Garmin Edge 1030 & Firstbeat – Some Clarity

Many of Firstbeat’s leading-edge metrics have found their way into the Edge 1030 announced today, 29 August. We have known about them all before but here is a handy guide as to what is new for the Edge products, what the metrics actually mean (via a link) and which need a powermeter to work. First…

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 – 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…