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Polar have released the December update for the Vantage watches (both get the update). I’ve yet to test it, but I have installed it without problems over Bluetooth from the app. Are you listening Suunto? Wireless without a PC, app or cable; like magic! Nothing like the 1990’s Spartan experience at all. It did take…many… Read Article →

Today I was going to post a response about hardware integration to the recent comments on the site. I was going to explain how hard it is to integrate hardware as complex as LTE into a platform. Oh well, mañana as they say here (that’s Spanish for dreckly for those from more civilised parts). Instead… Read Article →

So here I am in Lanzarote trying to get some training in before xmas. It’s very nice here. Still the right temperature for training in shorts and t-shirt or summer cycling gear. The outdoor Olympic pools even let me get a speedo shaped tan line while swimming. You get the idea; I’m in my happy… Read Article →

This month the Vantage appeared and is shipping in volume. We’re not expecting new devices from Polar now, but firmware updates should be pretty regular going forwards. Polar Update Polar Watches Polar Bike Computers Polar Update There have been a few updates from various sites: https://the5krunner.com/2018/11/08/polar-vantage-review-polar-vantage-m-review/ https://the5krunner.com/2018/11/06/polar-vantage-m-accuracy-polar-vantage-accuracy/ https://the5krunner.com/2018/11/04/polar-vantage-v-review-short-review/ https://gpsrumors.com/deep-dive-data-vs-information https://gpsrumors.com/deep-dive-data-vs-information-2 https://gpsrumors.com/oops-something-went-wrong https://gpsrumors.com/deep-dive-polar-vantage-v-structured-training-part-5-of-4-bonus-edition Updates Version 1.2.3… Read Article →

Please note that I didn’t put any effort into getting the screens represented as lifelike in this post so colour saturation is mainly down to the camera not the screens. All three look a little washed out in real life, even in the bright evening sunshine shown here. That said, the Vantage seems a bit… Read Article →

Introduction 01100111 01110000 01110011 01110010 01110101 01101101 01101111 01110010 01110011 00101110 01100011 01101111 01101101 You probably don’t know what the above says, other than a bunch of binary numbers. The numbers are below: 103 112 115 114 117 109 111 114 115 46 99 111 109 These are, in fact, ASCII codes. They say “gpsrumors.com”…. Read Article →

Oh no! I took some watches for a bit of a run this evening since I was staying in a hotel in town, and one of those was the new Vantage V. Now, admittedly I did put it through a lot of stress at the start of the run. My Garmin Forerunner 935 spotted the… Read Article →

My Vantage V arrived today so I’ll be testing it out and adding a post about structured training ASAP to finish off the series and update it. Long story short: Does do structured training through diary Doesn’t do ad hoc Doesn’t allow starting a favourite from the watch unless scheduled through flow   Does have… Read Article →

This month we’ve moved slowly closer to the release date of the Vantage series devices. Currently there is no clue on further new devices such as a new bike computer. Polar Update Polar Watches Polar Bike Computers Polar Update While we wait for the devices, there have been a few updates from various sites: https://gpsrumors.com/deep-dive-polar-structured-training-part-4-and-conclusion… Read Article →

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