Sports Technology News and Reviews

Week in Review–April 21st, 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

TrainerRoad Opens Up New Outside Workouts Feature, Outlines Bike Computer Integration

Last week TrainerRoad semi-quietly announced outside workouts for some of their structured workouts. I say ‘semi-quietly’ as they announced it on their popular forums. It’s there that they detailed how it works, as well as allowed anyone to join the … Read More Here

Sea Otter Sports Tech Update: 4iiii, Acer/Xplova, Barfly, Bryton, K-Edge, Stages, Wahoo

Last week was the annual Sea Otter Classic cycling festival. It’s part trade show, part consumer show, and part bike racing scene. Also, there’s free beer at sunset at the CLIF bar booth…and you get a free metal cup for … Read More Here

SRAM Acquires PowerTap: What it means for both brands and consumers

SRAM has just announced the acquisition of PowerTap, inclusive of their entire lineup of power meters (wheel hubs, pedals, and chainrings). The acquisition is not inclusive of the CycleOps trainer brand, nor of the Saris rack brands. Both of those … Read More Here

Garmin Connect IQ Summit Day 2 Announcements

We’re onto the second day of announcements here at the Garmin Connect IQ Summit. The list from Day 1 is over on my previous post, though as noted the majority of those were developer focused (except the new iOS/Android Connect … Read More Here

Garmin Connect IQ Summit–Day 1 Announcements

Today kicked off the annual Garmin Connect IQ Summit. This event takes place at Garmin’s headquarters in Olathe, KS and attracts sports and non-sports partners, and 3rd party software developers for their Connect IQ teams. You’ll find everyone from TrainingPeaks … Read More Here

Optical HR Armband Shootout: Polar OH1+, Scosche Rhythm 24, Wahoo TICKR FIT

The last few weeks, well…months really, I’ve been spending an excessive amount of time wearing optical HR sensor straps. It mostly started back in January as I was preparing my Polar Vantage M and COROS APEX reviews, with the optical … Read More Here

Week in Review–April 7th, 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

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active – Sport & Fitness In-Depth Review

Each year for a number of years now, Samsung has released fitness-focused smartwatches. Correspondingly, each year they seem to be getting closer and closer to sorting out the right combination of features and price. Finally, here in 2019 – they … Read More Here

Your GPS watch will (most likely) continue to work fine tomorrow (April 6th)

There’s been plenty of chatter in recent weeks and months about whether this weekend’s upcoming GPS Week Number Roller (WNRO) will impact various GPS devices. In short, on April 6th, 2019 some older devices could effectively reset their knowledge of … 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

Friday Tidbits: Stages Factory Install, Apple ECG in Europe, and COROS adds Navigation

There’s been lots of interesting tidbits in the sports tech world over the past week that’s worth a quicker dive into…but as always with my tidbit posts, not quite a full-on standalone post. Here’s what happened in the week that … Read More Here

How to export fitness data from the Samsung wearables (and Samsung Health app)

For each of the last three years or so, I’ve started the review process of a Samsung GPS watch, all variants of either the Samsung Galaxy line or Samsung Gear lineup. And each of those years I get a few … Read More Here

Week in Review–March 24th, 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

Polar OH1 Plus Optical HR Sensor In-Depth Review

And just like that, Polar now makes ANT+ devices. The Polar OH1 is one of two devices today that Polar has announced that are getting ANT+ compatibility. The other being the H10. But I cover that (and thoughts around possible … Read More Here

Polar adds ANT+ to two devices, contemplates ANT+ expansion to Vantage series

When you woke up this morning, I’m pretty sure the title of the post was the last bit of news you expected today in the sports technology realm. And if you weren’t at the ANT+ Symposium last fall, that surprise … Read More Here

The Podcast (now with GPLAMA) is Back! Available on lots of platforms!

That’s right folks, you may have seen the tidbits or nuggets here and there – but I’m happy to report the DC Rainmaker Podcast is back in full steam, and now back on more platforms than ever before! For those … Read More Here

Week in Review–March 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

Garmin MARQ Series Hands-On: Everything you ever wanted to know

Today Garmin raised the stakes and announced their most expensive watch to date – the Garmin MARQ, at upwards of $2,500. Actually, it’s five watches. Five different units that mirror Garmin’s existing product lines across all of the company’s divisions. … Read More Here

Fitbit Inspire HR Activity Tracker In-Depth Review

Here's everything you need to know about the Fitbit Inspire lineup, including what's new, what's unique, what works, and what doesn't. I dive into all the details.

Week in Review: March 10th, 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 Fitbit Versa Lite Hands-On: Everything you ever wanted to know

Today Fitbit launched their least expensive smartwatch to date – the Fitbit Versa Lite. This newish watch essentially takes the existing Fitbit Versa smartwatch and removes the music playback, along with a handful of smaller features like stair counting (and … Read More Here

PowerTap P2 Power Meter Pedals In-Depth Review

It’s been almost exactly 4 years to the week since PowerTap first announced their PowerTap P1 pedals, and it didn’t take long for them to rocket to popularity. The installation required nothing more than a simple hex wrench, and the … Read More Here

Week in Review–March 3rd, 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

Three Quick Ways to Find Your Lost GoPro

Two weekends ago I managed to drop my GoPro while out mountain biking. Actually, technically I wasn’t mountain biking anymore, but rather had hiked a hundred or so meters from the end of the mountain bike trail to the peak … Read More Here