Polar Vantage M Multisport watch – Long term review

In this article I will review the Polar Vantage M Multisport watch that I’ve purchased in 2019 for a five-day hiking trip of the Stubaier Hohenweg in Austria. The Polar Flow App for Google Android and the Polar Flow webservice will be covered in this article as well. So you will have an overview of the “complete system”.

I have always been interested to have a complementary device to the Pioneer Pedaling Monitor System, that gives me insights into sleeping patterns and recovery after a cycling training. Since high school I have been using Polar heart rate monitors (remark the Polar Protrainer XT) so the choice for the Polar Vantage M was an easy one to make.

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Lifeline Indoor Trainer Desk – The perfect Tacx Neo Companion

The Lifeline Indoor Trainer desk is a must have accessory for cyclists that like the efficiency of training on a Tacx Neo Smart Trainer or simply enjoy riding on Zwift with their friends. The Lifeline Indoor Trainer desk is a Wahoo Kickr Cycling Desk alternative. And I will share my experiences from over a year of use.

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Smart Scale Sync review – Sync weight metrics to 9 fitness platforms

Smart Scale Sync is a services developed by Patrick Renschler from Renschler Labs LLC. I hope this Smar Scale Sync will help me to get the weight from the Renpho Smart Scale to Polar Flow (which I use in combination with the Polar Vantage M).

It is an online service that allows you to sync weight metrics from  three supported sources Garmin, Fitbit and Withings to support destinations Garmin Connect, TrainerRoad, Strava, Concept2, Peloton, Zwift, MyFitnessPal, Fitbit, Polar Flow and Withings.

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Renpho Smart Scale syncs metrics via Fitbit API to TrainingPeaks

In this article I will review the Renpho Smart Scale the syncs my weight and other metrics to TrainingPeaks with help of Fitbit. Fitbit has excellent API’s so it acts as a platform gateway to TrainingPeaks.

So this gives you a cost effective and simple 3-step solution to get weight metrics automatically in TrainingPeaks, instead of manually entering your weight.

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The Secret of Cycling – Vroemen, Van Dijk, Van Megen

The Secret of Cycling – Maximum Performance Gains Through Effective Power Metering and Training Analysis is the latest book of Guido Vroemen, Hans van Dijk and Ron van Megen.

These authors also wrote two interesting book in Dutch “Het Geheim van Wielrennen” and “Hardlopen met Power!” that discuss training methodology and scientific models which estimate performance for cycling and running.

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