TomTom Adventurer Review Spark 3 Runner

TomTom Adventurer Review

The TomTom Adventurer is the ‘off-road’ version of The TomTom Runner 3/SPARK 3 and is designed for: beginners-to-fairly-serious runners; trail runners; & hikers who may wander across the odd hill and not wish to get lost. Back home, sure, they will all also delve into gyms, classes and maybe partake in the most modern of pastimes – ‘activity tracking’. Like the…

TomTom Touch and TomTom Runner 3 / Spark 3

Review : TomTom Touch

You can see from the photos that this is a fitness band or activity tracker of some sort. You probably already know that there is quite a lot of choice in that area. Yet here we have another one, this time from TomTom with their first foray into this particular format of device. What is…

Garmin Vector 2 and Favero BePro Pedal Comparison

Review UPDATE – Favero bePro – one year on

After over a year of using Favero’s bePRO dual-sided power meter pedals it seemed like a good time to update some thoughts on their long-term suitability. This post is a SUMMARY update to the short review <here>. If you are thinking about buying some then you will need to read the detailed review in conjunction with this post. ESSENTIAL…

runscribe-garmin-footpod-mizuno-waverider

RunScribe Pro Review – Old Model (v2)

RunScribe Review Here we cover a detailed RunScribe Review, looking at the PRO version – now usually referred to as simply RunScribe Note: >> RunScribe PLUS review << here (v3) Summary: Wow ! Scribe Labs was formed in 2012 and had a working product a year or so later. The RunScribe PRO for 2016 is…

Lezyne Super GPS

Lezyne Super GPS Review (Updated):

Lezyne Super GPS Review This Lezyne Super GPS Review discovers an uncomfortable truth for Garmin. Other cycling computers can make highly competent devices for much lower prices. In some people’s eyes, striaghtforward cycling-focussed devices like the Super GPS are plausible contenders for the accolade of Best Cycling Computer. Highly creditable alternatives to Garmin cycling computers…

TomTom Runner 3 Spark

TomTom Runner 3 Review / Spark3 – optical HR, GPS, music and activity tracking

The improved TomTom Runner 3/SPARK 3 range is available to pre-order now for an imminent September 2016 delivery. Prices starting around £120/US$130. The Runner 3/SPARK 3 is designed for beginners-to-fairly-serious runners who may also delve into gyms, classes and maybe the odd duathlon/triathlon. It’s focused entirely for RUNNERS but then adds features around what runners also do…

Fitbit Surge GPS HR

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 the device’s software. Let’s see how the improvements stack up approaching Summer 2016. You can find a much more detailed review (here). But first I’ll try to position the product for you so you understand where it really sits.…

ROTOR INPOWER 3D+ REVIEW Q-RING OCP OCA

Review – ROTOR Qarbon Qring 53T

ROTOR’s latest Qarbon Qrings are lightweight and rigid elliptical front chainrings, sometimes referred to as ‘oval’. They are part-carbon in construction and come in a variety of sizes for the outer front chainring. “Qarbon is designed to work with all 9, 10 and 11-speed drivetrains. It is available in 110 BCD  and offers 3 versions: 53, 52 and 50 teeth. Qarbon can…