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.
I was on the IMTalk podcast this week and spent about 30 minutes talking all about sports technology. From budget watches to power meters, and everything in between. Plus really important stuff like your questions about my favorite cupcake flavor. Fun time. You can pickup the podcast here.
Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs:
Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet:
4)A way to upload from Garmin Edge to phone?Perhaps, just perhaps. This little USB stick of sorts connects to your Garmin device and uploads things to your phone via Bluetooth. However, it’s unclear if it’ll specifically work with the Edge units. It’s also a wee bit pricey. (via GPSTracklog)
5) Hardest 400m race in the world? This crazy 400m race goes up a ski jump. Kinda nuts. I like how the slow-motion footage really isn’t any faster than the normal-speed footage. (Via commenter in last weeks post)
7) The Power Meter 411: This is a bit of an epicenter for understanding power meters and training with power meters…and being free. And I suppose, more importantly, being logically organized and something most folks can actually understand. Strangely, I hadn’t seen this landing page before. Good stuff.
8) Because watching downhill urban mountain biking never gets old: Somehow, I think this is one of the fastest courses I’ve seen. Still utterly nuts. (via Engadget). As a side note, I was curious after watching a Belgium Soap Box Derby video following that if there was a calendar for all the crazy Red Bull events…sure enough, there is. Here. You can filter by locale/sport/etc… Doesn’t look like too much on the awesome/crazy side in France in the near future though.
12) Wahoo does RFLKT promotion for Pebble folks: If you’re (like me) and still waiting on your Pebble watch, you can prove it to Wahoo and they’ll give you a discount. For those curious about my RFLKT review, I’ll be doing it once there’s some 3rd party apps out there.
This is a bit of a new section. Most of this content used to be found within the main section, but I figured I’d just call it out up here and make it easy to find. I regularly sift through Kickstarter and Indiegogo (plus a few others on occasion) looking for sports projects.
Here’s the athletic projects of note that are new:
Fiber Optic Athletic Gear: I guess this pretty much just makes my little blinky light for running look downright antiquated and invisible.
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?
TrainerRoad 1.5.0 Beta Out: Along with it, the new workout creator, ability to transmit your VirtualPower as ANT+ to devices that support it, and more. They told me to expect ANT+ support for the KICKR next (developers now have the API from Wahoo).
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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.