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 5x plus specifications review details

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…

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 ELEMNT / BOLT on the wahoo kickr kickr17 smart trainer review

Red WAHOO Bolt, Orange OH1 Strap & Polar Training Freebies

Today is a multicoloured day of slightly extending product lives with new Product Variants. We have $18/£15 straps for the Polar OH1 (reviewed here) and two somewhat luridly coloured Wahoo Elemnt Bolts for £200.     Users of the Polar BEAT app with a Polar HRM (H10/OH1) now get Polar’s smart coaching features for free.…

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…