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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

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A fitting Misfit update

While standing around chatting when we briefly crossed paths on the running leg of the first ever Las Vegas 140.6 yesterday, Ray and I noticed the Misfit booth conveniently situated adjacent to the Polar booth.  We flipped a virtual coin, … Read More Here

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An update on the Dash, the wireless heart-rate monitoring music headphones

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated products out there is The Dash, by Bragi.  This tiny little set of pods sits in your ear and measures a cornucopia of athletic metrics from pace and distance, to heart rate and … Read More Here

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A Very Strange CES Vegas 140.6

This year, as a promotion for their V800 multisport watch, Polar announced a rather unique twist on the iron-distance race format.  Pro triathlete Tim Don stepped up to give the Las Vegas strip a glimpse of what a 140.6 triathlon … Read More Here

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An update on the 4iiii Precision Power Meter

It’s been just under four months since 4iiii announced their sub-$400 power meter, Precision.  You’ll remember when I took it for a test ride back at Interbike, giving it a bit of a first look on their prototype platform. Since … Read More Here

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Seeing a crowd-funded project grow up: Sensoria

Amongst the multitude of vendor booths displaying at CES 2015, I noticed a rather large booth – mainly because they seemed to be swamped by crowds every time I wandered by.  Dipping in for a closer look what really caught … Read More Here

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First look at SmartMat, the connected yoga mat

The big catchphrase at CES this year is Internet of Things, and we’re now seeing that marketing prophecy manifest itself in all manner of wearable and non-wearable items.  One in particular that caught my eye was this sensor-laden interactive yoga … Read More Here

A look at AmpStrip–the really cool heart rate sticker & activity tracker

Yesterday I got the chance to catch-up with FitLinxx, which is making the AmpStrip sticker that does 24×7 heart rate monitoring, step tracking, sleep tracking and even body temperature.  But wait, I realize you’re probably still back on the ‘sticker’ … Read More Here

Hands-on with the new Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch, and the Garmin Vivofit2

Garmin has announced a metric crapton of products today, but it’s the Vivoactive that I’m probably most excited about.  Or, at least, it’s the device I feel has the most potential and the widest possible appeal.  But, perhaps I’m getting … Read More Here

Hands-on with the Garmin Epix GPS mapping & multisport watch

Today Garmin introduced a full color mapping GPS wrist watch that doubles as a multisport watch – making for the first time they’ve merged the multisport world with their historically separate handheld mapping units.  This new unit – the Garmin … Read More Here

Hands-on with Garmin’s new Fenix3 multisport GPS watch with color screen

(Note: My Fenix3 In-Depth Review is now published and available here, go forth and enjoy all the details there instead!) Today, Garmin announced the latest iteration of their Fenix lineup with the Fenix3 multisport GPS watch.  Described at its simplest … Read More Here

Giroptic edges closer to 360° action cam release, YouTube announces support for 360° footage (huge deal)

°° Giroptic was on-hand last night at the CES Unveiled event showing off their 360° action camera which had debuted on Kickstarter this past summer to very strong backer support.  The action camera is somewhat a descendent of previous attempts … Read More Here

Withings shows off new lower priced Withings Activité Pop

Overview: Here at CES Withings showed off their latest activity tracker, the Activité Pop.  The Pop is a daily activity and sleep tracker but in a non-obvious form factor.  It’s designed to look like a regular watch, but with the … Read More Here

Polar Announces A300 Activity Tracker Watch, also MyFitnessPal automatic sync support

The A300 Overview: This weekend ahead of CES here in Las Vegas, Polar has announced their latest activity tracking watch, the A300.  This watch aims to take the M400 GPS watch, remove the GPS part, and then call it the … Read More Here

Welcome to CES 2015!

Yup, today kicks off another year at the biggest and most important gadget show on earth – the Consumer Electronics Show – aka CES.  Held in Las Vegas each year the first full week of January, this event has long … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 4th, 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

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Why you shouldn’t always trust “peer reviewed” studies: The Polar vs SRM papers

Earlier this week a peer reviewed university backed research paper was released that essentially said that Polar power meter pedals shouldn’t be trusted, and that instead, SRM was better: “The power data from the Keo power pedals should be treated … Read More Here