new Garmin MARQ Commander

Garmin has just announced a new MARQ variant, this time it is the COMMANDER, which is a TACTICAL watch. These are the only ‘new’ or restricted features that I see it has Jumpmaster, Tactical & Expedition modes Orienteering (!?) Night Vision mode Lighter than the ATHLETE coming in at 87 g (94 g with silicone…

Garmin to introduce SKI POWER | 2019

via @John This has been up on the net for quite a while but it looks like the Garmin HRM-PRO is real (it is). But I’d missed before where it said that ski power will be introduced as part of the new XC ski-related metrics. The ski season starts soon…hurry up with that belt Mr…

Casio Pro Trek Smart Review WSD-F30

October 2019: Sports Watch Update: All new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumors + replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

V2.196 – 18 Oct 2019 This post is continuously updated and normally replaced monthly. It gives you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW, which are DISCONTINUED and which are likely to be superseded SOON. This month’s edition (October) has an significantly updated section at the end on…

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2020 Speculation | Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 | Wireless Di2 ?

Despite saying that I have a Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 setup on one of my bikes, it’s not wholly true as the Dura-Ace bits and pieces are mixed and matched between the latest Dura-Ace R9100 tech and other bits of slightly lower-specified Ultegra kit. Nevertheless, I love it all and I’m just about to whack another…

Zwift // UCI – World Champs set for 2020

It had to happen. The UCI seem to have sanctioned a ZWIFT eSports World Championship for 2020. It’s a nice idea I suppose and we’ve talked about it here and many, many other places. One of the beauties of watching the TdF on TV is the banter and in-depth knowledge of the commentators, as the…

Miranda Power Meter – New Crank-based Bike PM soon

The Portuguese bike component manufacturer, MIRANDA, have leaked that they are about to announce a new crank-based bike power meter. Details to follow We can assume and speculate a few things The image shows a right-side power meter pod. A company will not produce a right-side only PM. We can assume it will be dual-sided…

USA: Nike 40%, Adidas 60% – Running Shoes

USA Only: JackRabbit Deal of the Week: New price drops on Nike, New Balance and Altra   Latest: $60% Adidas Running Shoes at JackRabbit.com! (9/25 – 10/1)   Current Offers: Get up to 70% OFF on Sale and Clearance Items at JackRabbit.com! PLUS Receive 10% OFF your next order when you sign up for E-mails…

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F30 GPS Accuracy

<= Return to the main Casio Pro Trek Smart Review WSD-F30 GPS Accuracy Summary: Easy conditions delivered VERY ACCURATE GPS results from the F30. However, it performed relatively poorly in more difficult conditions when GPS obstacles were introduced like trees, building and underpasses. I’m not sure how that will translate to your overall hiking usage.…

Wahoo ELEMNT Roam Review

Wahoo Takes Over The World…Almost (Ref: Acquires SpeedPlay Pedals)

Just over a year ago, Norwest Equity Partners invested an undisclosed sum into Wahoo Fitness. Clearly, this was always going to be more about a significant business expansion rather than building a slightly better HRM. I’m pretty sure that’s right as Wahoo released the ‘slightly better HRM’ a few months before the investment (Tickr FIT)…

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Fitbit – Explores Selling Out to Google

A report with Reuters suggests that Fitbit is up for sale. The company has hired an investment bank to explore options. One option is to sell out to Alphabet (Google). Fitbit has recently been making some good corporate partnerships to ship its devices and services but I suspect is finding selling its watches to the…

STRAVA Fitness – New App Feature, New RPE Feature

STRAVA Fitness – now on the app STRAVA very recently further rolled out their FITNESS feature on the app. It looks nicely implemented but, apart from one nuance, STRAVA Fitness looks to provide similar information to that found in many other platforms. Despite this lack of novelty…it’s a good thing. STRAVA is showing messages on…

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Wiggle Clearance & More: Tacx Neo 2 £200 off, FSA up to 70% off

It’s time to grab some bargains before everyone realises too late that it’s Christmas Wiggle (Uk, Eu) have got £200 of the Tacx Neo 2 and some other good bike clearance deals with up to 70% off FSA (actually 77%) and over 60% off some MET helmets. Oh, plus elsewhere there’s up to 45% off…

Garmin.com 30% off – selected

Garmin europe are celebrating their 30th birthday with 30% off selected items…yep but NOT the Fenix 6! But there are deals on the Fenix 5 series and the Forerunner 645…amongst many others. The 5X has £150 off (30%) Click the image to the right which takes you through to the UK sale page on garmin.com.…

STRAVA – Top Stops (Halts) – Planned New Feature, Possibly

It looks like a new feature has been planned at STRAVA for quite some time, it’s called TOP STOPS. STRAVA has got a lot of data about you. Just think, it’s more than the segments you ride and the flybys you had. It’s more than the gear you say you’ve used and the routes you’ve…

Coros Apex Pro Review Specs

new COROS Apex Pro – First Runs, Rides & Swims – Review to follow

Coros Apex PRO – Review to follow Coros is at it again with ANOTHER device. They are churning out new models at almost the same rate as Garmin so let’s not forget that competition and innovation are always good things. The APEX that was released earlier this year by Coros was a nicely featured smart…

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STRAVA App – removes BLE sensor support

Now, THIS NEWS is going to annoy some people BIG TIME. For the rest of us, indeed most of us, we won’t even notice the difference. Problem: STRAVA appears to have specific issues when you use their app to directly record your workouts AND specifically if you also have sensors attached. Well, actually it’s wider…