Nov. 27

A Weighty Decision: Deciding on a WiFi Weight Scale

Connected scales are all the rage these days.  And for good reason – they make it easy to log your weight.  More importantly though, they make it hard to pretend nothing happened.  So as you rolled out of bed this morning perhaps regretting yesterday’s Turkey festivities, let’s talk about how …

Nov. 26

Black Friday Sales Kickoff: $100 off Fenix3, Withings Scales from $69, and more (Update: +Suunto Ambit3!)

Well then, that’s getting things off to a bang.  A crap-top of sales just launched today and late last night.  Below is but a snippet of just some of the launched sales this morning – the rest I’ve put into my continually updated Black Friday page: Garmin Fenix3 – $100 …

Nov. 25

Garmin Forerunner 230 & 235 In-Depth Review

It’s been almost exactly a month since Garmin announced their lineup of fall running watches, including three new units: The Forerunner 230, 235, and 630.  Each of those units replacing previous iterations of the FR220, 225, and 620.  The FR230 and FR235 were unique though in that this time around …

Nov. 25

My Winter 2015-2016 Sports Gadget Recommendations

Introduction: (Before we start, you can find my Black Friday deals post here, expect a massive update of products on sale on Thursday morning when many deals kick off.  This guide attempts to as best as possible take into account those price changes, while also providing guidance beyond this weekend.) …

Nov. 24

Verve Infocrank Power Meter In-Depth Review

Power meters tend to be products that I test for the longest duration prior to posting a review.  This is often due to wanting to validate products across a wide range of weather and environmental conditions: Heat, humidity, cold, cobbles, indoors, outdoors, etc…  However, my test of the Verve Infocrank …

» A Weighty Decision: Deciding on a WiFi Weight Scale
» Black Friday Sales Kickoff: $100 off Fenix3, Withings Scales from $69, and more (Update: +Suunto Ambit3!)
» Garmin Forerunner 230 & 235 In-Depth Review
» My Winter 2015-2016 Sports Gadget Recommendations
» Verve Infocrank Power Meter In-Depth Review

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In Depth Product Reviews

You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget.  If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section.  Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos!  I aim to leave no stone unturned.


Read My GPS Recommendations.

Here’s my most recent gadget recommendations guide (Winter 2014-2015 edition) – covering almost every category of sports gadgets out there.  Looking for the equipment I use day to day?  I also just put together my complete 2015 ‘Gear I Use’ equipment list, from swim to bike to run and everything in between (plus a few extra things).  And to compliment that, here’s The Girl’s (my wife’s) 2015 list. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!


Understand technology and sport in the How-To Guides.

I enjoy explaining new things to folks – especially showing people how to get the most from their gadgets. Here’s an ongoing list of “How to” guides.


Read my Top 25 most useful posts.

It turns our I’ve written a fair bit of stuff over the past few years – and after it disappears from my front page, a lot of it never really sees the light of day again without Google’ing skillz.  Or a photographic memory…which I don’t have.  I’ve taken a look back and found stuff that…continues to find a trickle of readers via web searches or forum links.


Have some fun in the travel section.

I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.

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    • RT @deweisz: @dcrainmakerblog I’m only interested in integrated products. Treadmill powered popcorn machine? Yes! ,
    • On tonight's Amazon Fitness deals, somehow a popcorn machine is next to treadmill. Yet, 56% sold vs 0% on treamdill. ,
    • @fivedts It would be beep-only on Suunto, which may or may not matter to you (vs vibrate). ,
    • Added a few more new Sports Tech deals for the night: Misfit activity trackers from $14, and Jawbone ones from $69: ,
    • @borkertx I think it's just bad luck. ,
    • RT @SoVeryFinnish: In Finland, we have Black Friday too. Every Friday from October to March. ,
    • RT @DJ44: Yes! All data is FREE today (free everyday too...) ,
    • RT @aoiph: Actual lol at this America v Britain vine ,
    • More Black Friday Sports Tech Deals Announced: Pebble watches, Basis Peak, GoPro and more. Details: ,
    • @jpo09 Indeed. Ironically enough, I actually delivered a custom cupcake order to the local office today. Can't escape! :) ,