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…