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…

Wahoo Kickr Climb

Wahoo – Trip to London Offices

Today was a skiving off the real-job day. To make use of my day off I had planned a rather pleasant surprise for myself to go and see the new Wahoo bike stuff up in London. Specifically I was interested in seeing: the Kickr CLIMB, the Headwind smart fan; and the Kickr 2018 itself. If…

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…

Scosche Rhythm24 HRV and HRV4Training.

I was reminded by a tweet from @Fellrnr to mention some very interesting work Marco Altini has been doing with the Scosche Rhythm 24. Source: hrv4training.com, published May 2018 Marco is the author of the app HRV4TRAINING which uses your smartphone camera to take HRV readings. Apparently that is a LOT more accurate than you…

STRYD vs VO2 – Just Sayin’

In my gloriously scientific sample size of one I’m pretty sure that, most of the time, STRYD is a good proxy for MY effort. Others say it gets the distance in the Goldilocks zone ie…’just right’. Others argue against that and, I guess, you can always find a flaw in some scientific methodology. Full STRD…

Fenix 5 plus – AMAZON Availability NOW

Amazon.com is releasing the Fenix 5 plus TODAY (Tuesday 19th June). This link should take you through to one listing where all the variants can be chosen. To get the 5X plus you have to first select the large case size. Amazon.co.uk release is 28th June. Potentially the 5X plus may not be initially available…

Suunto 9 Review

Suunto 9 BARO – Some Best-GPS tracks

Some of you have asked for some more ‘best quality’ GPS tracks from the Suunto 9 BARO (non BARO version also available). Please note that my understanding is that Sony+Suunto are tweaking the GPS algorithms. I’m using Firmware v2.1.42 which is likely to be superceded in the released firmware. Some of the following images may,…

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)…

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 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…