OWS First Swims: FORM Swim Goggles add GPS distance & pace plus oHR display

FORM goggles can display live HR and average pace/100m. Is it useful

FORM Swim Goggles – adds GPS distance & pace

*AWESOME* new innovation from FORM Swim Goggles with the change to see live swim speed and…

Whoop & Alcohol | Whoop & Broadcasting HR

Here are two related stories based on Whoop, knowing my readership I’m hoping that at least…

AURA – Hydration & Activity Band [Kickstarter]

I’ve mentioned the AURA Band a few times in passing It’s currently a Kickstarter project (£13k…

Suunto Spartan – HR Zones – New Feature Release

Today’s new SPARTAN firmware release is a combination of ‘meh’ and ‘oooh’. There are some general…

Perfect Disaster – The Joys of HR

This one just took the biscuit. Then crunched it up and threw it back at me.…

Fix *optical* HR and chest strap HR issues – Troubleshooting Garmin, Polar, TomTom, Suunto

What! A heart rate of 280bpm, that can’t be right can it? Oh hang on a…

Polar M600 – Short Interval Indoor Bike oHR Performance

Another day, another test on the new Polar M600. Despite a relatively nice day outside I…

Polar M600 – Short Interval Running oHR Performance

I was a bit tired today but still managed 8×1 minute @’quite fast’. The Polar M600…

Polar M600 HR Swimming ! – vs. Garmin HRM-Tri

Polar’s M600 is one of the few wrist-based oHR devices that will ‘properly’ support HR when…

Polar M600 – Summary Screens (nice) and Easy run vs STRYD HR and BSOD

This is the test that is the lull before the storm for the M600. A nice…

Suunto Spartan TRAINER – the GPS bump is back, plus optical HR in an AMBIT-shell :: FCC filing

Suunto have registered their optical HR version of the SPARTAN at the FCC. Is the bump…

Apple Has Best Optical HR – err…… no it hasn't

A bizarrely scientific, yet incomplete, study by the Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic published through the American…

New Gadget – Today's news

  It’s worth checking your favourite websites LATE this afternoon European time. Maybe even the evening.…

Review – Fitbit Surge – GPS and Optical HR Fitness Watch

Most reviews are based on the original 2015 unit. Things have moved on with improvements to…

OPINION: Garmin Forerunner 735XT – Optical HR Triathlon Watch

Garmin sneaked out the 735XT today. It looks good. The widely predicted 925XT therefore probably won’t…

Garmin * LEAK * New Product – Vivosmart HR and **GPS**

I was perhaps a little unfair when I ‘berated’ the vivosmart HR a while back. Mostly…

REVIEW: Fitbit Surge – Detailed Look At Fitbit’s Super Fitness Watch With GPS and HR

Fitbit’s Surge was released in 2015. Most reviews are based on the original unit. Things have…

Garmin Fenix 3 Review (MultiSport Triathlon GPS Watch)

Garmin Fenix 3 Review Even as 2017 draws to a close we will see from this…

*NEW* Garmin Vivoactive HR

After the awful-looking VIVOSMART HR Garmin have just announced the confusingly similarly named VIVOACTIVE HR (not…

Polar A360 vs HRM-RUN – HR Running Accuracy This Time

Some much better news today for the A360. This time running tests. OK they were fairly…

Polar A360 vs Garmin HRM-RUN – HR Accuracy In A Controlled Environment

I updated the A360 today with the new firmware v1.128. Even though HR improvements are not…

Optical HR Gallery – Rogues, Vagabonds and Sexy Sirens

FitbitI’ve been checking through some old posts and ‘accidentally’ put together a gallery of optical sports…

IN DEPTH: The Quest For Wet HRV – Swimming HRV Underwater – Finally

I started off a couple of years ago with the intention to record ‘every heartbeat’ that…

New Fitbit ALTA – jerked me out of my slumber

http://mms.businesswire.com/media/20160203005412/en/507475/4/Alta-Lineup.jpg I almost couldn’t work up the enthusiasm to write about this. At least Garmin’s recent…

My perfect valentine’s present? Errr no.

So humanity seems to have evolved to the point where we have YET ANOTHER day where…

The Activity Tracker That I Bought

I confess to not OWNING an activity tracker myself. I get some sent on loan from vendors…

*New for 2016* Fenix 3 goes Optical with oHRM

Note: Garmin Fenix 3 Review is <HERE>. It looks likely that Garmin’s leaked newsfeed and gpspower.net shows…