New Garmin App Store – iOS and Android

When you use Garmin Connect/Express on your computer to install a data field or app from the online CIQ store then you will probably find the experience to have been OK but certainly not a WOW moment. Plus when you are in a car in the middle of a field and you want to add,…

Humon now supports Apple’s WatchOS 5

Interesting news from Humon whose Hex Muscle Oxygen sensor now supports Watch OS5 from Apple   Some of you will perhaps also remember that STRYD is now supported on Watch OS. In one sense this is not that interesting as I’m guessing it will initially only result in a relatively small number of sales. However,…

Garmin Coach – new race distances and harder plans added

Garmin coach was introduced almost a year ago relatively quietly. Even at its launch it offered tantalisingly ‘adaptive’ training plans. Potentially it would re-schedule workouts during your ever-changing week at work and maybe even adapt an individual workout on-the-fly should your run start off either too fast or too slow. I had a look at…

Firstbeat & Suunto team up

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks (dangerous, I know) that Firstbeat should come up with some sort of advanced, online, physiological, analytics platform, a bit like the Firstbeat ATHLETE software of old but on the net and still geared at the consumer athlete. My subsequent thought-train petered out when it came to figuring out…

Garmin Forerunner 245 Review

Two Reviews this week hopefully

There are two sports watch reviews to come this week (hopefully). I’m pretty sure that one watch is the same as a review that DCR will release at the same time. And I’m pretty sure that the other one won’t be covered by him – not a Garmin and not an announcement ie already released,…

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM now at REI

  For more ELEMNT ROAM details or to buy directly from Wahoo have a look (here) to buy from REI click (here). Remember Wahoo products are actually easy to use…what price for that? Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Announced      

Garmin Edge 530 – Gripes So Far

The new Garmin Edge 530 is a sensibly-priced, feature-packed GPS bike computer by Garmin – you knew that. Generally, I like it a lot so far and I would still stick by some of my earlier comments that it is the benchmark, performance bike computer against which all others should be compared. However, it’s not…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar to add MANUAL STRYD Calibration

Yay ! Lots of people are going to be happy that Polar will be including manual footpod calibration in the V4 release for October 2019. It’s taken a while, with pressure and polite requests from many sources. October is still a little bit too far away for my liking as I had hoped to use…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – Gripes so far

I’m probably going to end up loving the 945 but in the pursuit of balance here are the things that have mildly annoyed me so far. Gripes It took a long while to setup but that was more due to the fact there are more features to setup. Setup is probably improved in reality over…

XERT -Major Update

XERT recently announced a major update for their platform initially via their iOS app. Who? XERT offer lots of training and coaching functionality around those of us who want to train with power. It’s designed for CYCLING but works with STRYD for running equally as well. What’s the big deal? ‘Normal’ training with power has…

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Wiggle – Up To 45% off

Wiggle’s mid-season is on for those of you in the EU. The links below are specifically for the UK but you can change the country flag at the top of the Wiggle page and off you go. I seem to have somehow tied myself up with Wiggle with the launch of the new Forerunners/Edges which…

NEW Polar Vantage V TITAN

Polar have just announced the Polar Vantage V Titan. It is NOT a major announcement and the Vantage V TITAN is just like the V but with PREMIUM MATERIALS. That’s a TITANIUM case which makes the TITAN super-light…oh, and a new two coloured strap that has a textile feel but which is made of silicone.…

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Announced

Today Wahoo Fitness have announced the new Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM GPS Cycling Computer It’s a colour-screen version of a physically enlarged Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT, making it the larger size of the ELEMNT. It’s otherwise pretty much identical to the BOLT except from the inclusion of routable mapping and a few other bits and pieces like…

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Garmin Financial – Q1 Sales Are In

Garmin have just announced impressive Q1 financials. Source: Garmin.com   Selected highlights for Q1.2019’s numbers include: Record first quarter revenue of $766 million, an 8% increase, with marine, aviation, fitness and outdoor collectively increasing 12% over the prior year quarter Gross margin of 59.0% compared to 60.0% in the prior year quarter Operating margin of…

Menstrual Cycle Tracking in Garmin Connect

Fitbit, Oura, Apple and many others have various tech ‘solutions’ to menstrual cycle tracking, essentially trying to understand and predict monthly cycles. There are many complexities in this area ranging from ‘simple’ variations in cycle length between individuals to the irregularity of an individual to perimenopausal disruptions for older women. #ItsComplicated – List of Fertility/Cycle…