Suunto Spartan Sport whr optical hr

Suunto SPARTAN – Thoughts On the new Functionality

Another significant upgrade to the SPARTAN series was released yesterday. Some lucky people had access last week. These are the headline features: Start planned Moves on your Spartan [SEE BELOW] Find back navigation [BACK TO START] Notifications for daily activity targets (steps and calories) Triathlon mode customization  [SEE BELOW] Do not disturb mode 30-day activity sync after…

Polar M430 Detailed Review stryd

Polar M430 – Initial thoughts on Accuracy

The M430 looks pretty good so far. It’s predominantly a running watch that you can use for other sports and for general fitness use. It’s very similar to the best-selling M400 (2014) but with some noteworthy additions that I’ll go through in detail another time. The OPTICAL heart rate uses Polar’s top-end sensor (as on the…

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Bloodflow, fatigue, Rio, performance, blackcurrants

Who needs a title when you can just put 5 random words? Well, of course, they’re not really random and those words spring out from the latest research from Prof. Willems @Chichester Uni into blackcurrant supplementation for endurance athletes. His double-blind, randomized, crossover study, entitled “Blackcurrant Alters Physiological Responses and Femoral Artery Diameter during Sustained…

STRYD Polar V800 Review

STRYD : First POWER Run with the V800

I updated the V800 firmware last night (details here) with some excitement (yes I am a very sad person 😉 or, at least, easily pleased). Finally a proper run with the V800 and STRYD!!!!! TA DA !! The definition of a ‘proper’ run means that POWER data is shown properly as POWER in WATTS in a…