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 goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this past week.
Sunday: Week in Review–July 10th, 2016 (Don’t forget Fenix3 25% deal ends today, details in this post)
Wednesday: Hands-on with Garmin’s new Edge 820 with mapping
Friday: How I capture photos while openwater swimming (some great pics/tips from DCR readers added to comments since this post)
Saturday: European Readers: Clever Training Europe is here!
Almost back up to full speed this past week after settling into a bit of a routine with Le Bébé!
Here’s a handful of the topics discussed in this past week’s podcast:
[Once Ben stops fluffing around on his bike with his RV in the mountains, we’ll record something new. Probably tonight.]
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) Uber begins using bicycles in DC for food delivery: Makes complete sense, especially since in many cities bicycle delivered food driven by apps is already commonplace.
2) See.Sense goes on Crowd Cube for investors: See.Sense makes those cool connected bike lights I showed off last fall. This is more than Kickstarter though, as in this case backers actually get legit equity. Interesting stuff, and impressive in less than 2 days they’ve already raised 300K.
3) NBC (USA) outlines their online streaming plans for Rio: Which roughly amounts to everything is broadcast online live, except for the opening ceremonies, which is delayed by an hour.
4) Quarq acquires Kickstarter project: Interesting to see SRAM (which Quarq is a part of) going out and snatching up Kickstarter projects. You’ll remember Garmin did something similar two years ago with the Backtracker project, which ultimately became Varia Radar.
5) Get zapped every time a friend beats Strava segment: Well then, that’s pretty…umm…shocking. (via Ryan)
6) A look at GoPro’s 360° Camera? Perhaps…just perhaps. Though, this has quite a bit of backend support below the bike casing. So it’s hard to say how that would be separated (some of that is for the live broadcasting system). Of course, the stitching they show is still pretty rough. If they can resolve the stitching through software, this solution blows away most other consumer options on the market in terms of quality. But then again…this may not end up being a consumer solution.
7) I’ll be showing off something really cool on Tuesday evening: I can’t say more yet, but…if you’re on Zwift on Tuesday evening at 8:00PM Central European Time (2:00PM US Eastern) – I’ll be there. Oh, and I’ll also be Periscoping it to be able to see it in action (so follow me on Twitter).
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 are 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? Oh – and if you want to get a head start on things, this page is a great resource for watching Garmin firmware updates.
Wahoo ELEMNT Firmware Update: Bug fixes.
Garmin Vivoactive Firmware Update: Bug fix with sleep detection.
Garmin Vivofit: Performance tweaks.
Garmin Vivosmart: Improvements and bug fixes.
Garmin Fenix3/Fenix3 HR/Tactix Bravo/Quatix 3 BETA firmware update: Adds support for non-native music app control, improves 24×7 data precision (F3HR), floors climbed and more. F3HR download here.
Connect IQ 2 related firmware updates: These are updates for giving a new Connect IQ beta version for devs to work with. Across numerous devices: Edge 1000, Edge 520, Forerunner 230, Forerunner 235, Forerunner 630, Forerunner 920XT
Thanks for reading all!