WHOOP Strap 3.0 – a new WHOOP

The WHOOP Strap has been updated to v3.0. It looks similar but there are new straps and new changes to the WHOOP platform too. A Look-Back WHOOP was a proprietary wrist-based HR (resting HRV) sensor linking to only their iOS/Android app and online platform. It is sold as a conveniently worn strap that’s suited for…

Polar Vantage V TITAN – now at Power Meter City

The Polar Vantage V TITAN is now in stock at Power Meter City. The usual 10% discount apples with the code THE5KRUNNER10 The Vantage TITAN has a 7g lighter overall weight and the case is made of premium TITANIUM with the new strap being a fabric-like feel but made of silicone. For more details please…

Suunto 5 Preview

Suunto have just announced their new Suunto 5 model and I’ve only had a few days to get to grips with, so a full Suunto 5 Review will follow in June. In the meantime, let’s have a look at what’s new. A quick heads-up, some of these images are of dummy units for the sales…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Sports Watch – Physical Testing of a Watch – Video

When Suunto released the Suunto 9 model last year they made a big play, at the time, of the watch’s suitability to extreme environments and they, Suunto, stated that the Suunto 9 met these tests/criteria Temperature cycling Thermal shock Shock test ISO1413 Static pressure 100m ISO22810 Pressure cycling 66m Tumble test (100 drops) Seawater test…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – What’s Missing? Forerunner 955 / Fenix 6 anyone?

Garmin Forerunner 945 – What’s Missing? Garmin has just released their Forerunner 945 tri watch and the probably-internally-identical MARQ ATHLETE should be able to be bought around about now too. The feature-improvements over the 935 are many and varied but most fall under the ‘additional smarts’ and ‘peripheral niceties’ categories…which is not to knock them.…

New Garmin App Store – iOS and Android

When you use Garmin Connect/Express on your computer to install a data field or app from the online CIQ store then you will probably find the experience to have been OK but certainly not a WOW moment. Plus when you are in a car in the middle of a field and you want to add,…

Humon now supports Apple’s WatchOS 5

Interesting news from Humon whose Hex Muscle Oxygen sensor now supports Watch OS5 from Apple   Some of you will perhaps also remember that STRYD is now supported on Watch OS. In one sense this is not that interesting as I’m guessing it will initially only result in a relatively small number of sales. However,…

Garmin Coach – new race distances and harder plans added

Garmin coach was introduced almost a year ago relatively quietly. Even at its launch it offered tantalisingly ‘adaptive’ training plans. Potentially it would re-schedule workouts during your ever-changing week at work and maybe even adapt an individual workout on-the-fly should your run start off either too fast or too slow. I had a look at…

Firstbeat & Suunto team up

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks (dangerous, I know) that Firstbeat should come up with some sort of advanced, online, physiological, analytics platform, a bit like the Firstbeat ATHLETE software of old but on the net and still geared at the consumer athlete. My subsequent thought-train petered out when it came to figuring out…

Garmin Forerunner 245 Review

Two Reviews this week hopefully

There are two sports watch reviews to come this week (hopefully). I’m pretty sure that one watch is the same as a review that DCR will release at the same time. And I’m pretty sure that the other one won’t be covered by him – not a Garmin and not an announcement ie already released,…

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM now at REI

  For more ELEMNT ROAM details or to buy directly from Wahoo have a look (here) to buy from REI click (here). Remember Wahoo products are actually easy to use…what price for that? Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Announced      

Garmin Edge 530 – Gripes So Far

The new Garmin Edge 530 is a sensibly-priced, feature-packed GPS bike computer by Garmin – you knew that. HEADS UP: Garmin Edge 530 Review – In Detail Warts and all Generally, I like it a lot so far and I would still stick by some of my earlier comments that it is the benchmark, performance…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar to add MANUAL STRYD Calibration

Yay ! Lots of people are going to be happy that Polar will be including manual footpod calibration in the V4 release for October 2019. It’s taken a while, with pressure and polite requests from many sources. October is still a little bit too far away for my liking as I had hoped to use…