For myself, the biggest product announcements of 2016 have been the new direct mount trainers from Tacx, Elite and Cycleops. I have finally managed to get my hands on a Cycleops Hammer – There will be a full review and Zwift Gear Test, shortly, but for now, here is something to consider as an appetiser! Continue Reading →
The Precision 4iiii began life in 2014, aiming to upset the powermeter market with one of the lowest priced, lightest weight power meters out there. Coming in at around £200 cheaper than a Stages power meter, that is quite a saving. The question is, do you pay for the £200 saving in other ways? Continue Reading →
The Withings Thermo, a smart thermometer, has been released just in time for the cold and flu season in the UK. I’ve been testing it out to see how their temporal artery scanning tech, compares with my NHS issue Braun ThermoScan in-ear thermometer. So have I a got a new toy in the doctor’s bag, or should Withings go back to the drawing board? Continue Reading →
Polar have made a BIG decision. Bringing in Android Wear as the core operating system for the Polar M600. Yes, they have applied their own tweaks to the top of the system, but is the M600 a true Polar?. Has Polar sold out? Or with one product release have they catapulted themselves over their rivals? Let’s find out! Continue Reading →
Direct drive turbos are the pinnacle of Smart trainers. But they are also associated with stratospheric prices in many cases. The Wahoo KICKR SNAP is pitched at their low-cost version of the KICKR. The same industrial design philosophy as their bigger KICKR, but with a less wallet damaging entry fee – How is the Zwift experience affected on Wahoo’s “budget” offering?
The fitness tracker market is full of different products and designs. Launching a new product can be tough to stand out. As a result, TomTom has decided to add a thoroughly original metric to their TomTom Touch – body composition. In addition, they have wrapped this tech in one of the most stylish packages in the industry. But paper specs and a pretty face don’t count for much in the rear world – so let’s put the TomTom Touch through its paces and see if there is substance as well as style!
Garmin is the big gorilla when it comes to cycling GPS units. The Edge 1000 has been their top of the range model, but on paper the new Garmin Edge 820 looks to be the superior product. But what about out on the ride? Continue Reading →
The ICEdot Crash Sensor is a tiny device that looks to make rides a little safer, by telling someone important you i) you’ve had a crash, and ii) where to come and find you to pick up the pieces! Continue Reading →
The number of heart rate monitors on the market is mind-boggling. Most sports gadgets come with an HRM in the box, or at least the option. I personally have 5 knocking around the house – so why buy a separate HRM? Extra features!! With the 4iiii Viiiiva Heart Rate Monitor working as an ANT+ to Bluetooth bridge, this is likely to be a very useful heart rate monitor when it comes to using the new iOS Zwift platform! Continue Reading →
Another year and another crop of turbo trainers. Whilst we’re still waiting for TacX to release the Flux, Elite got in with an early punch bringing a slew of new turbo trainers to the market. Here is a full blow by blow Zwift Gear Test looking at the new Elite Drivo Turbo from just about every angle Continue Reading →