Heads-up: Huge Sports Tech Sale Underway – 20% Off All Smart Trainers!
There’s a massive sales on smart cycling trainers right now, plus plenty other sports tech. There’s 20% off the Wahoo KICKR, KICKR CORE, CLIMB, Headwind, 20% off the Tacx NEO 2T, Flux 2, and Flux S, 20% off Saris Hammer 3 trainer and Saris MP1 Motion Platform. Plus also 20% off the Elite Direto X and Suito too, even the new Sterzo. Plus even steeper deals including with the Kinetic trainers at 30% off.
Without a doubt, the most important item to call out this morning, actually occurred this past Sunday morning. As some of you will remember, my Mom’s been training for her first triathlon this summer. And on Sunday, she officially became a triathlete.
She did an awesome job going from not having done any lap/open water swimming just a few months ago, to finishing her first tri – and came in the top half of all finishers! Plus, her official race photos are pretty funny (see above) – I’ve never seen anyone smile so much during a race, heck – even exiting transition she was smiling away. 🙂
Speaking of triathlon related things…a special something arrived from Garmin on Wednesday morning.
What would it be? A Garmin 310XT eval unit to complete a product review on. It’s their successor to the Forerunner 305. Since it arrived I’ve been taking a gazillion photos (from unpacking to configuration), and using it on virtually all my workouts. I have 30 days until it has to go back to the Garmin folks.
Look for a full detailed review in early to mid September after I’ve had time to really get a good grasp on it, like all my other detailed reviews (305/410/705). Thus far though out of all the things I’m impressed with – perhaps the biggest is actually the HRM strap. It’s a new fabric strap that’s way more comfortable than the old one. Here’s the new one picture below.
You can see the comparison shot below, the new one is on top and the old one on the bottom. The good news is the new style one also works with all of the other Garmin’s (305/405/705), the bad news is it’s a wee bit expensive.
And the 310XT pairs with the Quarq Cinqo power meter I’ve got (along with PowerTap and SRM units that I don’t have):
So with that, I’ll let you off the hook and avoid a long post so you can go forth and enjoy your Friday and weekend!
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You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.