Sports Technology News and Reviews

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. Read More Here

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. Read More Here

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. Read More Here

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. Read More Here

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. Read More Here

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. Read More Here

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. Read More Here

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