all over them – I did find a workaround that involved giving Google my credit card details. Then it was finally figuring out after two years that it…

STRAVA Personal Heat MAPs

I like the occasional heatmap. Sometimes they are very pretty, like the one below from Suunto’s MOVESCOUNT in 2016 and could almost be a work of art for your pain cave’s wall. Sometimes you might be ‘somewhere new’ with little idea of where to cycle, swim or run. Sure you have a satnav but is…

Apple Watch 4 Review Nike 44mm

STRYD – New Firmware Update

STRYD has just released Firmware v1.2.0 which delivers improved stability and responsiveness. This builds upon recent minor updates to give a more stable power figure on the flat and a figure which responds more quickly as the incline changes. STRYD has a mixed group of beta testers (ability/conditions) and the group are reported to have…

New Final Surge Functionality

The training platform FINALSURGE today rolled out some interesting additions to their platform. The platform is interesting and I’m probably going to switch over to it for ‘certain things’ soon. For example, they provide some of the best support for Running Power workouts – although limited by Garmin’s current functionality. Before getting on to the…

STRAVA Extends RELATIVE EFFORT to browsers

After last week’s post on STRAVA’s RELATIVE EFFORT I was pleasantly surprised to see it extended THIS WEEK to now work through browsers, rather than just on the app. The extended browser functionality looks like the image shown above and, additionally, each recent workout is shown below that chart complete with a colour-coded RELATIVE EFFORT…

4iiii Precision Podiiiium Crank Isolated[1]

4iiii states the obvious and integrates Chipolo.

Back in January 2019, 4iiii announced a firmware upgrade that will go some way to helping 4iiii owners to find lost or stolen bikes. This will be imminently available through the “4iiii Device Configuration” app that will also be receiving its first upgrade since July 2018. Release for the refreshed app is stated as 2…

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

Garmin NETFLIX CIQ and Montre Cardio sold too

It seems that the French-speaking world has taken ‘April Fools’ jokes to heart to leave us English-speaking Brits wallowing in boring, Brexit-induced befuddlement. Nakan.ch has a great post about Garmin’s NETFLIX CIQ app, with some great mocked up imagery. Whilst in other news … Motre Cardio GPS has apparently been bought out by Under Armor…

Humon Hex Review

Humon Hex adds AUDIO

The Humon HEX Muscle Oxygen Sensor has just added AUDIO support via the app. Humon are turning out a steady stream of consumer-friendly updates. What with last month’s ability to import FIT files into their online platform updates such as this must transform the product from good  to ‘cool’. Or Something similar. Anyway, I like…

Coros Apex Navigation

April 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

  V2.091 – 24 April 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 Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded soon or which…

Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin 945 Imminent

I’ve done some more digging after last week’s post on the imminent Forerunner 245 and 245 Music. The two 245 product releases are a near certainty, just take that as being correct and focus on some even more exciting news. There is evidence that I have seen which shows that the Garmin Forerunner 945 is…

4iiii-sale

Up to 40% off selected 4iiii Power Meters

Powermetercity.com (based in USA) are offering up to 40% off select power meters, including both the PRECISION (CR 2032 battery) and Podium (rechargeable) models. Plus free shipping on most models! While supplies last. Compatible with Shimano Hollowtech II cranksets only.   Click for 4iii discounted products Code: the5krunner10 will only give 10% discount on non-sale…

Garmin Edge 820

Garmin Edge 820 Price Crash

That’s a rather dramatic headline but true. It looks like Amazon UK are clearing out stock of the Edge 820 as the replacement Garmin Edge 830 will hit the shelves in the next 10 weeks. That means that UK pricing of the Edge 820 is now at an all-time Amazon low of GBP141. Prices in…