Polar PRO

Polar Pro – new functionality for the V800 replacement?

I was looking at Polar’s TEAM solutions and stumbled across some new (to me) heart rate monitors. In themselves they are probably not too relevant to most people who read this blog BUT the capabilities of the team solution’s HRM might suggest some of the functionality that Polar might introduce within the next 6 months…

TEAM QUICK-STEP FLOORS plus PRO Handlebars

I came across Shimano’s PRO brand whilst considering various other bits for my bike upgrade (details to follow) although didn’t end up going with them in the end, instead resorting to a drill and an existing handlebar – coincidentally another brand but their PRO model. PRO’s Vibe handlebars were of interest for a couple of…

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New Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20s – £450 ??!!??

Technically it’s new. Actually it’s not that interesting. What’s more interesting is that Pocket-Lint report a whopping £450 price tag for the non-Sapphire version. Ouch. Well here we go. A sapphire version of Casio’s AndroidWear 2.0 trekking watch with a harder SAPPHIRE glass screen. We can all sleep easy tonight. I think the black has…

My Ironman Journey: Running Shock / Impact / Braking

A mate has invited me on a 22 mile run next week. Oh dear. I don’t think I’ve ever run that far. That got me thinking about my newfound injury-freeness. I probably haven’t changed my technique/strength that much over the last year or so despite a few tweaks probably keeping the dreaded injuries at bay.…

SHFT RUN + Garmin HRM-TRI + Runscribe + STRYD

SHFT – detailed review of a dual app- and pod-based running coach that’s also a power meter

First Impressions My initial view of SHFT was that it looked to have well-made hardware pods with a fairly comprehensive, ‘proper’ run coaching app. Proper in the sense that it gives ‘instant’, personalised, actionable, corrective, audible feedback on your running form. Some of its competitors promise the same, yet do not convincingly deliver. SHFT also…

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RunScribe Pro Review – Old Model (v2)

RunScribe Review Here we cover a detailed RunScribe Review, looking at the PRO version – now usually referred to as simply RunScribe Note: >> RunScribe PLUS review << here (v3) Summary: Wow ! Scribe Labs was formed in 2012 and had a working product a year or so later. The RunScribe PRO for 2016 is…

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New RunScribe PRO – Gen 2 Hits The Streets

The new generation of the ‘running form/gait’ product RUNSCRIBE has now been released to a waiting running world. I’ve just opened up and charged up the two pods and I’m contemplating going for a run. ESSENTIAL READING: Detailed Runscribe Review (Here) The whole package is physically very well put together and the components all ooze…