March $£1000 Giveaway

COMPETITION CLOSED No more entries accepted after the last comment by me, below. Sorry Winner list will be published in a separate post and winners will be individually notified ————————————————————————————————————————— It’s March so it must be GADGET GIVEAWAY month. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have also spotted that today is National Old Stuff Day. Let’s…

Wahoo Tickr Fit Review - Scosche Rhythm+

Optical Heart Rate – A Chat With Valencell

I had an interesting chat recently with Valencell. There are no revelations as such but it was good to hear some of the directions the company and the wider market are heading down. In no particular order here are some of the things we discussed: Valencell estimated that optical HR sensors for sport are probably…

Changing Zones For Running Spartan

Suunto Spartan – HR Zones – New Feature Release

Today’s new SPARTAN firmware release is a combination of ‘meh’ and ‘oooh’. There are some general stability improvements and better connectivity. Some people experience issues when first connecting to the HR belts…that is addressed. So that’s definitely bug-fixed mehness. Then the firmware also introduces HR Zones on to the watch. This is no huge secret…

Suunto 3 Fitness Gold

Suunto 3 Fitness – Another new Suunto

Suunto today announced the Suunto 3 Fitness, which is a variant on the Suunto SPARTAN Sport WHR (ish). Historically Suunto have created many product variants from a ‘master’ format. No doubt they will continue to do that. I’ve not yet dug deeply enough to discover all the nuances of the Suunto 3 Fitness as January…

Suunto Spartan Baro Review

Suunto SPARTAN Improved STRYD Support But Needs More

It’s taken a while but Suunto’s SPARTANs now appear to properly support the STRYD footpod. The word “TaDa !”, springs to mind. Prior to firmware v1.11.56, STRYD could be paired as either a footpod (pace, etc) OR as a POWER pod (only power). So if you wanted ACCURATE PACE and POWER then you would have…

Milestone pod review

Milestone POD Review

Milestone Pod Review This Milestone Pod Review includes a brief overview and a more detailed look at the differing aspect of the POD. The MILESTONE POD has been around for a few years. It is now on its third hardware iteration and has moved on considerably from it’s first appearance as a souped-up shoe mileage…

Suunto Spartan Sport whr optical hr

Suunto SPARTAN – Thoughts On the new Functionality

Another significant upgrade to the SPARTAN series was released yesterday. Some lucky people had access last week. These are the headline features: Start planned Moves on your Spartan [SEE BELOW] Find back navigation [BACK TO START] Notifications for daily activity targets (steps and calories) Triathlon mode customization  [SEE BELOW] Do not disturb mode 30-day activity sync after…