Author Archives: DC Rainmaker

Massive Black Friday Sports Tech Deals Guide!

Here’s your complete guide to sports tech deals, sorted by category and updated constantly throughout the day, often hourly with new deals. Also, if you follow on Twitter, you’ll be the first to know of any super-hot short-lived deals (sometimes … Read More Here

Sports Technology Buyers Guide: Winter 2020-2021

Looking for the best sports watch, cycling computer, or sports tech? Then look no further than this detailed guide where I outline all my 2020-2021 recommendations Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

While the weather gets chillier, the sun has mostly kept itself in view. And atop that, a steady stream of new products makes their way into the cave. Most are more minor in nature, but still certainly interesting. Plus, this … Read More Here

Zwift Bans Two Pro Racers For Altering Data: An Explainer of Sorts

It’ll likely come as no surprise that top racers are once again* cheating on Zwift. After all, cheating and cycling are as intertwined as peanut butter and jelly.  And while historically cycling has seen cheating take the form of doping … Read More Here

Wahoo RIVAL Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review

It’s Wahoo’s first go of creating a multisport GPS watch, how does it handle, and stack up against the competition? I dive into all the details, literally – complete with a triathlon test. Read More Here

Week in Review–November 15th, 2020

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

Sports Tech Deals for Black Friday 2020!

  Here’s your complete guide to sports tech deals, sorted by category and updated constantly daily. Most links here help support the site – which I greatly appreciate! If you know of a sports tech deal (gadget-focused), feel free to … Read More Here

The Smart Trainer Recommendations Guide: Winter 2020-2021

For nearly a decade my trainer recommendations guide has been a staple of this time of year, consolidating all the latest trainers into the do and don’t buy list to consider before spending some hard-earned cash to then suffer inside. … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It’s been a while since the 5 Random Things has been around. Thus as things settle down a little bit, I figured it’s time to catch up. At least, for this past weekend. Here’s some of what I was up … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 8th, 2020

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

DJI Mini 2 In-Depth Review

What’s changed on DJI’s most popular entry level drone? I dig into all the nuances, including how well it works for sports applications, and plenty more! Read More Here

Tuesday Tidbits: Quarq Bitter Battery Warning, COROS Major Firmware Update, Garmin Major FR245/FR945 Updates

I’m spending today and tomorrow wrapping up a few posts for later this week, including an in-depth review, the Annual Trainer Recommendations Guide (which frankly, might just be boiled down to ‘Buy anything you can actually find in stock’), and … Read More Here

Friday Tidbits: Endomondo to get shut down and MyFitnessPal sold off

It’s Friday, and that means it’s the time when companies dump bad news before the weekend. And no better weekend to do that than leading into Halloween or an election early next week. In this case, Under Armour delivers on … Read More Here

Garmin Quietly Rolls Out Cross Country Skiing Power

For those that sifted through their junk mail folders over the past few weeks, you might have seen an e-mail from Garmin announcing cross-country skiing power, akin to cycling power, but more in line with how running power data is … Read More Here

Elite Tuo Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

Almost exactly one year to the day after announcing the Elite Tuo trainer, Elite finally started shipping the thing last month. To their credit, the reason they held back was that the accuracy of the unit wasn’t where they wanted … Read More Here

Week in Review: October 25th, 2020

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

Here’s the DCR $500 Gadget Giveaway Winner!

Happy Saturday! Last weekend I held the $500 Gadget Giveaway, where some 4,807 of you entered the contest to win a gift certificate worth $500 for a gadget of your choice. So I figured this weekend it was time to … Read More Here

Wattbike ATOM 2020 Smart Bike In-Depth Review

It’s been three years since Wattbike released their first true indoor smart bike (with app-controllable resistance), the Wattbike ATOM. This year, they’ve released the upgraded 2nd gen model – the ATOM 2020. While they look nearly identical from the outside, … Read More Here

Garmin Instinct Esports Edition with Special Software: An Explainer of Sorts

Here’s everything you need to know about the new Garmin Instinct Esports edition, including a quick look at the STR3AMUP! software, and how it ties into Streaming aps like OBS and others. Read More Here

Garmin’s Virtual Developer Conference News Tidbits for Connect IQ 4.0 and Garmin Connect Platform

Last week was Garmin’s 3rd annual Garmin Connect IQ developer event, this time called the Garmin Virtual Developer Conference since it’s all online, versus the Connect IQ Summit that was in person and held at Garmin’s headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. … Read More Here

DC Rainmaker State of Sports Tech 2020 Keynote

This post is gonna be a quickie, because frankly, if you want to watch my full keynote, it’s gonna be a…umm…longie? For a decade now I’ve been giving a ‘State of Sports Tech’ annual keynote each fall, and this fall … Read More Here

Week in Review: October 18th, 2020

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

New US Partnership + $500 Gadget Giveaway: Backcountry.com & Competitive Cyclist!

I’m excited to announce a new partnership for US readers, with Backcountry.com & CompetitiveCyclist.com! This new partnership helps support the site here, while also getting you a discount on applicable items as well using the DCR Coupon Code. And, atop … Read More Here

Strava Turns Off Flyby Feature For All Users, Have to Opt Back In

Strava has somewhat quietly turned off, for all users, the Flyby feature, after a tweet went viral during the last few days, based on privacy concerns. Users can re-enable it, but only if they knew it was disabled in the … Read More Here

Garmin Index S2 Smart WiFi Connected Scale In-Depth Review

Garmin has just announced the new Index S2 smart WiFi scale, building slightly upon the previous first-generation Index WiFi scale released nearly 5 years ago. This new model switches to a color display that’ll show weight trending information, helping to … Read More Here