Forum Closed…Sorry

I’ve had to close the forum on this site, sorry to those of you who were using that. Despite adding just about every possible s**m reduction feature I just couldn’t keep up with making it look all tidy. Both my time and life are limited so… As an example here is a shot from my…

Google next to implement dual-band Galileo or GPS

I don’t usually write about smartphones but this news is peripherally relevant to GPS sports watches as it heralds yet more companies taking dual-band GNSS accuracy more seriously. These initiatives MIGHT herald copycat technical imprvements in the sports watch realm. Well…that is…someone might finally soon START doing it! ie Garmin Here are the specs for…

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new MioPOD Announced

MIO recently trailed a new announcement (here) and today it’s properly official: mioPOD The new mioPOD is what the first generation of Mio devices should have morphed into in 2015/6 when their super-innovative optical HRM bands somewhat stalled in the marketplace as the larger GPS companies and smartwatch companies started to take over the leadership…

New Firmware October 2019 – Hammerhead Karoo

Hammerhead has just released one of their larger, monthly software updates, this time there is integration with Shimano Di2 and Garmin Varia. (v1.95.686.3) The Di2 capabilities on the Karoo vary depending on the exact components you have. Di2 can just be shifting but the higher-end shifters also have buttons on top of the hoods which…

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Whoop & Alcohol | Whoop & Broadcasting HR

Here are two related stories based on Whoop, knowing my readership I’m hoping that at least one of them will be of interest to most people. Whoop & Broadcasting HR The first two versions of Whoop couldn’t broadcast HR using any standard method. That’s changed with the v3 released earlier this year as Whoop 3…

Garmin to introduce SKI POWER | 2019

via @John This has been up on the net for quite a while but it looks like the Garmin HRM-PRO is real (it is). But I’d missed before where it said that ski power will be introduced as part of the new XC ski-related metrics. The ski season starts soon…hurry up with that belt Mr…

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

V2.196 – 18 Oct 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. This month’s edition (October) has an significantly updated section at the end on…

Zwift // UCI – World Champs set for 2020

It had to happen. The UCI seem to have sanctioned a ZWIFT eSports World Championship for 2020. It’s a nice idea I suppose and we’ve talked about it here and many, many other places. One of the beauties of watching the TdF on TV is the banter and in-depth knowledge of the commentators, as the…

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Fitbit – Explores Selling Out to Google

A report with Reuters suggests that Fitbit is up for sale. The company has hired an investment bank to explore options. One option is to sell out to Alphabet (Google). Fitbit has recently been making some good corporate partnerships to ship its devices and services but I suspect is finding selling its watches to the…

STRAVA Fitness – New App Feature, New RPE Feature

STRAVA Fitness – now on the app STRAVA very recently further rolled out their FITNESS feature on the app. It looks nicely implemented but, apart from one nuance, STRAVA Fitness looks to provide similar information to that found in many other platforms. Despite this lack of novelty…it’s a good thing. STRAVA is showing messages on…

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STRAVA App – removes BLE sensor support

Now, THIS NEWS is going to annoy some people BIG TIME. For the rest of us, indeed most of us, we won’t even notice the difference. Problem: STRAVA appears to have specific issues when you use their app to directly record your workouts AND specifically if you also have sensors attached. Well, actually it’s wider…

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Mio POD: Mio are back….with the Mio POD

Mio Pod It looks like one of the first optical HR companies is back with a bang…I mean band. This is Mio global who made the MIO Link (Velo, Fuse) and similar HR straps. They used a Phillips sensor and were GOOD at the time and I think I still l have them in a…

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Garmin Fenix 6 – Firstbeat Insights

Garmin Fenix 6 – Firstbeat Insights   You get all of this clever stuff thrown in – shown in the image from Firstbeat. And it is clever. I’ll talk about the more interesting features further below in more detail. Be mindful that optical HR from the wrist might cause issues with the accuracy of the…