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

  V2.082 – 25 March 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intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded soon or discontinued.…

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Fitbit Shares Plunge

Fitbit Shares Plunge Fitbit have just announced their Q4 results and hence results for the full calendar year that brought us more realistic views of the contributions from Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Ace and Fitbit Charge 3, which together account for 57% of revenues. However, the shares ‘plunged’ due to Fitbit giving ‘weak’ guidance for the…

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Polar Vantage – new Firmware

Source: Polar There’s some new Polar Vantage firmware tthat supports emojis and Chinese/Japanese characters. Yay. It’s v3.1.7 and also has some bug fixes inside. Sometimes these kind of releases sneak in a featurette or two, but I couldn’t find one. Some GPS improvements are reported elsewhere; as noted by Naiboo – source this site’s forum…

Zwift – new SHOPPING Excitement in Watopia

Great news folks, rather than spending your life shopping in the real world or online you can now shop whilst cycling online. Zwift have given us the ability to convert our millions of pedal revolutions into their new and modified digital currency ‘DROPS’. It’s kinda like joining the Euro, so your old XP points will…

STRYD – New Accuracy Firmware

STRYD have just released new FIRMWARE which delivers increased accuracy – v1.1.9 and subsequent versions There are two areas of changes Increased responsiveness to incline changes. The rest of the post will discuss this. MINOR: Better handling of highly variable temperature changes eg when running from indoors to outdoors in winter. All power-enabled versions of…

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Specifications & Opinion

Let’s shed some light on the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Specifications and add in an opinion or two; for those of you looking for a full review, as it stands, a future Samsung Galaxy Watch Review is 50:50. Opinion The Galaxy Watch Active appears to be an extension of Q1.2017’s Samsung Gear Sport which itself…

Garmin Trivia and MORE Spotification via VA3M

It’s a slow news day. I’ll improvise and include a few things that have been waiting to find a story to be added to. As well as some new premium VivoMove finishes, Garmin and Spotify have finally pieced together all the bits that need piecing together to enable a Spotify CIQ app to work via…

STRAVA Privacy Zone – EXACTLY How Does It Work?

You probably know that you can define a circle of privacy around your home to mask the starting and ending points of your activities on STRAVA. I’d always thought that someone with bad intentions could fairly easily circumvent this masking, so I’ve always had my the5krunner account on STRAVA set to be fully private. But…

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Garmin’s 2018 Financial Results Are In

Garmin’s results are in for Q4.2018 and thus for the full calendar year as well. As you can see from the table further below the results look solid overall. There’s not too much worth commenting about on most of the numbers themselves but let’s focus on those areas of interest that you and I probably…

Pro Triathlete Training Week

It’s always interesting to hear how fellow athletes train. It puts your efforts into perspective and also motivates you toward better outcomes. A while back I found Mo Farah’s typical training week hidden away on the net. You never know if these sources are really what the athletes adhere to, especially in the likely-to-be-secretive training…