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August 2019: Sports Watch Update: Fenix 6 – All new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours + replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

V2.127 – 19 Aug 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced, with a refreshed introduction & commentary to give you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED. You might want the latest model or…

New Oura Ring Review

Oura Ring – new Moment Meditation

  The new Oura Ring has added an iOS feature called MOMENT. It’s a guided meditation period. You choose the duration of your intended ‘moment’ on the app and can optionally have soundscape noises to help you relax. IF you are still and relaxed then the new Oura Ring’s HRV sensor can pick up quite…

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My 2019 Triathlon RACE Gadgets (so far)

As promised last year, I’ve started to do some races with the Polar Vantage. This post covers some gadget-based results and anecdotes of recent RACE escapades. I “used” the Vantage V Titan for the River Arun 3.8k swim and also for the Dartmoor Classic 100 mile ride. Clearly, I didn’t look at the watch too…

New Favero ASSIOMA Body & Firmware v4.0

There is some fairly interesting news just announced by Favero about their ASSIOMA power meter pedals. The news comes on two fronts, firstly A NEW SHELL and, secondly, new DATA-METRICS. From a personal perspective, I’m more interested in the new pedal body than the new metrics but I’m pretty sure that there are a sizable…

New Garmin HR Feature – oHR Swim

  It looks like Garmin have finally decided to play catch up with the introduction of oHR for swimming with the current beta software for the 945 – Suunto and Polar already support oHR for swimming with the Vantage and spartan/post-spartan models respectively. I’m just about to head off for a race weekend so I’ve…

New STRYD Zones

STRYD Zones The STRYD Zones CIQ Data Field is a nice, new and welcomed addition to the STRYD ecosystem – I guess we can call it that now. The new STRYD Zones CIQ data field also builds on the auto-Critical Power announcement from last week and the new STRYD Pod v4 announcement from the week…

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32% Off Garmin, up to 56% off Amazon

There are some good Amazon prime electronics deals for the next two days. 32% off Garmin on AMAZON UK PRIME here. Some good deals including FENIX 5, Vivoactive 3 and 735XT (USA Here) 25% off Apple on AMAZON UK PRIME here. 33% off DJI Mavic on AMAZON UK PRIME here. 38%-56% off AMAZON-branded items (eg…

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WKO5 out now. Training Peaks to announce details Monday/Tuesday

Coming soon: http://wko5.com/ TrainingPeaks have just, sort of, released a new version of their analytics package …called WKO5. Full details and links below ahead of tomorrow’s marketing drive. Of interest are their SMART SEGMENTS (smart LAPS) where you can analyse YOUR performances on segments/laps of YOUR custom routes over time compared to YOU.  Dynamic Functional Reserve…

Rouvy acquires CycleRecon

Rouvy is an indoor cycling platform that allows riders to compete, virtually, over recognised race route against animated, 3D competitors Cyclerecon is a bike route video recording business. You can guess the synergy. Although Rouvy already has a 3000-strong route library, they will now be able to leverage (for free) CycleRecon’s UK library PLUS record…

STRAVA stops RELIVE

Bad news for relive.cc as STRAVA has just stopped Relive’s integration with their platform citing that it “violates several of the terms that we ask of API partners“. Reading between the lines it looks like STRVA made an effort to encourage Relive to properly safeguard the personal info of users. Although Relive, below, seems to…

Garmin Cashback – UK only on the new EDGE devices

Heads Up :: UK Wiggle have just announced a great deal with Garmin. From 11th July there is a £50 cashback on the new Garmin Edge 530, 830 and 530 MTB bundle. (Edit: as of 14:30 it’s now live) Not a Wiggle customer already? No problems, use the code NEWGB or NEWGB5 and that should…

New STRYD auto-CP calculation

If you understand the title of this post, ie “New STRYD auto-CP calculation” then you will know that it sounds like a pretty cool and useful feature. If you don’t understand the title then you will, no doubt wonder what on earth we are talking about 😉 Nutshell: Critical Power is your “forever power”, for…