Apple Vs. Valencell – Settled

In January 2016 Valencell filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against both Apple, Inc. and Fitbit, Inc.   The patents in question were these 8,923,941 – Methods and apparatus for generating data output containing physiological and motion-related information 8,886,269 – Wearable light-guiding bands for…

Shimano RP9 Review - Shimano RP901 Review - SH-RP901 Dynalast

Shimano RP901 Review : Shimano RP9 vs. Fizik R5B

This Shimano RP9 Review will attempt to justify the upgrade from my Fizik R5B road shoes in logical, calm language. Of course, those who know me well will know that my TT bike is white and I’m just looking for a pair of matching shoes. Shhhh. Yes, the logical thoughts behind a new purchase of bike…

SHFT RUN + Garmin HRM-TRI

SHFT – 20% Off Running Coach SHFT

There’s a cool 20% off the running coach SHFT. It’s a dual-footpod based system to gather your gait metrics and present findings back in real-time via their app. The main differentiator of SHFT is that it coaches you and tells you what to do about problems it identifies in your running technique. Code: THE5KRUNNER20 RRP:…

Suunto Confirm The Way Ahead

Suunto have today confirmed their plans for the MOVESCOUNT platform over the next year or so. As you can probably guess from the image to the right what we will see is a complete migration from MOVESCOUNT to the Suunto app. The ‘new’ Suunto app was effectively launched alongside the Suunto 3 Fitness in April…

CES 2019 Roundup – Where was the excitement ?

I never expected a raft of new sports watches to be announced at CES 2019 but if I’d gone there I think I would have left disappointed with what was announced. Omron HeartGuide I’d already covered this last year. link to the5krunner.com It looks like an interesting medical-grade device for reading blood pressure on the…

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Suunto links to TrainingPeaks and more

This is a bit more than a ‘meh’ moment. The crux of the matter is shown here as you can now link your Suunto app account to your TrainingPeaks account. There’s an interesting bit too. I promise I will cover that further below. In all it’s glory here I link from movescount.com to TP (pre-existing…

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STRYD Running Power Zone Calculators – All of them

This post contains a link to a running power zone calculator spreadsheet at the end. First some background… I’ve always used Joe Friel’s calculations for cycling power zones and ‘something similar’ for running power. These zones are important for guiding your efforts to achieve certain bodily adaptations to the inputs of the rigours of your…

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Connected by Verizon

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Verizon

Garmin have just announced the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Verizon. Better known as the snappily entitled “Vivoactive 3 MV”. The modified Vivoactive 3 Music is essentially the same as the one released 6 months ago but with a few new features. The big one is the LTE connectivity. LTE Connectivity means that your Vivoactive 3MV…

Coros Apex Review 42mm 46mm GPS Running Triathlon Multisport Watch

Christmas Confessions of a Gadget Geek

I thought “Christmas Confessions of a Gadget Geek” was a better way of entitling a post than “Endurance tech presents I bought for myself and gave to someone else to give to me at Christmas” I’ve been generally ‘all gadgeted up’ for the things that I need for me to do my sporty stuff. And…

New Oura Ring Review Discount vs Motiv Ring

15% Oura Ring Discount 2019

  Here is a sweet Oura Ring Discount for 2019. The discount comes in at OVER 15% on the base Oura Ring model….enjoy it while you can. Use the code THE5KRUNNER10 at this link https://ouraring.com/products/partners/info@the5krunner.com/     You are encouraged to read the full review on Oura with all the details or compare with the…

Final Surge – CIQ Plans and *NEW* Structured Workouts

Final Surge (FS) is an online platform for triathletes, runners and cyclists to plan, record and analyze their efforts. It has some cool coach-specific functionality as well as being suitable for individual athletes who want to organise their own training or purchase and follow one of FS’s hosted online plans – for example Mark Allen’s…

Motiv Ring Review

Motiv Ring – Flash Sale, Ends 2018

There is a $20 discount off the Motiv Fitness Ring until the end of the year. Check out the review further below or the following link gives you the FAREWELL2018 $20 Motiv Ring promotional code. Flash Sale! $20 Off Motiv Rings with code FAREWELL2018. Ends 12/31. Motiv Ring prides itself on being a tracker of…

Garmin Explore – Wider Availability Continues eg now 935

The Garmin Explore app was released a while back as an off-line solution for mapping/navigation. With Garmin Explore you can follow your routes as well as sync’ing and sharing. Initially this was reserved to specialist Garmin handheld devices and, interestingly, also the newish Garmin Instinct (baby Fenix). Fine. All well and good. It seemed to…

HeartGuide :: Omron – Wrist Watch for blood pressure

Omron’s HeartGuide watch looks sweet. But it’s unusual. Frist up it’s got FDA approval and secondly, rather than heart rate, it measures BLOOD PRESSURE from the wrist. Wareable state that this is the first such device to get FDA approval. And that means that it’s another one of those pieces of tech that might actually…

Zwift NYC

Zwift Gets US$120m

Hey. You know who Zwift are. Well, they’ve now got US$120m to invest after an injection of funds from Highland Europe (of eGym fame); True (a Ribble backer); Novator; and Causeway Media, the latter of whom back eSports companies. And that is what the investment is for. A super-huge $120m push into eSports and Running.…