Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with virtually all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
With CES behind us, I’ve wrapped up and published almost everything that I plan to talk about from CES 2019 on the site already. While it was a bit of a quieter year for sports tech and wearables at CES, that doesn’t mean it was a quiet show for me. I also took that week in Las Vegas to meet with companies from around the country that took the opportunity to catch-up on other matters, including a few that weren’t at the show at all.
In fact, the only remaining post/video from that time period that’s left to publish is one on a first ride with Stages and their fleet of new Stages Dash L10/M50/L50 bike computers. These were the ones announced last year at Eurobike and are nearly ready for release. That’s on the to-do list for this afternoon, as I shot a bunch of stuff out on the bike on how all the different pieces work (workout, mapping, general use, etc…). But in any case, that’s an example of one of a few companies that weren’t at CES but I spent the day with.
Before I headed out of town last week I found a semi-quiet place and shot a 30-minute long video with all my thoughts on the show. I go through all the different bits of tech news and give some more thoughts to them after having time to digest them over the previous few days than I might have had on announcement day. Some of which might be a bit more raw (in either direction) than earlier in the week. Plus, I give some tidbits and ramblings on things I didn’t cover in posts elsewhere.
In any case, here it is:
Oh, and don’t forget to stick around for the crazy (very much sports-tech) machine at the end of the video. That’s worth watching for itself!
With that – thanks for reading, and stay tuned for the Stages post and video in the next 24 hours or so. Then beyond that, a slate of interesting reviews over the next several weeks, including the COROS APEX and Polar Vantage M watches. I’m waiting to get down to Cape Town (South Africa) this weekend so I can get in some openwater swims with them (somewhere non-sharky?) first. That’s the last items on both of those devices before whacking the publish button.
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 2018 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.