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

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend…in Amsterdam

Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days… 1) Started the weekend on an early train to Amsterdam In a clear violation of my rules for being up in the 5AM hour multiple times a week, I once … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 14th, 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

ROTOR introduces new ROTOR Power LT power meter

ROTOR has officially announced their newest power meter offering, the ROTOR Power LT.  The LT stands for ‘lite’, but it could also actually stand for ‘Left’, which is because unlike their higher end power meter the LT is a left-leg … Read More Here

First look at the Suunto Ambit3 multisport GPS watch

This morning Suunto has announced their latest endurance and multisport watch, the Suunto Ambit3.  The watch incrementally builds on previous generations of the Ambit in what has been a roughly 12-16 month release cycle for the company.  The Ambit3 when … Read More Here

Hands on with the new Adidas Fit Smart

Adidas has just announced their latest sports and fitness focused device – the Fit Smart.  The unit features optical heart rate recognition from your wrist via an embedded Mio optical sensor, while supplementing that data in conjunction with accelerometer data … Read More Here

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Checking out Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour de France: From Le Touquet to Lille

Things started early this morning – approximately 6AM.  Which, for you early birds is indeed early for this non-early bird.  From there I’d catch the RER train 10 minutes up to Gare du Nord, where I’d change to a regular … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

And here’s how the first weekend in July went down, onwards! 1) Celebrated July 4th (yes, in France!) When it comes to holidays that we miss while living in France, there’s nothing more American or distinctly American than the 4th … Read More Here

First Look at Withings Activité activity tracker & designer watch

Late last week Withings announced their latest device – the Withings Activité, which combined an activity tracker into a more normal looking high-end designer watch.  This would in effect be pulling in much of their existing Withings Pulse activity tracker … Read More Here