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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intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded soon or discontinued.…

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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This version has been superceded latest version **HERE**.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…

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This version has been superceded latest version **HERE**.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…

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Garmin’s Weaknesses

Garmin are a dominant player in the sports tech market covering fitness, running and cycling. They are a large, listed company with a clearly superior competitive position to most of its competitors – although not superior to companies who have significant interests in other fields like Apple, Google – WearOS, Samsung etc.. And perhaps not…

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A Race Success – For Once

I’m feeling a little smug. For once I did a little bit better on my A race than I had hoped for, both in terms of time and position. It was a ‘lesser event’ with limited competition but a medal is a medal and it’s not my fault the really good guys didn’t turn up…

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Wahoo – Trip to London Offices

Today was a skiving off the real-job day. To make use of my day off I had planned a rather pleasant surprise for myself to go and see the new Wahoo bike stuff up in London. Specifically I was interested in seeing: the Kickr CLIMB, the Headwind smart fan; and the Kickr 2018 itself. If…

*New* Wahoo KICKR Headwind – Opinion not a review

Just when you thought there was nothing left to be invented, Wahoo invented it. HEADWIND 2018   Here we have the Wahoo Kickr HEADWIND. In a nutshell it’s a smart fan that can blow up to 30mph. Using a speed sensor, it will blow at the speed you are riding to simulate airflow but could…

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Hever – GB Middle Distance Triathlon Champs – Race Report

A hot day and a non-wetsuit swim don’t always combine well the PR/PB abbreviation. And that was what happened today for me at Hever Castle, Kent (UK)…#NoPB There were lots of races today at Hever: Iron Distance tri; marathon; aquabike; and lots more. I did the Half Iron distance which just also happened to be…

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Red WAHOO Bolt, Orange OH1 Strap & Polar Training Freebies

Today is a multicoloured day of slightly extending product lives with new Product Variants. We have $18/£15 straps for the Polar OH1 (reviewed here) and two somewhat luridly coloured Wahoo Elemnt Bolts for £200.     Users of the Polar BEAT app with a Polar HRM (H10/OH1) now get Polar’s smart coaching features for free.…

Wahoo Tickr Fit Review

Wahoo ELEMNT & BOLT – New Firmware FIXES

Some relatively longstanding bugs have been ironed out with Wahoo ELEMNT (reviewed here) and BOLT firmware. Specifically I know the Assioma and PowerTap problems were somewhat annoying for a notable section of users. Anyway; all should now be good: Details are (link to: WahooFitness for firmware versions WF09-1937 & WF42-1937) My workaround to ‘recover sensor…

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Wahoo Elemnt £50/$80 Off

There is a great early-season cashback deal directly from Wahoo on the ELEMNT* with £50 cashback in the UK and $80 cashback in the USA. Terms and Conditions apply: Purchases between 15th May to 15th June 2018 and the cashback is provided by Wahoo Fitness. Research with the quick Wahoo Elemnt Review, links to: the5krunner.com…

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Tour de Yorkshire – mini disasters and lots of fun

A look at my TdY with a gadgety twist I have just returned home after family visits and the long course at the Tour de Yorkshire. The course is 80ish miles (129km and over 2km of vertical) taking in the varied and beautiful Yorkshire countryside on, what was, a perfect-to-slightly hot and windless day. Results:…

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My Favourite TT Bike Sessions on the KICKR

My cycling mojo is currently somewhere off with the fairies or has slipped into my running shoes. I reckon this has led to a 40w dip in my FTP or it could just be that whenever I try to get on two wheels I am over fatigued from lots of running and unable to perform…

Gadgets I’m Using Right Now

Here are most of the gadgets I’ve been using for me over the last month or so. I’m not sure they are my ‘favourite’ ones per se but I’m using them ‘properly’ for meaningful training stuff rather than just trying to break them or seeing if the GPS is accurate or not. There is nothing…