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.
This might be the quickest post I’ve ever written – but it’s one that I feel probably deserves some brief mention – if only to divert mail flow from my own inbox, directly to theirs (at the office this is called lobbing it over the fence).
Recently both Garmin and Suunto added direct channels for customer feedback to their respective development teams. Previously, feedback went through a variety of mechanisms that didn’t quite always make it to the right folks. They’re joining Polar which has one a channel for a while. And Polar meanwhile is working on an even cooler idea for getting your suggestions.
Garmin In the case of Garmin, they have a fancy site with lots of legalese that essentially says you won’t get stock options if your idea makes them rich: http://www8.garmin.com/contactUs/ideas/ But, the goal of the site is that it ends up directly into the correct product teams hands, as opposed to the janitors.
Suunto On the Suunto side, they’ve got the route of a super simple e-mail address (email@example.com) for feedback on the Ambit lineup. As I noted previously, they have already defined milestone firmware updates for the remainder of the year, and are looking for your feedback in filling out what features hit those updates.
Polar Finally, looking at Polar. They are fairly active in social media on Google+, Twitter and Facebook (taking suggestions), but for product improvement suggestions they’ll take your feedback directly at their product feedback e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
So go forth and fill their inboxes with useful and constructive feedback about their respective products. And while you know that I do try and redirect much of your communal feedback to them via calls/e-mails/etc, the best way both companies can most clearly get your feedback is directly from you. Getting 100 e-mail messages from you about a topic is far more effective than a single e-mail from me.
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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.