Week in Review – Jan 8th, 2024


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!

DCR Posts In the Past Week:

Here’s all the latest on the site:

Wednesday: Peloton Adds Automated Power Zone ERG Mode: Hands-On
Thursday: A Strava Race Is Getting Spicy for Free Burritos
Friday: How Strava Accidentally Got Their Annual Report Stats Wrong
Monday: Garmin HRM-FIT In-Depth Review: Best Women’s Heart Rate Monitor?

Obviously, this year is off to a slow-roll, as I come out of my attempted school vacation days with the kiddos. But hey, CES has now begun, and the interesting tidbits should be cookin’ soon!

Stuff 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) Apple Expands Fitness+ Workouts: Apple has expanded their platform offerings to include strength workouts for golfers, as well as sound meditations, and new Time to Walk workouts. We tend to see Apple expand Fitness+ offerings around this time of year, and this follows that pattern. Meanwhile, Apple also announced their Vision Pro headset will start shipping February 2nd. It’ll be interesting to see how this integrates with their Fitness+ program at that time.

2) Red Bull Takes Majority Stake in Tour de France Team: Red Bull is taking a 51% majority ownership stake in Bora-Hansgrohe. This might sound odd to me, but Red Bull has been involved in individual endurance sports athletics for many years. Plus, this seems a heck of a lot better than oil companies or state-sponsored sports washing.

3) DJI announces Air 2S Drone C1 Certification: This allows you to retroactively get the Air 2S model updated with a C1 certification, which impacts European users.

4) Garmin releases Forerunner 945 LTE Feature Firmware Update: As previously announced, this update was a bit behind the other FR955/FR965 updates last month, bringing in features like nap support, inline skating, a slate of new team sports, racket sports, and more. Plus some bug fixes.

5) Peloton Begins Tread+ Guardrail Fix Process: After a long recall process, existing owners of the Peloton Tread+ are starting to receive information about the installation of the new block system.

6) Garmin adds automatic triathlon transitions, auto lap undo, and plenty more: In the latest Forerunner series betas, Garmin has added a slate of new features. I’ve been talking to Garmin about the nuances of some of these features, and I’ll be putting these all to the test in the coming days, with much more detailed posts on how they actually work. There’s some surprisingly cool stuff in here beneath the covers. Oh, and Garmin also announced a new Garmin Connect Mobile user interface… Hang tight!

7) Wiggle owes a lot of companies a lot of money, including Haribo: Here’s the complete list of all of the debts owed by Wiggle, including Garmin, Wahoo, and yes, even Haribo.

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Neil Jones

    “Wiggle own a lot of companies a lot of money, including Haribo”

    I thought Wiggle had actually acquired Haribo there until I realised it was a typo.

  2. Pavel Vishniakov

    Automatic transitions is probably the first post-launch feature update that’s coming first to Forerunner series and not to Fenix series. It’s a very nice addition, curious (and skeptical) to see how it works in real life.

    The app UI update is kinda disappointing. More empty space and less data visible on a single screen.

  3. Donna

    Ray are you aware of any widespread issues with the Garmin weather app on the 965 not working? If so, is it widespread or isolated? Mine hasn’t been working correctly since Christmas. It currently shows -1 degrees when it’s actually 30 degrees. I called Garmin and they added me to “the case”. I’ve done all the steps they asked me to but to no avail?

  4. vpier

    Curious on how to enroll on the beta of both Garmin Connect Mobile and Web, as there doesn’t seem to be a way as far as I’ve looked around. Most probably it will be on a random A/B testing basis. Let’s see

  5. Alex

    Any plans to review the Decathlon smart bike and trainers?
    link to road.cc

    The bike can be an amazing deal given the price.


  6. Marco

    Ray, do you happen to know the story why Apple Music is not available on Garmin Watches?
    Is it because Apple wants us to buy Apple Watches?

    • My understanding from past Garmin discussions is that’s fully on Apple’s plate, as Garmin is ‘more than open’ to that happening. I’d imagine though that Apple doesn’t see the value in giving Garmin watches access to it.

  7. amico_pl

    I’m very curious about you view on “Lap Undo”.
    According to The5kRunner it only works for manual laps in regular activity and does not work for structured workouts where the accidental lap press is more of a problem as double press may result in skipping an interval or rest break.

  8. Kati

    Are you planning on testing decathlons domyos challenge 1500w bike? Would love to hear your thoughts about it.