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Stages DASH adds VARIA Support…and more

And then there were 4. Stages have now added support for the GARMIN VARIA Radar to the Stages Dash L50/M50 matching recent efforts with the Hammerhead Karoo and earlier moves from Wahoo and Garmin. I need to do a few rides with JUST the Dash on the handlebars. I’ve tried all 4 and the multiple…

STRYD app Update – *BIG* Android Changes

There’s a whopping app update from STRYD today on the Android platform. I’ve not used the iOS version for a long while and I believe that Android is just playing catch up here – rather than there being new-new stuff. Still, it’s worth letting you know what’s new in the app. I’ll keep this relatively…

STRAVA Relative Effort on Suunto

As the great philosopher Noddy Holder once said, “Iiiiiiiiit’s Chriiiiiiiistmas for Suuuuuunto owwwwwwwners”. OK, I changed the last part of the quote a bit but the fact remains that today Suunto 9 (+5) owners have a surprising and welcome addition (firmware v2.10.18) that includes STRAVA Relative Effort as well as a Christmas Stocking that will…

New Firmware November 2019 eTap, EPS & RWGPS – Hammerhead Karoo

Hammerhead has just released one of their regular, monthly software updates, this time there is integration with Campagnolo EPS (v3) and SRAM eTap, using the same data fields that were made available last month with Di2 integration. Plus, there is some neat, new functionality relating to POI-navigation. Currently, the new functionality only works with (non-GPX)…

Coros + Stages + Final Surge News

Some tidbits of firmware/platform goodness to round off the day and a great relief for it to be something other than a 20% off ‘something’ deal. Stages Stages today are releasing v2 of their L50 firmware, I’m assuming also for the M50 but not L10. Full info should be shown here at stagesdash.com but it’s…

STRYD Review Running Power Meter

more STRYD Features Released

There is another feature update today for STRYDers and everyone is recommended to upgrade their pod firmware. This follows on the back of several platform and pod changes over the last few weeks or so. I think I’d covered one of those changes but here they all are in one place. AIR POWER CONTRIBUTION for…

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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…

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Xert introduces HR algorithms – A Step BACKWARDS?

After a short break from rolling out new features, Xert is back and this time they appear to deviate from their relentless push with their power model to add some HR-related metrics.   Q: Is this a step backwards? A: No…and here’s why If you sometimes lose or don’t have power meter data then Xert’s…

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’.…