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.
The Queue is a place where I post quick galleries of products that have just started the review cycle. Here’s more from the onslaught of new products that have come in lately (tons more planned over the next few weeks). At the moment, these don’t show up in the main RSS feed since they are just quick galleries. You can however subscribe specifically to The Queue RSS feed here (mostly to just use it as a notification mechanism).
2) How to ride cobbles: Given my current location, I need to get up to speed on this action. Because at present, the cobbles are not my BFF.
3)Looking for ski gadgets? Never even knew half of these crazy things existed. A little robot that pulls you up a ski slope? Nuts.
4) Nike adds new fitness startup accelerator program: Will be interesting to see what comes of this. Oddly enough, they talk about open SDK’s, API, and the sort – yet Nike+ as a platform is the most closed platform on earth. It makes the walled gardens of Apple look like Swiss cheese. (via Julien R.)
6) Suunto adds new GPS pod, doesn’t do ANT+: This is somewhat strange for a few reasons. First, who buys separate fitness GPS pods in new watches these days anyway? Evidence I receive from lots of you daily in the form of comments suggestions most of you hate them. Ignoring that though, if they had at least made it ANT+ other devices could have potentially taken advantage of it down the line. The ANT+ GPS device profile has been in a bit of perpetual beta waiting for a company to simply ask for it and push it out, Suunto would have made a great push company. Sigh…so much good done recently on going towards ANT+ away from the proprietary Suunto ANT, only to misdirect. (Yes, they could have done both, which would have solved old device and new device issues). That said, it’s physically cool looking. 🙂
8) Crazy Zip Line tied to a cliff and the back of a boat video: Ignoring the fact that some of the folks in the video are probably incredibly annoying in real life, the video itself is really darn cool. It almost makes me want to tie a zipline onto a boat and jump off a cliff also. Then again, maybe not.
13)Into the Mind trailer: Some pretty wicked special effects shots in there for this adventure/ski movie. Though, very little clarity on what the movie is actually about. The article explains it a bit more though.
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?
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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.