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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…

FIRSTBEAT Athlete's Dynamic Training Program

Firstbeat Athlete – A Sad Goodbye

I’ve used Firstbeat’s ATHLETE product for quite a while. It was officially unsupported nearly a year ago. The COACH function of it was great for giving a suggestion for the desired training effect from today’s exercise based on recent performances. It still worked perfectly well enough, even though it was unsupported. However with recent changes to…

Managing the invasion of the Bluetooth Sports sensors

This article originally appeared in modified form on the SportTracks blog. SportTracks software offers a powerful and insightful platform for the deep analysis of your sporting endeavours – either on your desktop or online. Smartphones & Bluetooth – How can we handle the incompatibilities? In the Garmin world it’s generally simple for your watch to talk…