Garmin Forerunner 245 Review

Two Reviews this week hopefully

There are two sports watch reviews to come this week (hopefully). I’m pretty sure that one watch is the same as a review that DCR will release at the same time. And I’m pretty sure that the other one won’t be covered by him – not a Garmin and not an announcement ie already released,…

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM now at REI

  For more ELEMNT ROAM details or to buy directly from Wahoo have a look (here) to buy from REI click (here). Remember Wahoo products are actually easy to use…what price for that? Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Announced      

Garmin Edge 530 – Gripes So Far

The new Garmin Edge 530 is a sensibly-priced, feature-packed GPS bike computer by Garmin – you knew that. Generally, I like it a lot so far and I would still stick by some of my earlier comments that it is the benchmark, performance bike computer against which all others should be compared. However, it’s not…

XERT -Major Update

XERT recently announced a major update for their platform initially via their iOS app. Who? XERT offer lots of training and coaching functionality around those of us who want to train with power. It’s designed for CYCLING but works with STRYD for running equally as well. What’s the big deal? ‘Normal’ training with power has…

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Announced

Today Wahoo Fitness have announced the new Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM GPS Cycling Computer It’s a colour-screen version of a physically enlarged Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT, making it the larger size of the ELEMNT. It’s otherwise pretty much identical to the BOLT except from the inclusion of routable mapping and a few other bits and pieces like…

Garmin Edge 530 Review Discount

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

  V2.099 – 15 May 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intent is to give you an idea of which GPS Triathlon, Bike and Run sports devices are available NOW and likely to be superseded SOON or which…

Coros Apex Navigation

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

  V2.091 – 24 April 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 which…

Garmin 920XT 735XT Optical ELEVATE

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

This post has been superceded with a more up to date version with a more up to date version here V2.082 – 25 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…

Apple Watch 4 Review Nike 44mm

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…

Wahoo Elemnt Review Comparison specifications Features Buy Deal Price

Garmin’s Weaknesses

Garmin is 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…

Love these pictures off http://www.extrememarathonguide.com/kona-ironman-world-championship-race-profile/

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…

Wahoo Kickr Climb

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…

New BTF Logo

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…

WAHOO ELEMNT / BOLT on the wahoo kickr kickr17 smart trainer review

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.…