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new TicSleep

OK, OK I know I wasn’t going to plan to do a ‘review’ of this new Sleep app but I had hoped to write something at least a little bit original.   I have the TicWatch S2 and last night I charged it up so that I could immerse my left wrist in a night…

Forum Closed…Sorry

I’ve had to close the forum on this site, sorry to those of you who were using that. Despite adding just about every possible s**m reduction feature I just couldn’t keep up with making it look all tidy. Both my time and life are limited so… As an example here is a shot from my…

Google next to implement dual-band Galileo or GPS

I don’t usually write about smartphones but this news is peripherally relevant to GPS sports watches as it heralds yet more companies taking dual-band GNSS accuracy more seriously. These initiatives MIGHT herald copycat technical imprvements in the sports watch realm. Well…that is…someone might finally soon START doing it! ie Garmin Here are the specs for…

New Firmware October 2019 – Hammerhead Karoo

Hammerhead has just released one of their larger, monthly software updates, this time there is integration with Shimano Di2 and Garmin Varia. (v1.95.686.3) The Di2 capabilities on the Karoo vary depending on the exact components you have. Di2 can just be shifting but the higher-end shifters also have buttons on top of the hoods which…

Polar Vantage V Review

New: Polar Vantage MAJOR Firmware Update

Today you will get the latest major firmware update (V4.0.11) to the Polar Vantage sports watches ie BOTH the M and V (V-Titan) models have new features but there are some differences between the models This Version 4 release has been broadly publicised in advance for several months on Polar’s roadmap page. A quick look…

CLOSED Nike Oregon Project CLOSED

The successful NIKE Oregon Project (NOP) is to be closed.  A Leaked memo yesterday to Runners World had that confirmation given by CEO Mark Parker. NOP must be one of the most successful athletic projects for several decades. I’m trying to think which the ones in the ’70s were called 🙁 Whilst the NOP has…

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Whoop & Alcohol | Whoop & Broadcasting HR

Here are two related stories based on Whoop, knowing my readership I’m hoping that at least one of them will be of interest to most people. Whoop & Broadcasting HR The first two versions of Whoop couldn’t broadcast HR using any standard method. That’s changed with the v3 released earlier this year as Whoop 3…

new Garmin MARQ Commander

Garmin has just announced a new MARQ variant, this time it is the COMMANDER, which is a TACTICAL watch. These are the only ‘new’ or restricted features that I see it has Jumpmaster, Tactical & Expedition modes Orienteering (!?) Night Vision mode Lighter than the ATHLETE coming in at 87 g (94 g with silicone…

Garmin to introduce SKI POWER | 2019

via @John This has been up on the net for quite a while but it looks like the Garmin HRM-PRO is real (it is). But I’d missed before where it said that ski power will be introduced as part of the new XC ski-related metrics. The ski season starts soon…hurry up with that belt Mr…

Zwift // UCI – World Champs set for 2020

It had to happen. The UCI seem to have sanctioned a ZWIFT eSports World Championship for 2020. It’s a nice idea I suppose and we’ve talked about it here and many, many other places. One of the beauties of watching the TdF on TV is the banter and in-depth knowledge of the commentators, as the…

Miranda Power Meter – New Crank-based Bike PM soon

The Portuguese bike component manufacturer, MIRANDA, have leaked that they are about to announce a new crank-based bike power meter. Details to follow We can assume and speculate a few things The image shows a right-side power meter pod. A company will not produce a right-side only PM. We can assume it will be dual-sided…

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Fitbit – Explores Selling Out to Google

A report with Reuters suggests that Fitbit is up for sale. The company has hired an investment bank to explore options. One option is to sell out to Alphabet (Google). Fitbit has recently been making some good corporate partnerships to ship its devices and services but I suspect is finding selling its watches to the…

STRAVA Fitness – New App Feature, New RPE Feature

STRAVA Fitness – now on the app STRAVA very recently further rolled out their FITNESS feature on the app. It looks nicely implemented but, apart from one nuance, STRAVA Fitness looks to provide similar information to that found in many other platforms. Despite this lack of novelty…it’s a good thing. STRAVA is showing messages on…

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STRAVA App – removes BLE sensor support

Now, THIS NEWS is going to annoy some people BIG TIME. For the rest of us, indeed most of us, we won’t even notice the difference. Problem: STRAVA appears to have specific issues when you use their app to directly record your workouts AND specifically if you also have sensors attached. Well, actually it’s wider…

STRYD Polar V800 Review

STRYD – Back In Stock

The first batch of the new STRYD that accounts for wind sold out vrey quickly. The next batch is back in stock. Why upgrade your running watch to another inaccurate one? Get the accuracy on the watch you love. You can order direct from STRYD in the USA or New Running Gear in the UK…