Suunto 5 Review

New Suunto Firmware

New firmware updates for all the latest Suunto watches are announced today. There is a staged rollout but most of you should be able to get them now. There is nothing that particularly stands out other than Galileo support being added for the Suunto 9. We’ve know for a long time that the Sony GPS…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar hook up with Final Surge

I hope we shall hear more from Polar and Final Surge as the year progresses but, for today, Polar and Final Surge have announced a simple link-up where your completed Polar Trainings are piped through to the Final Surge coaching and analysis platform Existing Polar users can set up their account to link to their…

Garmin Edge 530 Review

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

V2.107 – 14 Jun 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced, with a refreshed 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intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED. As well as reviewing…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Sports Watch – Physical Testing of a Watch – Video

When Suunto released the Suunto 9 model last year they made a big play, at the time, of the watch’s suitability to extreme environments and they, Suunto, stated that the Suunto 9 met these tests/criteria Temperature cycling Thermal shock Shock test ISO1413 Static pressure 100m ISO22810 Pressure cycling 66m Tumble test (100 drops) Seawater test…

Garmin Forerunner 245 Review

Two Reviews this week hopefully

There are two sports watch reviews to come this week (hopefully). I’m pretty sure that one watch is the same as a review that DCR will release at the same time. And I’m pretty sure that the other one won’t be covered by him – not a Garmin and not an announcement ie already released,…

Polar Vantage V M Review

Polar to add MANUAL STRYD Calibration

Yay ! Lots of people are going to be happy that Polar will be including manual footpod calibration in the V4 release for October 2019. It’s taken a while, with pressure and polite requests from many sources. October is still a little bit too far away for my liking as I had hoped to use…

NEW Polar Vantage V TITAN

Polar have just announced the Polar Vantage V Titan. It is NOT a major announcement and the Vantage V TITAN is just like the V but with PREMIUM MATERIALS. That’s a TITANIUM case which makes the TITAN super-light…oh, and a new two coloured strap that has a textile feel but which is made of silicone.…

New Polar Vantage Road Map & Firmware

Polar have just released an importantish firmware release for the Polar Vantage range as well as updating the 2019 roadmap. All good stuff. I’ve added in the full details from Polar, below, and the main area of interest to me is the GNSS/GPS accuracy improvements. Sometimes it takes a while to get an aGPS fix…

Garmin Edge 530 Review Discount

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

  V2.101 – 24 May 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 OH1 and OH1+ get a firmware update

Both the older Polar OH1 and newer Polar OH1+ both have a firmware update. Older Polar OH1 users should now find that they have Garmin’s ANT+ compatability…#cool. Similarly you should be able to get ANT+ on your Polar H10 via the FLOW app or, soon, via the BEAT app.

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…