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.
At present, the rest of the marketplace is pretty much…well…Google, and their Glass product. Technically, it’s still an early adopter program, and with a price specifically designed to keep non-techies away. But at some point this year that’ll shift, when they plan to make it broadly available. The price will likely plummet and with it will come a tsunami of new apps.
In the meantime, with Recon Jet nearly upon us, I figured it’d make sense to see how things will compare this spring between the two. So I ordered a pair and have begun to poke at it a bit.
Today, the only apps publicly available come from Strava: Strava Cycling and Strava Run.
Oh, and for those curious – I actually have very little interest (pretty much zero at the moment) in wearing the device day to day. Unlike California, you certainly won’t find anyone wearing them in Paris (I’ve yet to see a single person wearing them here). Part of that is due to the US shipping address requirement, but ultimately, tech geeks have gotten around that for years – so if that was the core reason, it doesn’t really hold water.
Nope, my focus is purely sport/fitness related. I’m looking to see how they stack up not only against products like Recon, but also conventional products in the space. If for no other reason than to ask the tidal wave of questions when products such as/like Recon come out, in terms of how they stack up.
So – if you know of a sports/fitness app in development, drop them a note (or a comment below) and I’ll chase it down. My goal is to put something together for the March timeframe.
I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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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.