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.
Thus, we’re talking separately – in two unique sessions. But together, we’re still considered part of the top five reasons to attend.
This will be the third year I’ve presented at the ANT+ Symposium. It’s my opportunity to talk to all of the sports technology companies out there*, and tell them what you want. I also get to talk about all sorts of cool ideas and where I think the industry is going.
(*All, as in, everyone except Polar. And rumor is, they watched and sent around my presentation from last year too. Virtually every other software and hardware company doing anything in sports technology is there in attendance.)
Officially, here’s what I’ll be covering:
“Capturing the Consumer in Today’s Market – with Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker With almost 10 million page views per year, Ray dives deep into how sports technology companies can better engage and utilize their new and existing customer bases; why Kickstarter matters to you; and what consumers want when it comes to the tough issues like 3G connectivity in devices, Bluetooth Smart and cell phone integration.”
Which, essentially means – anything I darn well want.
Actually, no, I’ve got a really cool well defined outline for this year – with a new twist on things from past years. I’m going to tackle some of the areas where I think companies continue to falter (both in hard product, as well as customer service). It’s gonna be good!
In the past I’ve tried to rig up some sort of live way for you to watch me and haven’t entirely been successful due to interweb issues. I’ll see what I can pull off this year.
For those companies that will be at the ANT+ Symposium in a little under two weeks, definitely schedule a bit of time – I’d love to talk (NDA’s are fine). Historically, I’ve had meetings (formal or otherwise) literally from 7AM until near-midnight – so I definitely want to get you on the schedule (and preferably not a timeslot at 3AM, as The Girl might become suspicious…).
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.