Garmin Edge on the wahoo kickr kickr17 smart trainer review

Garmin Edge 130 – FCC Filing

The new Garmin Edge 130 will probably be announced very soon (link to: fcc, thank you RB) ——————————————————————————————————- A Look At The Specs – Linked to below EDIT: 520 vs Edge 130 vs Edge 520 PLUS Comparison Specs – Not a review ——————————————————————————————————- Shock ! It’s going to be an entry-levelish bike computer 😉 We’ve…

fitbit versa cycle spring

Fitbit Versa – New Fitbit with FitOS2

Fitbit have announced their new and more populist smartwatch. More populist than 2017’s Fitbit Ionic and more populist than the somewhat niche Fitbit Ionic Adidas. Welcome to the Fitbit Versa at $199. It is designed to look somewhat similar to the Apple Watch. People obviously like the Apple Watch so maybe similar looks are not…

WHOOP Strap 2.0

WHOOP gets $25million in series 3 funding (Series C Funding)

Strain and recovery wearable, the WHOOP strap, recently announced series 3 funding of $25million. WHOOP have got some serious heavy-weights on their board including exc-PUMA and ex-UBER execs. Not to mention significant levels of usage amongst high-profile NBA and NFL players.   Source: whoop.com and sporttechie Resources: WHOOP manual Detailed review: below   WHOOP Review:…

garmin tactix charlie

New Garmin Tactix Charlie

Garmin have just announced a new TACTIX CHARLIE model for April 2018 release. At a list price of US$645 it’s $100 more than the Fenix 5X. After the Chronos, this must make it Garmin’s (second) most expensive endurance watch. Q: But is it really an endurance watch? A: Yes. The TACTIX CHARLIE is pretty much…

Fitbit acquire TWINE Healthcare

Fitbit have just announced that they are acquiring TWINE Health with the deal likely closing in Q1. It confirms one of the ways forwards for Fitbit will be targeting corporate users. So this in itself is NOT a move towards more medical-grade devices from Fitbit. But it makes sense if they can leverage Twine’s existing…

ironman-logo-icon

Ironman to be floated ? (IPO)

The Dalian Wanda Group owns Ironman (acq. 2015) and other diverse global interests, including property. It’s a huge, privately owned company, and successful with it, despite Wanda revenues falling last year by 10%. The company has large global ambitions but those MAY have been tempered by 2017’s government ‘crackdown’ on foreign investment. Which may, in…

Lezyne Firmare Update – Notable, 2017 Devices

Lezyne have just announced an update for their Year10 (2017) devices. Basically , the ones i the picture above. If you have an earlier model like the plain Super GPS (as opposed to ENHANCED Super GPS) then the last firmware for you was in December 2016 – you can safely assume you won’t be getting…

Fitbit Ionic Review

Fitbit Hits 25m Active Users

  Fitbit have just announced that they have 25 million active users. That’s quite a lot. Although I’m not quite sure what an inactive user would be…think about it. Fitbit make several claims including: Fitbit Charge 2 is the top-selling fitness tracker in the U.S. More than 20 million people using Feed within the Fitbit…

EMFIT QS - HRV Enabled Recovery, Stress & Sleep Quality Monitor

New EMFIT HRV Monitor System

EMFIT QS has been upgraded to include new sensors that can be embedded into mattresses. This is a development from the previous system (reviewed below) that allowed the sensor to reside underneath the mattress – whilst still working ! I use one myself. The new sensor is advertised to be sensitive enough to distinguish between…

oura ring review

New Oura Ring

The new Oura Ring marks a big step forwards for the Finnish activity-tech firm. The takeaway: Oura already make a ‘wearable’ that actually works!  Indeed its sleep tracking is one of the best solutions available to consumers/athletes. This one should be good too. I will follow up with a more detailed review inthe new year…

Fitbit Ionic Starling Bank Contactless Payment

Nov 2017 : Cycling/Running/Triathlon ‘Watches’: New Models, Current Models and expected replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Epson, etc

  V1.75 – 2 November 2017 – – This is an old version >> – latest version for current month HERE.<< In this version: Garmin Forerunner(s) still imminent, 5 new Epsons, another imminent Xplova, Samsung Gear Fit, possible 745XT, more Fitbits next year, goodbye TomTom plus some tidying up too. I did say back in…

Epson-Pro-Sense-367-specifications-review--buy-price-sale

Epson ProSense 367 – Specifications | Opinion |

Epson ProSense 367 – Specifications I’ve done a cut and past job on the official specs of the high-end device in the ProSense range and they are further below. I’ve been predicting (guessing) an Epson tri-watch for a couple of years but had given up hope. Hope has arrived. Like a London bus. Then TWO/THREE…

Fitbit Icon

Fitbit – Revenues and profit down again

Fitbit have just announced their 3rd quarter results (Source: Fitbit.com). I don’t think there is anything particualrly surprising in there (below and linked). But the key to seeing the signs of success will be in a few months time, or even a year’s time, as the new stuff comes though. Clearly the new ‘stuff’ starts…

TomTom Golfer 2

TomTom Down 29%

TomTom’s latest quarterly results (link to: tomtom.com) do not make for any kind of cheerful reading for the Consumer Division. Q3.17 vs Q3.16 show revenues down by 29% from Eu137m to Eu97 with a comparable YTD decline of 22%. Ominously the report quotes “Strategic review of Consumer Sports in progress“. This information would clearly have…

Suunto Spartan Baro Review

Suunto SPARTAN Improved STRYD Support But Needs More

It’s taken a while but Suunto’s SPARTANs now appear to properly support the STRYD footpod. The word “TaDa !”, springs to mind. Prior to firmware v1.11.56, STRYD could be paired as either a footpod (pace, etc) OR as a POWER pod (only power). So if you wanted ACCURATE PACE and POWER then you would have…