DC Rainmaker » Queue http://www.dcrainmaker.com Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:45:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.6 In The Queue: Favero bePRO Power Meter http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/07/favero-bepro-power-meter.html http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/07/favero-bepro-power-meter.html#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:49:24 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=47409 Read More Here ]]> Update: Full Review Is Now Available Here!

The bePRO is the latest sub-€500 entrant to the power meter game.  For a dual left/right system (as seen here), it’ll be €750.  It transmits ANT+, so it’ll connect to most head units.  My in-depth testing process will begin on July 25th (upon return from a trip, following posting my PowerTap P1 In-Depth Review).  In the meantime, here’s what’s in the (very full) box.

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Sony X1000V & AS200V Action Cams http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/05/sony-x1000v-as200v-action-cam.html http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/05/sony-x1000v-as200v-action-cam.html#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 15:46:32 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=45664 Read More Here ]]> This is Sony’s first 4K capable action cam that was announced back in January, along with introducing concurrent multi-cam live control/preview from the phone.  I’ll also be reviewing the little sibling, the AS200V, as part of the same review.  Keep tabs on my Sony Action Cam YouTube playlist for videos as I upload them!

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Apple Watch–Fitness Focused http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/05/apple-watchfitness-focused.html http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/05/apple-watchfitness-focused.html#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:23:59 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=45638 Read More Here ]]> Yes, I am indeed working towards a fitness/sport-focused Apple Watch review. It’s still likely a few weeks away. In the mean-time, here’s a spot to see a few pics and ask questions. Also, see my Apple Watch YouTube videos here!

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Wahoo RPM: Dual ANT+/BLE Version http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/05/wahoo-rpm-antble-version.html http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/05/wahoo-rpm-antble-version.html#comments Sat, 17 May 2014 16:12:38 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=31718 Read More Here ]]> This is Wahoo’s new RPM cadence-pod that attaches to the crank-arm, as well as with a new shoe clip to the front of running shoes (for exercise bikes), or some cycling shoes. The key change is the addition of ANT+, so it’s duel ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart. Availability mid-June.

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In the Queue: LifeBEAM Smart Helmet with integrated heart rate sensor http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/01/lifebeam-integrated-sensor.html http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/01/lifebeam-integrated-sensor.html#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:45:17 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=27398 Read More Here ]]> This came yesterday and I got it all un-boxed and even went for my first ride with it (albeit, on the trainer).  Impressed with the data consistency thus far, comparing it against a traditional HR strap and watching the two numbers be nearly identical. The unit is sold in ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart versions, I bought the ANT+ version. Update: Full in-depth review is available here!

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In the Queue: Elite Turbo Muin Unboxing http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/11/elite-turbo-unboxing.html http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/11/elite-turbo-unboxing.html#comments Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:13:54 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=23490 Read More Here ]]> Last week I got the Elite Turbo Muin all unboxed and a brief test ride on it to gather some audio data.  You can find that video with the decibel meter here.  The unit transmits private-ANT to the Elite iPad app, which displays power, speed, and cadence.

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In the Queue: Adidas miCoach Smart Run GPS http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/10/adidas-micoach-smart.html http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/10/adidas-micoach-smart.html#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:20:11 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=22588 Read More Here ]]> Here’s the Adidas miCoach GPS unboxing!  I’ll be heading out on my first run with it shortly, but expect a review prior to Thanksgiving.  Thus far I’m impressed with the clarity of the screen, WiFi simplicity, and certain UI aspects (keyboard for example).  More over the next few weeks! Update: My full in-depth review has been published here!  Enjoy!

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In the Queue: The Leikr GPS Multisport Watch http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/06/leikr-multisport-watch.html http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/06/leikr-multisport-watch.html#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:44:30 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=14288 Read More Here ]]> The Leikr project was crowd-funded via Kickstarter a number of months ago and has now reached beta stage.  The unit features mapping, GPS support, ANT+ compatibility, and Bluetooth compatibility.   I’ll be testing it until final release, but keep in mind it’s in a beta state and thus many areas are subject to change.

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