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.
5) Motorcycle vs tractor: Last week in South Africa I met a co-worker who was out riding (of the motorized variety) when he launched over a hill to find a tractor cutting across his path. Impact occurred. Flight occurred. And it’s all caught on tape. He and the tractor driver are alright now, not so much then. The bump starts around the 0:18 marker.
7) In-flight Yoga classes? Apparently that’s the hope of one person at an aviation related conference. Though, that same individual must apparently fly exclusively in the Singapore Airlines First Class Suites. Not quite sure how I’d do that in row 45 in a coach seat.
9) Garmin $50 Rebates on FR210/FR610 and FR910XT: Well if you’re a student, or I suppose have one in your family. Rebate form here (PDF). And yes, this is valid on Clever Training or Amazon purchases (+ usual 10% discount on Clever with the sidebar coupon code). Two weeks left, sorry for late notice, kept on forgetting.
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?
Magellan Active Website Updated: Mostly bug fixes and minor improvements, though, they did add the ability to hover over a given portion of your track and see the corresponding location on the map.
Garmin Swim Update: They’ve lowered the pool size down – as well as some other minor (but welcome) changes and fixes. Thanks Steven for the heads up on this!
Garmin Connect adds follower concept:Now you can stalk your favorite friends on Garmin Connect. This Strava-like functionality allows you to see what your friends are up to with their Garmin devices on Garmin Connect.
Suunto Moveslink was updated to 1.1.17: I didn’t see any release notes with the update, but perhaps it’s in preparation with the upcoming Suunto Ambit update in November.
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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.