Polar Vantage Update 5 – Slightly Delayed

The last update listed by Polar for the Vantage was scheduled for release in December 2019. The status on the Polar website has now changed to instead give the possibility of a January 2020 update. No big deal I guess, and a nice present for anyone getting a Vantage for Christmas. It will be interesting…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – BIG new Firmware out now

The 945 has just got a good chunk of new features. More info  HERE. Planning on going for a swim followed by lots of sweating on a treadmill and then a nice bike ride uphill? A quick pilates session and then reading some texts with emojis in?…this firmware is your answer (maybe) Change Log 3.90…

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Whoop Teams

Whoop is rolling out a new TEAMS feature to everyone who wants to use it. This was previously only available on request by the likes of pro sports teams but now you can set up a team of your training buddies to check who is blasting out the training and to see who is slacking.…

Garmin Instinct Review

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar – early leaks

We will see the Garmin Instinct in 2020, my guess would be Q2. Despite the relative ugliness of the original Garmin Instinct (reviewed here), it sells well. Thus it’s no longer surprising that we are seeing Garmin iterate a new version to this popular product only a year or so after the initial launch of…

FORM Swim Goggles Review Specifications

Form + OH1 – Is the Heart Rate Accurate?

Back to the main FORM Swim Goggles Review I’ve used the FORM goggles with the Polar OH1+ heart rate sensor a couple of times already, however, events conspired on those days to frustrate my data collection and hence the delay in writing this update. Today, I managed to get some data on the FORM Goggles…

new Garmin Vector Air Specs & Opinion

Garmin recently leaked their own product details on their upcoming Garmin Vector Air product. It’s an opposing force power meter yet, more interestingly, it’s also a Drag Meter as it measures cDa and transmits cDa live to your cycling computer. That’s a pretty niche usage BUT it comes priced at $299.99, thus that niche of…

Polar Favorites on FLOW – Notably Changed Functionality

Polar has today notably changed the organisation of Favorites in FLOW. Favorites include STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS, ROUTES and TRAINING TARGETS. Training Targets includes goal-oriented workouts eg specific distance targets, as well as STRUCTURED WORKOUTS and the RACE PACE pacing tool. Not all these functions/favorites work on every Polar device. Years ago I never realised this…

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Ride with GPS | New RwGPS Android Features

Ride with GPS (RwGPS) is a long-established and well-respected cycling app that majors on all-things-NAVIGATION. The web-based part of their platform has always been the most-featured part of their offering, yet there were significant updates to their iOS app earlier this year and today marks the day when the Android flavour is officially announced, even…

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Apps & Firmware Day – Polar, Lezyne, Hammerhead, Stages

Today seems to be ‘Happy Firmware Day’. Here are some details Hammerhead introduces audio alerts for paired 3rd party audio – Varia and Navigation audio alerts Stages Dash receives a speed sensor bug fix (not that exciting) Lezyne (Year 10 + newer) introduce LED light support + more Polar Flow (web + app) was updated…