Suunto 9 Review

Suunto 9 – First Runs & Rides

Suunto have announced the new Suunto 9. Don’t be fooled. This is an evolved Suunto. From the outside the Suunto 9 looks like a re-modelled Suunto SPARTAN Sport WHR. There are visual differences to the SPORT and, importantly, there are some interesting additions to the innards. The new Suunto 9 is currently running an updated…

Firbit Versa review sports fitness watch

Fitbit Versa – Significant Sales, Significant App Growth.

Fitbit have just announced that they have shipped over 1 million of their Fitbit Versa (reviewed here) since April 16th. Furthermore over 2.4million users of the Fitbit app have signed up for the female health tracking feature which calendarises and notifies for menstruation and fertility periods. Fitbit also state that 18,000 developers have signed up…

STRYD – Updated Android Mobile app

There are 3 new aspects to the new Android app. Handily the STRYD app arrived on the same day as my new Android phone. These new features use data derived from your workout history. Insights First up are Insights into today’s training or your recent training. It’s a relatively self-explanatory sentence that appears on the…

Suunto Spartan 2 (firmware and a tease) – updated

Suunto are teasing the above image on Instagram and on Twitter. The strap detail is like the SPARTAN SPORT BARO…and only the BARO …NOT the ULTRA and not the other SPORT variants. The buttons and bezel look the same as several existing variants. So, maybe it’s a new product or variant. Rather than speculating too…

Wahoo Elemnt Review Comparison specifications Features Buy Deal Price

Clever Training – Acquired by JackRabbit

Since its founding in 2002, Clever Training broadened its target market out from its original triathlon base to cover many other sports and pastimes. JackRabbit run about 60 US-based apparel/shoe stores To me, the match between JackRabbit and Clever Training looks highly complementary. The former specialising in sports apparel and sports shoes and the latter…

Source:asteroidos.org

AsteroidOS 1.0 Released … What ?!?

Latest news from asteroidos.org is that their WearOS replacement is good-to-go. This is probably of zero interest to endurance athletes right now. However interesting things might come from it. I’ll keep this one short a do a few bullet points AsteroidOS covers basic ‘smart’ functionality when linked only to an Android smartphone It’s highly customisable,…

WHOOP Strap 2.0

WHOOP Strap 2.0 adopts subscription-only pricing model

WHOOP have recently changed the pricing model of the WHOOP Strap 2.0. In an interesting move, WHOOP have changed away from a one-off purchase price of $500 to a monthly subscription of $30/month (minimum 6 month committment). Additional straps and apparel are still available for purchase on their site…but not the WHOOP BAND 2.0. The…

Night of 10k PBs

Night of the 10k PBs, 19 May. NW3 2JP

Want to see someone run 10k in under 28 minutes? This could be it. The annual “Night of the 10k PBs’ There are lots of top-level European guys competing. It is a genuinely unusual and fun evening eg last year the racers ran through some sort of covered tunnel. anyway. Slightly quirky. But high quality…

XERT wins best EDGE CIQ app

XERT wins best CIQ app for EDGE devices at the Garmin CIQ Summit. Source: Garmin This one is DEFINITELY worth a download despite being released way back in July 2017 (Source: the5krunner.com, download HERE …it’s free). It continually raises its estimate of your FTP on-the-fly as your cycling hits giddy new heights. Although it’s great on…

Puma to release multiple sports watches on Wear OS

Another footwear and clothing giant steps further into the breach. This time it is Puma tying up with Fossil Group in a move that is similar to adidas+Ionic and Nike+Apple. Devices will be Puma branded. Fossil have generally steered away from sporty devices so far so a tie up with Puma is a sensible move.…

Polar V650 V650N New Firmware

New Polar V650 Firmware refresh

The Polar V650 seems to have had a similar refresh to the M460 from last year. Despite rumours from earlier in the month and various listings of a Polar V650N model; it seems that it’s just the firmware that’s been updated. The firmware updates seem broadly in line with what was added to the M450/M460.…

Garmin Forerunner 235 Lite

New Garmin Forerunner 235L Announced – YEP *NEW* (aka 235 lite)

‘Cat’, ‘Pigeons’ … throw one amongst the other and we have something interesting on our hands. Garmin have just announced a new regional (Chinese) variation of the aging Garmin Forerunner 235 (review ed here). It’s the Garmin Forerunner 235 Lite or 235L. Source: Jiaqi Yao – Thank You Strikingly, the ELEVATE sensor is updated to…

STRYD Power Race CIQ App

CIQ 3.0 – Garmin Connect IQ 3.0 Announced

One of the CIQ Summit headlines is showcasing of some new CIQ2.4 apps like Yelp, Trailforks, GU and MySwimPro. Broadly speaking, CIQ covers apps and additional functionality for: health and fitness wearables, cycling computers and also hand-held devices.There have been about 54million CIQ downloads which means that DWMAP accounts for about 1% of the total; bringing…

Suunto Fitness 3 Review

On my wrist this month…

April is getting very exciting. Being British that will normally manifest itself with a comment like ‘yeah, it’s alright at the moment I suppose. I hadn’t really thought about it‘. But I’ve already used the word ‘EXCITING’; and ‘AWESOME’ wouldn’t go amiss either. Perhaps I really do have American roots? Anyway. I’ve run out of…

April 2018 – Reviews, Changes and Watches

This is an alert of reviews and content to follow in April as well as an update of some of the changes being made on this site. All of the social media side of sites like this is ever-changing. The idea of what the ‘best’ overall solution might be, changes too. For example, I recently…