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Polar Running Form Analysis via RaceFox

Polar has just announced that Polar H10 strap owners can now get real-time running feedback on their running form (skiing too). First up, use Polar BEAT to double-check that you have set your H10 to be able to broadcast two lots of BLE signals. That way you can still use it with your running watch+H10…

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Fitbit Fit OS 4.1 and Wahoo new Firmware

Let’s do the easy one first. Wahoo has cocked a snook at STRAVA by enabling support for your rides on the RELIVE.cc platform. Don’t forget that STRAVA recently removed the ability for RELIVE to link directly to your STRAVA workouts in somewhat mysterious circumstances, although STRAVA users can, instead, use AYVRI which is a similar…

945 Update, STRYD Update

This arrived today (image to right) and I’m not entirely sure what the updates are to my 945 sensor hub and BLE/BL/ANT+. I’m aware that the 945 doesn’t always find paired devices properly, maybe it fixes that? It wasn’t broken on the 935 yet Garmin seems to have to repeatedly fix this for the 945.…

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WHOOP raises $55m

WHOOP 3.0 is a sports activity and readiness tracker and has just closed an additional $55m of Series D funding, taking the full amount raised to about $100m. Investors this time around are Foundry Group with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Accomplice, Thursday Ventures, Promus Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and strategic individuals. Since it’s inception…

new Coros Run Features – Quite Innovative, Actually

Coros has just released several updates to their platform including compatibility with their new ‘Power’ Running Dynamics Pod which is also released today. And it’s not just the Running Pod which is interesting, there’s also a novel TRACK RUNNING mode with track-related features. There are also some other, non-trivial additions so let’s take a quick…

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STRAVA and their privacy policy

STRAVA has today very clearly confirmed its privacy policy. Whilst I take a swipe at STRAVA from time-to-time, and whilst many of you bemoan STRAVA’s perceived lack of innovation for paying summit members, I hope we can all applaud STRAVA for their newly announced clarity on this issue. If you look at the bullet-pointed summary,…

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Announcement Tuesday ???

There are some minor announcements from me later on today (UK time). Something that only the keenest gadgetphiles amongst you will be pressing the refresh button for. But I reckon that today (Tuesday…OK maybe Thursday) is just about the last day of the year that we will possibly get new Garmin hardware announcements. I think…

New Oura Ring Review

new Oura MOMENT

Oura Ring has just introduced the MOMENT feature onto their Android apps which was initially rolled out to iOS users in July. Q: What Is It? It’s a customisable up-to-10-minute meditation period where your resting HRV is taken This is a similar feature to that found on some of the more advanced sports watches, however,…

*INCOMING* New Firstbeat Features x3

Let’s start off NOT interesting and then get interesting towards the end. The Xiaomi Mi Watch was announced a day or so ago. It starts at around $185 which is fairly interesting considering it’s an Apple Watch wannabe, with many similarities in looks. But, hey, China’s goodish at tech rather than original design. Let’s forget…

Wattbike AtomX Specs

new WattBike AtomX Specs

Building on the original Wattbike ATOM and following swiftly on from the recently announced Wahoo KICKR Bike and Tacx NEO Bike, Wattbike brings us the AtomX. Well, they’ll bring it in early 2020. But, fear not, we have the specs and an image or two already.     Wattbike is making this bold claim… The…

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Garmin & The Biological Age Model

Garmin Biological Age Model (by Scor) Garmin has today announced a link up for their wearables with a Biological Age Model created by SCOR Life. It will be interesting to see if this ties in with other 3rd party providers’ versions of ‘fitness age’ which, in some ways sounds easier to quantify than ‘Biological Age’.…

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Fitbit acquired by Google

Google has just definitively agreed to buy Fitbit, hook, line and sinker. The deal itself will probably have all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed in 2020. Many of us knew this was probably happening ‘a while’ ago but, hey, insider trading is illegal and I’m still poor :-(. Although if you look at the…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – new BETA Firmware

The 945 has just got some bug fixes in beta. More info on how to download beta software HERE. If you are experiencing problems these areas of fixes could deliver your salvation… Added test code to track down issues with SAVE at high altitude. Improvements to segment achievements Improve stress readings Improvements to the media…

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Garmin – IMPRESSIVE Q3 sales figures.

Garmin’s shares have jumped about 5% on news of a great last quarter performance. Obviously here we are only interested in the sport/fitness/outdoors part of Garmin but that did very well too. First up, a share price jump like this really does show that Garmin exceeded analysts’ expectations and it does not represent a jump…

new Moto 360 Overview & specifications – Gen 3

Motorola Moto 360 Gen 3 Motorola has announced a new MOTO 360 smartwatch due for general release on 12 November 2019, I’ve included the Moto 360 Specifications further below but let’s start with a quick overview of the third generation of Motorola smartwatch technology. Clearly, we’re dealing with a stylishly designed Wear OS smartwatch built…

Suunto 9 gets Firstbeat

Some great news for Suunto 9 owners. There should be a firmware release (v2.9.42) around about NOW which adds some sweet new features to the Suunto 9, I’m pretty certain it will be the same for BARO and non-BARO versions alike. The Suunto 9 is, strangely, playing catch up with the Firstbeat features that are…

Strava Metro Commute

Today STRAVA announced a new challenge, this time it’s the METRO COMMUTE challenge and you can earn what I consider to be a very nice-looking badge. All you have to do is commute 2 days a week for 4 weeks during the period 28 Oct to 21 Nov. There may or may not be a…