Week in Review–August 17th, 2014

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

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An Apeldoorn (Netherlands) Runaround

Once again this week I had to actually look at a map to figure out where on earth I was being sent for work.  The last time was when I went to Xi’an, China.  Sometimes I’ve heard of the city … Read More Here

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Behind the Scenes at Wahoo Fitness HQ

Last week on the way to Outdoor Retailer I made a slight diversion to stop by the ‘world headquarters’ of Wahoo Fitness.  They’re based in Atlanta, GA – just a bit outside of the downtown area in a relatively quiet … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Ok, with all my Outdoor Retailer related posts out the door, here’s what I’ve been up to otherwise. 1) Flew back home from Salt Lake City Friday I made my way back from Salt Lake City, where I had spent … Read More Here

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Swimming, cycling and running my way though Salt Lake City

While I was out in Salt Lake City last week I certainly wasn’t confined to a convention center full of tents and activity trackers.  Nope, I got out and saw the world.  Or…at least a little snippet of it.  Here’s … Read More Here

Outdoor Retailer 2014 Odds and Ends Roundup

It’s been a busy week at Outdoor Retailer (Summer edition), albeit slightly less frenzied for me than something like Eurobike or Interbike.  That’s mostly because there’s just less swim/bike/run-focus at Outdoor Retailer for me to track down, and instead far … Read More Here

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Hands-on with Epson’s new Pulsesense optical heart rate activity trackers

While no doubt everyone associates Epson with printers, the company was at Outdoor Retailer and there was clearly no printer in sight.  Instead the team of very fit looking engineers was demonstrating the first two fitness devices they’re bringing to … Read More Here

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Mio shows off new Mio Velo and Mio Fuse optical heart rate units

This week at Outdoor Retailer, Mio has quietly unveiled two new units based on their Mio Link product.  The first unit, the Mio Fuse, adds in both a display as well as a 24×7 activity monitoring.  While the second unit, … Read More Here

Knog releases new Qudos dual GoPro and bike light system

Well known bike light maker Knog was demonstrating their newest bike light at Outdoor Retailer this week – the Qudos.  This new light is relevant around these parts as it combines onto a single mount both a bike light and … Read More Here

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A chat with the CEO of Watteam and their new $499 power meter: PowerBeat

Earlier this morning a relatively unknown company – Watteam – came out of the woodwork and announced an upcoming power meter – PowerBeat.  While announcements of power meters this time of year aren’t unheard of, what is causing some ripples … Read More Here

First look at the new Magellan Echo Fit

Here at Outdoor Retailer this week Magellan has announced their latest incarnation of the Magellan Echo line, the Echo Fit.  The Echo fit builds upon the original Magellan Echo (which was released about this time last year) and adds in … Read More Here

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Hands-on with Timex’s new Move x20, Run x20 GPS, and Run x50+ fitness units

Earlier today I covered Timex’s just announced flagship running watch – the Timex One GPS+, which contains everything from music storage to 3G connectivity and live tracking. However, that wasn’t the only unit Timex announced today.  They also released three … Read More Here

Hands-on with new Timex One GPS+, a 3G connected watch requiring no phone

Today at Outdoor Retailer Timex has announced a slew of new products into the fitness and outdoor market.  The four new products range from $99 to $399, and cover everything from basic GPS functionality to a high-end integrated live tracking … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

While many of you read my Alpe d’Huez triathlon race report yesterday, here’s what the rest of the weekend entailed.  And, because I was on vacation – I’m using the term ‘weekend’ with a little more flexibility…so it’s more like … Read More Here

Garmin announces automatic sync with Strava, MapMyFitness and Endomondo

Today, Strava along with MapMyFitness and Endomondo have announced automatic sync with Garmin Connect.  This means that your activities will now (or soon in some cases) automatically show up on those three platforms, should you choose to enable it. Some … Read More Here

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Alpe d’Huez Triathlon 2014 Race Report

Just the mere act of being in Alpe d’Huez is effectively walking around on hallowed ground in the cycling world.  Aside from the cobblestone finish in Paris, there’s pretty much no more famous stage in the cycling world than that … Read More Here

Heads up: Summer Event Schedule–Outdoor Retailer, Eurobike, Interbike, and the ANT+ Symposium

It’s now August, and as a result so begins a sweep of various sports and fitness conventions and conferences.  Each of these conventions serves a slightly different audience, and as a result – draws a slightly different group of exhibitors.  So … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Ok, it was a short weekend for me – but here’s how it went down! 1) I flew back from the US After meetings in Seattle this past week I grabbed an evening flight back to Paris (via London).  This … Read More Here

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Watching La Course (the women’s race by The Tour de France)

Earlier this year a significant announcement was made that there would be a women’s race at the Tour de France.  It wouldn’t be the entirety of the Grand Tour, nor even a multiday event – but – it would be a … Read More Here

Hands-On with Backtracker: Radar for your bike

A few weeks ago a new product jumped onto the crowd-funded scene: Backtracker.  This device is essentially a radar warning system for your bike.  The idea is that it can warn you of approaching cars on a LED display on … Read More Here

Hands-On Look At Shimano’s Action Camera, the CM-1000

A few days ago the Shimano CM-1000 action cam that I bought finally came in.  After getting some hands-on time with the unit I wanted to give some initial impressions and thoughts.  The camera is unique in that it connects … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s a look at the last few days here in rather warm France… 1) A Sweltering Friday Night Brick Friday night was brick night.  Not a hard one, just a short and intense one.  Unfortunately, the temperature on Friday reached … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 19th, 2014

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

Redshift Sports Aero System In-Depth Review

Every once in a while an endurance sports product comes out that piques my interest, even if it’s not directly a sports technology item.  A perfect example of that would be the Redshift Aero system.  I’ve followed it since they … Read More Here

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5 Awesome Things I Did and Saw on Bastille Day 2014

Being in Paris now a few years, there appears to be no bigger single-day party than Bastille Day.  Now technically it’s not called Bastille day.  Rather, locally it’s known as Fête nationale (National Celebration) or Le quatorze juillet (14th of … Read More Here