Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin 945 Imminent

I’ve done some more digging after last week’s post on the imminent Forerunner 245 and 245 Music. The two 245 product releases are a near certainty, just take that as being correct and focus on some even more exciting news. There is evidence that I have seen which shows that the Garmin Forerunner 945 is…

4iiii-sale

Up to 40% off selected 4iiii Power Meters

Powermetercity.com (based in USA) are offering up to 40% off select power meters, including both the PRECISION (CR 2032 battery) and Podium (rechargeable) models. Plus free shipping on most models! While supplies last. Compatible with Shimano Hollowtech II cranksets only.   Click for 4iii discounted products Code: the5krunner10 will only give 10% discount on non-sale…

Garmin Edge 820

Garmin Edge 820 Price Crash

That’s a rather dramatic headline but true. It looks like Amazon UK are clearing out stock of the Edge 820 as the replacement Garmin Edge 830 will hit the shelves in the next 10 weeks. That means that UK pricing of the Edge 820 is now at an all-time Amazon low of GBP141. Prices in…

Apple Beddit Review v3.5 - Withings SLEEP Review

20% off Withings Sleep

Here is a 20% off Sleep Tracking Mat with code SLEEP-20 at Withings! (offer ends March 31st). If you are looking at sleep tracking for the first time using non-watch-based tech then Withings SLEEP is a LOW COST  route in for a pretty good product with a pretty good app. Withings SLEEP Review vs Apple…

Polar adds ANT+ Support

I never thought I would write this but here goes… Polar adds ANT+ Support     I should probably write something insightful but the phrase ” TA DA! ” springs to mind instead. There are probably lots of sports people, who use the odd gadget or two, who have no idea what that means. But…

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New Bike Features – Hammerhead Karoo

There were some nice additions to the Hammerhead Karoo’s features last week. As usual, these were a combination of adding some features that their competitors already have and then sneaking in a little innovation or two here and there. For those of you who do lots of hills, the upcoming course elevation graph gives a…

Amer to sell Mavic

Amer Sports today announced their intention to sell the Mavic and Enve brands giving Regent, a US based private equity firm, an exclusivity period within which to negotiate and agree a deal. Amer state: “Amer Sports has reported its Cycling business as discontinued operations for full year 2018.” and that Mavic represents only 3% of…

Garmin MARQ ATHLETE Manual – Some interesting insights

There are some interesting insights behind some of the new headline functionality for the MARQ ATHLETE and MARQ DRIVER. I’ve not yet delved too deeply myself but here are the manuals for you to RTFM at leisure. MARQ_Driver_OM_EN-US MARQ_Athlete_OM_EN-US   for example TRAINING LOAD FOCUS Your device analyzes and distributes your training load into different…

Garmin MARQ – new LIVE EVENT SHARING

The Garmin MARQ has a new feature called LIVE EVENT SHARING squirrelled away in the specs. This post will be speculation on what that new feature is. LIVE EVENT SHARING could be super interesting…or a damp squib. Let’s see. This is almost certainly NOT the features we already have on the Fenix ie it’s not…

Garmin Marq vs Garmin Fenix 5X Plus vs Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

Let’s do a simple comparisosn of Garmin Marq vs Garmin Fenix 5X Plus vs Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Garmin Marq Vs Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Vs Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Source: Garmin The Fenix 5 Plus and Marq are very similar. But these are the full standout feature differences. No-one else has reported all the…

Garmin MARQ – new Extended Firstbeat features

On the face of it, the new Garmin Marq‘s Firstbeat metrics seem little changed to what is on offer with the Fenix 5 Plus. Indeed, on the Firstbeat site, the only apparent difference is the addition of Firstbeat’s RACE TIME PREDICTOR. Other than the Huawei Watch GT and a few sports bands, no other device…

Garmin MARQ Opinion – The First Fenix 6? Specifications

Today marks the announcement of the Garmin MARQ which is a high-end Garmin Fenix device with premium construction and a few new components and features. The MARQ is a similarly positioned product as the Garmin Chronos from a few years back. The Chronos was a premium Fenix model too, except the price premium for the…

Dartford Heath parkrun

What I raced this month

I always find that races are somewhat of an inconvenience to my training. My 2019 racing, so far, has turned out to be a comedy of kit & gadgetry errors. Which is a shame as the training had been going very well prior to the races. 5K, parkrun Well, I have been somewhat embarrassingly avoiding…

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications

Fitbit – 4 new devices

Fitbit has launched 4 new devices including the Fitbit Versa Lite I discussed in more detail earlier today. The CEO also indicated that an Ionic 2 will come later in 2019. My ‘guess’ would be ‘just in time for Christmas’. In addition to the Versa Lite, there is also the Inspire, Inspire HR and Ace…

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications & Opinion

The new Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications and features are similar to those of the existing non-Lite model and the key standout differences are the lower price tag associated with its lack of contactless payments and lack of music support. The Fitbit Versa, Versa Lite, Versa SE & Ionic represent Fitbit’s alternative to the Apple Watch…