Sports Technology News and Reviews

Amazon Music Launches on Garmin Watches: Everything you need to know

Here's everything you need to know to get your Garmin watch working with Amazon Music - step by step instructions and all!

InsideRide E-Motion SmartPower Rollers with Floating Fork: In-Depth Review

In the indoor training world there are roller people, and there are trainer people. It’s sorta like politics or religion. Fighting with one camp over the benefits is mostly futile. The only people who benefit from such discussions are the … Read More Here

No, Zwift Racing Wasn’t Hacked. Yet. Sorta. Let Me Explain.

Cheating at Zwift is nothing new, but more and more this year the focus is on how to hack Zwift racing with tools and technology. For the first time we saw a presentation at Def Con about exactly that.

How to: Install Free Maps on your Garmin Edge

Got a Garmin Edge and want to install maps on it while you travel? Here's the quick and easy steps to get free maps ready and installed.

Week in Review–August 11th, 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 Ignite GPS In-Depth Review

The Polar Ignite may be one of the least expensive yet most capable fitness & sport-focused watches. But does it fall short in accuracy and price?

How to: Installing Free Maps on your Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, Forerunner 945, or MARQ Series watch

Got a Garmin wearable and want maps when you travel? Here's the step by step for getting free maps on your watch quickly and easily.

Week in Review–August 4th, 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 Athlete In-Depth Review

It's Garmin's most expensive GPS watch, and the most expensive sport-specific GPS watch on the market. But how well does it actually work? I dig deep. really deep.

Jaybird Vista Earbuds Hands-On: An AirPods/PowerBeats Pro Competitor for Sports?

Here's your real-life testing on how it actually works with sports GPS watches like the Garmin Forerunner watches and Apple Watches. Everything the athlete needs to know.

Cycling Dynamics for Assioma Power Meter Pedals Released, New Pedal Bodies Too

After nearly two years of waiting, there's finally another Cycling Dynamics option on the table. Here's how it all works with the Assioma Pedals.

Women’s WorldTour Pro Teams: The Trainers, Power Meters, and Other Tidbits

Here's the sports tech used by the 2019 Women's WorldTour Teams. From trainers to power meters, and plenty of other tidbits.

Tour de France 2019: The Trainers & Power Meters

Which smart trainers and power meters are the Tour de France riders using? Here's all the details you wanted to know.

Amazon Prime Day – July 15/16th: Sports Tech Deal Tracker

Ok folks,you know the drill – today’s the best day of the year short of Black Friday for deals, sports tech and beyond. What started just a few short years ago as an Amazon-only thing has oddly enough spread beyond … Read More Here

Hands-On: Elite’s New $799 Suito Smart Trainer (with cassette)

From the first ride to the initial power accuracy, plus sound levels and more - I dig into what may be the best value trainer of 2019.

Strava cuts off Relive: Here’s what actually happened

Here I thought yesterday was going to be a peaceful random July Thursday morning. Nothing but Italian chirping birds at the Giro Rosa, and catching the Tour de France later in the afternoon on TV. Turns out, Strava had different … Read More Here

Hands-on: FORM Swim Goggles with Smart Display

Today, FORM Athletica announced their first product, the smart-display enabled FORM Swim Goggles. It’s of course at this juncture that you’re asking yourself: Who TF is FORM Athletica? And what the Helsinki is a smart-display enabled swim goggle? Thankfully for … Read More Here

Wahoo Fitness Acquires The Sufferfest Training Platform, Sketches Future Plans

Continuing the 2019 trend of indoor training and related acquisitions, Wahoo has just announced the acquisition of The Sufferfest. For those not familiar with the platform, the company first started out years ago making indoor training videos. But back 3-4 … Read More Here

The Rivet: First Look At This Potential Zwift Competitor

To be fair, using the term ‘Zwift Competitor’ might be a bit…early. Like looking at a pile of ingredients on a table and calling it a cake. But damn, it looks pretty. And everyone likes eating cake batter anyway. Also, … Read More Here

Hands-on with Tekrapod: Openwater Swim Safety Device

For whatever reason, I find openwater swim safety devices to be interesting. So, if you’re not an openwater swimmer, then returning tomorrow is your best bet. Or, go check out this past post from 9 years ago when I accidentally … Read More Here

Week in Review–June 30th, 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

Testing In The Wind Tunnel with Stryd’s New Running Power Meter

It’s been now 4 years since Stryd first landed on the market as a running power meter. Back then, it was initially a running shorts pod before becoming a chest strap, and the company eventually shifted to a single footpod … Read More Here

Polar’s Ignite GPS Hands-On: Everything you ever wanted to know

The Polar Ignite appears to be a significant turning point in Polar's strategy, taking higher end functionality and offering it much lower. How well does it work thoug? I dig in.

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