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.
2) Age Grouper Triathlete gets doping ban: Well, Lance has good company this week. A 58-year old fellow from Atlanta got bit in an out of competition doping test (which, btw, is incredibly unheard of rare for an AG’er). Most pro’s never even get picked for OOC. While you’re at it, if you never read this Outside Magazine article from a year ago on the subject – it’s well worth it.
4) Polar releases first iPhone app – Polar Beats: I’ll be looking to post about this in a bit, but for now, go check it out. It’ll connect with Bluetooth Low Energy heart rate straps (like their H7 strap) and track your runs, then plunk them up to their PolarPersonalTrainer site.
5) Cardboard Bicycle Project: I’m sure many of you saw the various text posts about this over the past week about this. But the video is well worth the watch.
6) Perspectives after Kona:Professional Triathlete Jordan Rapp shares his thoughts from his day at the Ironman World Championships.
13) Cycling in Vietnam video Rapha: I think that Rapha cycling videos are sorta like cycling porn. Though, this one does seem to be lacking the normal levels of cyclingin their videos. Nonetheless, enjoy! Full back story at the link above.
Sports Technology Software/Firmware Updates This Week: Each week I quickly highlight some of the new firmware, app, software and website service updates that I see go out. If you’re a sports technology company and release an update – shoot me a quick note (just one liners is perfect, or Tweet it at me) and I’ll make mention of it here. If I don’t know about it, I won’t be able to post about it. Sound good?
Garmin Fenix Firmware Update – 2.80: I’ve been using beta builds of this for about a week. And then the final build as well for a few runs. Things seem to work fairly well for me. A few minor feature adds, but still not yet any of the major running-specific requests (i.e. indoor running, workout functionality, etc…). Still, progress.
iPhone Apps that were updated this week: Looks like just Calorie Counter (I use it occasionally), and Pele (which is awesome). Pele does tracking of athletes in Ironman races. Makes it super easy to track all day long without the often troublesome WTC site.
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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.