When you are running long distances it can become quite lonely out there. The answer? Music! I’ve reviewed the Philips ActionFit Phyton, a light weight affordable sports earphones.
The Adidas miCoach FitSmart is a full blown sports watch. Support for running & workouts. With it’s built in heart rate monitor and paired with your phone you can get automated coaching and detailed metrics.
The Garmin Forerunner 220 is mostly a running watch but dubs as a pretty nice normal watch too. It’s light (40.7 grams) and it can connect via Bluetooth to your phone.
So Wahoo Fitness released the Tickr series with the Tickr, the Tickr Run, and the Tickr X. All of these chest strap heart rate monitors have dual functionality, in means that they support both ANT+ and Bluetooth.
I’m always wondering what will be the next feature on training options and metrics. And Stryd is now bringing power meters to running. When you think about it it makes sense. A power meter for running. Just like on the bike it’s an objective way of measuring performance.
The TomTom MultiSport Cardio has a nifty feature that it measures your heart rate on your wrist. It uses green LED lights and a sensor to measure the blood flow and by that determine your heart rate.
First off, the Ambit 3 is available in Peak and Sport edition, I’ll use the Sport edition for this comparison as I feel it’s the better option for a triathlete. The Peak is the better watch, but if you swim, bike and run (or any of those by itself), the Sport edition is all you need.
Suunto Announced the Ambit 3 series in early 2014 and the watch has two different varieties, being the Peak and the Sport. If you’re a Triathlete, I absolutely advise to buy the Ambit 3 Sport as the features of the Peak are of no benefit to you and it’s slightly cheaper than the Peak. While the looks are nearly identical to the Ambit 2, The Ambit 3 no longer supports ANT+ as Suunto chose to go with Bluetooth support.