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 920XT 735XT Optical ELEVATE

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…

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…

curranz

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:…

strava

STRAVA Summit – Alternative Opinion

STRAVA have changed the name of the paid-for service ‘PREMIUM’ to STRAVA Summit’. The pricing model has also changed and there is now the ability for you to pay for the bundles of features you most need. Or not. There is still a free option. Basically the bundles comprise: the in-workout stuff; the post workout…

Jabra Elite Active 65t Review Garmin 5S Plus

Galileo – 935, Fenix 5 Plus Accuracy Update

I’ve probably spent a little too long recently looking at GPS (GNSS) plots of numerous runs that I’ve done, attempting to see if GPS+GALILEO offers any improvements over GPS-only or GPS+GALILEO. In hindsight, the inordinate amount of time I spent looking at google map plots would have suggested, in itself, that there is no obvious…

Polar PRO

Polar Pro – new functionality for the V800 replacement?

I was looking at Polar’s TEAM solutions and stumbled across some new (to me) heart rate monitors. In themselves they are probably not too relevant to most people who read this blog BUT the capabilities of the team solution’s HRM might suggest some of the functionality that Polar might introduce within the next 6 months…

Garmin Advanced Sleep Monitoring

One of the emerging trends in consumer-based sports and activity technology has been the spread of heart rate variability analysis (HRV). What is HRV? Let’s say you and I both have a HR of 60bpm. We could both have quite different HRV (RR). My heart might beat exactly once every second and you think that…

Weekend Ride: Hills & Di2Stats

I had an interesting ride over the weekend. I seem to have passed some cycling competency test or other and was allowed to move from the banks of the Thames to the hills of Surry and Sussex (Southern England, below London). As well as seeing how much time I could spend in ‘first gear’ (34:28)…

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…