Garmin Forerunner 245 Review

Garmin Forerunner 245 Specs, Comparison Music

The Garmin Forerunner 245 running watches (x2) have arrived and represent very interesting additions to Garmin’s 2019 range, I’ll save a full review for a few more months so let’s go ahead now with a preview, or whatever you want to call it. Where Are We? The earlier, Garmin Forerunner 235 from 2015 was a…

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…

Garmin MARQ ATHLETE Manual – Some interesting insights

There are some interesting insights behind some of the new headline functionality for the MARQ ATHLETE and MARQ DRIVER. I’ve not yet delved too deeply myself but here are the manuals for you to RTFM at leisure. MARQ_Driver_OM_EN-US MARQ_Athlete_OM_EN-US   for example TRAINING LOAD FOCUS Your device analyzes and distributes your training load into different…

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Garmin Forerunner 945 – Imminent?

I’ve done some more digging after Monday’s post on the Forerunner 245 and 245 Music. The 2x 245 product releases are a near certainty, just take that as being correct and move on. However there is evidence that I have seen which shows that the Garmin Forerunner 945 is to be released very soon ie…

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…

Spotlight: Suunto MOVESENSE

Finally! I’ve done it. I’ve managed to find a real reason to include a picture of a cute pet. OK it’s not a cat and so I won’t be able to get thousands of pointless likes on Instagram, but a dog will do. A win’s a win. Relevance: I’m going to talk about Suunto’s MOVESENSE…

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

Christmas Confessions of a Gadget Geek

I thought “Christmas Confessions of a Gadget Geek” was a better way of entitling a post than “Endurance tech presents I bought for myself and gave to someone else to give to me at Christmas” I’ve been generally ‘all gadgeted up’ for the things that I need for me to do my sporty stuff. And…

Power2Max Power Meter – USA Exclusive

Starting at $490, power2max power meters feature dual-leg power measurement, left/right balance, Bluetooth SMART, ANT+ and auto-zero, among other features. power2max fits virtually every crankset, including SRAM, FSA, ROTOR, Cannondale, Specialized and more. Yep, even cyclo crossers, MTBers and track cyclists might have a smile on their face with these 😉 Claimed accuracy: 99% Format:…

Garmin : Project DragonflyM ?

I had this interesting image passed to me recently (ty @G) and I’m not sure of what to make of it Because of where the image came from and the circumstances in which it was used, @G suspected it was linked to Garmin beta testing a new product and ‘M’ would denote music. #Possibly. I…

STRYD on Samsung Gear / Sport / Watch

Attention all Samsung Watch Owners I came across this super-interesting 3rd party app last week which enables STRYD and other sports sensors to be supported on Samsung Tizen. So that means you could get STRYD to work on a Gear S2/S3/Sport, Galaxy Watch as well as Gear Fit2/Fit2 Pro. Here are a few screenshots and…

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Anthocyanins – Effects Depend on Muscle FibreType

Simplistically, some berries and beets when taken in relatively large and concentrated dosages seem to make me faster. There are various claims including those relating to notably increased fat oxidation in endurance exercise and improved recovery times. Here are some more recent findings for those of you who might be interested. Study 1 Latest Study:…

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Fitbit Q3 Results – Still holding on in there

Some glimmers of hope for Fitbit with these positive results. Well, positive in the sense that they weren’t bad. Whilst still negative for the YTD, the Q3 was profitable. A good mix of repeat buyer and new customers. Non-US revenues are rising nicely. Still big dependence on the USA which is a declining territory for…