Firstbeat Athlete – A Sad Goodbye

I’ve used Firstbeat’s ATHLETE product for quite a while. It was officially unsupported nearly a year ago. The COACH function of it was great for giving a suggestion for the desired training effect from today’s exercise based on recent performances. It still worked perfectly well enough, even though it was unsupported. However with recent changes to…

IN DEPTH: The Quest For Wet HRV – Swimming HRV Underwater – Finally

I started off a couple of years ago with the intention to record ‘every heartbeat’ that I do in exercise. Not because I like collecting things but rather to get a more holistic view of the Training Load (TL) of my triathlon efforts. With a better view of my training load I could, for example,…

Polar Flow – Spanner In The Works. Here’s some WD40

Edit: This is now fixed. ——————————– Polar Flow is still ‘down’ in the sense that it can’t communicate with other apps…well Strava. Manual export also does not work. Has anyone tried syncmytracks? That always used to work before the new STRAVA link was announced a couple of months ago. Maybe the hack syncmytracks use still works??? Also…

What are WKO4, Golden Cheetah, Garmin Connect, SportTracks, Training Peaks?

I’ve re-blogged, below, a description from trainingpeaks.com of the differences between their products (WKO4 and TRAINING PEAKS). I’ve used similar power-related features to those in WKO4 in the free Golden Cheetah. The features are awesome and I’m sure will be awesome in WKO4 as well. The best, for a sometimes-slacker like me, is the mFTP…modelled FTP…a CP30 without having to…

FIT Repair Tools & Conversions- A Quick Look

Virtually everyone I know has had an occasional problem with a ‘broken’ fit file or some extra requirement such as the need to split/combine FIT files or even to exclude ‘obviously’ incorrect data. Relatively recent needs are for us to move all our historic data from one platform to another when we switch from one…

Polar Intrigue or Polar Opposite? Strava?

It’s rare that a firmware update is intriguing. Welcome; perhaps. Tardy; perhaps. Feature-full; perhaps. But ‘intriguing’, c’mon! Polar’s M450 is ‘preparing for upcoming software releases’ (below). I’m not sure why the firmware couldn’t be released at the same time as the ‘upcoming software releases’. Presumably this upcoming stuff will be on Flow? It could be on…

Suunto Ambit 3 Workout Interval Planning

Quite a few of you are coming to this site as you are having problems with Suunto’s workout feature. Here are some of their detailed instructions. ——————————————————————– The most obvious use for planned workouts is interval workouts: set a warm-up, intervals with recovery times and a cool-down. But you can be more creative than that…