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Strava just launched more cohesive integration with the Apple Watch, allowing one to effectively sync directly from the Apple Watch to Strava, so you don’t have to use 3rd party apps to see your Apple Watch workouts on Strava. Given … Read More Here
I’ve got a quick Friday post for folks today, which is a posting of the Bikes, Beer, and Tech ‘studio audience’ edition of the FIT File podcast recording we did at the Tour Down Under (TDU) about two weeks ago. … Read More Here
Pioneer announced today that as part of an agreement with Shimano, quietly penned back in December, they’ll be exiting the cycling business. That includes ending their power meter and bike computer product sales. Shimano has purchased unknown assets in conjunction … Read More Here
Polar has announced today a new heart rate chest strap, undercutting slightly their higher-end H10 strap with a less expensive offering that ditches the onboard storage, while still maintaining the trio of connectivity choices (ANT+/Bluetooth Smart/5kHz). Essentially, it’s Polar’s perfectly … Read More Here
Garmin has quietly begun offering the ability for users to start re-broadcasting their heart rate over Bluetooth Smart with certain wearables, via an open beta program. While virtually all Garmin wearables made in the last…ever…support re-broadcasting of heart rate over … Read More Here
I’m excited to announce a new partnership here on the site – this one primarily focused for Europeans, as well as Australian and New Zealand readers (and other places Wiggle delivers). A perfect fit for right now given I’ve spent … Read More Here
Each time I inventory the women’s pro ranks, things get better and better in terms of equipment. Back a few years ago, it felt like a push to even have the same bike frames on a team. Whereas this year … Read More Here
Wahoo and Specialized have announced a new integration that lets Wahoo users automatically start and stop the Specialized ANGi helmet live tracking and crash detection features, directly from their Wahoo ELEMNT/BOLT/ROAM computers. This integration (as you’ll see), seems more of … Read More Here
Looking for what the riders of the 2020 UCI WorldTour are using as their power meters? Here's a complete inventory from the Tour Down Under 2020. Read More Here
A few weeks ago when Zwift announced their new running track within Watopia, a bunch of you were curious about the NPE Runn device I showed briefly within that post. But then yesterday Zwift sent an e-mail out to about … Read More Here
While at CES last week I had the chance to get a bit of a demo from one of the companies within startup pavilion. This pavilion is a bit like speed dating for companies. They’ve got a very small stand … Read More Here
The most common question I get while walking around the CES show floor each year is: What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen here? Every…single…person asks me that. Every hour, every day, every year. And generally speaking this year it was … Read More Here
No matter how you feel about single-sided power meters, there’s zero denying that Stages and their timing of the decade deal with then Team Sky, dramatically increased power meter consumption. In the rising tide lifts all boats department, they took … Read More Here
There’s only two words to describe the just announced Suunto 7 GPS watch: Hail Mary. How this story ends will take a few years to flesh out, but just as most Hail Mary attempts, it only ends in one of … Read More Here
If I had to summarize what I expect I’ll see next week at CES into three words it’d be: Huh, that’s different. CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is of course the annual gathering of the world’s tech companies to show … Read More Here
Yes, I just ran in Zwift. For real. On purpose. And somehow, someway…it didn’t suck this time. Earlier this week in an apparent New Year’s Eve ‘let’s do this’ moment, Zwift rolled out its last course edition of this year: … Read More Here