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.
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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff!
So with that, let’s get into the action!
DCRainmaker.com posts this past week: Here’s all the goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this week:
Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs: Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet:
1) Lots about saddles:A great three part series on saddles over on Slowtwitch – definitely check it out. It’s more about design, concepts and theory – tons of awesome information in there.
2)Google Health is no more:As you probably saw over the past few months – Google Health is shutting down, with the last day for data modification being last Saturday. You can still grab any data you have there though, for a bit longer. Ultimately, I think they’ve made a shortsighted decision that long term I believe they’ll regret.
3)Solar charge your sports gadgets: While I struggle to see why you’d solar charge from within a car, when you can just use the car’s cigarette lighter charger – this is cool, similar to the Garmin one that’s OEM’d by Powermonkey that I’ve played with in my FR910XT review. Though, the airplane example is a cool one (until the flight attendants yell at you…which, trust me, they will).
6) A fun Quantified Self Numbers post: If you don’t read Quantified Self, and you like what you generally read here, you should definitely subscribe to their feed. Lots of coolness about the tracking of data about ourselves.
7) Weighing in every day: Another QS post, but one that illustrates the primary reason I recommend scales like the Withings WiFi scale. The documentation of your weight on a daily basis (if your trying to lose weight) is fascinating – and more importantly, if done through automated means, tends to really help drive diet change.
It’s a quiet week, with very little news out there, as most folks are on vacation (including yours truly) – but I suspect the next two weeks will be crazy busy for news goodness, leading into and through CES.
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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.