Sports Technology

Zwift Demonstrates Mountain Biking & Steering at Eurobike

As the flurry of announcements at Eurobike get under way, Zwift themselves has two items on the docket. The first is availability of the new Yorkshire course later today, a shorter looped replica of the real world UCI World Championship … Read More Here

Wattbike Announces US Availability for ATOM Smart Bike

Almost exactly two years after announcing the Wattbike Atom, the hard to get indoor smart bike is finally going to be available to purchase in the US. The company has made significant tweaks to the bike in the last two … Read More Here

Hands-on: Wahoo Adds Radar Support for ELEMNT/BOLT/ROAM, confirms TrainerRoad Connectivity

Today Wahoo has rolled out support for ANT+ radar units to their entire lineup of GPS bike computers, including the original Wahoo ELEMNT, the BOLT, and the new ROAM. For the 7 people still rockin’ the old school RFLKT, you’re … Read More Here

How to: Install Free Maps on your Garmin Edge

Got a Garmin Edge and want to install maps on it while you travel? Here's the quick and easy steps to get free maps ready and installed. Read More Here

How To (Sorta) Make Your CompuTrainer Wireless: PerfPro’s CT Smart Wireless Bridge

While the company is no longer in business (and still, nobody seems to know who purchased the CompuTrainer assets specifically from RacerMate), there are undoubtedly many CompuTrainers left in service out there. And aside from a handful connected with the … Read More Here

Just Got A New Sports Gadget? 34 Tips To Get You Started

So, you just got a new gadget under the tree (or, perhaps for some other Festivus in the last while). Congrats! Now, you’ve gotta figure out how to channel your inner sports geekdom to get the most out of that … Read More Here

How to: Troubleshooting Power Meter and Trainer Accuracy Issues

No matter the product, eventually, for every product review I post, sooner or later someone has a power related accuracy issue with their unit. In today’s post, I’ll be focusing on power meter and trainer accuracy issues. But perhaps down … Read More Here

How I capture photos while openwater swimming

(Both The Girl and I are incredibly sad about the attack that occurred in Nice last night.  Bastille Day - La fête nationale- is our favorite day of the year here in France, and is incredibly special on so many … Read More Here

How I configure my watches (and bike computers)

It’s been a number of years since I last wrote about how I setup my different GPS devices when it comes to screens for training and racing.  Given it’s one of the most popular questions around these parts, I figured … Read More Here

Understanding continual (24/7) optical HR data and resting heart rate

(Updated April 9th, 2017) More and more devices over the last 1-2 years have begun to include the ability to record your heart rate (HR) data around the clock.  No longer are you limited to just workout HR data, but … Read More Here

So you just got a GPS fitness device for Christmas? Start here: 2013 Edition

Congrats!  So you’ve just unboxed a new GPS watch/device?  Good deal, here’s how you can get started in understanding how best to take advantage of your newfound toy.  Of course, unlike that dessert you’ll eat later on tonight (or, perhaps, … Read More Here

How to find & create awesome cycling routes in a smarter way

Despite having lived in Paris almost a year now, I’ve rarely cycled outside of my little set of known routes and locales.  Partly because the weather has been so bad this winter that I spent a lot of it on … Read More Here

How to download Garmin workouts to your tablet (Android, iPad, Windows Surface)

A complete step by step tutorial to downloading from your Garmin to Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Windows Surface. Read More Here

How to download free maps to your Garmin Edge GPS

The Garmin Edge series of cycling computers is roughly split into two categories: Those that have a mapping function, and those that don’t.  Mapping in this case means that the units also have routable navigation – just like your car … Read More Here

So you just got a GPS fitness device for Christmas? Start here: 2012 Edition.

Congrats!  So you’ve just unboxed a new GPS watch/device?  Good deal, here’s how you can get started in understanding how best to take advantage of your newfound toy.  Of course, unlike that dessert you’ll eat later on tonight (or, perhaps, … Read More Here

Annual Public Service Announcement: How to fix heart rate strap dropouts/spikes

I just wanted to put out a quick post as a reminder for folks that may be running into heart rate strap spiking or dropout issues with colder/dryer weather.  A dropout is when the strap monitoring your heart rate records/displays … Read More Here

What are your favorite Mac sports tracking and log apps?

You’ve been asking for it for a long, long, long time. And while I do make reference to Mac options within most product reviews, I haven’t written up a full post on all the options out there for day to … Read More Here

How to fix heart rate strap chaffing issues

A day or two ago, someone posted to Slowtwitch with an issue where they were getting chaffing issues with the Garmin soft strap, to the point of the skin being red and raw.  This was primarily in the area of … Read More Here

The Top 7 iPhone Swim, Bike, and Run apps I use regularly and why

While I certainly get offers to test out physical hardware and gadgets quite often – the number of requests to test out apps far outnumbers that by a fair margin.  The challenge though with apps is that many apps are … Read More Here

Why the New York Times GPS running article missed the boat

Yesterday the New York Times published in print and online a rather bizarre article on GPS running watches, one that essentially concluded that they were an “unreliable running partner”.  Now my goal isn’t meant to defend GPS watches, but rather … Read More Here

A look at Garmin Auto Lap by position for track and circuit loop use

Many of you probably use the most common version of auto lap today for your runs and rides, with it automatically marking laps based on a predefined distance such as every mile or kilometer.  But if you’re doing a course/route … Read More Here

The Garmin ANT+ Footpod Calibration Tool

A bit ago I stumbled upon a really cool tool that allows you to determine your Garmin ANT+ footpod calibration factor based on existing run data that you might have already run with your footpod.  For example, if you’re like … Read More Here

2011 Sport Device GPS Accuracy In Depth: Part II

(Note: If you’re just joining me in Part II, be sure to read Part I, which covers the first half of the tests. Also of note: A few weeks after the test was published Garmin released a new firmware update … Read More Here

2011 Sport Device GPS Accuracy In Depth: Part I

(Also note: A few weeks after the test was published Garmin released a new firmware update that fixes the FR610 issues, and I redid some of the tests here). Last fall to the request of many I put together a … Read More Here

An inside look at downloading FR310XT workouts to the web without a computer

You may remember quite a while back I showed off the Wahoo Fitness iPhone dongle.  This handy dandy little white pod the size of a quarter plugs into the bottom of your iPhone/iPod and allows connections to ANT+ devices such … Read More Here