Sports Technology News and Reviews

Sports Tech: The Best April 1st Tidbits

As always, April 1st tends to be one of the most challenging days to be on the internet. A constant rollercoaster of trying to figure out what are legit headlines versus not, and these days, the line is sometimes pretty … Read More Here

GoPro Volta Battery & Remote Grip Review

Today GoPro announced the new GoPro Volta Battery+Remote Grip, which is basically a selfie-stick that includes both of those features together, combined with a small pile of other integrated features. In addition, they also announced the new GoPro Hero 10 … Read More Here

Zwift Rolls Out Wahoo Direct Connect Ethernet Adapter Support

Today is apparently the day of ‘Finally!’ in the sports tech world. First, there was Suunto with ‘finally’ adding structured workout support. Then there was Wahoo with ‘finally’ adding some sort of climbing feature, and now we’ve got Zwift with … Read More Here

Wahoo Adds New Gradient Coloring with Wahoo Summit Feature

Wahoo has introduced what I presume to be the first step in a larger set of changes around climbing information, to compete with Garmin's ClimbPro and Hammerhead’s Climber features. This first change adds gradient coloring for pre-planned routes (and re-routes) … Read More Here

Suunto Announces SuuntoPlus Guides: An App Platform for 3rd Party Apps

It’s been just shy of a decade from when Suunto announced their first app platform, called the Suunto AppZone. At the time, it was the very first open to any developer watch-based app platform. Sure, Pebble had announced theirs slightly … Read More Here

Suunto Rolls Out TrainingPeaks Structured Workout Integration: How-To Guide

 Finally, it’s here: The ability to sync a structured workout from TrainingPeaks to Suunto watches, specifically, the Suunto 5 series and Suunto 9 series watches. This is accomplished using the new SuuntoPlus Guides functionality (more on that here), which … Read More Here

Tech Tidbits: New Stages Dash Models Soon, Garmin HRM-PRO Bluetooth Expansion, Zwift Clearancing Hardware

As we sail into the weekend, there’s some tech tidbits that are worth mentioning – covering the gamut of companies, as the sports tech world starts to heat up going into spring. Stages New GPS Bike Computers: Stages began teasing … Read More Here

Hammerhead Updated CLIMBER Functionality No Longer Requires Route

There’s nothing more consistent than the biweekly drop of new features coming from Hammerhead to their Karoo series bike computers. And this update brings a huge one: The ability to automatically get climb information as you ride, without needing to … Read More Here

Tacx NEO Motion Plates In-Depth Review

You know what I like about this product? It’s two pieces of plastic that wiggle, and install in about 15-20 seconds. There’s no electronics, no secondary applications or uses, no complex installation manual. It’s as simple as it gets, yet … Read More Here

Best Bike Computer for Climbing: Garmin vs Hammerhead vs Wahoo

Long gone are the days of bike computers showing you just a single elevation profile for your entire route, or even just the near-term elevation profile. These days, the bike computers will automatically break down and even categorize the climbs … Read More Here

Strava Reverses Course: Turns back on Apple Health Sync Functionality

Strava has reversed course on their recent disablement of Apple Health sync for 3rd party workouts (e.g. data from Zwift, TrainerRoad, Garmin, etc.), after abruptly disabling the feature last week without notice. That move impacted many Apple iPhone users that … Read More Here

Strava Abruptly Ends 3rd Party Data Sync to Apple Health

[Update - March 15th, Strava has reversed course and re-enabled Apple Health sync. Full details here.] It’s been a few years since Strava has managed to irk the Internet, but over the last few days, they’ve unleashed a torrent of … Read More Here

First Look at Garmin’s ECG Functionality, and Clinical Trials Details

Garmin has tipped their hand, demonstrating that one of their most recent watches actually has ECG hardware built inside, along with the foundations to utilize it. Read More Here

Just Getting A New Garmin Fenix 7 or Epix? Update it First.

If you’ve been around this site long enough, you know that one of my life-goals is to reduce the quantity of certain types of messages that end up in my inbox. Not merely the notices that I’m apparently heir to … Read More Here

How to Install Satellite Imagery on Your Garmin Fenix or Epix Watch (Fenix 5 Plus/6/7/Epix)

Long before the Garmin Epix (2nd gen) or Fenix 7 came out, Garmin has been selling maps. In fact, they’ve been selling maps for basically their entire existence. Lately these things are built into devices, but it wasn’t that long … Read More Here

Zwift Racer Caught Cheating Using Recent Weight Changing Hack

Well, that didn’t take long. Zwift’s official race partner, WTRL, has seemingly disqualified their first individual for using the recently published mid-race weight-changing cheat. The individual cheated last night during Race 8 of this season’s WTRL Zwift Racing League event. … Read More Here

Peloton Offers $300 Discount For Bike/Bike+/Tread Units (Plus Other Thoughts)

Peloton’s just announced a $300 discount for their base Peloton Bike, Peloton Bike+, and Peloton Tread units. However, this one is actually kinda interesting in how they’re doing it – for two different reasons. The first, is the fact that … Read More Here

Fitbit Recalls Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches Due to Burn-Hazard, Offers Refund

Fitbit has announced a recall of their older Ionic GPS smartwatch, due to situations where the battery can overheat and cause burn injuries. The Ionic was introduced back in 2017, which was really their first smartwatch to support a 3rd … Read More Here

Zwift Bans Cheat Whistleblower: A Deeper Dive Into the Issue

[Update - Feb 26th, 9:30AM US Eastern: See 'Updated' section below - Zwift has backtracked and rescinded the ban.] On the doorstep of Zwift’s biggest event of the year – the UCI sanctioned Esports World Championship, which is later today … Read More Here

Lifeline Pro Trainer Desk Review: This Time with USB & Power Ports (and just 100EUR)!

In much the same way I have an apparently unhealthy obsession with USB charging cables, I also potentially have such an obsession with finding the perfect trainer desk. This is of course all started with the Wahoo KICKR Desk years … Read More Here

Wahoo Trainer Lineup Sound Test: KICKR vs CORE vs SNAP vs ROLLR

Today’s post is one of those ones that’s best done via video. Or, at the very least audio. Thus, the above video. As the title of this post implies, this is a direct sound/volume/noise comparison between all of Wahoo’s current … Read More Here

Wahoo KICKR ROLLR Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

 Wahoo has now formally announced their KICKR ROLLR smart trainer…err…smart roller. I’m not super sure how you classify it (Wahoo themselves officially calls it a “smart trainer” in their media release), but whatever it is - it’s here and … Read More Here

Whoop Begins Sync from Garmin, Strava, and More: How it Actually Works

 Last week Whoop started rolling out, in beta, a new feature that allows external workouts to be synced into the Whoop platform, via Apple Health (on iOS). This means you can now complete a workout on any device that … Read More Here

Peloton Tread In-Depth Review on YouTube Posted

This is just a super-duper-quick post to let folks know that I published up the full video review of the Peloton Tread over on YouTube (or simply hit the Play button above). You may remember back in late December I … Read More Here

Garmin Instinct 2 vs Fenix 7: A Very Detailed Comparison

For this post, I’m going to dive into all the differences between the Fenix 7 and its mini-me, the Instinct 2. Comparisons have long been drawn between the two, and whether or not the Instinct was essentially a Fenix-lite. And … Read More Here