STRYD: New Trail Run/Hike Firmware

STRYD have just announced an important firmware upgrade for those of you who have WALK/HIKE sections of trail runs. Even in competitive trail events there are sections where walking may be more efficient than running, such as on very steep gradients. Previously STRYD did not produce power on walk sections. There is now a firmware…

LG Watch Sport

March 2018: Cycling/Running/Triathlon/Sports ‘Watches’: New Models, Current Models, Replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

  Newer Version exists: <HERE> for April (continually updated for the month) ———————————————- This is updated monthly old version V1.87 – 22 March 2018 It’s been a quiet month on the new gadgets front (February). Although the Suunto 3 Fitness is doing the rounds in the hands of reviewers it is likely quite a long…

Fitbit-ionic-adidas-edition

Fitbit Ionic adidas

Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition – available March 19, 2018 Fitbit announce a new app for the Ionic smartwatch. adidas have developed the  “adidas Train” app. This works on the Fitbit Ionic platform and Fitbit have been kind enough to partially re-brand the Ionic just for Mssrs adidas and co. Yep. The Fitbit Ionic is JUST…

fitbit ionic review strava app

Fitbit Shares Crash In After Market Trading

The precise quote is “Fitbit Shares TUMBLE” (Source: thestreet.com). Let’s have a look why. Stock markets can be confusing to the uniniated. Fitbit’s newly released Q4 revenues to Christmas 2017 (Source: fitbit.com) were only slightly down on the same period the previous year. Indeed the same figures show a massively reduced loss (that’s generally good…

TEAM QUICK-STEP FLOORS plus PRO Handlebars

I came across Shimano’s PRO brand whilst considering various other bits for my bike upgrade (details to follow) although didn’t end up going with them in the end, instead resorting to a drill and an existing handlebar – coincidentally another brand but their PRO model. PRO’s Vibe handlebars were of interest for a couple of…

Fitbit Ionic Starling Bank Contactless Payment

Fitbit doomed?

It looks like Fitbit’s Ionic (review here) is failing to live up to market expectations.   There are various rumours and analyst comments on stock/inventory not being sold in the run up to Christmas. In part, this is what you can see reflected in the recent share price fall of just over 50cents for the…

Samsung Gear Sport Specifications & Opinion

 $299.99 seems to be the price point that many sporty smartwatch makers believe the market can bear and still deliver them large sales volume. Only time, and Father Christmas, will tell if that’s true. Opinion I’ve included the Samsung Gear Sport Specifications below for reference but there are no surprises. You can have a click…

strava

STRAVA morphs into FACEBOOK with STRAVA POSTS ?!?

How will STRAVA POSTS affect you? STRAVA has been tinkering again. This time with STRAVA POSTS. We’ve seen a series of interesting little developments over the course of the year linked to STRAVA. I particularly liked some of the perks that STRAVA announced they were offering to PREMIUM users. I was pleasantly surprised that such…

Polar M430 Detailed Review stryd footpod

Polar M430 gets continuous heart rate | FIRMWARE |

Polar have delivered on the promise to implement continuous heart rate (optical) in today’s firmware of v1.1.4. Alongside this the FLOW app gives you the all day view of that data. There are also minor improvements to show you sleep continuity and the new ability to ‘rate’ your sleep. This is nice, non-sporty information to…

Polar H10 H7

Polar HRM Incorporates GPS Capability

Well not for  you and me it doesn’t. Maybe. Polar’s team solution (March 2017, here) includes a shirt-based HRM which we mentioned here some time ago. this is the Polar HRM which includes a motion sensor and GPS for use in team sports. The first of those links is an interestingish read on the Polar…