Sports Technology News and Reviews

Apple Rolls out ‘Find My’ to Bicycles and More: Sports Tech Thoughts

Today Apple announced their Find My feature is now available to 3rd party devices, and two of the three device partners for the initial launch are sports related. There’s the Belkin’s sport headphones, and the VanMoof S3 & X3 electric … Read More Here

Stryd Launches Premium Running Power Subscription Platform, Reduces Prices

Last fall Stryd announced their intention to add a subscription-based service to their offerings, in conjunction with their existing Stryd running pod. That pod provides running power (as well as acting as an ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart footpod). The pod … Read More Here

My Stupidly Overcomplicated 2021 Bike Mileage Tracking Project

So, back on Black Friday (Nov 2020), there was a slight deal on Garmin’s V2 Speed sensors, down to $32USD, which can track and store ride data. Which got me thinking – how much does each bike in our family … Read More Here

Week in Review: April 5th, 2021

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

Peloton’s $120 Credit & 10X Points for Chase Sapphire Cardholders (US only)

This one is entirely for US folks, as it has to do with credit cards. But, it’s a pretty notable ‘deal’ when you start doing the math on it – and could be an interesting template for other larger companies … Read More Here

Tacx & Garmin Increase Tacx App Integration, Plus Training Status Plans

Yesterday Tacx (via Garmin) sent out an e-mail to users of their Tacx Training platform that on April 22nd the world will change. Or, depending on your view – end. It’s that day that the Tacx app/platform will utilize the … Read More Here

Suunto adds Komoot Routes Turn by Turn Integration in Latest Update

Despite coming up on its third birthday here in about two months, the Suunto 9 received a modest firmware update yesterday (as did the Suunto 5). But more importantly, all Suunto Spartan, Suunto 5/7/9 watches get the new below-outlined Komoot route … Read More Here

Polar Ignite 2 Hands-On: What’s New & Different

Last week Polar launched the Ignite 2, alongside the new Vantage M2. While I’ve been using the Ignite 2 for a few weeks now, this isn’t a review – mainly since the unit isn’t done yet. It’s not set to … Read More Here

Week in Review–March 28th, 2021

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

Peloton Acquires Atlas Wearables: A Peloton Wearable Ahead?

Peloton has been quietly acquiring various companies over the past half a year, some three of which were mentioned in their latest quarterly filing – however, only one was by name. The rest remain unnamed. But this week, two companies … Read More Here

Garmin Rally Power Meter In-Depth Review (SPD/SPD-SL/LOOK KEO)

Garmin has launched three new power meters today, all under the new ‘Garmin Rally’ brand, which supersedes the Garmin Vector power meter lineup. The Rally series includes three pedal bodies at this point:  Shimano SPD-SL (road), Shimano SPD (typically off-road/MTB), … Read More Here

Polar Vantage M2 In-Depth Review

Polar has launched two new watches today, the second iteration of the mid-range Vantage offering, now called the Vantage M2, while also launching their updated Ignite fitness watch – the Ignite 2. You’ll remember last fall Polar refreshed the higher-end … Read More Here

Wahoo Relaunches Speedplay, Announces Power Meter Plans (POWRLINK Zero)

It’s been roughly 18 months since Wahoo announced the acquisition of Speedplay. Since then the company reduced some 50 different SKUs down to 4 core models, moved factory locations, shut down factories, moved factory locations again, and started building a … Read More Here

Scosche Rhythm+ 2.0 Heart Rate Sensor In-Depth Review

Back in January, Scosche announced the new Rhythm+ 2.0 optical HR sensor. This would be the next iteration from their original Rhythm+ released way back in 2014 – arguably the optical HR sensor band that started the trend of optical … Read More Here

SRM X-Power SPD Power Meter In-Depth Review

It's been a long time since a major brand new power meter was announced, and today’s post…well…it doesn’t change that. In fact, the SRM X-Power was announced some 18 months ago, and started shipping in super limited quantities nearly a … Read More Here

Insta360 GO 2 Tiny Action Cam In-Depth Video Review

There’s a new winner in town for the smallest action camera. Or at least, the smallest action camera from a brand name you’ve probably heard of. While Insta360 has a more pronounced history in the 360° action cam market, over … Read More Here

Week in Review– March 7th, 2021

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 Plans Three At Home Fitness Hardware Products

Last week Zwift posted a slate of new job positions, notably around supply chain management. Included within that, the company listed that they’ll not only be making three specific models, but that they’ve also selected their hardware production partners already. … Read More Here

KOM Cycling $59 Trainer Desk In-Depth Review

It’s entirely plausible I might be starting to develop a bike trainer desk fetish of sorts. I mean, first there was the Wahoo KICKR Desk, then there was the KICKR desk knock-offs at half the price with more features, now … Read More Here

DJI FPV Drone Review Published To YouTube

This post is a simple heads-up that I’ve published a deep-dive review of the DJI FPV drone & system up over on YouTube, for those that are interested in that sorta thing. FPV stands for ‘First Person View’, which means … Read More Here

TrainerRoad Launches TrainNow as Part of Bigger Adaptive Training Overhaul

Today TrainerRoad announced sweeping changes to the platform, which they've dubbed Adaptive Training. This means they're starting to use machine learning algorithms to change workouts based on your progress towards a given goal. A workout is scored as you complete … Read More Here

Kommander Review: Zwift Control For Your Handlebars

Looking for a way to control Zwift from your handlebars with dedicated clickable buttons for using PowerUps, navigation, and changing camera views? Or perhaps increasing intensity during a structured workout? The new Kommander buttons aim to solve exactly that. The … Read More Here

Strava Adds Indoor Workout Recording to App (For all users): Quick How-To Guide

Undoubtedly, for many readers of this site, you’ve probably got a watch or twelve to record your indoor workout on. But, if you’re still narrowing down options from my recommendations guide, then this new tidbit might be applicable to you. … Read More Here

Make Everything a Zwift Ride with this Meme Generator

Now you can make not just outside rides, but anything at all into a Zwift ride. Here’s how. Read More Here

Zwift Bans Another Pro, This Time With History of Data Tampering

Zwift bans another pro, this time with a history of data tampering across two seasons and more. Here's all the details on this surprisingly brazen act. Read More Here