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Shimano S-PHYRE 2017 – expansion from footwear to clothing

Last year Shimano gave us performance cycling footwear and this year the natural expansion is to performance clothing for cycling. There seem to be some fabled ‘marginal gains’ from saving some energy by reducing friction. These are probably minimal but, hey, the clothing looks nice. There are probably more serious performance gains from aerodynamic drag…

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TomTom Sports updates

TomTom have just announced an impending update to their mobile app. I was a bit surprised by the image on the right…sometimes locations where I run and cycle. Maybe I secretly work for TomTom? Quickly glancing at some of the official content, below, the app does seem to offer some sensible and significant UI/UX improvements (the…

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Fitbit Statement

Today Fitbit released this statement. Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has not received any communication from ABM Capital, or any other firm, regarding a reported offer. As the leader in the connected health and fitness market, we remain focused on delivering innovative products consumers love and are confident in our vision for the future. Source: Fitbit Get used to…

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Garmin Fenix 5 Collection For Q1 2017?

Expect an announcement for the Garmin Fenix 5 in early January 2016, perhaps coinciding with the CES trade show. Perhaps a day or two before to steal some of the thunder. You’ve probably seen the chatter on Garmin’s own forums and elsewhere (sources below). It’s still not entirely clear if the leaked images were real…

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MIO Global (the Link, Alpha, Velo people) get $15m funding

From the makers of the MIO Link wrist-based HR strap and the former supplier of licenced optical HR technology to Garmin for the Forerunner 225 comes… Something new Mio Global has announced $15 million in Series B funding through an investment led by Hydra Ventures. They plan to use this funding to develop the already-announced SLICE wearable that…

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BRIM Brothers – Spark ! Rise ! Fall :-( Aftermath :-(

“One of the most highly anticipated cycling products in recent memory was the intriguing Brim Brothers Zone DPMX power meter, a clever cleat-based system that promised the ultimate in portability. After eight years in development, a highly successful crowdfunding campaign, and more than a little bit of media coverage, CEO Barry Redmond announced last week that…