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 past week.
2) The Munga Mountain Bike Race: I have zero desire to race this, but the concept and the massive prize purse ($1 Million Dollars) look cool. I got bored the other night on the hotel spin bike and actually read through the entire rules section – pretty interesting. (Sent in via Dr. Jacov L.)
3) IPO strategy and documents from GoPro: Some really interesting numbers in GoPro’s IPO paperwork around action camera numbers and sales. Cool stuff for those on the financial side of things.
6) Low Cost and ‘Fun’ Kids Activity Monitor: Neat stuff, and perhaps if kids wore them they might be a bit more active competing with friends for activity points rather than sitting in front of a TV or computer playing video games. (via Mario)
10) Two sports tech contests of note: First up is a deal from CycleOps if you record a video and GPS route for their virtual training platform, you could win a cycling trip to the French Alps. And second is one from Garmin that wins you trips to pretty cool places (and devices) for recording videos of your adventures and submitting. Obvious DCR Observation: You can hit two birds (contests) with one stone (video) here…
Crowd Funded Projects of Athletic Note:
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. If you’re unfamiliar with projects, read my detailed post on how I decide which projects I personally back. 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.
Both this project and the one below it are very similar (and released the same day), but both very cool. They allow you to attach a GoPro to the copter and actually automatically follow you and pre-create shots. I ended up going with HEXO over Airdog, despite the slightly longer timeframes. I did so primarily based on price.
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?
Leikr Firmware Update: Lots of goodness there this week with support for ANT+ cycling sensors as well as various other smaller fixes/improvements.
Polar V800 Firmware Update: A number of minor tweaks and bug fixes.
Bia/MapMyFitness hook up: Bia now adds direct sync with MapMyFitness. This is especially cool since it happens via cellular networks without even a phone required.
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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.