Huge Black Friday Weekend Sports Tech List (120+ items)!
This includes $200+ off the Garmin Fenix 6 Series, $200 off the Tacx NEO 2T (the latest). Plus deals on tons more including the GoPro Hero 10 Black, Garmin Edge Cycling GPS, Fitbit, Polar watches/sensors, Apple TV, Apple Watch Series 7, Beats Buds, Peloton Bikes/Treadmills, Suunto, COROS, smart indoor bikes, drones, and plenty more. Updated every hours, full details over here!
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 past week.
4) Nokia joins phone step-counter game: Nokia is the latest phone vendor to add step-counting to base apps loaded with their latest Windows Phone, and will introduce it early next year.
5)A North Korea Bike Race: I somehow missed this before, but stumbled on an article linking to it from this week. Interesting.
6) Early short-edition of Kona TV coverage: This is a shorter 26-minute variant of much of the HD chopper/full production crew footage that you’ll eventually see on the NBC cut (WTC contracts with NBC to produce the special each year, similar to a paid infomercial). This was apparently for Australian markets over the past few days. (Via Jay Prasuhn)
Just as a heads up/reminder, the Garmin FR210 and FR610 have rebates through mid-next week (when they end). For the FR210 you get $25 off, and for the Garmin FR610 you get $50 off. These are combinable with the Clever Training discount code that gets you 10% off (the 10% is of course applied to the retail price, the rebate comes later). The coupon code for that is DCR10BTF and you get free US shipping on either unit.
In addition to the Garmin sale, Suunto has also discounted all their Ambit 2’s by 15-20% (except Sapphire). This is less than the much steeper Clever Training exclusive discounts you saw a few weeks ago, but, is better than no discounts. Note that the DCR 10% coupon does not work here, but free shipping applies. And, in this case if you use the links below it helps support the site.
I know many of you shop via eBay instead of traditional retail channels. So I’ve collaborated with eBay this holiday season to put together collections related to sports gadgets. I’ll be adding to these as the slew of new devices hitting the shelves over the next couple weeks start showing up, but here’s a bit of a peek into the collections (a total of 12 are coming).
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. Note that as always with crowd funded projects, assume the project will be late and will under-deliver on features. Thus far, on the numerous products I’ve helped ‘fund’ (except a leather bike handle), that’s been the case.
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 is even better) 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?
PeriPedal v2.1.0 Released: New Workout History Screen, PR Tracking, improved KICKR support, .FIT file changes, bug fixes, UI changes.
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.