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  • Polar OH1 Heart Rate Accuracy Tests

    CardioCritic has used the Polar OH1 for 8 x training / testing sessions. It’s been perfect for everything but one bike ride. The graphs below illustrate the hart rate acquired during an intense indoor spinning bike interval session. This is indicative of a vast majority of my tests of the Polar OH1. All but one…
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  • Polar V800 gets LIVE Strava Segments

    Polar V800 gets LIVE Strava Segments
    If you’ve read my review of the Polar M460 and certain Garmin Edge units you’ll know how much of a fan of LIVE Strava Segments I am. Not only does it add a level of fun and motivation to your training –  when used properly it can help you improve your Personal Record. Your Polar…
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  • Run Yourself Happy

    RunTogether - running is good for your mental health
    Running in a group makes 90% of people happier Whilst the physical benefits of running are well known, new research released today reveals that improvements in emotional health and wellbeing are being experienced by an extraordinary three-quarters of runners. The “Miracle Cure” improving brits’ mental health In the first major poll* of its kind, questioning…
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  • Spartan Trainer – WINNER

    Competition - win a Suunto Spartan Trainer wrist HR

    This is your chance to WIN our 5 Star reviewed Suunto Spartan Wrist HR. With built-in GPS and wrist based heart rate it’s excellent for all sports including Triathletes with a dedicated Triathlon mode. We will pick a winner at random on October 25th ….

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  • Garmin Vivosport – Press Release

    Press Release - Garmin Vivosport fitness tracker with GPS and heart rate
    Press Release – August 31st 2017 New Product Announcement – Garmin Vivosport – GPS fitness tracker with wrist based Heart Rate Price – $199 Review – In-depth Product Test Garmin Vivosport REVIEW now available here. After just 4 days of testing the new Vivomove it was obvious to all at CardioCritic a 5 Star Review…
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  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 – Press Release

    A complete re-design from case shape up … the Garmin Vivoactive 3 takes the Vivoactive HR and puts it in an attractive ROUND case (similar to Fenix 5 style). Add a stack of new features including Garmin Pay for contactless payments and Four Fold breathing for stress relief and relaxation ….

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  • Garmin Vivomove HR – Press Release

    Garmin have announced the Vivomove HR. And incredible leap in technology from the original Vivomove, the new Vivomove HR is a hybrid smartwatch withwrist based Heart Rate providing access to VO2 Max, Relaxation & Stress testing. It’s an activity tracker and a whole lot more ….

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  • Polar OH1 – Press Release

    Press Release - New Polar OH1 arm band style heart rate sensor

    If you currently train with a chest strap sensor broadcasting your heart rate to your favourite fitness app then the new Polar OH1 could be an attractive alternative. Let’s be honest, no one has ever really liked wearing a chest strap HR sensor. The NEW Polar OH1 uses 6 x optical LED sensors to accurately acquire heart rate from either the upper or lower arm. 200 hours internal memory store and a 12 hour USB charged battery life ….

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  • Fitbit Ionic – Press Release

    Press Release - Fitbit Ionic

    Fitbit have released their first genuine smartwatch and it looks good. With integrated GPS, wrist based heart rate, 4+ days battery with up to 10 hours GPS and much more. The Fitbit Ionic looks like it’s going to give the Apple Watch a serious run for it’s money. The new Ionic might well be the perfect watch for those undecided between Garmin and Apple ….

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  • Polar M430 available NOW for £189

    Polar M430 available now for £189
    We have pleasure in announcing the arrival of stock of the Polar M430. The M430 is available to customers in the UK for £189 including Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For delivery. Just click the PayPal button below to order today. Buy Direct from CardioCritic – UK only [wpecpp name=”Polar M430 Grey / Black” price=”189.00″…
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