The VeloReality Lynx turbo trainer is an indoor cycling system created by a software company. So we had a device produced from a different mindset than the usual turbo. As a result a very different product! The real question though, is how does the Lynx perform on Zwift? Time for a #ZwiftGearTest! Continue Reading →
With the launch of Zwift iOS at the weekend any user with a stable of ANT+ only sensors is going to be faced with a decision. Buy new dual channel BLE/ANT+ devices, or use a bridge device. The CABLE, literally standing for Connect ANT Bluetooth Low Energy is a dedicated bridge device that wants a place in your pain cave. But with only a single function, have North Pole Engineering made a compelling product compared to rival ANT+ bridges?
When Zwift originally launched it was a PC/Mac affair only. Over time an iOS companion app for Zwift was born saving us from a sweaty keyboard. Now Zwift has made the jump, and created a full-blown standalone iOS app so you can Zwift from your iPhone or iPad – let’s go kick some (tiny) virtual wheels and have a test drive! 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 →
polarWhen I reviewed the original Garmin VivoSmart, the ONLY criticism of any great note was that it lacked. It lacked an optical HR, which at the time of it’s launch was *just* beginning to filter into the activity tracker market. As 2015 closes, Garmin have revisited with VivoSmart to add optical heart rate monitoring. But the new sensors isn’t the only change that Garmin have made read on for the Garmin VivoSmart HR Review. Continue Reading →
The action camera market is hotting up, with the inclusion of the latest GoPro Session trying to slim down on the GoPro formulae. Shimano however is already there with one of the smallest packages on the market, and with several lessons GoPro should have taken on board.
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I had held off purchasing the old Garmin 910XT in July, in the belief that there would have the be a replacement watch in the not too distant future.
Now this wasn’t just a desire for new things, but a want for features that were available in other products, Bluetooth LE as a minimum. Since the original 910XT’s release in 2012, and its development over the preceding years prior, I thought it quite likely that given the sea change in the world of GPS watches, even in Garmin’s own line up with the 620 Forerunner, an update had to be imminent. Plus, with the advent of the mainstream smart watch, aggressively promoted and produced by the likes of Samsung and now Apple, Garmin couldn’t really just produce another GPS triathlon watch. They had to push the envelope.
So is the 920XT a hit, or the beginning of the end for Garmin, as the new guard come out guns blazing?
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