We have just clued up a wonderful long weekend here in the Netherlands! And by “we” I mean, myself and the Peanuts. Ray has been cranking out several different device photos, videos, and data analysis since… well I’m not sure he has stopped moving since arriving back from Sea Otter last week.
As the internet was full of leaks over the past week (doh), Ray has been burning the midnight oil to ensure that when the ACTUAL release time and date rolls over today, that he is ready to hit the publish button on the correct devices. But don’t fret too much, he did have presence of mind to remember on Sunday that the Easter Bunny would be visiting our home as he dashed around the kitchen in the wee hours hiding colorful plastic eggs for the girls. But more on the family shenanigans later in the newsletter!
So, in case you’re feeling the blog has seemed a little slow lately, it’s simply the calm before the storm. Today and next week there is more than a gaggle of in-depth reviews going to be coming at you! Please make sure your coffee pots are full and you have reserved your favorite reading chair! As I said, Ray has been meticulously cranking out the work, and you’ll start seeing that all come to fruition… ummm now! Keep on reading for the links to the most up to date posts, and was new since the last newsletter?
First up is the Garmin Edge 530 Cycling GPS In-Depth Review, followed by the Garmin Edge 830 Cycling GPS In-Depth Review. Since these posts literally JUST hit the interwebs, I’m not going to steal their thunder, I’m just going to go hop on my bike and use one on my way to go see the tulip fields. You, you can go read for yourself! Oh, and there's another review coming up in a few hours once he finishes taking a few more photos. So keep checking back!
Then we have the posts from last week, rounding up the deets from Sea Otter 2019. When the hectic schedule was all over with, Ray sat his hiney on the airplane and did what none us would have done. He kept writing. Me personally, I would have taken full advantage of the 10 hours of child free, uninterrupted movie watching time. Sleep is for the weak, airplane travel is for the movies! But Ray has never come to appreciate my commitment to the arts, and will always don his Bose headphones and crank out yet another post. This time was the sort of tech- not so much- round up of 2019 Sea Otter Classic.
After that was the big announcement that TrainerRoad is pushing their boundaries, and opened up outside training features to their app. In Reading through the post I was pretty impressed with the amount of consideration that had to be taken into account in taking a workout that you can do so seamlessly inside on your trainer, and then applying it to the elements of wild wild west of what cyclist know as the streets. Pretty cool stuff!
Then finally the last post that we have seen grace the interwebs is the Week in Review Post, rounding up all the things Ray found interesting around the world.
And that’s it for the tech talk in text. Moving on, if you love fabulous world of Audio-Visual, this section is for you!
The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and GPLama: If you felt there isn’t enough reading material for you this week, be sure to take a minute or thirty and check out the latest PodCast from The FIT File, featuring special guest, DesFit. The boys got together at Sea Otter and put this one together round-table style. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on a variety of platforms, iTunes, Google Play, or Spotify.
Two unique videos from last week, one being a recording of Ray’s Keynote speech at the Garmin Connect IQ Summit, and the second being a visual of the aforementioned Fit File podcast. As well, the newest videos for the two new Garmin cycling GPS units.
· DCR Sports Tech Opportunities and Failures- Connect IQ Summit Keynote
· The Fit File Podcast Episode 70: Sea Otter and Beyond Tech
· Garmin Edge 530 Review: 15 NEW Things to Know!
· Garmin Edge 830 Review: 18 NEW Things to Know!