Polar V650 Review

Polar V650 Review – 2018 New Features

This Polar V650 Review takes a look at the new feature set introduced in Spring 2018 and also benefits from being a review of a significantly updated product compared to the original from Spring 2014. Background to the Polar V650 Review I am a mere 4 years late in reviewing this cycle navigation computer. It’s…

Wahoo Elemnt Review Comparison specifications Features Buy Deal Price

Wahoo Elemnt £50/$80 Off

There is a great early-season cashback deal directly from Wahoo on the ELEMNT* with £50 cashback in the UK and $80 cashback in the USA. Terms and Conditions apply: Purchases between 15th May to 15th June 2018 and the cashback is provided by Wahoo Fitness. Research with the quick Wahoo Elemnt Review, links to: the5krunner.com…

Wahoo Elemnt Review Comparison specifications Features Buy Deal Price

Clever Training – Acquired by JackRabbit

Since its founding in 2002, Clever Training broadened its target market out from its original triathlon base to cover many other sports and pastimes. JackRabbit run about 60 US-based apparel/shoe stores To me, the match between JackRabbit and Clever Training looks highly complementary. The former specialising in sports apparel and sports shoes and the latter…

Source:asteroidos.org

AsteroidOS 1.0 Released … What ?!?

Latest news from asteroidos.org is that their WearOS replacement is good-to-go. This is probably of zero interest to endurance athletes right now. However interesting things might come from it. I’ll keep this one short a do a few bullet points AsteroidOS covers basic ‘smart’ functionality when linked only to an Android smartphone It’s highly customisable,…

WHOOP Strap 2.0

WHOOP Strap 2.0 adopts subscription-only pricing model

WHOOP have recently changed the pricing model of the WHOOP Strap 2.0. In an interesting move, WHOOP have changed away from a one-off purchase price of $500 to a monthly subscription of $30/month (minimum 6 month committment). Additional straps and apparel are still available for purchase on their site…but not the WHOOP BAND 2.0. The…

WATTEAM Powerbeat

20% Off At Power Meter City (USA, Powerpod, Watteam + Pioneer deal)

For a limited time, purchase The Pioneer Ultegra R8000 or DA 9100 Dual-Sided Power Meter or the Pioneer Dual Leg Upgrade Kit and receive a FREE Pioneer SGX-CA500 Cycle Computer ($299.99 value). From today until May 23rd (or until stocks last), all Velocomp PowerPods and WATTEAM Powerbeats will be 20% off.     Reviews below…

Night of 10k PBs

Night of the 10k PBs, 19 May. NW3 2JP

Want to see someone run 10k in under 28 minutes? This could be it. The annual “Night of the 10k PBs’ There are lots of top-level European guys competing. It is a genuinely unusual and fun evening eg last year the racers ran through some sort of covered tunnel. anyway. Slightly quirky. But high quality…

My bike tyre – not my tri tyre

Having demonstrated the repercussions of being blasé about a ‘C’ race and getting several punctures at the Tour de Yorkshire Sportive, today was the day to get proper tyres on the bike. I’ve previously given my opinion on the best bike tyre for triathlon but my opinion for a good all-rounder for the summer that will…

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Tour de Yorkshire – mini disasters and lots of fun

A look at my TdY with a gadgety twist I have just returned home after family visits and the long course at the Tour de Yorkshire. The course is 80ish miles (129km and over 2km of vertical) taking in the varied and beautiful Yorkshire countryside on, what was, a perfect-to-slightly hot and windless day. Results:…

XERT wins best EDGE CIQ app

XERT wins best CIQ app for EDGE devices at the Garmin CIQ Summit. Source: Garmin This one is DEFINITELY worth a download despite being released way back in July 2017 (Source: the5krunner.com, download HERE …it’s free). It continually raises its estimate of your FTP on-the-fly as your cycling hits giddy new heights. Although it’s great on…

Amazfit STRATOS Review

On my wrist this month

I set my target for last month a little too high. The Fitbit Versa just took up WAY too much time because of various issues with connectivity and syncing. and that significantly curtailed my efforts elsewhere. Which is a bit silly on my part as it’s a mass market watch and I suspect that most…

Amazfit STRATOS pairing

Amazfit STRATOS – Bluetooth Sensor Pairing Quirks

The Amazfit STRATOS ‘budget’ triathlon watch has some quirks. A little bit like your slightly politically incorrect, but otherwise charming, uncle. These quirks manifest themselves in a few places but the 2 that most deserve a mention are as follows Pairing a Bluetooth sensor Triathlon Mode Pairing the bluetooth sensors caught me out for a…

Some races for 2018

I’m planning a couple of ‘raids’ this year.I think they’re called that. I’ve now managed, I think, to squeeze the Alps in as well as the Pyrenees. In the case of the Alps it was more that I sneakily influenced a family holiday to be near the Alps…”Wouldn’t it be nice to do some hill…

Fitbit Versa Review

May 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 V2.015 – 25 May 2018 – latest version **HERE**. The Suunto 3 Fitness, Fitbit Versa and Garmin Edge 130 are announced and available, with the Garmin Edge 520plus being imminent. Heads-Up People: May 2018 could be a mini-watershed month. I’m expecting 3 (three) new Garmin models imminently. For starters, it…