Parkrun for the open water

Important swim news !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FYI: The band is only £10. I guess the success will depend on the number of venues and whether or not race times clash with general open sessions. —-reproduced from triathlonbusiness.com   Modelling on the hugely successful Parkrun format of free 5K run events across the UK, NOWCA, the UK’s National Open…

Suunto SPARTAN – new GPS algorithm + GLONASS – provisional test results in ULTRA vs SPORT

I knew something was wrong when the autolaps were quite a bit different. With the new gps algorithm, with GLONASS enabled, and with firmware v1.6.14, I re-did my standard GPS test for the Spartan Ultra and the Spartan Sport I followed this methodology and this precise, standard route: http://the5krunner.com/courses/test-route-for-gps-devices/. That link also has all the source files there…

SHFT RUN + Garmin HRM-TRI + Runscribe + STRYD

SHFT – detailed review of a dual app- and pod-based running coach that’s also a power meter

First Impressions My initial view of SHFT was that it looked like well-made hardware pods with a fairly comprehensive, ‘proper’ run coaching app. Proper in the sense that it gives ‘instant’, personalised, actionable, corrective, audible feedback on your running form. Some of its competitors promise the same, yet do not convincingly deliver. SHFT also looks…

Suunto Spartan Ultra - Clever Little Magnetic Charging Thingy

Suunto SPARTAN gets GLONASS – so what?

Today’s new firmware for the SPARTAN is annoying as I now have to re-do a GPS test I did last week 🙂 although hopefully this line from the Suunto update notes “This update also brings a new GPS firmware to improve general tracking accuracy” suggests that the test might be worth re-doing and will find increased…

HTC UA sports watch

Under Armour – New Sports Watch Rumoured to be Imminent (Leak of UA-HTC AndroidWear device)

HTC are rumoured to have produced a new device in conjunction with Under Armour (UA). Leveraging on some work in 2016 with the UA ‘Healthbox’ they may now poised to jointly release an AndroidWear smartwatch. Other sources suggest the co-operative venture is DEAD!     Here are some images of the sports watch (Source: Androidpolice.com) showing AndroidWear v1.3…