Garmin Fenix 5 : What is Firstbeat Training Effect 2.0 and Training Status – impact on XERT or GoMore?

Garmin’s Fenix 5 advertises the use of Training Effect 2.0 and will also be including a new Training Status. This was developed by FIRSTBEAT and announced as long ago as December 2015. As we know FIRSTBEAT are a leading HR-analytics company who partner with Suunto, Huawei, Jabra, Samsung, Sony and others. Indeed many of you…

Garmin Vector 2 and Favero BePro Pedal Comparison

Review UPDATE – Favero bePro – one year on

After over a year of using Favero’s bePRO dual-sided power meter pedals it seemed like a good time to update some thoughts on their long-term suitability. This post is a SUMMARY update to the short review <here>. If you are thinking about buying some then you will need to read the detailed review in conjunction with this post. ESSENTIAL…

Opinion: Apple Watch 2 and a rant beyond

I’ll keep these opinions short as people buying an apple Watch 2 won’t read this and therefore, logically, those of you reading this won’t by one. So Apple strike again with a masterpiece of design, inspired by the early-2016 TomTom Golfer (right). Well at least Apple got the shape right for an out-and-out sports watch.…

TomTom Runner 3 Spark

Review – TomTom Runner 3 / Spark3 – optical HR, GPS, music and activity tracking

The improved TomTom Runner 3/SPARK 3 range is available to pre-order now for an imminent September 2016 delivery. Prices starting around £120/US$130. The Runner 3/SPARK 3 is designed for beginners-to-fairly-serious runners who may also delve into gyms, classes and maybe the odd duathlon/triathlon. It’s focused entirely for RUNNERS but then adds features around what runners also do…