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

Update – March 2016! I’ve published my full Fitbit Blaze In-Depth Review here! Swing on over for all the details after extensive use! Today at CES Fitbit announced their latest wearable, the Fitbit Blaze.  This new unit is effectively a … Read More Here

First Ride: Garmin Varia Vision–Heads Up Display

Today Garmin introduced their first heads up display, the Varia Vision.  The $399 heads up display takes data such as speed, power, and even approaching cars from the Varia Radar – and plops it up on a small screen at … Read More Here

Hands-on: Garmin’s new Fenix3 HR with optical HR, new Fenix3 bands, major software update

Update! My Fenix3 HR In-Depth Review has now been published (click here)! You can swing over to that post to read all the details! Today at CES Garmin has introduced three new fitness devices, first up is the new Fenix3 … Read More Here

Polar Balance Scale In-Depth Review

Today Polar announced that they’ve joined the weight scale club and are now making their own Bluetooth Smart scale. This scale integrates straight into the Polar Flow ecosystem. You step on the scale, and it then syncs to your phone, … Read More Here

Welcome to CES 2016!

Yup, it’s that time of year again – when tech blogs the world around explode with news about fancy new gadgets at CES (Consumer Electronics Show).  All sadly mere days after you just finished unwrapping new Christmas gadgets.  Such is the … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Whoa – it was a crazy weekend spanning two transatlantic flights, three countries, and a whole lot of busy. 1) Flew Back from US/Canada After I wrapped up my run in Newark, it was time to head home back across the … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 3rd, 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

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A Newark Airport Layover Runaround

I figured I’d share a brief runaround from this past Thursday, if for no other reason than a bit of entertainment. We were working our way back home from St. John’s (Newfoundland, Canada) to Paris when we found ourselves with … Read More Here

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Giveaway Winner: The You Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway

This past week was the giveaway for all those left disappointed by their Christmas tree offerings.  No, not the pine needles, but rather the lack of proper sport gadgetry!  Some 5,928 of you entered in expressing some form of displeasure … Read More Here

A Few Days of Christmas in Seattle

So I’m running a wee bit behind on getting posts up, as I’m currently underwater with Consumer Electronics Show (CES) related prep posts for next week.  But I figured I’d fill in some of the non-tech things that we’ve been … Read More Here

The Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway

I’m sure many of you received various sports gadgets over the last few weeks as part of the holidays.  But for those unlucky elves who received a half-eaten gel packet in their Christmas stocking from their not-so-significant others, I’ve got … Read More Here

The Wahoo KICKR Desk In-Depth Review

It’s been over 5 years since Wahoo’s first product, the Wahoo Fisica ANT+ adapter for the iPhone.  That was later renamed to the Wahoo Fitness Key.  Then came the BlueHR, a Bluetooth Smart heart rate strap.  But their ‘breakout’ product … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 27th, 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

How to get your trainer apps on the big screen

With the explosion of new trainer apps over the last few years, many of us are running apps on numerous platforms – from iOS to Android to Windows.  Not to mention numerous form factors such as tablets, phones, and desktops.  … Read More Here

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A Few Days in New York City

Last week The Girl, Lucy, and I jetted away from Paris to the US for what will be a bit of a whirlwind trip around the country for the holidays.  The first stop on the list was New York City, … Read More Here

Polar rolls out Strava Automatic Sync

Earlier this morning Polar rolled out their long awaited (and previously promised) ability to automatically sync Polar Flow activities to Strava.  This means that upon completion of an activity, the activity data will automatically sync to Strava’s site.  No more … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

There happens to be a few weekends each year that we know will be crazy busy…and this is one of them.  It’s just a bit of a stars aligning sorta of things, where every possible event is on one weekend … Read More Here

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The 2nd Annual DCR Open House–Recap and Photos!

This Saturday was the 2nd Annual DCR Open House.  I announced it back in November, and was super-excited that so many folks made the trek to the DCR Cave in Paris, both from just across town as well as all … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 13th, 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

Garmin Forerunner 630 In-Depth Review

It’s been almost two months since Garmin announced the FR630, alongside the new Garmin FR230 & FR235.  They started shipping the FR630 about 5 weeks ago, and I’ve been using it on and off since, in conjunction with the other … Read More Here

Polar A360 In-Depth Review

It’s been about a month since Polar announced their latest wearable – the A360.  This would be their first entrant into the optical HR sensor world, a key milestone for a company that’s effectively built its entire reputation and company … Read More Here

4iiii Precision Power Meter In-Depth Review

It’s been about 8 months since 4iiii began shipping their Precision power meters to buyers, which is a small pod affixed to your crank arm.  When the company announced their entrance into the market in September 2014, they had planned … Read More Here