Polar M450 – Firmware, software, configuration/pairing and sharing

This is part of the detailed review for the Polar M450 Cycling Computer and covers the less interesting firmware, software, configuration/pairing and sharing Go back to the main article ———————————————————————————————— Firmware, Software & Apps Do this: Get a Polar Flow online account and register your M450 Install FlowSync software locally Optionally install the Polar Flow app iOS/Android…

MIO Cyclo 505HC – Unboxing, Box Contents, Weights, Dimensions & Installation

This is part of the main review for the MIO Cyclo 505HC which just covers the less interesting unboxing, contents, weights, dimensions & installation of the components. Go back to the main article ———————————————————————————————— The box is nice looking and everything comes well packed. We get our first sight of the sleek-looking Cyclo 505. There are rather…

MIO Fuse Review – Caching Optical HR Sensor and Activity Tracker

MIO now have a great line up of Optical HR based products, all meeting slightly differing market niches. MIO started off with the MIO Link which was an accurate wrist-based optical HR monitor. Then MIO added special ANT+ to Bluetooth bridging functionality to that to make the MIO Velo. To the MIO Link they added the…

Review: Zone3 Bouyancy Shorts : ROKA Sim Pro : Bluesevently Core Short go Head-to-head

What are buoyancy/core shorts? Essentially they are a cut-down wetsuit to ‘shorts/jammers’ size. Why core shorts? They replace the pull buoy – swim training without the drag, inconvenience and kick restriction of the pull buoy. Benefits? Improved body position and all that comes with that. Disadvantages? They are effective at what they do but that effectiveness…