Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR – Is optical heart rate enough?

Has a year of further firmware development and new hardware in the form of optical heart rate monitoring made the Suunto Spartan into the watch we had always dreamt of, or it all spec sheet and no substance?
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Fitbit Alta HR Review – Fitbit’s Fire and Forget Activity Tracker

The Fitbit Alta HR launched nearly one year after the debut of the original Alta. Has the addition of an optical heart rate monitor managed to catapult the Alta from being an “Also ran” device to one of the categories best devices? Let’s take a long hard look Continue Reading →

Garmin Fenix 5 Review – A New Smart Watch King, But For One Mistake

The Garmin Fenix 5 is out! The successor to the phenomenally successful Garmin Fenix 3. Has Garmin taken all the lessons learnt since the Fenix 3 was released in 2015, and made the Fenix 5 a must buy? Or does the Fenix 5 have an Achilles heel that might keep it from greatness? Let’s see!

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PowerTap PowerCal HRM Review – Zwifting on Your Travels with an HRM Powermeter!

The PowerTap PowerCal is a bit if an odd device. A heart rate meter, which also estimates your wattage output when cycling. In such a small package, the PowerCal might be the definitive travel equipment for Zwift, but for the need of one MAJOR question, how does the power reading compare with strain gauge derived power meters? It sounds like we need a Zwift Gear Test!!! Continue Reading →

4iiii Viiiiva Heart Rate Monitor, ANT+ to Bluetooth Smart Bridge Review – Zwift Gear Tests

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 →