Author Archives: Ray Maker

Riddle Me This: Running Efficiency Metrics Showdown

As you saw yesterday and over the weekend, sometimes gadget things just don’t make sense.  And one of those things has been the tsunami of data I collected on a single run this weekend, using a wide variety of products designed … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

A gadget packed weekend is in the books!  Here’s what I was up to. 1) Putting in trainer time I kicked off the weekend with a bit under an hour on the trainer.  Nothing fancy, no apps or other complexity.  … Read More Here

Week in Review–Feb 19th, 2017

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 … Read More Here

4iiii Precision Pro Dual Left/Right Power Meter In-Depth Review

While there are many power meter options being touted these days, it’s a different matter to actually get something shipped to consumers.  And to do something that’s accurate and trusted (as well as reliable).  It’s been a couple of years now … Read More Here

Apple Watch Series 2 and Nike+ Edition: Sport & Fitness In-Depth Review

It’s now been a few months since Apple released their second generation watches, both the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Nike+ Edition.  These watches built upon the initial Apple Watch first generation units by adding GPS capabilities and improved … Read More Here

Week in Review–February 12th, 2017

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 … Read More Here

Hands-on: Staaker Action Sports Drone

While at ISPO a few days ago, I got the chance to take out the new Staaker drone for a spin.  This drone is much like AirDog that I’ve reviewed previously, in that it focuses exclusively on sports action filming.  … Read More Here

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ISPO 2017 Roundup: Kuai Fit, Coros, Garmin, Salming RunLAB, Digitsole, LG, Casio, Kettler, Bonx Grip, Wiralcam

Sunday was a whirlwind day for me.  As I noted previously, the annual pilgrimage to the largest sporting show on earth occurs in early February (this year anyway).  And in my case, I make it a one-day trip.  I leave … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

The first weekend home this year! And here’s what we were up to. 1) Some testing on the Champs-Élysées I’m just gonna leave this picture here for now.  More again later this week if the weather clears and I’m able … Read More Here

Week in Review–February 6th, 2017

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 … Read More Here

Heads up: Stack of February Sports Tech Sales

Every once in a while the sports tech sales world syncs up.  Kinda like one of those crazy synchronized spin bike performances (yes, you need to check that out if you haven’t).  For whatever reason, today kicked off a wide … Read More Here

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A Week On A Small Australian Tropical Island

After leaving Adelaide we headed north to Sydney.  We were only there about 72 hours, and I haven’t exactly written a post about it yet.  Partially because the weather was generally shiest.  And partially because I’m backlogged on everything.  Either … Read More Here

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Headed to ISPO this weekend, got tech companies to see?

This Sunday kicks off the annual ISPO sports trade show in Munich.  This show is all about the outdoors and sports, with a chunk of it dedicated to sports tech.  The convention is massive – spanning the entire convention grounds … Read More Here

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First Look: FeetMe Sport Insoles with Running Power

The list of companies aiming to get into running efficiency products seems to grow by the week, and this week I’m giving you a look at FeetMe.  At its core, FeetMe is a connected insole that broadcasts and records everything … Read More Here

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Hands-on: The AIRhub on-road cycling resistance unit

Almost every cyclist has attempted to ride on their local bike path on a weekend morning – only to become frustrated with getting a poor-quality workout, due to having to maintain low speeds for safety reasons or to avoid less … Read More Here

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Week in Review–January 31st, 2017

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 … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 23rd, 2017

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 … Read More Here

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Spectating the 2017 Tour Down Under

It comes to an end – The Tour Down Under (at least for me, the race finishes later this Sunday – today in Australia).  I stayed for a week in Adelaide, overlapping all of the Women’s Tour Down Under, and … Read More Here

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Tour Down Under 2017: A look at the Satalyst Racer Tracking System

Of the 19 men’s teams at the Tour Down Under this year, one stands apart from the rest.  No, not because they’ve got superstars on the team.  Nor because they’re riding the most expensive bikes in the field.  In fact – … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2017: Sports Tech Gear Of the Pro Men

After the women’s debut on Saturday, it was time for the men to make their entrance on Sunday at the People’s Choice criterium.  This would be the first men’s race of the Tour Down Under, though it’s technically a separate … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2017: Sports Tech Gear Of the Pro Women

There are many great aspects of the Santos Tour Down Under, from the fan-inclusive activities, to the stage structure.  Non-locals may not realize for example that the teams all actually stay in one city (Adelaide) throughout the entire race, and … Read More Here

First Look: Suunto’s new Movesense advanced sensor platform

This past week at CES, Suunto introduced not one but two different products.  Of course, it’s the Spartan Wrist HR watch that got most of the attention, complete with distracting green lights.  But it was the almost not even mentioned … Read More Here

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First Look: TomTom’s Newly Overhauled Sports App

As with most things in the tech realm – announcements from companies at CES usually fall into one of two camps: software or hardware.  This year we saw many software focused announcements in the fitness/sports technology space.  I suspect in … Read More Here

Hello Australia: I have arrived. Here’s what’s on tap!

Well then, that was most definitely one of the more roundabout ways to get to Australia – but I have arrived!  Well, we finally arrived.  Upon leaving CES in Las Vegas, I picked up The Girl and The Little One … Read More Here

Early Look: Zwift in VR!

Back at Eurobike this past summer there was a lonely tent outside next to the bike trial area.  Under that tent was a single Wahoo KICKR, a flat-screen TV, a laptop, and a bicycle.  Oh, and an Oculus Rift VR … Read More Here