Elite HRV v2.0 Released

A significant update yesterday was announced to the Elite HRV app which remains free to use on ANDROID and iOS. Full details are available on the Google Playstore. There are many notable changes from earlier versions. Immediately of note to me was that the developers appear to have fixed Bluetooth compatibility issues with older, apparently…

New ithlete app – better insights into HRV

We’ve just heard that the new ithlete app has been released/ ithlete pro. Presumably still based on the same underlying HRV engine from HRV Fit Ltd. The following video tells you a bit more about it. Having had a quick glance; the feature that stands out is the ability to start to discern the causes…

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…

Should I train today? How to decide? using Firstbeat + Sporttracks + BIOFORCEHRV Garmin 920XT

This morning, when faced with the decision of “Should I train? or not” I have several bits of kit that tell me different things. Being a grown-up I don’t listen to them slavishly but I DO take into account the information I am being presented with. Here are some thoughts: 1. After yesterday’s session my…

Useful Triathlon Apps & Tools

I’d like help to compile a useful list of triathlon apps, other than the ‘main’ ones like Garmin’s or Strava. So, for example, I’d be interested in a tyre circumference calculator based on tyre size. Here is one to work out Heart Rate Training Zones based on LTHR: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app2droid.hrzc.base&hl=en Here’s James Driscoll’s pace calculator: http://www.dialsolutions.com/run/…