First Look: Fitbit announces new Fitbit Alta activity tracker

Today Fitbit announced their latest activity tracker – the Fitbit Alta.  This unit is effectively a replacement for the existing Fitbit Charge (or previous to that, the Force).  However, unlike those, this unit sports smartphone notifications,  move reminders, and the ability … Read More Here

Power meter prices plunge further as Pioneer & SRM join PowerTap in price cuts

(Updated 11AM US Eastern Time Feb 1st with SRM addition) The power meters prices be fallin’ again, and the snow and ice hasn’t even thawed yet on winter.  Here’s what’s been dropping. Pioneer Price Drops: Today Pioneer dropped their power … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 31st, 2016

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Microsoft Band 2 In-Depth Fitness & Sport Focused Review

This past fall Microsoft released their second activity tracker, the Microsoft Band 2 – near exactly one year after they released the original Microsoft Band.  This new Band tweaks the sizing a bit and cleans up much of the exterior … Read More Here

ISPO 2016 Sports Tech Roundup: FINIS Optical HR Swim Tracker, Kuai, Evalu, WatTeam and XMetrics

Yesterday I grabbed an early morning flight to ISPO, in Munich, to check out the massive sports-focused show.  Anything and everything to do with sports was there, spread out over a convention floor area that would make Eurobike look like your average … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s the latest and greatest from the land of…well…me? 1) Reverse Unboxing Sometimes, unboxing comes after product usage.  As strange as that may seem.  Occasionally I’ll get final products without boxes.  Either because the boxes weren’t ready yet, because I … Read More Here

The New Suunto Ambit3 Vertical: An Explainer

About 10 days ago Suunto announced the Ambit 3 Vertical, making it the latest high-end watch from the company, and a continuation of the Ambit lineup. However, with the announcement has come a bit of confusion around what exactly is … Read More Here

BSX Insight Gen2 In-Depth Review

Back in September BSX announced their Gen2 version of the BSX Insight device, which determines your lactate threshold without any invasive pricking for blood.  More relevant to the Gen2 version though is that they introduced the ability to broadcast and … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

After much traveling over the holiday period and into CES, it was finally back home for the weekend.  Glad to be enjoying the city and not bouncing around. 1) A quick test ride This past week was mostly a ‘catch-up’ … Read More Here

Garmin Vivosmart HR In-Depth Review

Back about two months ago, Garmin announced their first wrist activity tracker (non-watch) with optical HR capabilities, the Vivosmart HR.  The Vivosmart HR was designed to build upon the release of the Vivosmart a year earlier.  Essentially it’s a daily … Read More Here

18 Sports Tech Things at CES That I Didn’t Write About

My week at CES is structured around an extensive amount of walking, talking, and photographing.  Which might lead you to believe there’s also an extensive amount of writing, but that tends not to be the case.  Instead, I pick and … Read More Here

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Peloton’s Interesting Indoor Cycling Bike Platform

By some stroke of complete and total coincidence, a friend of mine called me last Wednesday morning and asked about the Peloton bike system.  You may remember the company from about 2.5 years ago when they first launched into the … Read More Here

Initial impressions of a production Bragi Dash unit

This week at CES, folks got their first look at the now final production units of the long-awaited Bragi Dash.  The company began shipping development kits a bit ago, but only just now is working to get the first few … Read More Here

Garmin’s New Tactix Bravo: An Explainer

While earlier in the week I gave you a look at the new Garmin Fenix3 HR, the extent of my Tactix-Bravo photography was rather limited (I only included one photo).  However, the reasoning will explain why this post will be … Read More Here

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A 360° Action Cam Roundup: Nikon, 360Fly, Giroptic…and GoPro

Just as last year was the year of the drone at CES, this year there is a lot of buzz about virtual reality. Lots of news surrounding bunches of new VR headsets. And to do VR, you need 360. As … Read More Here

A Look at Sony’s New HDR-AS50 Action Cam

Sony has announced a new action camera, the HDR-AS50, coming in at a baseline $199.  The real news here is that Sony actually has listened to customer complaints (or suggestions as they like to call them) and then made some useful improvements … Read More Here

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A Quick Look at the Withings Go Activity Tracker

As expected the early part of CES week saw a lot of new product announcements. There are lots of new players on the field with some innovative new products (and some obvious knock-offs and re-makes of existing technologies); but also … Read More Here

First Run with Lumo Smart Running Shorts

As the week goes on here at CES, I continue to add to my collection of first-time experiences that I’ve had recently.  The most unique of the week thus far would go to Lumo Body Technologies, who makes running shorts … Read More Here

Thoughts on the Skulpt Chisel

I ran across the folks from Skulpt at CES this morning. You may recall Skulpt from a previous brief mention here a couple of years ago. That first generation device was a success and now they are out promoting their … Read More Here

Wahoo Fitness Announces GymConnect: Treadmill integration & control

One tiny step at a time Wahoo is slowly increasing their fitness related turf.  This week at CES, they announced the GymConnect System, which allows you to control your treadmill and get it talking over ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart to … Read More Here

A look at Mio’s Personal Activity Intelligence Index, and a little Slice

  We’re at kind of an odd place right now with the rapid developmental pace of sports technology. What we see happening is a misalignment of the hardware/software technology and the scientific and practical use cases for that technology. An … Read More Here

Fitbit’s Bad Day: How it ended up with multiple optical HR lawsuits, and a 20% stock drop

For the San Francisco based firm Fitbit, yesterday was likely the mother of all bad roller-coasters.  They started off the morning at 7:30AM with a packed press room in the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center with the launch of … Read More Here

First Runs Impressions: Under Armour’s Speedform Gemini 2 Connected Running Shoes

Over the last few weeks I have charged a water bottle, charged a pair of sunglasses, and most recently – ‘turned on’ a pair of running shoes. As part of today’s HealthBox announcement, Under Armour is announcing the next generation … Read More Here

Under Armour’s HealthBox: WiFi Scale, Fitness Band, HR Strap, and more!

Today Under Armour has announced a flotilla of fitness products, likely to take the cake for the most unique fitness products announced by one company at the show this week. They’ve done so by partnering with HTC and delivering a … Read More Here

Fitbit Announces New ‘Fitbit Blaze’ Smart Fitness Watch

Today at CES Fitbit announced their latest wearable, the Fitbit Blaze.  This new unit is effectively a smart watch designed around fitness.  Sure it tracks steps and sleep like past units, but it also has structured workouts (from Fitstar, which … Read More Here