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…

Apple Watch 4 Review Nike 44mm

Apple Watch – OS5 – State of Independence

Apple Watch The Apple Watch is to become more independent from the iPhone, starting off with its own separate app store. This will start as iOS 12 moves to iOS 13 for the iPhone and as Watch OS 5 moves to Watch OS 6. The Apple Watch 5 (five) was NOT announced…that will likely be…

£500 off selected BIKES at Wiggle UK DE

  Wiggle have a great BIKE sale on for the next week or so where you can grab up to £500 off a new 2019 bike There are over 200 models on sale and brands include: Felt, Cinelli, Orro, de Rosa, Wilier, Ridley, Niner which includes gravel bikes, hardtail MTB bikes and road bikes I…

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intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED.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…

STRYD (Training Peaks) and BioStrap News

STRYD is just about to announce the support for STRUCTURED RUN workouts FROM TRAINING PEAKS. You should also be able to import any old structured workouts into that format in Training Peaks or create new running power workouts from scratch. If you set the workouts up properly then you will benefit from these key workout…

WHOOP Strap 3.0 – a new WHOOP

The WHOOP Strap has been updated to v3.0. It looks similar but there are new straps and new changes to the WHOOP platform too. A Look-Back WHOOP was a proprietary wrist-based HR (resting HRV) sensor linking to only their iOS/Android app and online platform. It is sold as a conveniently worn strap that’s suited for…

Suunto 5 Preview

Suunto have just announced their new Suunto 5 model and I’ve only had a few days to get to grips with, so a full Suunto 5 Review will follow in June. In the meantime, let’s have a look at what’s new. A quick heads-up, some of these images are of dummy units for the sales…

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 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – What’s Missing? Forerunner 955 / Fenix 6 anyone?

Garmin Forerunner 945 – What’s Missing? Garmin has just released their Forerunner 945 tri watch and the probably-internally-identical MARQ ATHLETE should be able to be bought around about now too. The feature-improvements over the 935 are many and varied but most fall under the ‘additional smarts’ and ‘peripheral niceties’ categories…which is not to knock them.…

New Garmin App Store – iOS and Android

When you use Garmin Connect/Express on your computer to install a data field or app from the online CIQ store then you will probably find the experience to have been OK but certainly not a WOW moment. Plus when you are in a car in the middle of a field and you want to add,…