Tag Archives: Polar

Garmin, Suunto and Polar want your feedback (directly)

This might be the quickest post I’ve ever written – but it’s one that I feel probably deserves some brief mention – if only to divert mail flow from my own inbox, directly to theirs (at the office this is … Read More Here

The Girl: “I’ll actually wear this watch” (The New Polar RCX3)

Over the past few years The Girl has put up with all manner of sports gadgets floating through the house.  Some of them, she pays attention to.  Others, not so much.  Those that she pays attention to usually get ‘alternative … Read More Here

Friday Tidbits: Velodromes, 10K’s, Polar Power Meters, and a bike dishwasher

Good morning!  We’re gonna keep this post quick and to the point.  Mostly because I’m running out of steam, worked 13 hours today plus a hard (but fun) interval run, and it’s getting late.  Further, I’m still contemplating ice cream.  … Read More Here

A weekend of new gadgets: Polar Power Pedals, heart rate strap integrated clothing, and more!

This weekend was a bit of a catch-up weekend on items to get unboxing photos on, and ensure I have all the photos I need of a product before I start using it.  I’ve long since learned that if I … Read More Here

CES 2012 Health and Fitness Gadget Roundup: Part I

I spent a crazy busy 24 hours in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as part of speaking at a session/panel on Wednesday there (which I’ll be posting on here shortly).  During that time I talked to just about everyone that I … Read More Here

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Polar/Look Keo Power pedal-based power meter

(Above: The shipping/retail box for Keo Power) By most accounts, the Polar/Look Keo Power pedal based power meter system is the closest pedal based power meter to public availability.  In fact, some units are now available at a few shops … Read More Here

Polar RCX5 In Depth Review

While the Polar RCX5 was officially released yesterday, I’ve actually been playing with it now for over a month – getting the change to put it through its paces in hundreds upon hundreds of miles of real world running, cycling … Read More Here

A weekend at home and in the pool with the Polar RCX5

This weekend was a bit of a whirlwind – despite being one that in theory shouldn’t have been.  With getting stuck working rather late downtown on Friday night, before I knew it, it was Saturday morning and time to head … Read More Here

A weekend on and around the Rev3 Quassy Course

This past weekend I was up in Connecticut for my cousins wedding, but of course, the training for Boise 70.3 would not halt merely because we were a few hundred miles away.  Instead, we loaded up our little bikes into … Read More Here

Tip of the day: Remembering to retire your running shoes

The other day I had a minor epiphany.  I realized that somehow along the way I had forgotten to retire my current pair of running shoes.  I normally try and aim for about 500 miles per pair before recycling them … Read More Here

Nike+ Sportwatch GPS In Depth Review

There was no doubt when the Nike+ GPS Sportwatch was announced back at CES 2011 in January it caused many heads to turn.  After all, it triggered a bit of a departure from Nike’s traditional role with Apple via the … Read More Here

One week: So many cool new things

The next few weeks are going to be rather busy in the sports technology world (remember my 2011 predictions?).  There’s a ton of companies either announcing new products, major changes to existing products, or new services.  While both these companies … Read More Here

A brief update pictorial on Polar’s upcoming Keo power meter

For a quick Friday post I want to focus your attention towards a group of photos released by Polar on their FaceBook page on Thursday.  These are the first photos showing their new pedal-based power meter that they previously announced … Read More Here

The 2011 Polar Bear Plunge…with a duck.

Sometimes it’s easy to get friends to join in my adventures.  Yet other times, the crowd seems to disperse a bit.  Take for example, the Polar Bear Plunge.  I heard all assortment of reasons as to why a few in … Read More Here

Polar/Look Power Meter Session

While I’ve previously outlined the new Polar/Look power meter, I wanted to touch on it again now that I’ve had a chance to poke at it first hand.  Also, in order to make this post really awesome for those of … Read More Here

A solution to heart rate dropouts/spikes with Garmin HR Soft Straps

You may remember back a few months ago when I published my Top Tips to reduce HR strap issues.  That’s since become a pretty popular posts, especially amongst Garmin Premium Soft Strap HR users. And for the vast majority of … Read More Here

Troubleshooting your heart rate monitor/strap HR spikes

For those who train with heart rate monitors often, you probably know all too well know the tell-tale sign that your little device is lying to you about your heart rate.  It starts off fairly innocently with a gentle rise … Read More Here

Thursday Tidbits

In no particular order, here’s a couple of things related to me…and not related to me. 1) Swim interrupted…again: Wednesday night’s swim was dinked again when the lifeguards called a 5-minute ‘safety break’.  Something about being short-staffed and needing a … Read More Here