Polar adds ANT+ Support

I never thought I would write this but here goes… Polar adds ANT+ Support     I should probably write something insightful but the phrase ” TA DA! ” springs to mind instead. There are probably lots of sports people, who use the odd gadget or two, who have no idea what that means. But…

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications

Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications & Opinion

The new Fitbit Versa Lite Specifications and features are similar to those of the existing non-Lite model and the key standout differences are the lower price tag associated with its lack of contactless payments and lack of music support. The Fitbit Versa, Versa Lite, Versa SE & Ionic represent Fitbit’s alternative to the Apple Watch…

Garmin 920XT 735XT Optical ELEVATE

Mar 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

  V2.080 – 22 March 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent 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intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded soon or discontinued.…

STRYD – New Accuracy Firmware

STRYD have just released new FIRMWARE which delivers increased accuracy – v1.1.9 and subsequent versions There are two areas of changes Increased responsiveness to incline changes. The rest of the post will discuss this. MINOR: Better handling of highly variable temperature changes eg when running from indoors to outdoors in winter. All power-enabled versions of…

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…

Spotlight: Suunto MOVESENSE

Finally! I’ve done it. I’ve managed to find a real reason to include a picture of a cute pet. OK it’s not a cat and so I won’t be able to get thousands of pointless likes on Instagram, but a dog will do. A win’s a win. Relevance: I’m going to talk about Suunto’s MOVESENSE…

Amer – Strong Q4 Results

Amer Sports is currently under offer to a recent cash tender. However that has not stopped them posting strong Q4.2018 results with net sales in local currencies up by 10% compared to a year ago with 2018 being 7% up on 2017 on the same basis. CEO Takala said “Growth was strongest in apparel (+41%),…

Apple Watch 4 Review Nike 44mm

Feb 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

This version has been superceded latest version **HERE**. V2.072 – 27 February 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely…

Suunto Confirm The Way Ahead

Suunto have today confirmed their plans for the MOVESCOUNT platform over the next year or so. As you can probably guess from the image to the right what we will see is a complete migration from MOVESCOUNT to the Suunto app. The ‘new’ Suunto app was effectively launched alongside the Suunto 3 Fitness in April…

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Suunto links to TrainingPeaks and more

This is a bit more than a ‘meh’ moment. The crux of the matter is shown here as you can now link your Suunto app account to your TrainingPeaks account. There’s an interesting bit too. I promise I will cover that further below. In all it’s glory here I link from movescount.com to TP (pre-existing…

Optoma NuForce BE Live5 Review Best Headphones Earbuds Running With Music

Jan 2019: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models with GPS. Rumours of replacement dates for Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

This version has been superceded latest version **HERE**. V2.065 – 27 January 2019 This post is regularly updated before being replaced, periodically, with a new one that contains a more pertinent introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely…

Garmin 935 STRYD, STRYD Review, STRYD Power Meter, Footpod

Running With Power 2019 – Will there be an ANT+ Standard ?

I’ve been getting very excited with myself recently. I had pretty much convinced myself into believing that an ANT+ Running With Power Standard would be announced at 1:03pm on Friday 15th March 2019. Then I took a step back and thought I’d better check my facts. That’s always a time-consuming annoyance when it comes to…

Amer Sports (Suunto) – Sold – Almost

It looks like Amer Sports is extremely close to being sold. This includes the Suunto brand, amongst other brands. The buyer is Mascot Bidco O, a consortium comprising: ANTA Sports, FV Fund, Anamered Investments and Tencent. An offer price for remaining shares of EUR 40.00/share looks to have been accepted by Amer Sports. This is…

Suunto 9 Review

Suunto 9 – gets GLONASS, more firmware stuff for the SPARTANs too

Suunto have just updated the Suunto 9 model with the ability to enable/disable GLONASS on its new Sony GNSS chip. Firmware details: suunto.com The GLONASS enablement is squirreled away in the navigation menu, which is slightly unusual. Perhaps Suunto only see it being worth using in scenarios related to navigation rather than sports performance (ie…

Suunto D5

new Suunto D5 Watch – Announced with Specifications

Suunto have just announced the D5 It’s a dive computer and it looks to be built on the same hardware platform as the Suunto 9…unsurprisingly. Having said that the D5 has a bigger case, although the screen size and resolution appears to be the same as with the Suunto 9. The Suunto D5 has lots…