Garmin Fenix 5 : What is Firstbeat Training Effect 2.0 and Training Status – impact on XERT or GoMore?

Garmin’s Fenix 5 advertises the use of Training Effect 2.0 and will also be including a new Training Status. This was developed by FIRSTBEAT and announced as long ago as December 2015. As we know FIRSTBEAT are a leading HR-analytics company who partner with Suunto, Huawei, Jabra, Samsung, Sony and others. Indeed many of you…

Polar Rolls Out Complete Training Load/Recovery Status For Cycling Products

One of Polar’s stand-out features has got better…well at least more widely available. The previous implementation of the Training Load/Recovery stats on the cycling products was behind that of their other devices. Not any more The Polar stats and algorithm anecdotally seem more accurate than the equivalent Garmin measures. IMO Garmin Training Readiness is too…

What are WKO4, Golden Cheetah, Garmin Connect, SportTracks, Training Peaks?

I’ve re-blogged, below, a description from trainingpeaks.com of the differences between their products (WKO4 and TRAINING PEAKS). I’ve used similar power-related features to those in WKO4 in the free Golden Cheetah. The features are awesome and I’m sure will be awesome in WKO4 as well. The best, for a sometimes-slacker like me, is the mFTP…modelled FTP…a CP30 without having to…