Tag Archives: iPhone

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Automated Bike Fit Measurement App Review: Bike Fast Fit

I want to start off by first noting just how rare it is that I write an entire post specifically about a single app.  I could probably count the number of times I’ve done that in 6 years on one … Read More Here

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Hitcase Pro iPhone Underwater/Bike/Sports Case Review

I’m often asked about sports camera reviews.  In many ways I think that there’s already a ton of reviews out there of the various popular sports action cams like the GoPro or Contour.  And I’m not sure I really have … Read More Here

A look at the new Polar Beat Bluetooth Smart app with H7 Heart Rate Strap

Late last week, Polar released their first iPhone App – Polar Beat.  The app aims to bridge the gap between their dedicated devices and the phone market.  Most importantly however, it’s actually the first Bluetooth Smart compatible offering from them.  … Read More Here

In-Depth Review of the Quad Lock iPhone Bike Mount Case

There are numerous iPhone and cell phone bike mounting kits out there on the market today.  They range in price from under $10 to nearly $1,000 (yup, really).  Their capabilities, functionality an easy of use have just as extreme of … Read More Here

A look at tonight’s hard brick workout with the Garmin Fit app and new Live Tracking service

Earlier this week, Garmin introduced a new bit of functionality to their existing Garmin Fit iPhone/Android app.  This is the app that uses their Garmin Fit iPhone adapter to access ANT+ data.  It came out last fall, and for the … Read More Here

The Sports and Fitness History exhibit at the Patent and Trademark Museum

Washington DC is full of fascinating monuments, memorials and museums.  There are of course the many famous places that those outside of the region hear about on a potentially daily basis (i.e., the White House), some that you might hear … Read More Here

DIY: How I made a trainer bike computer/iPad/phone stand for $30

I’m often testing a multitude of devices on the bike at once, usually just due to the limited time I have to try and gather data across the 4-5 products I might have in the queue for the bike alone.  … Read More Here

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The Top 7 iPhone Swim, Bike, and Run apps I use regularly and why

While I certainly get offers to test out physical hardware and gadgets quite often – the number of requests to test out apps far outnumbers that by a fair margin.  The challenge though with apps is that many apps are … Read More Here

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App Review: SwimRadar–Finding pools while travelling

(I’ve long been asked to do app reviews.  And I have done a few here and there, as well as written about them for various publications.  At the moment the number of developers asking for my app reviews far exceeds … Read More Here

Garmin iPhone ANT+ Adapter and Garmin Fit app Review

(Update – July 2013: I’ve taken the rather unusual step of actually prefacing the review with some really clear guidance: Don’t buy this.  In short: It ONLY works with the Garmin Fit app, which won’t upload/download from your existing Garmin … Read More Here

Friday Tidbits (lots of them!)

All sorts of things moving and shaking around here, most of which will bubble up to the surface in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, here’s a few random notables for the week thus far. What my iPhone history … Read More Here

One week: So many cool new things

The next few weeks are going to be rather busy in the sports technology world (remember my 2011 predictions?).  There’s a ton of companies either announcing new products, major changes to existing products, or new services.  While both these companies … Read More Here

Umpteen ways to measure your heart rate

For reasons unclear to me, this week has turned out to be the week of heart rate related devices plopping onto my doorstep.  So let’s rundown a quick preview of stuff I’ll be posting more in depth over the next … Read More Here

Checking out the EZ-Trainer iPad ANT+ App

With the introduction of the Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Dongle last year, there’s been a flood of iPhone apps that have supported adding ANT+ data (Heart Rate, Power, Speed, Cadence, Weight Scales, etc…).  Everything from small apps you’ve never heard of, … Read More Here

2010 Athlete Gadget Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when people stampede into their local mall in search of the perfect gift.  But choosing gifts for an endurance athlete can be tough.  Endurance athletes are picky by nature – for example, you’d never dream … Read More Here

How to learn from the Marine Corps Marathon App Fiasco Failboat

For those of you outside the DC area, you may be unaware of all the trouble that occurred over the past few days when one of the nation’s largest marathons contracted an app to be put together to allow racers … Read More Here

A look at Pedal Brain

Out of all the companies developing iPhone based cycling computers and/or applications – it’s actually Pedal Brain that’s been beating the drum the longest.  I had a chance to sit down…well…stand up actually, with Matt Bauer – the founder of … Read More Here

Hands on with the iBike Dash at Interbike

I first heard about the iBike Dash a few months ago, while looking at information related to their normal iBike Aero power meters.  The iBike Dash represented a bit of a departure from the companies past power meter products.  In … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–July 31st, 2010

Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This is a weekly series where I feature a handful of the e-mailed questions I received from the previous week or so.  I try and pick a wide variety of questions. Some … Read More Here

How I would design the ideal sports watch

I’m asked on a daily basis which device I prefer and why.  Generally it’s in the context of whether oe should choose device X or device Y, or perhaps a combination of device W and device X.  My answers are … Read More Here

7 New Sports Technology Companies I’m Watching

If you follow the blog, you know I tend to be pretty interested in what a whole slew of sports technology companies are doing out there.  I often include links to companies I’m watching, or occasionally mention their products or … Read More Here

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Wahoo Fitness ANT+ iPhone Adapter

(April 2013 note: While I reviewed this back in the spring of 2010, the product has since released and is supported by more than 150 apps on the iPhone/iPod platform.  Since then I continue to use it quite a bit … Read More Here