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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…

New Oura Ring Review

new Oura MOMENT

Oura Ring has just introduced the MOMENT feature onto their Android apps which was initially rolled out to iOS users in July. Q: What Is It? It’s a customisable up-to-10-minute meditation period where your resting HRV is taken This is a similar feature to that found on some of the more advanced sports watches, however,…

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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…

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…

New Oura Ring Review

Oura Ring – new Moment Meditation

  The new Oura Ring has added an iOS feature called MOMENT. It’s a guided meditation period. You choose the duration of your intended ‘moment’ on the app and can optionally have soundscape noises to help you relax. IF you are still and relaxed then the new Oura Ring’s HRV sensor can pick up quite…

Suunto 9 Review

June 2018 – On my wrist this month

I sense a trend developing. For the equivalent post to this last month, I started off by saying “I set my target for last month a little too high”.   I could say it again but you get the point. These things take longer than you think. Longer than I think … and I’m the one…

Amazfit STRATOS Review

On my wrist this month

I set my target for last month a little too high. The Fitbit Versa just took up WAY too much time because of various issues with connectivity and syncing. and that significantly curtailed my efforts elsewhere. Which is a bit silly on my part as it’s a mass market watch and I suspect that most…

Gadgets I’m Using Right Now

Here are most of the gadgets I’ve been using for me over the last month or so. I’m not sure they are my ‘favourite’ ones per se but I’m using them ‘properly’ for meaningful training stuff rather than just trying to break them or seeing if the GPS is accurate or not. There is nothing…

New Oura Ring Review

OLD New Oura Ring

The new Oura Ring marks a big step forwards for the Finnish activity-tech firm. The takeaway: Oura already make a ‘wearable tech ring’ that actually works!  Indeed its sleep tracking is one of the best solutions available to consumers/athletes. This one should be good too….#BETTER I will follow up with a more detailed Oura Ring…