Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Polar Vantage M, Polar Vantage V – First Impression

My first, quick impression of the Polar Vantage M and Polar Vantage V was hugely positive. There, I said it. I met up with some Polar people and had a chat around the basic competencies of the Vantage which, sort of, strayed into aspects of some of the formal release Polar presentations. It’s always nice…

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Polar Vantage – The Wait Is Over

At 11 O’clock UK time today I will be releasing LOTS of Polar Vantage insights that go beyond the marketing materials coming from Polar and elsewhere and based on hands-on experience with the first beta units. This time I will be doing that through multiple, detailed posts about specific aspects of the devices. There is…

Garmin Coach - adaptive

Garmin Coach – Any Good ? Free Adaptive 5K Running Plan

  Garmin are about to shake up the online coaching market. #Maybe What Is Garmin Coach ? First  up; Garmin running watch owners may have been aware for a long time that they have had the ability to create WORKOUTS on GARMIN CONNECT and then follow the workouts on your Forerunner Secondly you may also…

*New* Wahoo KICKR Headwind – Opinion not a review

Just when you thought there was nothing left to be invented, Wahoo invented it. HEADWIND 2018   Here we have the Wahoo Kickr HEADWIND. In a nutshell it’s a smart fan that can blow up to 30mph. Using a speed sensor, it will blow at the speed you are riding to simulate airflow but could…

Lezyne MEGA C, MEGA XL – First Thoughts

Lezyne are steadily improving their market position for MTB cycling head units and, to a lesser extent, wrist watches. Why you Would Buy Lezyne They tend to be fully featured devices at a great price. Historically you could get a Lezyne with BLE and ANT+ power meter support for under $150. Lezyne make claims about…

Running Power Garmin 935

Firmware updates galore

There seem to be a nice little spate of firmware hitting the interweb thingy around about now. Suunto 9 – is now on v2.1.54 (from 2.1.42). Although there often seems to be quite a variation of versions that people have. v2.1.54 mysteriously delivers performance and stability improvements. Those updates are always better than the ones that…

endurance multisport research

UK triathlon – 160,000 athletes and STILL growing

At 160,000, the number of UK triathletes is now significantly greater than the population of many UK towns according to the Triathlon Industry Association (Source: sixth annual research study ) You can find more detailed info on this here (link to: endurancebsuiness.com) but here are a few highlights and an infographic. The male to female…

Training Effect 935

Garmin 935 GETS GALILEO

The 935 is getting GALILEO too Last week we saw that the Fenix 5 ORIGINAL range are getting GALILEO GNSS, first in beta before being rolled out probably in July. Garmin * Fenix 5 Original * GETS GALILEO NOW – beta for 5, 5S, 5X and Chronos   But as of NOW (Wednesday 27 June,…

Velocomp PowerPod Power Meter Review

New PowerPod Lite – Now Available

A new, cheaper PowerPod model is available – the PowerPod LITE model at$199 in the USA. PowerPods are often discounted in sale periods AND you get 10% off with the code the5krunner10 at PowerMeterCity, below. It will not have escaped your notice that you can now get a functional power meter for both cycling and…

Epson-range-Prosense

Epson Discontinue RunSense & ProSense Ranges

I have just had confirmation that Epson have discontinued the entire RunSense and ProSense ranges of run and triathlon watches           RunSense I had assumed that the RunSense range from a few years ago had already been discontinued and that included these models: SF810, SF-710, SF-610…etc. This is reflected by their…

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Review

Garmin Fenix 5 PLUS Series Specifications – Comparison – 5S, 5X

The Garmin Fenix 5 plus series is announced today and available to pre-order and shipping will start in late June/early July 2018. This is MUCH more than the hardware fix I expected a few months ago and incorporates new hardware competencies, new firmware and new aesthetic details. Garmin Fenix 5 plus – Common Features The…

Garmin Advanced Sleep Monitoring

One of the emerging trends in consumer-based sports and activity technology has been the spread of heart rate variability analysis (HRV). What is HRV? Let’s say you and I both have a HR of 60bpm. We could both have quite different HRV (RR). My heart might beat exactly once every second and you think that…

Vector 3 Fixed

Garmin have issued a detailed service advisory here (link to:garmin.com). If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself then you can send them off to be serviced by Garmin. You should also receive a CODE for a free set of UPGRADED battery door covers. If that isn’t enough there is also a firmware v3.50…

Garmin Swim 2

Garmin 5plus – First Two Images … I think

This is listed as the Fenix 5 Plus on Garmin’s site. The images on this page will disappear if Garmin removes them on their site.   Source: https://explore.garmin.com/en-US/garmin-pay/, via @Carlito This one might be as well from the same page. 5S perhaps? (note bolt heads on bezel image above)   Garmin Pay’s awesome trio, with…

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review Buy Price Sale

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music

Garmin have just announced the Vivoactive 3 Music version. What’s New Music – Deezer, iHeartRadio and your own music files. All music is copied onto the Vivoactive 3 MUSIC for offline playback via bluetooth headphones. That’s it and there is effectively a $50 premium for the MUSIC version. Oh and a very much prettier all-black…