Review Favero Assioma Duo Uno Power Meter Pedal

Favero ASSIOMA – New, Free, Firmware Goodies

At the end of April Favero introduced accuracy improvements to the ASSIOMA pedals, increasing the claimed accuracy to 99% (1% error) and matching the claimed accuracy of Garmin’s Vector 3. Assioma – New V2 Firmware For Super Accuracy The next firmware release is scheduled for August 21st and has some more practical goodies to add…

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…

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Review

August 2018: Sports Watch Update: ‘All’ new & current Bike/Run/Tri/Fitness Models. Replacement dates. Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo, Fitbit…more

V2.032 – 13 August 2018 There has been little new of interest to say on rumoured new GPS sports watches/head units. Hence there was no July update to this post. Lezyne announced the MEGA, which looks pretty cool and super-reasonably priced. They seem to be running out of sized-based superlatives for names of their products.…

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Fitbit Q2.2018: Oh dear

Fitbit have just released their Q2.2018 financials. Here are the numbers   Here are Fitbit’s words saying how great an increased loss really is: link to fitbit.com. Here is what the market thought…actually not too bad. Essentially  Fitbit’s numbers weren’t quite as bad as Fitbit said they were going to be. There is still hope…

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STRAVA Summit – Alternative Opinion

STRAVA have changed the name of the paid-for service ‘PREMIUM’ to STRAVA Summit’. The pricing model has also changed and there is now the ability for you to pay for the bundles of features you most need. Or not. There is still a free option. Basically the bundles comprise: the in-workout stuff; the post workout…

Coros Pace Review M1 Multisport

Coros Pace Review

In this Coros Pace Review we take a good look at the latest GPS, multi-sport watch from Coros. The Pace model is sometimes called the PACE MULTISPORT or PACE M1. Either way, it’s their first triathlon watch. I have been using the Pace for about 2 months and have been waiting to produce this review…

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Review

Where is the Forerunner 935 Plus ? Hopes For September

Garmin keep a keen eye on competitors’ prices. They also keep a keen eye on competitors’ product launches. I would imagine that their ‘Competitive Intelligence System’ scoops up the rumours and trade-chat of new products far better than I could ever hope to. Let’s speculate that there could be a new triathlon watch (or two)…

Rutland Water parkrun

Rutland Water parkrun

Rutland Water parkrun Based in the East Midlands, Rutland Water parkrun is a straightforward out-and-back along the scenic reservoir. There is a very large car park so there should be space for everyone, though the SatNav will not quite get you there, so I would suggest using “Rutland Water car park” on Normanton Road in…

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Black Combe parkrun

Black Combe parkrun   A bit of an unusual one this week, as we visited HMP Haverigg, in Cumbria, for the first parkrun to be introduced within a prison. There was a little more planning involved this time, as we had to liaise with the Run Director in advance about requirements and availability. It was…

Brighton and Hove parkrun

Brighton and Hove parkrun

Brighton and Hove parkrun   Brighton and Hove parkrun is based in Hove Park, East Sussex. The parkrun page doesn’t provide a postcode but you could enter ‘Hove Park’ or ‘Goldstone Crescent, Hove’ in your SatNav to get you there. Parking was free for up to three hours on the streets surrounding the park and…

Jabra Elite Active 65t Review Garmin 5S Plus

Galileo – 935, Fenix 5 Plus Accuracy Update

I’ve probably spent a little too long recently looking at GPS (GNSS) plots of numerous runs that I’ve done, attempting to see if GPS+GALILEO offers any improvements over GPS-only or GPS+GALILEO. In hindsight, the inordinate amount of time I spent looking at google map plots would have suggested, in itself, that there is no obvious…

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Garmin & More – Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon PRIME Day is Amazon’s attempt to get you to subscribe to their faster delivery service that, from time-to-time, has some VERY good deals. They are trying to turn it into a regular Summer Sale Season – similar to Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Amazon Prime day is 16th July 2018. Some offers have already appeared. You…