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.
Ok- so this post is slightly behind a day. You can blame that on the Tour de France. No worries, tons more pictures from Le Tour here in a few hours. In the meantime…
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.
2) Tour de France 2012 – Permitted Stage Finish Times – You may not know that in order for a rider to not be DQ’d on a given leg of the tour, they actually have to finish each day within a certain time. Here’s the super-detailed (and fascinating) explanation of how it all works.
4) Another Kickstarter sports watch, the Alpha: This time, with optical heart rate technology. This is fairly similar to the Basis watch – the now delayed project that aims to monitor your vitals 24×7 without a heart rate strap. The challenge with most optical devices like both of these however is typically the jostling movement that comes with running and getting accurate heart rate data. However, the Kickstarter video does at least directly talk to this concern. Additionally, I like both BT4.0 and ANT+ options, though, wish it was dual. I’m not yet 100% convinced this will pan out in the next 5 months per their timelines. Eventually, yes, but I’m not sure it will be a this year item given the tendency of most in the industry to overcommit on dates. [Actually, Update: Looks like they e-mailed me over the weekend to give me an in-person look at it…may be sooner than I thought!]
10)Nifty little Kickstarter bike carrying handle project: Here’s one Kickstarter project I did join in for, since I’ll have to figure out some way to carry my bikes up the stairs of our apartment in Paris, and this will look trendy on that new $800 bike I’ve got in the works…
Sports Technology Software/Firmware Updates This Week:
I’ve been trying something new where I quickly highlight some of the new firmware, app, software and website updates that I see go out, each week. If you’re a sports technology company and release an update – shoot me a quick note (just one liners) and I’ll make mention of it here. Sound good?
I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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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.