New Garmin HR Feature – oHR Swim

  It looks like Garmin have finally decided to play catch up with the introduction of oHR for swimming with the current beta software for the 945 – Suunto and Polar already support oHR for swimming with the Vantage and spartan/post-spartan models respectively. I’m just about to head off for a race weekend so I’ve…

New STRYD Zones

STRYD Zones The STRYD Zones CIQ Data Field is a nice, new and welcomed addition to the STRYD ecosystem – I guess we can call it that now. The new STRYD Zones CIQ data field also builds on the auto-Critical Power announcement from last week and the new STRYD Pod v4 announcement from the week…

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32% Off Garmin, up to 56% off Amazon

There are some good Amazon prime electronics deals for the next two days. 32% off Garmin on AMAZON UK PRIME here. Some good deals including FENIX 5, Vivoactive 3 and 735XT (USA Here) 25% off Apple on AMAZON UK PRIME here. 33% off DJI Mavic on AMAZON UK PRIME here. 38%-56% off AMAZON-branded items (eg…

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WKO5 out now. Training Peaks to announce details Monday/Tuesday

Coming soon: http://wko5.com/ TrainingPeaks have just, sort of, released a new version of their analytics package …called WKO5. Full details and links below ahead of tomorrow’s marketing drive. Of interest are their SMART SEGMENTS (smart LAPS) where you can analyse YOUR performances on segments/laps of YOUR custom routes over time compared to YOU.  Dynamic Functional Reserve…

STRAVA stops RELIVE

Bad news for relive.cc as STRAVA has just stopped Relive’s integration with their platform citing that it “violates several of the terms that we ask of API partners“. Reading between the lines it looks like STRVA made an effort to encourage Relive to properly safeguard the personal info of users. Although Relive, below, seems to…

New STRYD auto-CP calculation

If you understand the title of this post, ie “New STRYD auto-CP calculation” then you will know that it sounds like a pretty cool and useful feature. If you don’t understand the title then you will, no doubt wonder what on earth we are talking about 😉 Nutshell: Critical Power is your “forever power”, for…

New SnapDragon for WearOS

Qualcomm is modifying one of its Nokia-based, 64bit chipsets to work with WearOS and this will hit the market ‘fairly soon’. This means that WearOS should see a notable improvement in performance and, most likely, this will be most visible with extended battery life. This is made possible, for example, by power savings gains from using…

4x Polar Watches

My partner either called me ‘cheap’ or a ‘cheap date’, I forget which. It’s definitely true, in the comments from a separate thread, KrisV committed to ‘Supporter’ status on this site in a sort-of-exchange for me producing an update on the current GPS of several Polar devices. I aim to please (KrisV and my partner)…

Podcasts on Garmin CIQ – with RUNCASTS

If you are the proud owner of a new Garmin music-enabled sports watch then you probably bought it to listen to music. I have the Forerunner 945 but you might instead have the Forerunner 645M or the Forerunner 245M. Those of you who have heard of Deezer and who have an account with them will…

Polar Vantage V Review

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

V2.119 – 16 Jul 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced, with a refreshed introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED. As well as reviewing…

Polar Ignite Specifications & First Run

The new Polar IGNITE immediately stands out from very many other fitness & running watches. It’s got a good screen. It’s bright; it’s clear; it’s got great colours, and the resolution appears very good. For those of you already familiar with what Polar usually put on the screen then there is much to be familiar…

New STRYD Footpod v4 – It’s power time

I had to change my lycra when I first heard about the new STRYD a couple of days ago. Very, very exciting stuff – almost too exciting. At least it was for me. Info sources: stryd.com Heads Up: I’ve not got the new STRYD yet, this post is based on information mostly provided following a…

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Polar Vantage – New Planned Features

The Polar Vantage Roadmap has been updated and now the next major release will include several new features from the recently announced Polar IGNITE fitness watch. As expected, most of the Ignite’s new features are included with the exception seeming to be the FITSPARK training. Basically that means more sleep and recovery stuff. And if…

Polar IGNITE – New Fitness Watch Announced by POLAR

  The POLAR IGNITE is the new Fitness Watch from Polar and it’s just announced today. I’m working on a ‘First Run’ post now. In the meantime here are some images and info from the press release and a few of mine that I’ve already managed to change the strap on. Click to enlarge It’s…