New Garmin HR Feature – oHR Swim

  It looks like Garmin have finally decided to play catch up with the introduction of oHR for swimming with the current beta software for the 945 – Suunto and Polar already support oHR for swimming with the Vantage and spartan/post-spartan models respectively. I’m just about to head off for a race weekend so I’ve…

New STRYD Zones

STRYD Zones The STRYD Zones CIQ Data Field is a nice, new and welcomed addition to the STRYD ecosystem – I guess we can call it that now. The new STRYD Zones CIQ data field also builds on the auto-Critical Power announcement from last week and the new STRYD Pod v4 announcement from the week…

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WKO5 out now. Training Peaks to announce details Monday/Tuesday

Coming soon: http://wko5.com/ TrainingPeaks have just, sort of, released a new version of their analytics package …called WKO5. Full details and links below ahead of tomorrow’s marketing drive. Of interest are their SMART SEGMENTS (smart LAPS) where you can analyse YOUR performances on segments/laps of YOUR custom routes over time compared to YOU.  Dynamic Functional Reserve…

Rouvy acquires CycleRecon

Rouvy is an indoor cycling platform that allows riders to compete, virtually, over recognised race route against animated, 3D competitors Cyclerecon is a bike route video recording business. You can guess the synergy. Although Rouvy already has a 3000-strong route library, they will now be able to leverage (for free) CycleRecon’s UK library PLUS record…

STRAVA stops RELIVE

Bad news for relive.cc as STRAVA has just stopped Relive’s integration with their platform citing that it “violates several of the terms that we ask of API partners“. Reading between the lines it looks like STRVA made an effort to encourage Relive to properly safeguard the personal info of users. Although Relive, below, seems to…

New STRYD auto-CP calculation

If you understand the title of this post, ie “New STRYD auto-CP calculation” then you will know that it sounds like a pretty cool and useful feature. If you don’t understand the title then you will, no doubt wonder what on earth we are talking about 😉 Nutshell: Critical Power is your “forever power”, for…

New SnapDragon for WearOS

Qualcomm is modifying one of its Nokia-based, 64bit chipsets to work with WearOS and this will hit the market ‘fairly soon’. This means that WearOS should see a notable improvement in performance and, most likely, this will be most visible with extended battery life. This is made possible, for example, by power savings gains from using…

New STRYD Footpod v4 – It’s power time

I had to change my lycra when I first heard about the new STRYD a couple of days ago. Very, very exciting stuff – almost too exciting. At least it was for me. Info sources: stryd.com Heads Up: I’ve not got the new STRYD yet, this post is based on information mostly provided following a…

Polar Vantage V Review

Polar Vantage – New Planned Features

The Polar Vantage Roadmap has been updated and now the next major release will include several new features from the recently announced Polar IGNITE fitness watch. As expected, most of the Ignite’s new features are included with the exception seeming to be the FITSPARK training. Basically that means more sleep and recovery stuff. And if…

Polar IGNITE – New Fitness Watch Announced by POLAR

  The POLAR IGNITE is the new Fitness Watch from Polar and it’s just announced today. I’m working on a ‘First Run’ post now. In the meantime here are some images and info from the press release and a few of mine that I’ve already managed to change the strap on. Click to enlarge It’s…

New Garmin Footpod / RD-POD ? It’s here (almost)

It looks like Garmin’s new running pod is super-close to hitting the market and here are the first images. It could be a runningpod-tastic week all round.   Here are a quick 15 minutes worth of thoughts: You can see from the images that the retention mechanism is similar to the old Garmin footpod and…

STRAVA Integrations – The Sponsored Version

Am I imagining this or have STRAVA *SPONSORED* Integrations just gone live? The feature was announced back in September 2018 but, for the life of me, I can’t remember seeing it until today in my feed. It’s a nice little feature, that’s of some passing interest, which also gives the chance for STRAVA to get…

Suunto 5 Review

New Suunto Firmware

New firmware updates for all the latest Suunto watches are announced today. There is a staged rollout but most of you should be able to get them now. There is nothing that particularly stands out other than Galileo support being added for the Suunto 9. We’ve know for a long time that the Sony GPS…

Amazfit Verge 2 – Smart Sports Watch

Just announced is the Xiaomi Amazfit Verge 2 smart sports watch. Don’t get excited, you can only get one if you are in China. you will have to wait for a few more months (likely Sept/October) before you can buy it in the USA and, maybe the EU too. It’s a nice-looking watch with a…

STRYD Supported on WearOS and through to Final Surge.

The unusually named Sporty Go! app from qooapps is now ready to go for any STRYD users out there who are keen to use a WearOS watch as their sporting weapon of choice. Also announced today is the linking of Sporty Go! with Final Surge to upload your workouts. I have tried to find the…

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Apple Watch – OS5 – State of Independence

Apple Watch The Apple Watch is to become more independent from the iPhone, starting off with its own separate app store. This will start as iOS 12 moves to iOS 13 for the iPhone and as Watch OS 5 moves to Watch OS 6. The Apple Watch 5 (five) was NOT announced…that will likely be…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar hook up with Final Surge

I hope we shall hear more from Polar and Final Surge as the year progresses but, for today, Polar and Final Surge have announced a simple link-up where your completed Polar Trainings are piped through to the Final Surge coaching and analysis platform Existing Polar users can set up their account to link to their…

STRYD (Training Peaks) and BioStrap News

STRYD is just about to announce the support for STRUCTURED RUN workouts FROM TRAINING PEAKS. You should also be able to import any old structured workouts into that format in Training Peaks or create new running power workouts from scratch. If you set the workouts up properly then you will benefit from these key workout…