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Misleading Battery Life Specs from Garmin Nuvi 780

Misleading Battery Life Specs from Garmin Nuvi 780

April 10, 2010 by · 14 Comments 

I recently purchased a Garmin nuvi 780 portable GPS, and quickly noticed that the battery life was much less than the spec’d – averaging 45 minutes for me before low battery warning and subsequent shutdown in less than 60 minutes. With a battery life advertised “up to 5 hours” this seems well short of the […]

Polar ProTrainer 5 Software Review (Polar RS800CX PTE Review Part II)

Polar ProTrainer 5 Software Review (Polar RS800CX PTE Review Part II)

December 22, 2009 by · 17 Comments 

In my recent review of the Polar RS800CX PTE, I covered the capabilities of the PTE as a supplement to a coach-created cycle training program. What allows you to create the programs that a coach gives you (if you use heart rate zones) is the Polar ProTrainer 5 software that comes with the RS800CX PTE […]

Polar RS800CX PTE Review (Part 1)

Polar RS800CX PTE Review (Part 1)

November 27, 2009 by · 10 Comments 

Back in January, right after I had made my New Year’s resolutions, I reviewed the Polar RS400. It is therefore fitting that I finish the year by reviewing its older brother, the Polar RS800CX PTE. To clarify a common question from the start, the Pro Team Edition (PTE) of the RS800CX is identical to the […]

Suunto T6c Heart Rate Monitor Review

Suunto T6c Heart Rate Monitor Review

September 5, 2009 by · 6 Comments 

Not too long ago, the Suunto T4c helped me, with its coach program, to go from injured to training again. I was very impressed on how it helped me navigate the process of determining just how long and how hard to work out. However, now that I’m fully trained back to my normal state, I […]

FirstBeat Athlete Software Review

August 11, 2009 by · 16 Comments 

Training by yourself is hard. It’s hard to not only stay motivated, but to know what to do, and whilst nothing can beat the actual expertise of human coach, not everyone can afford one. In my recent review of the Suunto T4c, I covered the coach feature that comes as part of the watch’s core […]

VO2Max, Lactate Threshold, and HRMax Tests at the Univ. of Westminster

August 4, 2009 by · 109 Comments 

Image via Wikipedia Today I did something that I should have done a long time ago: Maximal tests. The reason why I didn’t do them earlier was because these tests aren’t cheap and because I was not sure of what to expect. What am I talking about? I’m specifically talking about what is known as […]

Suunto PC Pod Review

June 28, 2009 by · 89 Comments 

The Suunto PC Pod is very small USB stick that allows the Suunto heart rate monitor range (T3C, T4C, and apparently the T6c) to wirelessly connect to your PC and connect to Suunto’s free Training Manager Lite software. So what does it do exactly and how useful is it? Having had the T4c for a […]

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