Sports Technology News and Reviews

Apple Adds Manual Triathlon Transitions to Latest WatchOS 9 Beta

Hot on the heals of my full Apple WatchOS 9 triathlon beta test earlier this week, Apple has added manual transitions to the latest beta preview build, which went live on Wednesday. Obviously, this was in the works for considerably … Read More Here

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro: Early Sports Review

With the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro, the company joins the ranks of other entities stamping products with the ‘Pro’ moniker. Sometimes that designation is deserved, and other times it’s little more than marketing. This time around, Samsung appears … Read More Here

Garmin Enduro 2 GPS Watch In-Depth Review: Tested to the Limit!

When Garmin first announced the original Garmin Enduro about 1.5 years ago, it was met with mostly confusion. How could an ultra-running focused watch not have maps? Sure, it had amazing battery life, and even a nifty nylon strap. But … Read More Here

Hands-On With Apple WatchOS 9’s New Triathlon Mode in a Race

Earlier this summer, Apple announced WatchOS 9, which is by far the company’s most ambitious push into endurance sports to date for their Apple Watch platform. It includes customizable interval support, running power, and a multisport mode, among many other … Read More Here

Garmin Watches Now Wish You Happy Birthday

(Yes, it’s been a bit quiet around here the last 10 days or so, more details on on that epic adventure down below.) Last Friday when I woke in my little tent, the Garmin Forerunner 955 wished me Happy Birthday. … Read More Here

Women’s Tour de France 2022: The Bike Computers, Trainers, and Power Meters

This past Sunday kicked off the first 8-stage Women’s Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. This year the race started in Paris, where the women completed loops of the same main Parisian circuit as the men, similar to what the … Read More Here

The Bike Computers & Power Meters of the Tour de France

As with smart trainers, bike computers and power meters are theoretically fully sponsored on almost every team. However, in reality, that doesn’t mean that’s actually what those riders are using – something that came true this year in both categories. … Read More Here

TrueKinetix TrueTrainer Announced: First Look

This year at Eurobike, TrueKinetix announced their first smart trainer, which takes many of the features found in their higher-end smart bike, the TrueBike. This trainer has a slate of things we simply haven’t seen before on other smart trainers. … Read More Here

A Look at MyWhoosh Indoor Cycling App: A First Ride Explainer

This year at Eurobike, the MyWhoosh stand was the largest indoor training stand app at Eurobike. Granted, it was also kinda the only one, given that Zwift didn’t show up, and others like TrainerRoad have never shown at Eurobike. Nonetheless, … Read More Here

Garmin Previews HRV Status on the Fenix 6 Series Watches

In an unexpected twist, Garmin has added HRV Status to the Fenix 6 series watches in last night’s Public Alpha firmware update. HRV Status is a feature Garmin launched on their Forerunner 955 & Forerunner 255 series watches last month, … Read More Here

Eurobike 2022 Tech Tidbits: Bryton Trainer, New Stages & Rotor Power Meters

I’ve got a few minor tech tidbits from Eurobike still to sprinkle out in some posts. While this wasn’t a big show for indoor trainers/bikes from the bigger brands, there were a surprising number of smaller brands showing off new … Read More Here

Knog Scout with built-in Apple Find My (AirTag network) and Bike Alarm: Hands-On

Knog has announced and shown their new Knog Scout device at Eurobike, which is a small pod that fits underneath a water bottle cage, and has Apple’s Find My network built into it. Meaning, it’s effectively got an AirTag built … Read More Here

Bryton Gardia R300 & Magene L508 Cycling Radar Sensors Announced at Eurobike

This week at Eurobike, both Magene and Bryton announced competitors to Garmin’s Varia cycling radar units, becoming the first non-Garmin company to make such an accessory. While many companies (including Wahoo, Stages, Hammerhead, and more) have made their bike computers … Read More Here

Garmin Edge Explore 2 In-Depth Review

This week at Eurobike 2022, Garmin announced the new Edge Explore 2, which is a product line that’s historically been targeted at bike touring and navigation/routing. That continues with the Edge Explore 2, though I think the reality is that … Read More Here

Elite’s New Aria Smart Trainer Fan: First Look

Today at Eurobike, Elite was showing off their new Elite Aria smart trainer fan. Or, maybe it’s trainer smart fan. Or, fan for smart trainers. I don’t know the proper phrasing, but, it’s a fan that integrates with your smart … Read More Here

Garmin HRM-PRO Plus Heart Rate Strap In-Depth Review

 Garmin has just released a slightly revamped version of their HRM-PRO chest strap, now the HRM-PRO Plus. Like most Garmin ‘Plus’-enabled things, this is a modest upgrade from their existing high-end chest strap, the HRM-PRO that came out two … Read More Here

Sports Tech Huge Amazon Prime Day 2022 Roundup & Tracker!

It’s back again – Amazon Prime Day…err…Days. That means that most (all?) Amazon country properties are doing pretty substantial deals across the board on all sorts of products, and that definitely includes sports tech gear. This event is held each … Read More Here

GPS Accuracy Issue Impacted Garmin, Suunto, and Polar Watches Over Past Week

Over the past 7 days there’s been a slew of folks with certain GPS watches seeing accuracy issues, whereby the GPS track is offset from reality (usually in a specific direction). This often results in GPS tracks where the visual … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 255 Complete Beginners Guide & Features Overview

Just a super quick note for those that don’t subscribe on YouTube, that I’ve posted my massive 50-minute-long user guide for the Forerunner 255 series. This guide covers virtually every feature of the Forerunner 255 from start to finish, taking … Read More Here

Tour de France 2022: Which Smart Trainers Do They Use?

When it comes to the massive logistical challenge that is transporting a team and all their cycling gear across 21 stages and four countries for the 2022 Tour de France, one perhaps unexpected bit of gear is their smart trainers. … Read More Here

Elite Justo Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

Elite is kicking off the Tour de France with a new high-end trainer, the Elite Justo (Justo is Italian in Venetian dialect for right/correct, referring to the accuracy). This trainer not only looks different from the outside, matching the more … Read More Here

Saris Begins Process To Sell The Company: The Backstory On How It Ended Here

Over the last 3-4 months, Saris has worked tirelessly behind the scenes trying to avoid the fate that no business ever wants to face. However, in the last few weeks, it became clear there was no other option, as Saris … Read More Here

Garmin Starts Beta Rollout of Forerunner 955/Edge 1040 Features to Fenix 7/Epix

 Today’s update begins the first wave of firmware updates stemming from the Forerunner 955 & Forerunner 255 models, which include new features like Training Readiness, Running Power, HRV Status, as well as a slate of Race Calendar/Event-related features, and … Read More Here

Gymrail Momentum X1 Smart Trainer Movement System In-Depth Review

In many ways, smart trainers themselves have largely flat-lined in terms of new features. Sure, we’ll continue to see new models with relatively minor tweaks, but much of the focus for the indoor smart trainer world has been on accessories … Read More Here

Cargo Bike Crit Race Report: With a Power Meter

As is the case when signing up for most races, you usually think it’s a good idea. In hindsight, about 75% of the way through said race, you usually regret your life choices. When I signed up for the cargo … Read More Here