Here is a summary of my weekly training sessions. I also take this opportunity to summarize what has happened on the web during the last week and the latest updates in the sports technology sector (so 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 through 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
This is the content I posted this week. Don't miss anything!
- Week 21 to 27 November - Summary of the best of the past week, with news just as interesting as this week's.
- Test Polar M600 - Complete test of the Polar M600, the new watch with Android Wear that includes GPS, optical pulse sensor and mainly a platform with which to train comfortably. Do not miss a detail, because it will be the first of many such watches to come.
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.
- Personal records in Movescount - Suunto continues to expand Movescount by making use of its "Big Data". Now comes the promised personal time record, seasoned with a comparison with your age group that allows you to put your records in perspective. You can check your best records for the current year or for your entire existence as an athlete, including several sports (not just racing).
- Sunto Ambit3 Peak Update - Important update for all of you, Ambit3 Peak users (which, despite the years, is still a very solid clock). The new firmware version includes the altitude display seen for the first time on the Ambit3 Vertical.
In addition, an activity monitor similar to the one offered in the Spartan (daily step count) and other general improvements are added.
- Garmin Fenix 3 Update (beta channel) - Improvements to Connect IQ and the calculation of ascended floors.
- Garmin Fenix 3 HR Update (beta channel) - Just like the Fenix 3.
Links of interest
The most interesting links I have found this week. Almost all of them are curious news related to sport.
- Don't look at it if you have vertigo... (via @CamperDiary) - The images speak for themselves... You have to have them square, both for the courage and the lack of head.
- Fitbit about to buy Pebble - Pebble has been in a downward spiral for some time now (its shares had plummeted on the stock market) and has had difficulty in getting its new product line out due to a lack of liquidity. On the other hand, Fitbit has a problem of competitiveness in its wearables due to the lack of applications and notifications. Fitbit's idea would not be to continue with Pebble as a brand (which, commercially, does not have a very high value), but to absorb it and use its patents and development for the design of its new products.
- Suunto officially postpones the launch of the Spartan Sport with optical sensor - Originally scheduled for launch before the Christmas period, Suunto makes it official that it delays the new model's arrival on the market. A logical move, until the Spartan platform is up to date. To launch it now would be to commit suicide... again. And you can't die twice.
- Motorola Recalls Smart Watches - At least for the time being. And it's totally normal. As I was saying in test of the Polar M600The delay in the update to Android Wear 2.0 is doing a lot of damage to the manufacturers. And it's not just the delay, it's the absence of a clear roadmap, knowing what the platform is looking for. Launching a new clock now would not make any sense, when there is still no new firmware version available.
- Malaga Marathon cancelled due to flooding - Yesterday the Malaga Marathon should have been held. There I was, to enjoy it as a spectator and companion. A race that in its publicity said "the pleasure of running under the December sun" could not have a worse ending. Instead I spent all Sunday drawing water...
Many disappointments, months of training for nothing, runners who in many cases have come from very far away and have assumed many expenses in order not to be able to make their career. But it was the right decision.
The first and most important thing is safety. And on a day like yesterday, that safety could not be guaranteed. Many parts of the circuit were completely flooded. The police officers who were supposed to be on duty for the marathon were performing other emergency tasks much more important than cutting off traffic for a race. A red alert for rain and flooding is no joke, it's something to be taken very seriously.
To all of you who have tried, cheer up. You have 2017, or you have Seville in a few months. "You" just have to suffer the training a little bit more.
And with that... thanks for reading!