Garmin Instinct Review

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar

We will see the Garmin Instinct in 2020, my guess would be Q2. Despite the relative ugliness of the original Garmin Instinct (reviewed here), it sells well. Thus it’s no longer surprising that we are seeing Garmin iterate a new version to this popular product only a year or so after the initial launch of…

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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Ride with GPS | New RwGPS Android Features

Ride with GPS (RwGPS) is a long-established and well-respected cycling app that majors on all-things-NAVIGATION. The web-based part of their platform has always been the most-featured part of their offering, yet there were significant updates to their iOS app earlier this year and today marks the day when the Android flavour is officially announced, even…

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Stages DASH adds VARIA Support…and more

And then there were 4. Stages have now added support for the GARMIN VARIA Radar to the Stages Dash L50/M50 matching recent efforts with the Hammerhead Karoo and earlier moves from Wahoo and Garmin. I need to do a few rides with JUST the Dash on the handlebars. I’ve tried all 4 and the multiple…

STRAVA Relative Effort on Suunto

As the great philosopher Noddy Holder once said, “Iiiiiiiiit’s Chriiiiiiiistmas for Suuuuuunto owwwwwwwners”. OK, I changed the last part of the quote a bit but the fact remains that today Suunto 9 (+5) owners have a surprising and welcome addition (firmware v2.10.18) that includes STRAVA Relative Effort as well as a Christmas Stocking that will…

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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which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW, which are DISCONTINUED and which are likely to be superseded SOON.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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Fitbit Fit OS 4.1 and Wahoo new Firmware

Let’s do the easy one first. Wahoo has cocked a snook at STRAVA by enabling support for your rides on the RELIVE.cc platform. Don’t forget that STRAVA recently removed the ability for RELIVE to link directly to your STRAVA workouts in somewhat mysterious circumstances, although STRAVA users can, instead, use AYVRI which is a similar…

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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WHOOP raises $55m

WHOOP 3.0 is a sports activity and readiness tracker and has just closed an additional $55m of Series D funding, taking the full amount raised to about $100m. Investors this time around are Foundry Group with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Accomplice, Thursday Ventures, Promus Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and strategic individuals. Since it’s inception…