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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:
Here’s a handful of the topics discussed in this past week’s podcast:
– CompuTrainer shutting down their line
– MWC Highlights and new devices
– What I really do in Barcelona each year
– Will there be an FR920XT replacement?
– Troubleshooting and editing Scosche data
– Oh poor Intel acquisitions
– Where is Ginger Neil?
– Should you buy a Fenix3?
– Understanding the benefits of a resistance controlled trainer
– Why I was suffering in Xert
I’m not really expecting anything of note here beyond Garmin continuing their newly rolled out 2017 mantra of ‘always have something kinda-sorta on sale’. Basically, following a page from the TomTom playbook.
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.
4) Ironman makes 6 rule changes: Of note is a new one on electronics which actually allows you to take your phone with you, but you just can’t actively use it. This isn’t a surprise, as that was in theory always the USAT rule as well (no forward progress). But in real-life, it was unevenly applied. (via David F.)
6) WKO4 adds support for Garmin Connect IQ Developer Fields: At first glance, this may seem geeky or non-relevant. And in some ways it is. But in reality I think it marks a turning point where we’re seeing companies start to leverage and take advantage of the ability for Connect IQ apps to write custom data from sensors/etc into fields and have apps utilize it (which Garmin rolled out last fall). While WKO4 is a natural starting point for this, hopefully we’ll see TrainingPeaks (which owns WKO4) and others quickly adopt it.
8) GoPro opens up engineering office in Romania: Interesting. More interesting would be to know what this office will focus on longer term. The headline talks about e-commerce and software and such. But often for companies that’s just something to say publically, before doing other projects with the crew there.
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.
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 2021 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 Gear Guide too.