Best CIQ Apps 2020 – Nominees

Every year we select the Best of CIQ across a range of categories. There are some great nominees for this year’s awards and those of you who looked closely at last year’s winners might, like me, still have the award-winning Crystal Watch Face adorning your Garmin. Before we dive into this year nominees, take a…

Humon Hex Review

Humon Hex * Closes *

Humon today announced that they are closing their doors – I’ll cover the impact on HEX users in a minute. For those who want it, the full communique from Humon is shown further below. Background The Humon Hex is a muscle oxygen sensor, delivering athlete-metrics along a very similar vein to the existing Moxy product…

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Shimano buys Pioneer Cycle Sports

Pioneer Announces Transfer of Cycle Sports Business Shimano is potentially back in the bike head unit market with the acquisition of what looks to be Pioneer’s entire bicycling components business (assets). As the press release says:   Pioneer Announces Transfer of Cycle Sports Business Pioneer Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement to…

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Apple Wearable Sales…up…a LOT

Apple’s latest financial statements show that in the three months ended 28 Dec 2019, sales of “Wearables, Home and Accessories” rose to $10bn from $7.3bn. That’s a BIG rise and is where sales of all the Apple watch versions are accounted for. There are no further detailed breakdowns on Apple Watch sales provided by Apple.…

Wahoo, ANGi Added

  Wahoo have just added Specialized ANGi support to all 3 of their ELEMNT devices through today’s firmware updates Specialized ANGi is a helmet-mounted sensor that measures the forces transmitted to your helmet during a crash, as well as the harmful rotational forces that occur during crashes when your helmet doesnโ€™t actually impact the ground.…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – BIG new Firmware out now

The 945 has just got a good chunk of new features. More infoย  HERE. Planning on going for a swim followed by lots of sweating on a treadmill and then a nice bike ride uphill? A quick pilates session and then reading some texts with emojis in?…this firmware is your answer (maybe) Change Log 3.90…

new Garmin Vector Air Specs & Opinion

Garmin recently leaked their own product details on their upcoming Garmin Vector Air product. It’s an opposing force power meter yet, more interestingly, it’s also a Drag Meter as it measures cDa and transmits cDa live to your cycling computer. That’s a pretty niche usage BUT it comes priced at $299.99, thus that niche 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…