Polar Favorites on FLOW – Notably Changed Functionality

Polar has today notably changed the organisation of Favorites in FLOW. Favorites include STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS, ROUTES and TRAINING TARGETS. Training Targets includes goal-oriented workouts eg specific distance targets, as well as STRUCTURED WORKOUTS and the RACE PACE pacing tool. Not all these functions/favorites work on every Polar device. Years ago I never realised this…

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

V2.206 – 14 Dec 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which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW, which are DISCONTINUED and which are likely to be superseded SOON.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…

New Firmware November 2019 eTap, EPS & RWGPS – Hammerhead Karoo

Hammerhead has just released one of their regular, monthly software updates, this time there is integration with Campagnolo EPS (v3) and SRAM eTap, using the same data fields that were made available last month with Di2 integration. Plus, there is some neat, new functionality relating to POI-navigation. Currently, the new functionality only works with (non-GPX)…

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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…

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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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,…

Garmin Varia RTL510 Review wAHOO ELEMNT HAMMERHEAD KAROO

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

V2.205 – 18 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…

Wahoo ELEMNT Roam Review

Beating a Garmin Edge – How can a competitor do it?

I met up with the CEO of a small bike computer company over the weekend. We had a nice chat and it was great to hear how he thought he could differentiate his product from Garmin and do well in some of the larger, more competitive global geographic markets in 2020. It’s pretty obvious that…

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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…

Strava Metro Commute

Today STRAVA announced a new challenge, this time it’s the METRO COMMUTE challenge and you can earn what I consider to be a very nice-looking badge. All you have to do is commute 2 days a week for 4 weeks during the period 28 Oct to 21 Nov. There may or may not be a…

Google next to implement dual-band Galileo or GPS

I don’t usually write about smartphones but this news is peripherally relevant to GPS sports watches as it heralds yet more companies taking dual-band GNSS accuracy more seriously. These initiatives MIGHT herald copycat technical imprvements in the sports watch realm. Well…that is…someone might finally soon START doing it! ie Garmin Here are the specs for…

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new MioPOD Announced

MIO recently trailed a new announcement (here) and today it’s properly official: mioPOD The new mioPOD is what the first generation of Mio devices should have morphed into in 2015/6 when their super-innovative optical HRM bands somewhat stalled in the marketplace as the larger GPS companies and smartwatch companies started to take over the leadership…