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…

Garmin 920XT | More Leaks

The drip of leaks from Garmin on the 920XT continues, this time with images from Garmincdn.com. I encourage you to look at http://tritriagain.uk who drew my attention to these new images of the Garmin 920XT. At the time of writing http://tritriagain.uk link directly to the images on the Garmin website so they are copied here…

Garmin 920XT | More Leaks

The drip of leaks from Garmin on the 920XT continues, this time with images from Garmincdn.com. I encourage you to look at http://tritriagain.uk who drew my attention to these new images of the Garmin 920XT. At the time of writing http://tritriagain.uk link directly to the images on the Garmin website so they are copied here…

How Fit Am I? TSB or METmax or HRV ?

It’s a hard question to answer. “How fit am I?” Lots of triathletes would say VO2 max and there are probably a million other ways than what I’m going to briefly talk about here. Q: VO2 max – how do you measure it properly? A: In a lab So maybe it’s not so easy to…

PulseOn – Buy in UK NOW

The rather lovely PulseOn is available to buy in the UK. You can pre-order now for about GBP100.00. Which is about the right price for a rather sexy looking piece of wrist based HR monitoring, fancy-yet-simple interface and great firstbeat stats for your recovery.

Training: Is this you?

Source: firstbeat.com Too light or irregular training, no effect Large part of the general public believes that they are doing enough physical exercise to keep fit. Contrary to their belief many people do not fulfil the criteria of training as their exercise is not vigorous enough to produce an improving training effect. This is a…

PulseOn Review

Here is the latest review of the PulseOn HR Watch. It is a beautifully designed, compact sports watch. It is VERY good inbuilt HR-related metrics from Firstbeat to aid fitness. It’s more designed for image conscious people and, because of the wrist-only HR solution (no need for a chest strap), it’s great for many women.…

Garmin Fenix2 Review – *NEW* 2014 Triathlon Watch

  I’ve just posted a first draft review of the Garmin Fenix2 – which is a new running-cum-triathlon watch and an alternative to consider if you are looking to buy a 910XT (triathlon) or Forerunner 620 (running). It’s an adventure watch that’s morphed into a triathlon watch with some of the addition of Garmin’s latest…

PulseOn First Look

The PulseOn (Beta) unit arrived today. Here it is in the photo – nice! It’s a minimal box, not as large as others. The most obvious reason being is that the heart rate functionality is built into the watch and so a bulky HR strap is not needed! The watch (beta) is VERY well made.…

PulseOn Beta – First Thoughts PulseOnHR

Some words from PulseOn: “We make heart rate monitoring easier than ever, PulseOn tracks your heart rate continuously. But it goes beyond tracking. PulseOn tells you what your heart rate means. We make heart rate monitoring easier than ever, for you to reach your full potential.” And on their Youtube channels they show Training Effect,…