What’s My FTP? Garmin CIQ APP From XERT

XERT make several clever Garmin CIQ apps/data fields and they just come out with another one. It’s cleverly entitled “What’s My FTP” I occasionally witter on to people who are half-listening about there not being the need to do an FTP test unless you really want to. XERT have approached this differently to how I calculate…

Emma Pallant & Stuart Hayes - AJ Bell London Triathlon

Polar M200: Wins Challenge Gran Canaria

BMC-ETIXX-sponsored athlete Emma Pallant won Challenge Gran Canaria (Middle Distance Triathlon) by 6 seconds and here she is sporting the Polar M200 and a nice Polar-sponsored T-shirt, below. The often politically-correct BBC fail again to give her (and women’s sport in general) equal billing with their limited coverage of the pro race. Instead they cover the Yorkshire-bloke…

Shimano: New Power meter FC-R9100-P in new DURA-ACE groupset

Lots of Shimano Goodies The full announcement from Shimano is <here> but in a nutshell ‘lots of goodies’. Of particular interest to me is their first foray into powermeters with the FC-R9100-P which is a PM-in-a-spider (drive crank body) delivering left- and right-side, dual-band power with strain gauges in each crank arm. It has rechargeable batteries…

Next Triathlon / Multisport Watch for Q3 Q4 2016 – the contenders for 2016 and beyond

Still not sure what 2016 tri watch to buy? OK gadget fans we’re half way through the year. Polar and TomTom and maybe even Epson might still yet surprise us with something. Following Suunto’s news this week, any surprise is now likely to be a September announcement at the earliest. Garmin might also further surprise us at…