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.
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- Garmin Virb Ultra 30 Update - Added many "pro" configuration options, similar to what GoPro offers in the Hero 5. Therefore, in terms of image quality, offering a lot of similarity to what GoPro offers.
- Garmin Vivosmart HR Plus upgrade - Improvement in step after step and heart rate graphs, along with other errors corrected.
- Garmin Forerunner 35 Update - Improvement in the steps accounted for after activity and correction of an error with respect to GPS and indoor activities
- Garmin Varia Vision Update - Many new data fields are added.
- Garmin Edge 820 Update - Receive the news that arrived last week the Edge 520 and Edge 1000, mainly related to the Shimano Di2 electronic gearboxes.
- Garmin Edge Explore 820 Update - Improvements to ANT+ lights and added support for the latest version of Connect IQ, along with other bug fixes
Links of interest
The most interesting links I have found this week. Almost all of them are curious news related to sport.
- New High HR Fitbit - This week Fitbit has presented a new activity monitor. I haven't announced it with a specific article for two very simple reasons. The first one is that I've had a HORRY week, with no time for anything (nor do I feel like staying).
And the second and most important... because it's more of the same. It's simply the High Fitbit to which the optical pulse sensor is attached. Or to put it another way, it's a Fitbit Charge 2 in a much smaller space.
Is it a bad device? No, but the problem is that it continues to err in the same places that Fitbit is still determined to err again and again: very limited mobile phone notifications and the absence of resistance to immersion.
- Live streaming of data from cyclists in races - I have mixed feelings. On the one hand I find it extremely interesting for the spectator poder to see the effort that each rider is making at each moment of the race, poder judge if he is on the wire or if he is going to cover.
But on the other hand... are the riders and teams really going to be cool? As they've put it, it's like playing poker with your cards face up. I don't think it takes the teams long to do a study of the riders they're up against and know when to attack or when to do their laundry... It can certainly mess up the whole strategy surrounding bike racing.
Thanks for reading!