Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Running Power : Polar Vantage M, Polar Vantage V

Polar are targeting their new Vantage M and Vantage M models at ‘proper’ athletes. We shall see in some of the other posts publishing today that this involves some cool new hardware and software features. This post specifically looks at Running Power which Polar have rightly identified as one of the trends that running tech…

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Polar Vantage – The Wait Is Over

At 11 O’clock UK time today I will be releasing LOTS of Polar Vantage insights that go beyond the marketing materials coming from Polar and elsewhere and based on hands-on experience with the first beta units. This time I will be doing that through multiple, detailed posts about specific aspects of the devices. There is…

Garmin Coach - adaptive

Garmin Coach – Any Good ? Free Adaptive 5K Running Plan

  Garmin are about to shake up the online coaching market. #Maybe What Is Garmin Coach ? First  up; Garmin running watch owners may have been aware for a long time that they have had the ability to create WORKOUTS on GARMIN CONNECT and then follow the workouts on your Forerunner Secondly you may also…

*New* Wahoo KICKR Headwind – Opinion not a review

Just when you thought there was nothing left to be invented, Wahoo invented it. HEADWIND 2018   Here we have the Wahoo Kickr HEADWIND. In a nutshell it’s a smart fan that can blow up to 30mph. Using a speed sensor, it will blow at the speed you are riding to simulate airflow but could…

Lezyne MEGA C, MEGA XL – First Thoughts

Lezyne are steadily improving their market position for MTB cycling head units and, to a lesser extent, wrist watches. Why you Would Buy Lezyne They tend to be fully featured devices at a great price. Historically you could get a Lezyne with BLE and ANT+ power meter support for under $150. Lezyne make claims about…

Running Power Garmin 935

Firmware updates galore

There seem to be a nice little spate of firmware hitting the interweb thingy around about now. Suunto 9 – is now on v2.1.54 (from 2.1.42). Although there often seems to be quite a variation of versions that people have. v2.1.54 mysteriously delivers performance and stability improvements. Those updates are always better than the ones that…

endurance multisport research

UK triathlon – 160,000 athletes and STILL growing

At 160,000, the number of UK triathletes is now significantly greater than the population of many UK towns according to the Triathlon Industry Association (Source: sixth annual research study ) You can find more detailed info on this here (link to: endurancebsuiness.com) but here are a few highlights and an infographic. The male to female…

Training Effect 935

Garmin 935 GETS GALILEO

The 935 is getting GALILEO too Last week we saw that the Fenix 5 ORIGINAL range are getting GALILEO GNSS, first in beta before being rolled out probably in July. Garmin * Fenix 5 Original * GETS GALILEO NOW – beta for 5, 5S, 5X and Chronos   But as of NOW (Wednesday 27 June,…

Velocomp PowerPod Power Meter Review

New PowerPod Lite – Now Available

A new, cheaper PowerPod model is available – the PowerPod LITE model at$199 in the USA. PowerPods are often discounted in sale periods AND you get 10% off with the code the5krunner10 at PowerMeterCity, below. It will not have escaped your notice that you can now get a functional power meter for both cycling and…

Epson-range-Prosense

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 Fenix 5S Plus Review

Garmin Fenix 5 PLUS Series Specifications – Comparison – 5S, 5X

The Garmin Fenix 5 plus series is announced today and available to pre-order and shipping will start in late June/early July 2018. This is MUCH more than the hardware fix I expected a few months ago and incorporates new hardware competencies, new firmware and new aesthetic details. Garmin Fenix 5 plus – Common Features The…

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…