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)…

Garmin Fenix 5X 5 5S Forerunner 935 Review

Fenix 5S *PLUS* photos

OK let’s go. more to follow later today. Big changes but not that interesting from a sports perspective Don’t panic…Train as usual. 3x plus versions. music, pay, routable colour topo maps, 5S might have larger screen size Not mentioned of course…no connectivity issues 😉 These are not my images, they click through to the source…

Suunto 9 Review

June 2018 – On my wrist this month

I sense a trend developing. For the equivalent post to this last month, I started off by saying “I set my target for last month a little too high”.   I could say it again but you get the point. These things take longer than you think. Longer than I think … and I’m the one…

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 – First Runs & Rides

Suunto have announced the new Suunto 9. 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 9 is currently running an updated…

QuietON Sleep

QuietOn Sleep – Preview

Many of the readers on this site are middle-aged athletes. Many of you are probably married. Many of you train a lot in support of your sporting endeavours. Many of you appreciate that a good night’s sleep is what enables your body to best adapt to the workouts you did the day before. Maybe you…

Halfords Share Price Falls – Lesson to Be Learnt

Most of us reading blogs like this are perhaps not so interested in Halfords – the high street vendor of bits for cars, owners of autocentres and seller of bikes for all. However, Halfords is somewhat of a partial Bellweather for the UK bike industry. So its tumble this week has made many sit up…

Velocomp Aeropod

Aeropod – Velcomp Aeropod AVAILABLE for Pre-Order

The Velocomp AEROPOD is now available for pre-order. It’s coming in July so if you order one of the earlier ones you might just be able to perform some fine-tuning on your aero position ahead of a summer TT. The Aeropod IS a powermeter in its own right; just like its predecessor the Velocomp Powerpod…

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AsteroidOS 1.0 Released … What ?!?

Latest news from asteroidos.org is that their WearOS replacement is good-to-go. This is probably of zero interest to endurance athletes right now. However interesting things might come from it. I’ll keep this one short a do a few bullet points AsteroidOS covers basic ‘smart’ functionality when linked only to an Android smartphone It’s highly customisable,…

XERT wins best EDGE CIQ app

XERT wins best CIQ app for EDGE devices at the Garmin CIQ Summit. Source: Garmin This one is DEFINITELY worth a download despite being released way back in July 2017 (Source: the5krunner.com, download HERE …it’s free). It continually raises its estimate of your FTP on-the-fly as your cycling hits giddy new heights. Although it’s great on…

Amazfit STRATOS Review

On my wrist this month

I set my target for last month a little too high. The Fitbit Versa just took up WAY too much time because of various issues with connectivity and syncing. and that significantly curtailed my efforts elsewhere. Which is a bit silly on my part as it’s a mass market watch and I suspect that most…

Amazfit STRATOS pairing

Amazfit STRATOS – Bluetooth Sensor Pairing Quirks

The Amazfit STRATOS ‘budget’ triathlon watch has some quirks. A little bit like your slightly politically incorrect, but otherwise charming, uncle. These quirks manifest themselves in a few places but the 2 that most deserve a mention are as follows Pairing a Bluetooth sensor Triathlon Mode Pairing the bluetooth sensors caught me out for a…