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Polar Running Form Analysis via RaceFox

Polar has just announced that Polar H10 strap owners can now get real-time running feedback on their running form (skiing too). First up, use Polar BEAT to double-check that you have set your H10 to be able to broadcast two lots of BLE signals. That way you can still use it with your running watch+H10…

945 Update, STRYD Update

This arrived today (image to right) and I’m not entirely sure what the updates are to my 945 sensor hub and BLE/BL/ANT+. I’m aware that the 945 doesn’t always find paired devices properly, maybe it fixes that? It wasn’t broken on the 935 yet Garmin seems to have to repeatedly fix this for the 945.…

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STRAVA and their privacy policy

STRAVA has today very clearly confirmed its privacy policy. Whilst I take a swipe at STRAVA from time-to-time, and whilst many of you bemoan STRAVA’s perceived lack of innovation for paying summit members, I hope we can all applaud STRAVA for their newly announced clarity on this issue. If you look at the bullet-pointed summary,…

Garmin Varia RTL510 Review wAHOO ELEMNT HAMMERHEAD KAROO

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

V2.204 – 14 Nov 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which GPS Run, Bike and Triathlon sports devices are available NOW, which are DISCONTINUED and which are likely to be superseded SOON. Elsewhere on this site, there is more detailed SPECULATION & RUMORS about specific…

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Garmin – IMPRESSIVE Q3 sales figures.

Garmin’s shares have jumped about 5% on news of a great last quarter performance. Obviously here we are only interested in the sport/fitness/outdoors part of Garmin but that did very well too. First up, a share price jump like this really does show that Garmin exceeded analysts’ expectations and it does not represent a jump…

Suunto 9 gets Firstbeat

Some great news for Suunto 9 owners. There should be a firmware release (v2.9.42) around about NOW which adds some sweet new features to the Suunto 9, I’m pretty certain it will be the same for BARO and non-BARO versions alike. The Suunto 9 is, strangely, playing catch up with the Firstbeat features that are…

Strava Metro Commute

Today STRAVA announced a new challenge, this time it’s the METRO COMMUTE challenge and you can earn what I consider to be a very nice-looking badge. All you have to do is commute 2 days a week for 4 weeks during the period 28 Oct to 21 Nov. There may or may not be a…

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…

Casio Pro Trek Smart Review WSD-F30

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

V2.198 – 29 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…

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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…