Weekly Summary

Week 24 to 30 April


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If you have been totally disconnected, I will now summarize what has happened on the web during the last week and the latest updates in the sports technology sector (so that you don't miss anything). There are also small notes of interesting links that I have found on the internet these days. If you find something interesting that you think is worthwhile, let me know by Twitter or Facebook From time to time I also share or retweet information or links of interest, so don't forget to follow me on social networks if you want to know them all. Here are the highlights of this week.

This week's articles

Few publications this week... Not to mention none beyond last week's summary. The reason? I've been working on several tests, starting with the Garmin Fenix 5, which I know many of you are anxiously awaiting! You can put some refreshments in the fridge...


Product Updates

You don't know if you have to connect your device to update it? You received an automatic update and you don't know what it includes? Well, I'm here to tell you.


Links of interest

The most interesting links I have found this week. Almost all of them are curious news related to sport.

  • Suunto presents new editions - Simply new colors in special versions, there is no other novelty in their proposal.
  • Filtering the new Fitbit smart clock - If you have been following the news I have been bringing in this section the last weeks you will know that with all the purchases that Fitbit was making it was evident that there is a smart clock in the making; especially after the purchase of Pebble. The only thing that is known is that it will have music playback, GPS, a screen of similar quality to the one in the Apple Watch Series 2 and autonomy for four days.
    What breaks me in two is that it is still unclear whether there will be resistance to water immersion. I don't know what is happening at Fitbit, but they are the only manufacturers who continue to err on the side of caution.
  • Fitbit Flex 2 explodes causing second degree burns - A week ago this news hit the media, but Fitbit quickly got to work and just 24 hours ago confirmed that the explosion was caused by "external forces". What does this mean? No idea, but according to Fitbit the problem was not caused by a battery explosion ("a la Samsung Note 7"). Probably the unit suffered a previous impact perforating the device and the battery, and that could be the origin of the problem.
  • The democratization of power meters continues unstoppable - A new potentiometer on the horizon continues to lower expectations of an inexpensive device capable of measuring power. For less than $300, Avio PowerSense promises to measure power at the left crank (and then double it to provide full power), and also transmit it via ANT+ and Bluetooth.
    We will have to be vigilant and, above all, confirm that the power data it provides is accurate.

And with that... thanks for reading!

Eduardo Mateos

I've been surrounded by electronic devices of all kinds for more than 25 years. Using them, testing them, taking them apart and dissecting them. Long distance triathlete: I swim, run and cycle for a long time. Maybe too much.

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