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  #1564551 2-Jun-2016 20:18
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I do tramping/hiking rather than running - currently holed up for winter after completing 1000km of Te Araroa. Have recorded every day of the tramp to date.
1. Suunto Ambit3 Peak
2. Suunto Movescount Android app (on Nexus 6P)

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  #1564616 2-Jun-2016 21:26
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Garmin Forerunner 25, Garmin Connect and Strava.

A good sports tech site is DC Rainmaker.

Haven't run much in the last couple of months, new job, travel, wife and kids (and me) sick. Can't wait to get back into it.

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  #1564621 2-Jun-2016 21:33
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Microsoft Band v2

Microsoft Health app

Microsoft Health Dashboard

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  #1564730 3-Jun-2016 08:19
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Interesting.  Upgraded the phone from S5 to S7.  GPS is now more consistent between the two apps (S-Health and Strava) with the unfortunate consequence that the km's are "longer" than they were, so all my PB's have just become a lot harder to beat.


Oh well, consistency and accuracy is better in the long term.

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  #1564744 3-Jun-2016 08:29
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Interesting.  Upgraded the phone from S5 to S7.  GPS is now more consistent between the two apps (S-Health and Strava) with the unfortunate consequence that the km's are "longer" than they were, so all my PB's have just become a lot harder to beat.


Oh well, consistency and accuracy is better in the long term.



I had that when I changed from an iphone 4 to an 5s.  The 4 (in runkeeper), if it got a degraded GPS signal - it'd never recover.  The worst was during a half marathon it pinged from a Wellington cell tower to Eastbourne (about 20 km again as the crow flies across the harbour), and it threw the pace calculations right off.  The 52 with the faster processor didn't have this problem.  I guess the problem is caused by app developers always developing for the latest phones and making them too cpu hungry for the older models which their app still runs on.



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  #1567334 7-Jun-2016 18:52
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Just come back from the Christchurch Marathon. I use TomTom Runner with heart rate strap. Upload to Strava (professional) as main site. But tomtom also uploads to Nike+, Runkeeper, Endomondo and Mapmyrun

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  #1567410 7-Jun-2016 19:34
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Nokia N9 running Sportstracker with Sportstracker Bluetooth HRM strap synced to the Sportstracker website.

Pretty well any Bluetooth HRM strap will work and any smartphone running the app.

Sony Xperia XA2 running Sailfish OS. The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
Dell Inspiron 14z i5

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  #1567431 7-Jun-2016 19:56
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1. Suunto ambit 2
2. Suunto moves count
3. Training peaks which also syncs with my fitness pal


The Suunto watch also links to a speed/cadence sensor on my road bike, but I just use the gps for my mountain bike
I share data with mates who also have Suunto watches through moves count.

I also use Fitbit scales that sync to my fitness pal and then training peaks.

I use training peaks because when I work with a coach that's what he uses to load my programmes and check my results, progress, nutrition, weight etc

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  #1579581 24-Jun-2016 14:50
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1. Garmin Edge 520 for cycling


2. Garmin fenix 3 for running and swimming


3 all data goes to Garmin connect and Strava


the Edge 520 is probably redundant as the fenix 3 can do cycling as well but still I am reluctant to sell it as it's much nicer than a watch to use on a bike.


the data on garmin connect has a bit more details specially on running and swimming, but I like strava for their segments and the social media perspective.

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  #1579774 24-Jun-2016 19:27
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I've bought cheap kettlebells from the warehouse when they're on special, and have started that and am reducing the running.  I use the Steve Maxwell videos, which you can download from for around a dollar or two for a set.


The reason I'm cutting down my running, from initially around 70km a week, to around 7km three times a week, is because of the Danish study.  Here's a terrible newspaper summary of it.  But the gist it mentions, is pretty much the same as analysis I have seen in that it's:


"The dose of running that was most favorable for reducing mortality was jogging 1 to 1.4 hours per week, with no more than three running days per week, at a slow or average pace"


As much as I enjoy running everyday, I suspect that replacing it with other exercise on the off-days, will suit me just fine.

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  #1579870 24-Jun-2016 21:51
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I have just ordered 2 Moov devices and will post feedback after using these. Plan to use these to track my swimming, sleep and walks. Would like to hear from anyone who have used these for swimming.

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  #1579935 25-Jun-2016 08:32
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1. Garmin forerunner 235
2. Garmin connect
3. Garmin connect & Strava

Use to just use android phone with Runtastic, was good loved Runtastic but my phones gps died. So moved to gps watch, 1000x better having data on your wrist rather than phone strapped to your arm

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  #1580887 27-Jun-2016 09:05
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I do swimming, running and riding, so just use mapmyfitness along with the app on my phone. I don't realtime track my swims, but theoretically I could...hmm maybe I will next time I am well for me as it has all the different sports in one location. 

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  #1603973 4-Aug-2016 00:22
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I use Sworkit every next day for exercise/fitness

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  #1603987 4-Aug-2016 03:58
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My feet for walking and my bike for cycling. No GPS units, cellphones or fitness websites for me.

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