Suunto S9 FusedTrack

SportsTracks 3- no more

Well. I have to say I’m hacked off about this. First it was Google Earth requiring payment from developers that meant my images on SportTracks had watermarks all over them – I did find a workaround that involved giving Google my credit card details. Then it was finally figuring out after two years that it…

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…

STRAVA Extends RELATIVE EFFORT to browsers

After last week’s post on STRAVA’s RELATIVE EFFORT I was pleasantly surprised to see it extended THIS WEEK to now work through browsers, rather than just on the app. The extended browser functionality looks like the image shown above and, additionally, each recent workout is shown below that chart complete with a colour-coded RELATIVE EFFORT…

STRAVA Privacy Zone – EXACTLY How Does It Work?

You probably know that you can define a circle of privacy around your home to mask the starting and ending points of your activities on STRAVA. I’d always thought that someone with bad intentions could fairly easily circumvent this masking, so I’ve always had my the5krunner account on STRAVA set to be fully private. But…

Strava apps – Cool Apps, Not-So-Cool Apps & Freebie Apps

STRAVA has certainly changed the cycling landscape allowing us to be a little bit more social and, sometimes, rise to the challenge of defending historic performances against attacks from young whippersnappers from out-of-the-area trying to steal all our QOMs/KOMs. It’s even helped Northern Hemisphere cyclists to keep cracking on with FTP-boosting efforts through the balmy…

STRAVA – Media Idiocy around Heatmap

OK. I’m just about to fall in the trap of calling lots of other people ‘idiots; and then go and do precisely the same thing myself. I’ll add my poor attempt at a defence against idiocy later. The story goes that the likes of STRAVA, Suunto, Fitbit and others, who have HEATMAPs of user activity…

STRAVA Heatmap – *PROPER* HEATMAP #awesome

Heatmaps are all well-and-good. Unless there is lots of data they are warmmaps, not heatmaps. Now let’s think who might have oodles of data. Garmin..yep, they do. Oh yes, STRAVA too. This VERY clearly shows that the UK is awesome. And looking at runners in the South West we can see that you are all…

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STRAVA morphs into FACEBOOK with STRAVA POSTS ?!?

How will STRAVA POSTS affect you? STRAVA has been tinkering again. This time with STRAVA POSTS. We’ve seen a series of interesting little developments over the course of the year linked to STRAVA. I particularly liked some of the perks that STRAVA announced they were offering to PREMIUM users. I was pleasantly surprised that such…

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STRAVA want me and you to be unfiltered

STRAVA’s latest campaign is for it to become the unfiltered you. You just share your best efforts with friends/family on facebook. But STRAVA shares them all. I suppose it is an ‘honest’ reflection of your efforts or lack of them. I’m not so sure that I particularly want to share shots of me emptying my…

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STRAVA Premium – Hmmmm. Interesting Freebie

We all love STRAVA. What’s not to love? They are still striving to move the company into the black which must be tricky with all the R&D they are ploughing into the product. That’s also hampered by many of us not coughing up the subs for the premium edition and all the features it contains. Even…