Sports Technology News and Reviews

Tour de France 2023: Which Smart Trainers Do They Use?

In this video I dive into all the behind-the-scenes bits on time-trial day, including which smart trainers they use. However, realistically, it’s actually quite a bit more than that in this video. I look at an interesting new trend in … Read More Here

Garmin Fenix 7 & Epix Get 50 New Features in Beta Update

Garmin is seemingly on a roll the past 7-10 days, with having released the much-anticipated firmware bringing all the new Fenix 7 Pro & Epix Pro features to the non-Pro editions, via a new public beta firmware update. This follows … Read More Here

Apple Watch Power Meter Support: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Last month at Apple’s annual developer conference the company outlined the future of Apple Watch, at least in terms of software, for the next year. One item that seemed to surprise many was the announcement that Apple would be adding … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 16th, 2023

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 Adds Training Readiness & Morning Report to Instinct 2 in New Beta!

See, Garmin does listen when enough people get upset about something. Back a few months ago Garmin released the Instinct 2X, which is essentially a bigger Instinct 2 device with a flashlight and multiband GNSS. But on the software side, … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 255/265/955/965 Get Slate of New Features in Beta

Last night Garmin dropped a new beta firmware for the Forerunner 955 and 955 Solar, adding a slate of new features coming from the recently released Fenix 7 Pro & Epix Pro series. That feature set includes Hill Score, Endurance … Read More Here

Huge Amazon Prime Day 2023 Sports Tech Deals Tracker!

It’s back again – Amazon Prime Day…err…Days. That means that most (all?) Amazon country properties are doing pretty substantial deals across the board on all sorts of products for today and tomorrow (July 11th and 12th). This event is held … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 9th, 2023

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

Tour de France Tidbits: When A Sticker is Better Than Sports Tech

I spend most of my time at the Tour de France looking at riders’ handlebars. It’s sorta my thing. Back many years ago we started seeing teams add stickers on rider handlebars with details of the upcoming stage, notably the … Read More Here

Garmin Epix Pro: The Complete Beginners Guide

 Just a quick heads up for those that aren’t subscribed on YouTube, that I’ve just hit publish on my incredibly detailed hour-long user guide for the Garmin Epix Pro, from beginning to end. As usual, I walk through all … Read More Here

Power Meter Pedals In The Pro Peloton?

One of the most common questions I got after my ‘Power Meters and Bike Computers of the Tour de France 2023’ post is whether or not any teams were using power meter pedals, and if not – why not? To … Read More Here

Tour de France 2023: Bike Computers and Power Meters

The Tour de France kicked off again today, this time in Bilbao, Spain, with 176 riders and 22 teams. And thus begins the annual tradition to ferret out not just the sports tech gear these teams are sponsored to use, … Read More Here

Rolla: Finally a Viable Zwift Competitor?

I think I’m getting old. I’ve been around the block enough times to remember writing about not just numerous viable Zwift competitors, but rather a decade ago when Zwift themselves was announced as a company to replace now relics of … Read More Here

Notable Watch Updates: Polar’s Skin Temperature Sensing, Pixel Watch Updates, Garmin’s Connect IQ Update

Over the last week there’s been a few notable updates that are worth mentioning, even if briefly. Thus, this will be the post for it. It’s like the ‘Tidbits’ posts I usually do, except being all watches. Less random, and … Read More Here

Amazfit Cheetah Pro GPS Watch Quick Review: Thoughts After Using It For A Week

Amazfit has just announced their new Cheetah Pro GPS watch, which is aimed to compete in the lightweight but still packed-with-features category of endurance sports watches. Coming in at just 43g and just $299, it slots in well competitively against … Read More Here

First Look at Magene’s New C606 GPS Bike Computer, L308 Intelligent Bike Lights

Eurobike kicked off today with plenty of new products, and Magene was at the show announcing a number of new sports tech items, including a new bike computer, new smart lights, and an entire ‘connected bike’ light system that can … Read More Here

ROTOR Announces New 2INPOWER SL Power Meter (Dual-Sided)

ROTOR has just announced their new 2INPOWER SL dual-sided power meter, an upgrade from the previous 2INPOWER edition. This new unit focuses on three core improvements: Lighter weight, less expensive price, and more accurate power readings. Effectively unlocking the threesome … Read More Here

SRAM Apex AXS & Power Meter In-Depth Review

SRAM has just rolled out their AXS wireless shifting to their least expensive drivetrain option, Apex. Alongside that, SRAM Apex also brings 12-speed to the groupset while concurrently gaining a power meter option. I’ve been riding the SRAM Apex AXS … Read More Here

Wahoo KICKR CORE Smart Trainer Price In Half: Incredible Deal at $449

(Update: June 21st, 2023 – Yes, the deal is STILL LIVE, but you HAVE to add it to your cart to see the 50% off price, links below.) REI has launched an incredible deal – the Wahoo KICKR CORE for … Read More Here

Zwift Play Controller Review: Surprisingly Useful!

Zwift has just released their Zwift Play controller, which lets you do everything from steering in-game, to quickly accessing settings while riding, all while also hurling burritos at other racers. It’s Zwift’s second piece of cycling hardware they’ve announced in … Read More Here

Garmin Fenix 7 Pro & Epix Pro Battery Charging Times: Interestingly Different Results

Over a year ago, when the original Fenix 7 & Epix came out, I went down a stupid rabbit hole of seeing exactly how long it took to charge each of the models. Except, I overdid all of this. Building … Read More Here

Week in Review–June 4th, 2023

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

Hammerhead Revamps Karoo User Interface: Internet Revolts

Hammerhead has carved out their name in the cycling GPS world by continually updating their products with new features, and an evolving user interface. For the most part, it’s focused on new features. But, every once in a while, Hammerhead … Read More Here

The Complete List of All Epix/Fenix Pro Features Going to FR955/965/Fenix 7/Epix

This will be a reasonably efficient post. Yesterday, Garmin announced the new Epix Pro and Fenix 7 Pro watches. The Fenix 7 Pro series now includes the flashlight in all three watch sizes. While the AMOLED-equipped Epix Pro series is … Read More Here

Garmin Fenix 7 Pro In-Depth Review: Flashlight and Multiband for Everyone!

If you wanted a Fenix 7 series device with the flashlight of the Fenix 7X series, you’ve finally got your wish. With the new Fenix 7 Pro series, all three size Fenix 7 Pro units include a flashlight. And atop … Read More Here