Polar adds ANT+ Support

I never thought I would write this but here goes… Polar adds ANT+ Support     I should probably write something insightful but the phrase ” TA DA! ” springs to mind instead. There are probably lots of sports people, who use the odd gadget or two, who have no idea what that means. But…

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New Bike Features – Hammerhead Karoo

There were some nice additions to the Hammerhead Karoo’s features last week. As usual, these were a combination of adding some features that their competitors already have and then sneaking in a little innovation or two here and there. For those of you who do lots of hills, the upcoming course elevation graph gives a…

Garmin MARQ – new LIVE EVENT SHARING

The Garmin MARQ has a new feature called LIVE EVENT SHARING squirrelled away in the specs. This post will be speculation on what that new feature is. LIVE EVENT SHARING could be super interesting…or a damp squib. Let’s see. This is almost certainly NOT the features we already have on the Fenix ie it’s not…

Garmin MARQ – new Extended Firstbeat features

On the face of it, the new Garmin Marq‘s Firstbeat metrics seem little changed to what is on offer with the Fenix 5 Plus. Indeed, on the Firstbeat site, the only apparent difference is the addition of Firstbeat’s RACE TIME PREDICTOR. Other than the Huawei Watch GT and a few sports bands, no other device…

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What I raced this month

I always find that races are somewhat of an inconvenience to my training. My 2019 racing, so far, has turned out to be a comedy of kit & gadgetry errors. Which is a shame as the training had been going very well prior to the races. 5K, parkrun Well, I have been somewhat embarrassingly avoiding…

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Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications & Opinion

The new Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications and features are similar to those of the existing non-Lite model and the key standout differences are the lower price tag associated with its lack of contactless payments and lack of music support. The Fitbit Versa, Versa Lite, Versa SE & Ionic represent Fitbit’s alternative to the Apple Watch…

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Garmin Forerunner 945 – Imminent?

I’ve done some more digging after Monday’s post on the Forerunner 245 and 245 Music. The 2x 245 product releases are a near certainty, just take that as being correct and move on. However there is evidence that I have seen which shows that the Garmin Forerunner 945 is to be released very soon ie…

Humon Hex Adds FIT Import to Latest SmO2 Zone

This is exciting news for existing Humon Hex owners. My understanding is that  Humon secured some VC funding last year and we are now starting to see that coming through into great new features to support the Hex. One of the previously missing features was the inability to import FIT files into the Humon environment.…

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Mar 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

  V2.082 – 25 March 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded soon or discontinued.…

STRYD – New Accuracy Firmware

STRYD have just released new FIRMWARE which delivers increased accuracy – v1.1.9 and subsequent versions There are two areas of changes Increased responsiveness to incline changes. The rest of the post will discuss this. MINOR: Better handling of highly variable temperature changes eg when running from indoors to outdoors in winter. All power-enabled versions of…

Garmin Trivia and MORE Spotification via VA3M

It’s a slow news day. I’ll improvise and include a few things that have been waiting to find a story to be added to. As well as some new premium VivoMove finishes, Garmin and Spotify have finally pieced together all the bits that need piecing together to enable a Spotify CIQ app to work via…