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Polar Running Form Analysis via RaceFox

Polar has just announced that Polar H10 strap owners can now get real-time running feedback on their running form (skiing too). First up, use Polar BEAT to double-check that you have set your H10 to be able to broadcast two lots of BLE signals. That way you can still use it with your running watch+H10…

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Fitbit Fit OS 4.1 and Wahoo new Firmware

Let’s do the easy one first. Wahoo has cocked a snook at STRAVA by enabling support for your rides on the RELIVE.cc platform. Don’t forget that STRAVA recently removed the ability for RELIVE to link directly to your STRAVA workouts in somewhat mysterious circumstances, although STRAVA users can, instead, use AYVRI which is a similar…

945 Update, STRYD Update

This arrived today (image to right) and I’m not entirely sure what the updates are to my 945 sensor hub and BLE/BL/ANT+. I’m aware that the 945 doesn’t always find paired devices properly, maybe it fixes that? It wasn’t broken on the 935 yet Garmin seems to have to repeatedly fix this for the 945.…

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WHOOP raises $55m

WHOOP 3.0 is a sports activity and readiness tracker and has just closed an additional $55m of Series D funding, taking the full amount raised to about $100m. Investors this time around are Foundry Group with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Accomplice, Thursday Ventures, Promus Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and strategic individuals. Since it’s inception…

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STRAVA and their privacy policy

STRAVA has today very clearly confirmed its privacy policy. Whilst I take a swipe at STRAVA from time-to-time, and whilst many of you bemoan STRAVA’s perceived lack of innovation for paying summit members, I hope we can all applaud STRAVA for their newly announced clarity on this issue. If you look at the bullet-pointed summary,…

*INCOMING* New Firstbeat Features x3

Let’s start off NOT interesting and then get interesting towards the end. The Xiaomi Mi Watch was announced a day or so ago. It starts at around $185 which is fairly interesting considering it’s an Apple Watch wannabe, with many similarities in looks. But, hey, China’s goodish at tech rather than original design. Let’s forget…

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November 2019: Sports Watch Update: All new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumors + replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

V2.204 – 14 Nov 2019 This post is continuously updated and normally replaced monthly. It gives you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW, which are DISCONTINUED and which are likely to be superseded SOON. Elsewhere on this site, there is more detailed SPECULATION & RUMORS about specific…

Wattbike AtomX Specs

new WattBike AtomX Specs

Building on the original Wattbike ATOM and following swiftly on from the recently announced Wahoo KICKR Bike and Tacx NEO Bike, Wattbike brings us the AtomX. Well, they’ll bring it in early 2020. But, fear not, we have the specs and an image or two already.     Wattbike is making this bold claim… The…

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Garmin & The Biological Age Model

Garmin Biological Age Model (by Scor) Garmin has today announced a link up for their wearables with a Biological Age Model created by SCOR Life. It will be interesting to see if this ties in with other 3rd party providers’ versions of ‘fitness age’ which, in some ways sounds easier to quantify than ‘Biological Age’.…

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Fitbit acquired by Google

Google has just definitively agreed to buy Fitbit, hook, line and sinker. The deal itself will probably have all the I’s dotted and T’s crossed in 2020. Many of us knew this was probably happening ‘a while’ ago but, hey, insider trading is illegal and I’m still poor :-(. Although if you look at the…

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Whoop’s Take on HRV

I’ve linked, further below, to a piece of content from Whoop that gives their take on HRV. It’s quite a nice athlete-focussed overview that’s straightforward to read. It covers these broad topics and more: What it is, what causes it, how it’s measured, and why it’s an indicator of fitness What’s a normal HRV for…

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Garmin – IMPRESSIVE Q3 sales figures.

Garmin’s shares have jumped about 5% on news of a great last quarter performance. Obviously here we are only interested in the sport/fitness/outdoors part of Garmin but that did very well too. First up, a share price jump like this really does show that Garmin exceeded analysts’ expectations and it does not represent a jump…

Oura Ring vs Motiv Ring Review

Oura vs Whoop vs Biostrap vs [Insert Your Product Here]

Confused? Some Pointers – I’ll Keep It Brief Here’s a quick overview to cover where some of the newer, innovative fitness products fit for different kinds of people. Many people probably don’t appreciate the difference between a fitness watch, a sports watch and a smartwatch let alone how various straps and rings fit into those…