Coros Apex

COROS APEX – New Running Watch

COROS have just sneaked out a new running watch. The COROS APEX The details are somewhat thin on the ground right now but this looks like a rather sweet-looking, nice-screened running watch with quite a few nice features. (Ty @PeteA for the heads up) BACKGROUND COROS do smart helmets and recently the bizarrely well-performing GPS…

Sungod Revolts Snowboard Ski

SunGod Revolts – Pre-order for Winter 2018/19

Winter 2017/18 SunGod Revolts sold out some time ago. Sungod Revolts are now available on pre-order for your Winter 2018/19 snowboarding and skiing exploits. Despatch starts in early-mid November2018 There’s a lifetime guarantee. You have great lenses and are buying directly from the manufacturer. Other features: No goggle gap to just about all helmets Lightweight,…

suunto 9 Baro

New Suunto 9 : New Suunto Firmware

Suunto have announced new variants on the Suunto 9, which is the replacement for the Spartan Ultra. There are actually 2 distinct Suunto 9 models as well as various colour/case options so now is as good a time as any to clarify the different hardware competencies. There’s also new firmware 2.4.14 as of 2Oct2018, which…

RunScribe Plus V3

New RunScribe Plus Hardware Iteration

I’ve recently received a new, modified version of RunScribe Plus pods. They look identical to the originally released V3 pods and indeed still show up as a V3 pod on the RunScribe app. However the main hardware ‘fix’ is with the signal strength. Garmin were VERY naughty when they released the Fenix 5 and 5S…

Review Favero Assioma Duo Uno Power Meter Pedal

Favero ASSIOMA – New, Free, Firmware Goodies

At the end of April Favero introduced accuracy improvements to the ASSIOMA pedals, increasing the claimed accuracy to 99% (1% error) and matching the claimed accuracy of Garmin’s Vector 3. Assioma – New V2 Firmware For Super Accuracy The next firmware release is scheduled for August 21st and has some more practical goodies to add…

Garmin Fenix 5X 5 5S Forerunner 935 Review

Garmin Physio TrueUp – Synchronise Your Physiological Data Across Multiple Devices

Yesterday Garmin announced their TrueUp feature. It was no secret that this has been in development for some time and it syncs some of your physiological data across multiple devices. It is already available in some firmware versions, like this for the Fenix 5S: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=11661 What Happens? After downloading the firmware you will be prompted…

Suunto 9 Review

Suunto 9 BARO – First Runs & Rides

Suunto have announced the new Suunto 9 BARO (non BARO version also available). Don’t be fooled. This is an evolved Suunto. From the outside the Suunto 9 looks like a re-modelled Suunto SPARTAN Sport WHR. There are visual differences to the SPORT and, importantly, there are some interesting additions to the innards. The new Suunto…

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: – latest version for current month HERE. ———————————————- 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 way…

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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…