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!
Sometimes a product comes along, and you think “Wow, I need this in my life”, you review it, and it is everything you hoped. This was the original Stryd, or Stryd Pioneer as it is now called. Stryd has recently released their second generation device, and it is a huge change, from HRM to foot pod, thus drastically affecting functionality. So, are we actually looking at an upgrade with the new foot pod? Let’s take a look! Continue Reading →
After the Rio Olympics, some of the athletes secret sauce is out – a NEW Stryd Foot Pod! Given that optical heart rate meters on watches are very much in vogue, Stryd has taken their power metrics gubbins and stuffed them into a foot pod! Continue Reading →
When the Stryd running meter was released, the only company to support it straight out of the box was Suunto. The Stryd team have used the Garmin Connect IQ platform to build a Stryd app for several Garmin watches. With the Stryd Garmin Connect IQ app finally Garmin watches can access, easily, the full suit of Stryd running data. Continue Reading →
Having been one of the lucky thousands to get into the Prudential RideLondon, I thought it might be interesting to have a quick look over my kit bag for the coming weekend. I always have a problem packing. Whether that is to go on holiday, or just heading off to a race. So rather than just do the usual spin around the house looking daft, I thought I’d do a quick post showing what is going on before this weekend big ride.
GPS and multisport watches are big business. However most of the devices on the market can record the vast majority of metrics. However what happens when a company develops it’s own metric like Stryd’s power for runners? For most devices, you can get access to the Stryd power data after the run has been uploaded. But after working with Suunto in the development of Stryd, it’s not surprising that Suunto was the firm manufacturer to roll out on update to allow Stryd to natively show power during your running activities. With that in mind, lets take a look at the Ambit 3 Continue Reading →
I have already touched briefly on the Stryd device with my preview post, but this is a completely new device, which has taken a little time to understand. I dont think anyone, probably not even Stryd themselves, will fully appreciate the possibilities of the Stryd device until it has been “out in the wild” for longer, and more research and work with sports coaches/teams is complete. However people are now receiving their Kickstarter devices through the post, so I think its time for my Stryd review update! Continue Reading →