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Wahoo, ANGi Added

  Wahoo have just added Specialized ANGi support to all 3 of their ELEMNT devices through today’s firmware updates Specialized ANGi is a helmet-mounted sensor that measures the forces transmitted to your helmet during a crash, as well as the harmful rotational forces that occur during crashes when your helmet doesn’t actually impact the ground.…

Tough Mudder being pushed towards bankruptcy

Since 2010, Tough Mudder has hosted a series of challenging obstacle course races. Yet since 2013 the company has lost money every year apart from 2015 according to this case: Alleged Debtor Tough Mudder Inc. 20-10036, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware. In that case, Valley Builders LLC, Trademarc Associates Inc. and David Watkins Homes…

Ultra Running – State of Play for 2020

For all of you who think a marathon is just not quite far enough then here (State of Ultra Running 2020) is a new study looking at developments and findings in that market. Here are some of the key findings and a few of them seem highly controversial at first sight: Female ultra runners are…

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Nurvv SMART Running Insoles

Nurvv SMART Running insoles Nurvv SMART Running insoles are making the news today at CES. I see ‘smart’ running insoles about once a year, so here we have 2020’s version and it’s handy as some of the founders seem to be based just up the road from me so I’d better be nice. Without yet…

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Suunto 7 – it’s here.

Suunto 7 Announced The Suunto 7 is announced today. There are ZERO genuine surprises that it is number ‘7’ in the current Suunto range, however, the BIG surprise to most of you will be that this is a WearOS watch. Most people expected the Suunto 7 to be a direct update of the Suunto Spartan…

Polar Vantage V Review

new Firmware – Polar Vantage v5

The last, pre-announced software update for the Polar Vantage is released today. This is version 5.0 which has been listed on the Polar Vantage updates page for some time. There are no surprises here as such. Despite the lack of surprises this new firmware release nevertheless adds some very significant features to the Vantage albeit…

Polar Vantage Update 5 – Slightly Delayed

The last update listed by Polar for the Vantage was scheduled for release in December 2019. The status on the Polar website has now changed to instead give the possibility of a January 2020 update. No big deal I guess, and a nice present for anyone getting a Vantage for Christmas. It will be interesting…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – BIG new Firmware out now

The 945 has just got a good chunk of new features. More info  HERE. Planning on going for a swim followed by lots of sweating on a treadmill and then a nice bike ride uphill? A quick pilates session and then reading some texts with emojis in?…this firmware is your answer (maybe) Change Log 3.90…

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Whoop Teams

Whoop is rolling out a new TEAMS feature to everyone who wants to use it. This was previously only available on request by the likes of pro sports teams but now you can set up a team of your training buddies to check who is blasting out the training and to see who is slacking.…

Garmin Instinct Review

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar – early leaks

We will see the Garmin Instinct in 2020, my guess would be Q2. Despite the relative ugliness of the original Garmin Instinct (reviewed here), it sells well. Thus it’s no longer surprising that we are seeing Garmin iterate a new version to this popular product only a year or so after the initial launch of…

new Garmin Vector Air Specs & Opinion

Garmin recently leaked their own product details on their upcoming Garmin Vector Air product. It’s an opposing force power meter yet, more interestingly, it’s also a Drag Meter as it measures cDa and transmits cDa live to your cycling computer. That’s a pretty niche usage BUT it comes priced at $299.99, thus that niche of…

Polar Favorites on FLOW – Notably Changed Functionality

Polar has today notably changed the organisation of Favorites in FLOW. Favorites include STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS, ROUTES and TRAINING TARGETS. Training Targets includes goal-oriented workouts eg specific distance targets, as well as STRUCTURED WORKOUTS and the RACE PACE pacing tool. Not all these functions/favorites work on every Polar device. Years ago I never realised this…

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Ride with GPS | New RwGPS Android Features

Ride with GPS (RwGPS) is a long-established and well-respected cycling app that majors on all-things-NAVIGATION. The web-based part of their platform has always been the most-featured part of their offering, yet there were significant updates to their iOS app earlier this year and today marks the day when the Android flavour is officially announced, even…

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Apps & Firmware Day – Polar, Lezyne, Hammerhead, Stages

Today seems to be ‘Happy Firmware Day’. Here are some details Hammerhead introduces audio alerts for paired 3rd party audio – Varia and Navigation audio alerts Stages Dash receives a speed sensor bug fix (not that exciting) Lezyne (Year 10 + newer) introduce LED light support + more Polar Flow (web + app) was updated…

$10,000 Garmin Marq – VERY Limited Edition

It’s Christmas, go on. Treat yourself. Well treat yourself AND 4 other friends with this limited edition box set of MARQ watches from Garmin. These will sell fast so grab yours today. A snip at $10,000. Alternatively, just comment below on how ridiculously expensive this is. The “limited-edition” means only 100 sets will be made…