STRYD Polar V800 Review

STRYD : First POWER Run with the V800

I updated the V800 firmware last night (details here) with some excitement (yes I am a very sad person 😉 or, at least, easily pleased). Finally a proper run with the V800 and STRYD!!!!! TA DA !! The definition of a ‘proper’ run means that POWER data is shown properly as POWER in WATTS in a…

STRYD Footpod

Polar V800 + STRYD :: Proper Support JUST Released

Welcome news from Polar HQ. We knew that Polar were working on full V800 compatibility for STRYD last year. There’s just been an announcement that ‘proper’ support is now working for the V800. We shall have to see if that filters down the M430 as well soon. STRYD Compatibility comes with firmware v1.10.103. Use flowsync to…

New Shimano Ultegra Stuff

Shimano have just announced trickle-down improvements to the ULTEGRA lineup – specifically with a R8000. Lots of words like LIGHTER, STIFFER, FASTER and MRE ACCURATE are used in the press release, below. There’s hydraulic brakes and electronic shifting. Lighter wheels. Lots of variants on the 11-speed cassette and even slightly wider pedal options. My favourite? Dual…