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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Garmin HRM-RUN

When the Garmin FR620 first came out about 18 months ago, it brought with it the Garmin HRM-RUN strap.  That strap added what Garmin called ‘Running Dynamics’ data, which consisted of a few different running related metrics.  At the time, … Read More Here

Week in Review–February 8th, 2015

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

A look at GoPro’s new firmware updates, including time lapse capability

Yesterday GoPro pushed out updates for their Hero4 lineup of cameras (the Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver).  These firmware updates, while announced back in January at CES, edge GoPro further ahead of competitors in certain categories, while bringing them up … Read More Here

Under Armour (owner of MapMyFitness) buys both MyFitnessPal and Endomondo

A bit of background: Apparently someone at Under Armour had a bit of spare cash lying around today, and decided to go on a bit of a pre-Valentine’s Day spending spree.  Today, they bought not just MyFitnessPal, but also Endomondo.  … Read More Here

Sports, Drones, and Follow-Me Aerial Action Imagery: A State of the Industry

There’s been a ton of interest as of late in using drones within sports.  This interest comes from many different angles.  First is the more traditional approach of simply using the unmanned aerial vehicle as a platform for videography and … Read More Here

The Zeal HD2 Snow Goggles with Built-In HD Camera In-Depth Review

This past weekend I spent three days using the Zeal HD2 goggles.  These goggles have a built-in action camera in the upper edge of them, making them potentially perfect for recording your slope adventures.  It includes both photo and video … Read More Here

A quick update on Polar’s planned software updates

Since Polar announced the V800 triathlon watch at CES 2014 (just over a year ago), there’s been a steady stream of firmware updates to the unit increasing functionality of the multisport watch.  At the same time, there have also been a … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

A rather busy weekend home in Paris, but also quite an enjoyable one.  It almost seemed relaxing actually. 1) Friday night lights…err…run. I did both a longer run and a shorter Friday night run this weekend.  While the longer run … Read More Here

Week in Review–February 1st, 2015

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

Stryd: Hands-on with the first running power meter

In December a Boulder based company with only a handful of employees announced that they had put together a running power meter.  They’d taken the same concepts from the cycling world, but moved it into the running world.  In doing … Read More Here

Understanding Live Streaming Video Options for Action Cams: GoPro, Sony and HTC

The ability to stream in real time (live) video footage from action cams remains a bit of the holy grail of sports action.  Today, 99.99% of what you see on TV is done via broadcast quality cameras and equipment, with … Read More Here

A Weekend Skiing in the French Alps

We had long ago planned an extended weekend with Friends down in the French alps, and finally the time was here.  We’d be heading to Val Thorens, which is part of the Three Valley’s area (that includes other resorts I’ve … Read More Here

Fitbit Surge In-Depth Review

It’s been a few months since Fitbit announced a trio of products, including their first GPS watch – the Fitbit Surge.  This joined two other activity trackers, the Fitbit Charge and Charge HR within the announcement (my review of the … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days since getting back home to Europe. 1) Flew home from the US: Friday we arrived back in Paris from what’s been a nearly two week long trip to the US.  First, … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 18th, 2015

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

A Sneak Peek at the Cycliq Fly12 Front Mounted Bike Camera Light

Some of you might remember last year my post on the Fly6 rear-facing bike camera and light.  This unit was a combination of a rear bike light along with a rear mounted camera.  The camera wasn’t so much a GoPro … Read More Here

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Behind the Scenes: An Impromptu Photo Shoot with Ray

Finally back home after a busy week with Ray in Las Vegas for the CES coverage, while backing up photo files, I ran across a few shots that a lot of you will find interesting.  Last Monday, my first day … Read More Here

Garmin acquires Backtracker bike radar system (and company iKubu)

This morning Garmin has announced the acquisition of iKubu.  Of course, nobody knows the name iKubu, but many of you likely remember them by their product name – Backtracker. I took a look at this product back in July during … Read More Here

The ‘Guess How Many Steps I Walked at CES 2015’ Giveaway Winner!

Over the weekend I held a rather unique giveaway where I asked folks to guess how many steps I walked at CES from Sunday till Monday.  Closest person was the winner, simple as that!  The most accurate answer then got … Read More Here

A look at Sony’s new 4K action cam, crazy concurrent multi-cam support

Last week at CES Sony announced their latest action cam, the Sony FDR-X1000V, which is capable of shooting 4K video.  They also updated their HDR-AS camera line with a new 200V version  (HDR-AS200V).  These came as a surprise to approximately … Read More Here

A brief look at the Mio Alpha2 optical heart rate watch

Mio was on-hand at CES showing off both their recently announced devices from this past fall (Mio Fuse and Mio Velo), as well as demoing their just announced device: The Mio Alpha2. The Mio Alpha2 builds upon the features found … Read More Here

Garmin Connect IQ: An in-depth introduction to the platform you can now use today

This past week Garmin not only launched a slew of new devices, but perhaps more importantly – launched availability of the first portions for Connect IQ.  Garmin Connect IQ is the application development platform for newer Garmin wearables that enables … Read More Here

Polar announces M400 footpod support, also smartphone notifications for V800/M400/A300

Today at CES Polar has made two fairly solid and notable announcements.  Both of these updates continue to increase the competitiveness of the products included, but especially the M400 – which was already my top pick for a sub-$300 running … Read More Here

A sneak peek at two new PowerTap products

Like almost every other company in the sports technology world, everyone is here at CES.  And that’s true even when you don’t actually have a booth, such as the case with CycleOps/PowerTap. Despite the lack of floor space I had … Read More Here

The Guess ‘How Many Steps I Walked at CES 2015’ Giveaway!

When it comes to walking, I have no week at any point during the year where I tally up a greater number of steps than that of CES.  And this year was definitely no different.  It’s been a crazy packed week (with … Read More Here