Sports Technology News and Reviews

How to: Garmin’s Semi-Secret Triathlon Display Mode (aka ‘Extended Display mode’)

Like any true triathlete, I violate all the rules of common sense. The most important one being to never try something new on race day. But given I have a long history of violating said rule, I figured a few … Read More Here

First Look: Absolute Cycling One GPS Bike Computer

Let’s get this right out of the gate: The photos I took here are of hand-built prototypes. As such, they look a bit sketch – like, Elmer's glue and Home Depot sketch. Also, these units are about 30% larger than … Read More Here

Stages Starts Shipping New Dash M50/L50/L10 GPS Bike Computers: First Ride Details

What’s a 9 month timespan between friends? A baby you say? Perhaps. But in this case, it’s roughly the delay that Stages incurred for their flotilla of new bike GPS units, initially announced last July back at Eurobike with a … Read More Here

Garmin’s Biggest Competitor Is Their Own Software Instability

To the casual observer, one might assume Garmin’s biggest competitors are Apple, Fitbit, and in certain cycling circles – Wahoo. But in reality, I’d disagree. Garmin’s biggest competitor is themselves. Or more specifically, their lack of focus on solving bugs … Read More Here

Apple Outlines Next Version of Apple WatchOS: What you need to know

Yesterday at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company detailed the incoming mass of features across all of Apple’s platforms, from computer (MacOS) to phone/tablet (iOS/iPadOS), and yes, Apple Watch. In the case of Apple Watch, that operating system … Read More Here

Zwift Re-Updates Terms of Service After Recent Changes & Concerns

About a month ago Zwift quietly updated their Terms of Service. Then, a day or two later they (properly) sent out an e-mail to customers saying things had changed, and to check them out. For some reason, at the time, … Read More Here

Wahoo Halts ROAM Bike GPS Shipments

We’re going to toss this post into the quick heads up post category – but Wahoo has semi-quietly announced to retailers and consumers that they’ve delayed further shipments of the just announced Wahoo ELEMENT ROAM GPS until early July. While … Read More Here

Final Surge Becomes First Platform To Enable Polar .FIT File Integration

I like highlighting things that improve interoperability for end users, and help advance the industry forward. Said differently: I like highlighting cases where companies shift towards industry standard file formats that make our lives easier. Or at the very least, … Read More Here

Garmin Live Event Sharing: Everything you ever wanted to know about it

Over the last month as part of Garmin’s new devices extravaganza, there was barely a mention of ‘live event sharing’ for certain devices. It was almost listed as fine print, right next to ‘if you do something stupid using our … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 26th, 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

Quick App Reviews: Footpath Route Planner (iOS)

Today we’ll continue the once in a long time series of quick app reviews. As you know, I generally dislike doing app reviews, mainly because apps change so quickly that any criticisms I make are immediately addressed in the next … Read More Here

Suunto 5: Everything You Need to Know & First Runs

The Suunto 5 takes the best endurance features of the Suunto 9, but adds in new functionality not seen on the higher end watch. Here's all the details you need to know.

Week in Review–May 19th, 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

Huge Spring Sale Begins: 20% off All Trainers & Most Power Meters, $150 off Fenix 5 Plus and 30% off Suunto

Like clockwork, it’s that time of year again! The now semi-annual 20% off sale.  That’s because it happens now and in the fall.  But I don’t think anyone’s complaining about the chance to buy a brand new trainer or power … Read More Here

DJI OSMO Action: In-Depth Review of DJI’s First Action Camera

Is the OSMO Action a GoPro Killer? I dive in with extreme detail to see how it stacks up against the Hero 7 Black, from piles of side by side footage and plenty of tests.

COROS VERTIX Adventure GPS Watch: Hands-on with their new premium watch

The COROX Vertix might look like a Garmin Fenix 5 watch, but are the features the same? I dig in to find out how well it stacks up.

Week in Review–May 13th, 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

Zwift’s New Giro d’Italia Course Released: First Ride

Earlier this week Zwift announced that their new course would be a short time trial route mirroring the 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 1, which starts today with the pros riding the real thing in Bologna. But it wasn’t until now … Read More Here

4iiii Acquires STAC Performance, Makers of Near-Silent Trainers (and other products)

The consolidation in the power meter and trainer industry continues this year, with 4iiii announcing today they’ve completed the acquisition of STAC Performance, which you’ll remember makes the virtually silent trainer that I rode inside our baby nursery.  STAC also … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 6th, 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

Sunday Tidbits: Polar’s new Vantage V Titan + Roadmap Updates, Suunto Updates, and Xert iOS App

While this was a busy week when it came to new product reviews, there was a small undercurrent of notable sports tech news this past week that my brain couldn’t quite squirt onto the page. But…now that time has come. … Read More Here

IQ2 Power Meter Changes Direction: Backers Now Getting Pedals

On the list of things coming down the pipeline this Friday, I didn’t see the day wrapping up this way. IQ2 just announced that their belated power meter project (which was essentially a small spacer in between the pedals and … Read More Here

Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Cycling GPS In-Depth Review

Sometimes, I don’t quite know how to start a product review. And unfortunately, today is one of those days. See, the thing is, when I review products – price is an important piece of the equation. Just as it is … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 945 Multisport Watch In-Depth Review

It's the most comprehensive look at Garmin's top multisport watch out there - the FR945 In-Depth Review. From accuracy to music, real-life usage, and more.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Watch In-Depth Review

Here's everything you could ever want to know about the Forerunner 245/245 Music, from loading Spotify, to Running Dynamics, to GPS accuracy and plenty more.