Polar H10

Polar Global H10 gets ANT+ compatability

Polar have now added and made available Garmin’s ANT+ compatibility to their top-end H10 heart rate strap. The new feature pretty much does what it says on the tin and you can get it now via the Polar FLOW app. The same update will be available through Polar BEAT shortly. If you never intend to…

Garmin Instinct Review

Garmin Instinct Specification & Fenix 5 Comparison

Here are the new and detailed Garmin Instinct Specifications and a Garmin Fenix 5 vs. Garmin Instinct Comparison. A separate Garmin Instinct review is now live and these specs & comparison form a part of that. Q: What Is the Garmin Instinct? The Garmin Instinct was announced on 11 October and is targeting the outdoors…

SRAM Acquires PowerTap – Power Meter Times are changing

I was aware of some internal goings-on at PowerTap in recent months and I was wondering only two days ago who was going to buy them. Well, now we know it’s SRAM/Quarq. Source: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/04/sram-acquires-powertap-what-it-means-for-both-brands-and-consumers.html It looks like the products that the customer sees will proceed in broadly the same direction with the same numbering. So…

Garmin CIQ Awards – Results

I’ve just found out that FINALSURGE won the best app award. Quote from the winning team “😀” The developer says, “FinalSurge.com is the online training log for athletes, coaches, teams and clubs. Use the Final Surge Connect IQ app in conjunction with the Final Surge Workout Builder to create Run, Bike and Swim workouts to…

Suunto S9 FusedTrack

SportsTracks 3- no more

Well. I have to say I’m hacked off about this. First it was Google Earth requiring payment from developers that meant my images on SportTracks had watermarks all over them – I did find a workaround that involved giving Google my credit card details. Then it was finally figuring out after two years that it…

STRAVA Personal Heat MAPs

I like the occasional heatmap. Sometimes they are very pretty, like the one below from Suunto’s MOVESCOUNT in 2016 and could almost be a work of art for your pain cave’s wall. Sometimes you might be ‘somewhere new’ with little idea of where to cycle, swim or run. Sure you have a satnav but is…

Apple Watch 4 Review Nike 44mm

STRYD – New Firmware Update

STRYD has just released Firmware v1.2.0 which delivers improved stability and responsiveness. This builds upon recent minor updates to give a more stable power figure on the flat and a figure which responds more quickly as the incline changes. STRYD has a mixed group of beta testers (ability/conditions) and the group are reported to have…

New Final Surge Functionality

The training platform FINALSURGE today rolled out some interesting additions to their platform. The platform is interesting and I’m probably going to switch over to it for ‘certain things’ soon. For example, they provide some of the best support for Running Power workouts – although limited by Garmin’s current functionality. Before getting on to the…

STRAVA Extends RELATIVE EFFORT to browsers

After last week’s post on STRAVA’s RELATIVE EFFORT I was pleasantly surprised to see it extended THIS WEEK to now work through browsers, rather than just on the app. The extended browser functionality looks like the image shown above and, additionally, each recent workout is shown below that chart complete with a colour-coded RELATIVE EFFORT…

4iiii Precision Podiiiium Crank Isolated[1]

4iiii states the obvious and integrates Chipolo.

Back in January 2019, 4iiii announced a firmware upgrade that will go some way to helping 4iiii owners to find lost or stolen bikes. This will be imminently available through the “4iiii Device Configuration” app that will also be receiving its first upgrade since July 2018. Release for the refreshed app is stated as 2…

Coros Apex Review 42mm 46mm GPS Running Triathlon Multisport Watch

Garmin NETFLIX CIQ and Montre Cardio sold too

It seems that the French-speaking world has taken ‘April Fools’ jokes to heart to leave us English-speaking Brits wallowing in boring, Brexit-induced befuddlement. Nakan.ch has a great post about Garmin’s NETFLIX CIQ app, with some great mocked up imagery. Whilst in other news … Motre Cardio GPS has apparently been bought out by Under Armor…

Humon Hex Review

Humon Hex adds AUDIO

The Humon HEX Muscle Oxygen Sensor has just added AUDIO support via the app. Humon are turning out a steady stream of consumer-friendly updates. What with last month’s ability to import FIT files into their online platform updates such as this must transform the product from good  to ‘cool’. Or Something similar. Anyway, I like…