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I promise I’ll update the monthlies this weekend! I’m currently on hols again relaxing in Lanzarote. Well, not relaxing so much as putting in hours of pool time, miles of cycling and a little bit of running. A couple of times I had a whole Olympic pool to myself too. Not just a lane, a… Read Article →

The Vantage has now been shipping for a while. We’ve had the first round of firmware updates and it looks like the next is not far off and will arrive this month. DCRainmaker said he’s testing the beta right now and it’s looking like the expected features are present and working. Polar Update Polar Watches… Read Article →

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 →

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