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Epson Discontinue RunSense & ProSense Ranges

I have just had confirmation that Epson have discontinued the entire RunSense and ProSense ranges of run and triathlon watches           RunSense I had assumed that the RunSense range from a few years ago had already been discontinued and that included these models: SF810, SF-710, SF-610…etc. This is reflected by their…

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…

Vector 3 Fixed

Garmin have issued a detailed service advisory here (link to:garmin.com). If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself then you can send them off to be serviced by Garmin. You should also receive a CODE for a free set of UPGRADED battery door covers. If that isn’t enough there is also a firmware v3.50…

Garmin Swim 2

Garmin 5plus – First Two Images … I think

This is listed as the Fenix 5 Plus on Garmin’s site. The images on this page will disappear if Garmin removes them on their site.   Source: https://explore.garmin.com/en-US/garmin-pay/, via @Carlito This one might be as well from the same page. 5S perhaps? (note bolt heads on bezel image above)   Garmin Pay’s awesome trio, with…

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review Buy Price Sale

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music

Garmin have just announced the Vivoactive 3 Music version. What’s New Music – Deezer, iHeartRadio and your own music files. All music is copied onto the Vivoactive 3 MUSIC for offline playback via bluetooth headphones. That’s it and there is effectively a $50 premium for the MUSIC version. Oh and a very much prettier all-black…

Wahoo Tickr Fit Review

Wahoo ELEMNT & BOLT – New Firmware FIXES

Some relatively longstanding bugs have been ironed out with Wahoo ELEMNT (reviewed here) and BOLT firmware. Specifically I know the Assioma and PowerTap problems were somewhat annoying for a notable section of users. Anyway; all should now be good: Details are (link to: WahooFitness for firmware versions WF09-1937 & WF42-1937) My workaround to ‘recover sensor…

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…

Firbit Versa review sports fitness watch

Fitbit Versa – Significant Sales, Significant App Growth.

Fitbit have just announced that they have shipped over 1 million of their Fitbit Versa (reviewed here) since April 16th. Furthermore over 2.4million users of the Fitbit app have signed up for the female health tracking feature which calendarises and notifies for menstruation and fertility periods. Fitbit also state that 18,000 developers have signed up…

STRYD – Updated Android Mobile app

There are 3 new aspects to the new Android app. Handily the STRYD app arrived on the same day as my new Android phone. These new features use data derived from your workout history. Insights First up are Insights into today’s training or your recent training. It’s a relatively self-explanatory sentence that appears on the…

Suunto Spartan 2 (firmware and a tease) – updated

Suunto are teasing the above image on Instagram and on Twitter. The strap detail is like the SPARTAN SPORT BARO…and only the BARO …NOT the ULTRA and not the other SPORT variants. The buttons and bezel look the same as several existing variants. So, maybe it’s a new product or variant. Rather than speculating too…

Wahoo Elemnt Review Comparison specifications Features Buy Deal Price

Clever Training – Acquired by JackRabbit

Since its founding in 2002, Clever Training broadened its target market out from its original triathlon base to cover many other sports and pastimes. JackRabbit run about 60 US-based apparel/shoe stores To me, the match between JackRabbit and Clever Training looks highly complementary. The former specialising in sports apparel and sports shoes and the latter…

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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,…

WHOOP Strap 2.0

WHOOP Strap 2.0 adopts subscription-only pricing model

WHOOP have recently changed the pricing model of the WHOOP Strap 2.0. In an interesting move, WHOOP have changed away from a one-off purchase price of $500 to a monthly subscription of $30/month (minimum 6 month committment). Additional straps and apparel are still available for purchase on their site…but not the WHOOP BAND 2.0. The…

Night of 10k PBs

Night of the 10k PBs, 19 May. NW3 2JP

Want to see someone run 10k in under 28 minutes? This could be it. The annual “Night of the 10k PBs’ There are lots of top-level European guys competing. It is a genuinely unusual and fun evening eg last year the racers ran through some sort of covered tunnel. anyway. Slightly quirky. But high quality…