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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. Hey!!…

Lezyne MEGA C, MEGA XL – First Thoughts

Lezyne are steadily improving their market position for MTB cycling head units and, to a lesser extent, wrist watches. Why you Would Buy Lezyne They tend to be fully featured devices at a great price. Historically you could get a Lezyne with BLE and ANT+ power meter support for under $150. Lezyne make claims about…

H2Prohydrate H2Pro Hydrate salt

Race, Sweat, Cramp, Cry

From time-to-time I suffer from poor performances that invariably seem to be linked to lack of salts. Sometimes it manifests itself in cramp but I don’t always get to that point before I realise that I need a bit of salt. I’ve often resorted to adding random amounts of table salt (NaCl) to my daily…

Garmin Fenix 5X 5 5S Forerunner 935 Review

GALILEO – Is it Rubbish?

We have had some sporty gadget excitement over the last few weeks. First with GALILEO being included on the Fenix 5 Plus Series. Second with the original Fenix 5 Series AND the Forerunner 935 also being retrofitted with GALILEO. So What’s the big deal? Positional accuracy should really be described in terms of GNSS. We…

Scosche Rhythm24 HRV and HRV4Training.

I was reminded by a tweet from @Fellrnr to mention some very interesting work Marco Altini has been doing with the Scosche Rhythm 24. Source: hrv4training.com, published May 2018 Marco is the author of the app HRV4TRAINING which uses your smartphone camera to take HRV readings. Apparently that is a LOT more accurate than you…

Running Power Garmin 935

Firmware updates galore

There seem to be a nice little spate of firmware hitting the interweb thingy around about now. Suunto 9 – is now on v2.1.54 (from 2.1.42). Although there often seems to be quite a variation of versions that people have. v2.1.54 mysteriously delivers performance and stability improvements. Those updates are always better than the ones that…

endurance multisport research

UK triathlon – 160,000 athletes and STILL growing

At 160,000, the number of UK triathletes is now significantly greater than the population of many UK towns according to the Triathlon Industry Association (Source: sixth annual research study ) You can find more detailed info on this here (link to: endurancebsuiness.com) but here are a few highlights and an infographic. The male to female…

Training Effect 935

Garmin 935 GETS GALILEO

The 935 is getting GALILEO too Last week we saw that the Fenix 5 ORIGINAL range are getting GALILEO GNSS, first in beta before being rolled out probably in July. Garmin * Fenix 5 Original * GETS GALILEO NOW – beta for 5, 5S, 5X and Chronos   But as of NOW (Wednesday 27 June,…

Velocomp PowerPod Power Meter Review

New PowerPod Lite – Now Available

A new, cheaper PowerPod model is available – the PowerPod LITE model at$199 in the USA. PowerPods are often discounted in sale periods AND you get 10% off with the code the5krunner10 at PowerMeterCity, below. It will not have escaped your notice that you can now get a functional power meter for both cycling and…