New Garmin HR Feature – oHR Swim

  It looks like Garmin have finally decided to play catch up with the introduction of oHR for swimming with the current beta software for the 945 – Suunto and Polar already support oHR for swimming with the Vantage and spartan/post-spartan models respectively. I’m just about to head off for a race weekend so I’ve…

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…

Rouvy acquires CycleRecon

Rouvy is an indoor cycling platform that allows riders to compete, virtually, over recognised race route against animated, 3D competitors Cyclerecon is a bike route video recording business. You can guess the synergy. Although Rouvy already has a 3000-strong route library, they will now be able to leverage (for free) CycleRecon’s UK library PLUS record…

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…

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)…

Podcasts on Garmin CIQ – with RUNCASTS

If you are the proud owner of a new Garmin music-enabled sports watch then you probably bought it to listen to music. I have the Forerunner 945 but you might instead have the Forerunner 645M or the Forerunner 245M. Those of you who have heard of Deezer and who have an account with them will…

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…

£500 off selected BIKES at Wiggle UK DE

  Wiggle have a great BIKE sale on for the next week or so where you can grab up to £500 off a new 2019 bike There are over 200 models on sale and brands include: Felt, Cinelli, Orro, de Rosa, Wilier, Ridley, Niner which includes gravel bikes, hardtail MTB bikes and road bikes I…

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…

WHOOP Strap 3.0 – a new WHOOP

The WHOOP Strap has been updated to v3.0. It looks similar but there are new straps and new changes to the WHOOP platform too. A Look-Back WHOOP was a proprietary wrist-based HR (resting HRV) sensor linking to only their iOS/Android app and online platform. It is sold as a conveniently worn strap that’s suited for…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Sports Watch – Physical Testing of a Watch – Video

When Suunto released the Suunto 9 model last year they made a big play, at the time, of the watch’s suitability to extreme environments and they, Suunto, stated that the Suunto 9 met these tests/criteria Temperature cycling Thermal shock Shock test ISO1413 Static pressure 100m ISO22810 Pressure cycling 66m Tumble test (100 drops) Seawater test…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

Garmin Forerunner 945 – What’s Missing? Forerunner 955 / Fenix 6 anyone?

Garmin Forerunner 945 – What’s Missing? Garmin has just released their Forerunner 945 tri watch and the probably-internally-identical MARQ ATHLETE should be able to be bought around about now too. The feature-improvements over the 935 are many and varied but most fall under the ‘additional smarts’ and ‘peripheral niceties’ categories…which is not to knock them.…