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Whoop’s Take on HRV

I’ve linked, further below, to a piece of content from Whoop that gives their take on HRV. It’s quite a nice athlete-focussed overview that’s straightforward to read. It covers these broad topics and more: What it is, what causes it, how it’s measured, and why it’s an indicator of fitness What’s a normal HRV for…

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Garmin – IMPRESSIVE Q3 sales figures.

Garmin’s shares have jumped about 5% on news of a great last quarter performance. Obviously here we are only interested in the sport/fitness/outdoors part of Garmin but that did very well too. First up, a share price jump like this really does show that Garmin exceeded analysts’ expectations and it does not represent a jump…

new Moto 360 Overview & specifications – Gen 3

Motorola Moto 360 Gen 3 Motorola has announced a new MOTO 360 smartwatch due for general release on 12 November 2019, I’ve included the Moto 360 Specifications further below but let’s start with a quick overview of the third generation of Motorola smartwatch technology. Clearly, we’re dealing with a stylishly designed Wear OS smartwatch built…

Suunto 9 gets Firstbeat

Some great news for Suunto 9 owners. There should be a firmware release (v2.9.42) around about NOW which adds some sweet new features to the Suunto 9, I’m pretty certain it will be the same for BARO and non-BARO versions alike. The Suunto 9 is, strangely, playing catch up with the Firstbeat features that are…

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Thursday Training Theme: This week’s favourite training session

Theme: Threshold I treat this session as an alternative to the standard 2×20′ session and it has other benefits too. It consists of 3 series of 90-second intervals at FTP and is perhaps not as hard as it looks because the 30-second recovery before each 90 second effort period significantly helps the ease-of-execution. For example,…

Oura Ring vs Motiv Ring Review

Oura vs Whoop vs Biostrap vs [Insert Your Product Here]

Confused? Some Pointers – I’ll Keep It Brief Here’s a quick overview to cover where some of the newer, innovative fitness products fit for different kinds of people. Many people probably don’t appreciate the difference between a fitness watch, a sports watch and a smartwatch let alone how various straps and rings fit into those…

Wahoo ELEMNT – 17% Off

There is 17% off the base level ELEMNT right now. It’s a great device and that’s a reasonable price, with the lowest ever Amazon price being £177 in 2017 That UK discount is available directly at Wahoo, Amazon or Wiggle (click the image below) and it’s probably the same in the EU. With this year’s…

Suunto 9: 20% off

There’s an intriguing 20% off the Suunto 9 right now. Maybe this heralds an updated model 9 version? maybe it heralds a sale in advance on Black Friday? IDK either way. But, hey 20% The suunto.com price (on the right) might be higher than the ones linked to below. The ones linked to below include…

Strava Metro Commute

Today STRAVA announced a new challenge, this time it’s the METRO COMMUTE challenge and you can earn what I consider to be a very nice-looking badge. All you have to do is commute 2 days a week for 4 weeks during the period 28 Oct to 21 Nov. There may or may not be a…

Ticwatch TicSleep

new TicSleep

OK, OK I know I wasn’t going to plan to do a ‘review’ of this new Sleep app but I had hoped to write something at least a little bit original.   I have the TicWatch S2 and last night I charged it up so that I could immerse my left wrist in a night…

Forum Closed…Sorry

I’ve had to close the forum on this site, sorry to those of you who were using that. Despite adding just about every possible s**m reduction feature I just couldn’t keep up with making it look all tidy. Both my time and life are limited so… As an example here is a shot from my…

BMC 2.0 (Buy Me A Coffee)

The supporters’ platform “Buy Me A Coffee” has announced an updated v2.0 platform. Recurring payments eg  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/the… 2. Embeddable widgets eg https://www.buymeacoffee.com/blog/ Instant payouts Zapier integrations (https://building.buymeacoffee.co…) iOS App. Currently beta I love coffee and haven’t yet had my caffeine fix of the day to get my creative juices rolling. All they could manage so…

Rant 1.5 – Is your favourite sports gadget blog truly independent?

After a recent post, “Rant 1 – 2019 – The Problem with sports watch reviews, freebies and tech bloggers” I started to think a bit more about the issues of the INDEPENDENCE of reviewers/bloggers in the sports gadget market. We all have our favourite sources of online news, scandal and general tech-titillation. I’m no exception.…

Google next to implement dual-band Galileo or GPS

I don’t usually write about smartphones but this news is peripherally relevant to GPS sports watches as it heralds yet more companies taking dual-band GNSS accuracy more seriously. These initiatives MIGHT herald copycat technical imprvements in the sports watch realm. Well…that is…someone might finally soon START doing it! ie Garmin Here are the specs for…

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new MioPOD Announced

MIO recently trailed a new announcement (here) and today it’s properly official: mioPOD The new mioPOD is what the first generation of Mio devices should have morphed into in 2015/6 when their super-innovative optical HRM bands somewhat stalled in the marketplace as the larger GPS companies and smartwatch companies started to take over the leadership…