New STRYD Zones

STRYD Zones The STRYD Zones CIQ Data Field is a nice, new and welcomed addition to the STRYD ecosystem – I guess we can call it that now. The new STRYD Zones CIQ data field also builds on the auto-Critical Power announcement from last week and the new STRYD Pod v4 announcement from the week…

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WKO5 out now. Training Peaks to announce details Monday/Tuesday

Coming soon: http://wko5.com/ TrainingPeaks have just, sort of, released a new version of their analytics package …called WKO5. Full details and links below ahead of tomorrow’s marketing drive. Of interest are their SMART SEGMENTS (smart LAPS) where you can analyse YOUR performances on segments/laps of YOUR custom routes over time compared to YOU.  Dynamic Functional Reserve…

STRAVA stops RELIVE

Bad news for relive.cc as STRAVA has just stopped Relive’s integration with their platform citing that it “violates several of the terms that we ask of API partners“. Reading between the lines it looks like STRVA made an effort to encourage Relive to properly safeguard the personal info of users. Although Relive, below, seems to…

New STRYD auto-CP calculation

If you understand the title of this post, ie “New STRYD auto-CP calculation” then you will know that it sounds like a pretty cool and useful feature. If you don’t understand the title then you will, no doubt wonder what on earth we are talking about 😉 Nutshell: Critical Power is your “forever power”, for…

New SnapDragon for WearOS

Qualcomm is modifying one of its Nokia-based, 64bit chipsets to work with WearOS and this will hit the market ‘fairly soon’. This means that WearOS should see a notable improvement in performance and, most likely, this will be most visible with extended battery life. This is made possible, for example, by power savings gains from using…

4x Polar Watches

My partner either called me ‘cheap’ or a ‘cheap date’, I forget which. It’s definitely true, in the comments from a separate thread, KrisV committed to ‘Supporter’ status on this site in a sort-of-exchange for me producing an update on the current GPS of several Polar devices. I aim to please (KrisV and my partner)…

Polar Vantage V Review

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

V2.119 – 16 Jul 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced, with a refreshed introduction & commentary. The intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which have been DISCONTINUED. As well as reviewing…

Polar Ignite Specifications & First Run

The new Polar IGNITE immediately stands out from very many other fitness & running watches. It’s got a good screen. It’s bright; it’s clear; it’s got great colours, and the resolution appears very good. For those of you already familiar with what Polar usually put on the screen then there is much to be familiar…

New STRYD Footpod v4 – It’s power time

I had to change my lycra when I first heard about the new STRYD a couple of days ago. Very, very exciting stuff – almost too exciting. At least it was for me. Info sources: stryd.com Heads Up: I’ve not got the new STRYD yet, this post is based on information mostly provided following a…

Polar Vantage V Review

Polar Vantage – New Planned Features

The Polar Vantage Roadmap has been updated and now the next major release will include several new features from the recently announced Polar IGNITE fitness watch. As expected, most of the Ignite’s new features are included with the exception seeming to be the FITSPARK training. Basically that means more sleep and recovery stuff. And if…

Polar IGNITE – New Fitness Watch Announced by POLAR

  The POLAR IGNITE is the new Fitness Watch from Polar and it’s just announced today. I’m working on a ‘First Run’ post now. In the meantime here are some images and info from the press release and a few of mine that I’ve already managed to change the strap on. Click to enlarge It’s…

Suunto 5 Review

New Suunto Firmware

New firmware updates for all the latest Suunto watches are announced today. There is a staged rollout but most of you should be able to get them now. There is nothing that particularly stands out other than Galileo support being added for the Suunto 9. We’ve know for a long time that the Sony GPS…

River Arun – Epic Gadget Fail

Congratulations, once again, to the organisers of the River Arun 3.8k swim which is always a great event. All was not the same on the gadget or goggle front. Today I had 4 devices that I wanted to do an open water GPS test for but I was limited by only having two arms. The…

Garmin Edge 530 Review

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

V2.112 – 29 Jun 2019 This post is regularly updated before being periodically replaced, with a refreshed 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 which have been DISCONTINUED. As well as reviewing…

Suunto 5 Preview

Suunto have just announced their new Suunto 5 model and I’ve only had a few days to get to grips with, so a full Suunto 5 Review will follow in June. In the meantime, let’s have a look at what’s new. A quick heads-up, some of these images are of dummy units for the sales…