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 and Facebook, 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 in the past week:
Here’s all the (albeit limited) goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this past week.
Sunday: Week in Review–December 27th, 2015
Monday: The Wahoo KICKR Desk In-Depth Review
Tuesday: The Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway
Wednesday: A Few Days of Christmas in Seattle
Sunday Morning: Giveaway Winner: The You Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway
Sunday Afternoon: A Newark Airport Layover Runaround
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
1) Shooting GoPro Hero4 Session’s into the air with an air cannon: Because…awesome. Seriously, this is cool stuff – just because it is (sent in via Richard K.)
2) There are now ‘surfing desks’. For real. Just like a standing desk or a bike desk, except, you sorta surf. Good luck asking your boss for that.
4) A day in the life of a pro team training camp: Interesting little snippets of what a typical day entails over on the Training Peaks blog.
5) Samsung announces new bio processor for health/fitness applications: I’m interested to talk with folks in the industry this week at CES to find out if this is something that others would actually use, or if it’s more fluff than anything else. Chips are a bit outside my normal realm.
7) Amazon Echo can now give you a workout: Echo is the Siri-like device that Amazon created to talk to you around the house. Now, it can also be your gym instructor.
8) VeloViewer does 2015 Year in Review posters: This is cool. Lots of folks are doing this (such as Strava), but I’m a sucker for pretty infographic posters like Veloviewer’s (there’s some stuff that doesn’t show in mine, as I don’t always sync unreleased products to Strava and usually forget afterwards to add them back in…doh!). It also seems to have stumbled on some of my actual race bests this year, like this 10K race this year.
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?
Adidas Rolls out Windows 10 Universal App: This is notable, as they’re joining Garmin in going that direction. Cool stuff, though, Adidas has historically always been the strongest sport/fitness device maker on Windows mobile devices.
Garmin FR230/235 Firmware Update: Improves pace accuracy, fixes handful of other items.
Garmin FR630 Firmware Update: Improves pace accuracy, fixes handful of other items.
Garmin HRM-TRI Firmware Update: Bug fix related to stride length accuracy. Update via compatible watches.
Garmin HRM4-RUN Firmware Update: Same as HRM-TRI. Update via compatible watches.
Garmin Fenix3 Beta Firmware update: Battery drain bug fixes from last beta firmware update.
With that – thanks for reading folks!