Sports Technology News and Reviews

Skydio 2 Autonomous Sports Drone In-Depth Review

It’s been just shy of two months since Skydio announced the Skydio 2 drone, which is virtually entirely dedicated to sports tracking (in the consumer realm anyway). I previously tested the R1 drone about two years ago, which did incredible … Read More Here

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 Sports Tech Deals Round-Up!

It's that time of year again when there are tons of sales on all sorts of sports technology items.  Everything this year is pointing to earlier sales than normal, as manufacturers and retailers alike try to lock in your dollars … Read More Here

Sports Technology Buyers Guide: Winter 2019-2020

Here's everything you need to know to make the right choice in sports tech. Essentially, the mother of all fitness tech buyers guides. Read More Here

Tacx NEO Bike Smart: $700 off, Scratch & Dent Sale

[Story time: Simply skip the end of you want the deal] You know when you hear a story, raise an eyebrow, shrug, and then continue along your day? That’s roughly what happened back about a month ago when I heard … Read More Here

Stages Dash Gets Radar Support, Outlines Future Firmware Plans (and a 30% off sale)

Today Stages released firmware 2.0.0, which adds a whole bunch of performance tweaks and an even bigger pile of bug fixes. It also improves the battery life. But in conjunction with that, they’ve announced the next firmware version (2.1.0), which … Read More Here

Apple Watch Series 5: Sports & Fitness In-Depth Review

It’s been two months since the Apple Watch Series 5 came out, and the watch has been on my right wrist every one of those days. Swim, bike, run…and plenty more. You may remember my initial thoughts on it back … Read More Here

The Best Garmin Charger: Only $9 for a Two-Pack of These Pucks

The Girl hates the standard Garmin charging cable. And I can’t really disagree with her. While I appreciate Garmin has mostly managed to standardize on the little four-pin connector for most wearable products in the last 3 years, it’s still … Read More Here

Elite Zumo Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

One. Year. Later. Some trainers arrive on the scene happy as a clam (though virtually none in 2019). Others take a few weeks to mature. Some take months. The Zumo though – it decided to take its time like an … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 17th, 2019

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

The Massive Holiday 2019 Deals Listing!

As promised from yesterday’s post, a slate of new deals are live as of today, including Garmin’s holiday deals, as well as Suunto’s deals. These encompass a huge swath of wearables from both companies, but also cycling items from Garmin. … Read More Here

Huge Fall Sale: 20% off including trainers, power meters, watches and more

Like clockwork, it’s that time of year again! The now annual 20% off sale has begun. Now technically, it’s semi-annual since it happens now and in the spring.  But I don’t think anyone’s complaining about the chance to buy a … Read More Here

Zwift Confirms New Hardware Division: Posts Job Positions To Build Indoor Smart Bikes

Ahh yes, the rite of passage for any tech company is posting job positions that give away your future plans. Be it Apple posting autonomous car engineering positions or Uber trying to build flying things, eventually companies have to show … Read More Here

COROS Releases New ‘Running Track’ Mode On Watches, Adds Running Power & Efficiency Pod

Now we’re talking – some legit new features here coming from COROS. First up, they’ve launched a new track mode that increases the accuracy of running on a track, by somewhat ‘snapping’ to the track and even the specific lane … Read More Here

LVL’s ‘Hydration Sensor’ Rises from the Dead, Gets Acquired

A few people have asked this morning my thoughts on the news that BSX’s LVL was acquired by Gideon Health, and further yet gave the backers the option of either getting a refund, or getting a mystery box device at … Read More Here

Tacx NEO 2T Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

The Tacx NEO 2T is the highest end offering from Tacx in the smart trainer realm. Are the changes worth the upgrade, and how accurate is it? Read More Here

Garmin Starts Roll-out of PacePro to FR945 and FR245, Also Adds More Data Fields Per Page

Here’s a Thursday quick heads up for ya – Garmin has begun the roll-out of PacePro to the Forerunner 945 and FR245/FR245M series watches. You might remember PacePro was introduced on the Fenix 6 about two months ago, and essentially … Read More Here

Mid-Week Tidbits: Canyon supports trainer riding and Suunto clarifies platform future

Here’s a couple of updates that have trickled across my desk over the last two days that I figure are worth chatting a moment about. Some of them also have some catches as well, so while you might have seen … Read More Here

Bkool Exits Trainer Hardware Business, Shifts Focus to Training Platform

The fact that indoor cycling company Bkool has just announced today it’s exiting the indoor trainer business isn’t terribly surprising. What is the most surprising thing out of the last 24 hours is the number of active users Bkool has … Read More Here

Google Acquires Fitbit: What it actually means to wearables and the industry

Google has just announced the acquisition of Fitbit for a cool $2.1 billion (USD).  The move will undoubtedly drive change in the industry, though, not as much as one might think – at least initially. Don’t worry, I’ll explain in … Read More Here

Smart Bike Shootout: Wahoo KICKR Bike vs Tacx NEO Bike vs Wattbike Atom

The definitive guide, everything you ever wanted to know about the best indoor smart bikes available today. Read More Here

VirtuGO Announces It’s Shutting Down: Where’d things go wrong?

One of the most viable alternatives to Zwift from a graphics standpoint just announced it’s closing up shop. VirtuGO has sent out an e-mail to all registered/paying users that the service will shut-down effective November 25th, 2019. Users will be … Read More Here

Suunto 9 Series Gets New Sleep & Fitness Metrics from FirstBeat

Suunto has pushed out an update today to the Suunto 9 series (Baro and non-Baro variants, plus all the colors of the rainbow) that adds in three fitness-focused features that originally premiered back on the Suunto 3 and Suunto 5 … Read More Here

Strava App Sensor Pairing Is Now Dead: My Last Workout Taking Out The Trash

As of today, the Strava app will no longer allow you to pair to sensors like heart rate straps or cycling cadence sensors. Instead, Strava is now actively recommending you download other apps instead of using Strava’s own app. Well, … Read More Here

Week in Review–Oct 27th, 2019

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

Weekend Tidbits: Hammerhead Adds Radar Support, Elite Releases Upgrado app, Garmin adds Edge connection to inReach

This is the segment in the week where I spent an inordinate amount of time on two other posts and two videos, and realize I still have some thoughts I wanted to go more deeply in on a few topics, … Read More Here