Garmin adds SPOTIFY : finally, mostly.

Spotify have produced a CIQ app for selected Garmin devices. It’s available now. Link to: garmin.com Spotify is a big music streaming service, especially in the EU. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised that Garmin have this all agreed with Spotify in 2018. I understood that there were licensing and other competitive issues…

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…

New Zwift Run – Free for 2018

    In conjunction with Zwift’s new free access, the running power meter brand Stryd has announced a partnership with the online platform and is now offering a simplified version of their popular Bluetooth Smart footpod. For half of the price of their power-based platform (which is also Zwift-compatible), the Stryd Live complements the new…

Garmin Running Power Jan 2018

Garmin Running Power – Updated

Garmin’s Running Power app today just crossed over the 8000 downloads. That’s a lot of people running with power. Downloads have more than doubled from 3445 on 18th December. But that’s still behind STRYD (>10,000) despite Christmas and despite Garmin Running Power being free. I’m not so sure of the quality of the power data…

Otillo – Is it too hard?

This year on September 30th there is the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series 1000 Lakes in Sweden.   How cool does this look? Or scary, I suppose, depending on how good a swimmer you are.   Despite not especially liking cycling in the rain I don’t mind getting wet when I run and I’ve even got…

STRYD Review Apple Watch

Apple Watch + STRYD – Preview

STRYD on the Apple Watch – watchOS 4 STRYD is now supported on the Apple Watch. It’s pretty cool. STRYD released their Apple Watch app a few weeks ago. Providing you have WatchOS 4, you should be good to go right now. There’s not much to the app itself BUT I will briefly cover the…

Milestone pod review

Milestone POD Review

Milestone Pod Review This Milestone Pod Review includes a brief overview and a more detailed look at the differing aspect of the POD. The MILESTONE POD has been around for a few years. It is now on its third hardware iteration and has moved on considerably from it’s first appearance as a souped-up shoe mileage…

HRV-guided running training for recreational 5k runners

(Here) is a link to more details on a recent post from ithlete which they asked me to publicise. I’ve also included the summary below in case you are pressed for time. Relatively untrained runners had their HRV monitored and the type of recommended session varied according to each individual’s HRV at the time. ithlete…