Garmin Fenix 5X 5 5S Forerunner 935 Review

Garmin Fenix 5 – Poor Connectivity and GPS Accuracy

I was looking at the new beta firmware for the Fenix 5 and noticed two very highly viewed threads on the garmin.com forum. Those are some serious levels of interest: >50,000 views of ANT+ connectivity issues and >107,000 people further interested in GPS accuracy. Edit: Doesn’t quite match the F3HR altimetry (yet) I would hope…

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ANT+ Signal Boosting

Following on from modding my RunScribe I am working up some MoJo before I hit the track. Part of that process involves wasting a considerable amount of time looking at forums and discovering tidbits like this: This raised a few things in my mind RunScribe can effectively boost the signal by changing the Message Rate…cool!…

Suunto – In other news

In other news. There is no news. Check out Suunto in the ANT+ directory. Looks like Bluetooth-only is here to stay 🙁 . Waiting for a last-minute filing? https://www.thisisant.com/directory

Firstbeat Athlete – Software mini-review

This product is now discontinued. It still works though. See comments at the end. This is an overview of some of the more interesting functionality you can find in FIRSTBEAT ATHLETE software. Polar and Suunto users can get some additional insights into their training over an above their watch-vendor’s standard software offerings. Garmin users too will…

Running and triathlon gadget recommendations for 2014

These recommendations are based on products that I have used, reviewed or had access to use ‘for a while’. I mostly focus on the capability of the gadget itself rather than the app or software that may accompany it. Obviously the software *IS* still a key part of the offering and most vendors strive to continually improve…

Introducing Cycling Dynamics from Garmin® – revolutionary cycling metrics for Vector™ power meter

Source: Garmin Blog Garmin announce Cycling Dynamics – revolutionary metrics on the dual-sensing Vector™ pedal-based power meter that provide feedback to cyclists on their position and pedal form. Cycling Dynamics’ initial advanced metrics include seated/standing position, Power Phase, and Platform Center Offset for a comprehensive picture of how cyclists ride their bikes. With Cycling Dynamics,…

New Garmin Vector S

In the review section there is a very quick review of the new Garmin Vector S pedal system. Half the price of the normal Vectors. (Or click the link).     Related articles Garmin 910XT – What single existing bug would you like fixing in the next firmware release? Garmin 910XT Firmware ver 2.70 latest Nov…

Women running strapless

Alexandria Morgan runs strapless. Well this probably is a tad sexist (apologies in advance for anyone who takes offence, none intended) but also a tad humorous. Also the TomTom Runner / Cardio product (as I have reviewed) is a significant step forwards for women runners who are unable to wear the regular Chest-HR straps. Watch…

Run Bike Swim – HR Training Zones – Quick & Definitive Guide to Setting Heart Rate / Pace Zones

For each sport you will need to perform a ‘PROTOCOL TEST’ and revisit that every 4 or 6 weeks. The test I show are all accurate enough to give a meaningful result when comapred to a laboratory test which, let’s face, hardly any of us will be able to do. Use this spreadsheet Calculator. I’ve also…

Run Bike Swim – HR Training Zones – Quick & Definitive Guide to Setting Heart Rate / Pace Zones

For each sport you will need to perform a ‘PROTOCOL TEST’ and revisit that every 4 or 6 weeks. The test I show are all accurate enough to give a meaningful result when comapred to a laboratory test which, let’s face, hardly any of us will be able to do. Use this spreadsheet Calculator. I’ve also…