Polar H10

Polar Global H10 gets ANT+ compatability

Polar have now added and made available Garmin’s ANT+ compatibility to their top-end H10 heart rate strap. The new feature pretty much does what it says on the tin and you can get it now via the Polar FLOW app. The same update will be available through Polar BEAT shortly. If you never intend to…

STRAVA Personal Heat MAPs

I like the occasional heatmap. Sometimes they are very pretty, like the one below from Suunto’s MOVESCOUNT in 2016 and could almost be a work of art for your pain cave’s wall. Sometimes you might be ‘somewhere new’ with little idea of where to cycle, swim or run. Sure you have a satnav but is…

Coros Apex Navigation

April 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

  V2.089 – 18 April 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded soon or which…

Polar adds ANT+ Support

I never thought I would write this but here goes… Polar adds ANT+ Support     I should probably write something insightful but the phrase ” TA DA! ” springs to mind instead. There are probably lots of sports people, who use the odd gadget or two, who have no idea what that means. But…

Garmin 920XT 735XT Optical ELEVATE

Mar 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

This post has been superceded with a more up to date version with a more up to date version here V2.082 – 25 March 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar Vantage – new Firmware

Source: Polar There’s some new Polar Vantage firmware tthat supports emojis and Chinese/Japanese characters. Yay. It’s v3.1.7 and also has some bug fixes inside. Sometimes these kind of releases sneak in a featurette or two, but I couldn’t find one. Some GPS improvements are reported elsewhere; as noted by Naiboo – source this site’s forum…

STRYD – New Accuracy Firmware

STRYD have just released new FIRMWARE which delivers increased accuracy – v1.1.9 and subsequent versions There are two areas of changes Increased responsiveness to incline changes. The rest of the post will discuss this. MINOR: Better handling of highly variable temperature changes eg when running from indoors to outdoors in winter. All power-enabled versions of…

Pro Triathlete Training Week

It’s always interesting to hear how fellow athletes train. It puts your efforts into perspective and also motivates you toward better outcomes. A while back I found Mo Farah’s typical training week hidden away on the net. You never know if these sources are really what the athletes adhere to, especially in the likely-to-be-secretive training…

Strava apps – Cool Apps, Not-So-Cool Apps & Freebie Apps

STRAVA has certainly changed the cycling landscape allowing us to be a little bit more social and, sometimes, rise to the challenge of defending historic performances against attacks from young whippersnappers from out-of-the-area trying to steal all our QOMs/KOMs. It’s even helped Northern Hemisphere cyclists to keep cracking on with FTP-boosting efforts through the balmy…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar Vantage v3.0 Firmware (Feb 2019 update)

Today we have a significant firmware update for the Vantage Series as the Vantage M receives smartphone notifications, Back-to-start functionality as well as a ‘sleep’ watch face. The Vantage V receives those same updates as well as route guidance. Favourites have also made a welcome appearance too. The major areas of functionality are now in…

Spotlight: Suunto MOVESENSE

Finally! I’ve done it. I’ve managed to find a real reason to include a picture of a cute pet. OK it’s not a cat and so I won’t be able to get thousands of pointless likes on Instagram, but a dog will do. A win’s a win. Relevance: I’m going to talk about Suunto’s MOVESENSE…

Apple Watch 4 Review Nike 44mm

Feb 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

This version has been superceded latest version **HERE**. V2.072 – 27 February 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely…

Optoma NuForce BE Live5 Review Best Headphones Earbuds Running With Music

Jan 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

This version has been superceded latest version **HERE**. V2.065 – 27 January 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely…

Polar Vantage Review - New Screens

Firmware v2.07: Polar Vantage – available now

December’s v2.07 firmware has today been released for both Polar Vantage models; reviewed earlier here in detail (Polar Vantage Review) Changes made by Polar are stated to be these: Stopwatch, countdown timer and interval timer (image below) Button and touch lock Brighter backlight when looking at the display during training Speed sensitivity improved (faster reaction…

Garmin 935 STRYD, STRYD Review, STRYD Power Meter, Footpod

Running With Power 2019 – Will there be an ANT+ Standard ?

I’ve been getting very excited with myself recently. I had pretty much convinced myself into believing that an ANT+ Running With Power Standard would be announced at 1:03pm on Friday 15th March 2019. Then I took a step back and thought I’d better check my facts. That’s always a time-consuming annoyance when it comes to…