Titans Grove – from ZWIFT

  Zwift today adds Titans Grove which draws inspiration from the High Sierras, home to the Sequoia National Park. Sitting adjacent to the Fuego Flats in trhe Zwift game, the mammoth-sized boulders and giant sequoias cast a shadow for those arriving fresh from a trip through the desert. The new section of road snakes its…

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New Xert Features

It’s no secret that I like Xert (pronounced EXERT). In a nutshell, it’s a novel way of looking at what power output you are capable of at any given instant; and that knowledge feeds through into many aspects of training from season planning, to workouts or to segment hunting. It works well in the Garmin…

Suunto Announce Several New Platform Partners

Suunto opened up their platform a few months ago to their new API and today they announced the addition of several further partners. This sort of thing is not really news in itself normally but it’s interesting as it demonstrates that there is both a significant interest in the Suunto platform by 3rd parties and…

Polar Ignite Review Specifications

August 2019: Sports Watch Update: Fenix 6 – All new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumors + replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit

V2.134 – 01 Sep 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced, with a refreshed introduction & commentary to give you an indication of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED. You might want the latest model or…

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My 2019 Triathlon RACE Gadgets (so far)

As promised last year, I’ve started to do some races with the Polar Vantage. This post covers some gadget-based results and anecdotes of recent RACE escapades. I “used” the Vantage V Titan for the River Arun 3.8k swim and also for the Dartmoor Classic 100 mile ride. Clearly, I didn’t look at the watch too…

New Garmin HR Feature – oHR Swim

  It looks like Garmin have finally decided to play catch up with the introduction of oHR for swimming with the current beta software for the 945 – Suunto and Polar already support oHR for swimming with the Vantage and spartan/post-spartan models respectively. I’m just about to head off for a race weekend so I’ve…

New STRYD Zones

STRYD Zones The STRYD Zones CIQ Data Field is a nice, new and welcomed addition to the STRYD ecosystem – I guess we can call it that now. The new STRYD Zones CIQ data field also builds on the auto-Critical Power announcement from last week and the new STRYD Pod v4 announcement from the week…

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WKO5 out now. Training Peaks to announce details Monday/Tuesday

Coming soon: http://wko5.com/ TrainingPeaks have just, sort of, released a new version of their analytics package …called WKO5. Full details and links below ahead of tomorrow’s marketing drive. Of interest are their SMART SEGMENTS (smart LAPS) where you can analyse YOUR performances on segments/laps of YOUR custom routes over time compared to YOU.  Dynamic Functional Reserve…

STRAVA stops RELIVE

Bad news for relive.cc as STRAVA has just stopped Relive’s integration with their platform citing that it “violates several of the terms that we ask of API partners“. Reading between the lines it looks like STRVA made an effort to encourage Relive to properly safeguard the personal info of users. Although Relive, below, seems to…

New STRYD auto-CP calculation

If you understand the title of this post, ie “New STRYD auto-CP calculation” then you will know that it sounds like a pretty cool and useful feature. If you don’t understand the title then you will, no doubt wonder what on earth we are talking about 😉 Nutshell: Critical Power is your “forever power”, for…

New SnapDragon for WearOS

Qualcomm is modifying one of its Nokia-based, 64bit chipsets to work with WearOS and this will hit the market ‘fairly soon’. This means that WearOS should see a notable improvement in performance and, most likely, this will be most visible with extended battery life. This is made possible, for example, by power savings gains from using…

Suunto 5 takes the GPS Accuracy Crown but…

I’ve just finished scoring today’s test run with the Polar Ignite and the Suunto 5. The Suunto 5 briefly, just briefly, took the accuracy crown away from the Ambit 3. HEADS UP: Suunto 5 Review I’ll cover the IGNITE first…it’s easier: I like the Polar Ignite as an overall package aimed at being a  “fitness…

4x Polar Watches

My partner either called me ‘cheap’ or a ‘cheap date’, I forget which. It’s definitely true, in the comments from a separate thread, KrisV committed to ‘Supporter’ status on this site in a sort-of-exchange for me producing an update on the current GPS of several Polar devices. I aim to please (KrisV and my partner)…