Sports Technology News and Reviews

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Yes, this series is back! It’s been a while, but as the weather warms up, and people start getting a bit more freedom back in their lives, it seemed like a good time to bring back the weeklyish ‘5 Random … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 24th, 2020

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

Trying Out Zwift’s New Boost Mode Feature in Beta

No, your Zwift bike doesn’t now have a new hub standard option. But for a select number of people as part of the Club Jarvis test group, there are now events with a new Boost capability that allows you to … Read More Here

First Look at COROS’s new Structured Workout & Strength Training Features

COROS has announced a slate of structured workout features for both inside and outside that’ll be pushed to the majority of their watches next week, specifically the VERTIX, APEX, and APEX Pro Series. So basically, everything except the budget-focused PACE. … Read More Here

Strava Cuts Off Leaderboard for Free Users, Reduces 3rd Party Apps for All, and More

After roughly five months of appeasing users with new feature after new feature after new feature, the other shoe has finally dropped. Today, Strava sold its segmented soul. At least, if you believe Strava Segments are the soul of what makes … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 17th, 2020

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

How To: See Map Overlays of Varia Radar Data, with Vehicle Counts

As part of my Garmin Varia RTL515 & RVR315 radar review last week, a few eagle-eyed readers spotted a unique data field within my Garmin Edge device: The ‘Vehicle Count’ field. Except, more meets the eye here than just a … Read More Here

FORM Swim Goggles Adds Openwater Swimming with Garmin & Apple Watches

Today, FORM, maker of the heads-up display swim goggles, announced that it’s partnering with Garmin and Apple to bring openwater swim support to their goggles this summer, if you’ve got a compatible Garmin or Apple Watch. The move is notable … Read More Here

Garmin Launches Strava & Komoot Route Sync: Works on devices a decade old

Here's how to link up your Garmin account to Komoot and Strava for automatic route/tours sync to your Garmin device - even crazy old ones! Read More Here

Garmin Varia RTL515 and RVR315 Cycling Radar In-Depth Review

Like clock-work, two years after releasing the last version of the Garmin Varia radar, the company has released its now third generation version. While this new version looks identical from the outside, it’s not internally – sporting new features and … Read More Here

Wahoo’s New 2020 TICKR & TICKR X: In-Depth Review

Wahoo has just announced a set of new TICKR & TICKR X heart rate straps that include some modest feature updates, most notably running dynamics support in the TICKR-X, as well as multiple concurrent Bluetooth Smart connections so you can … Read More Here

IQ2 Power Meter Pedals: First Rides Testing & Data Accuracy

Two years ago (almost to the day), IQ2 announced their then crank arm spacer based power meter. It would fit in between any pedal type and any crank arm, and allow power on more or less any bike with any … Read More Here

New DCR Cave Arrivals: SRM X SPD Power Meter, Wattbike ATOM X, Casio GBD-H1000

In a bit of a quiet week – a calm before the storm that will be early May in sports tech, I’ve got a few arrivals that I figured I’d drop a quick note here and some minor first impressions … Read More Here

DJI Mavic Air 2 vs Skydio 2: Cycling Test Shootout!

Today DJI announced their latest drone, the DJI Mavic Air 2. For those of you that follow the gear I tend to use, the original DJI Mavic Air is one of my main drone go-to’s, largely because of its small … Read More Here

Tour de Suisse Goes Digital: A Look at The Biggest Esports Cycling Race To Date

Over the past few days, and over the coming days, Rouvy is hosting the Digital Swiss 5. That confusingly named event is basically the digital version of the Tour de Suisse (Tour of Switzerland), one of the major pro cycling … Read More Here

Hammerhead Announces Plans to Announce Karoo 2 Bike GPS

It looks like at some point in the year 2020 we’ll have at least one more cycling GPS added to your table of options. This week Hammerhead, in conjunction with one of their lead investors, announced plans for their next … Read More Here

Polar Grit X GPS Watch In-Depth Review

The Polar Grit X is the companies newest watch, focused on trail running, but also still a full featured multisport watch. I dive into all the details from accuracy to new features and plenty more. Read More Here

Strava Cuts Off Ironman Virtual Club: An Explainer To Sports Tech Drama

In an ideal world, I wouldn’t have to write a big post about two major players in the endurance sports world having a catfight. Rather, in an ideal quarantined world we’d just put both players in a Zoom call, stream … Read More Here

Fitbit Charge 4 with GPS In-Depth Review

The Fitbit Charge 4 includes key new features like built-in GPS & contactless payments. But is the new GPS accurate? And what does it do to battery life? Plus, I detail the sleep score and related new metrics. Read More Here

Quick How-To: Garmin Wearable Heart Rate Broadcasting to Apps

If you’re spending a bunch more time lately indoors using fitness apps to maintain your sanity you might not realize that you can broadcast your heart rate right from your Garmin watch straight to your favorite app – thus skipping … Read More Here

Fun Tip Of The Day: Using FulGaz Website Videos as a Cycling Screensaver (or Distraction)

Here’s a rare ‘super-quick’ DCR post for ya. Sometimes these end up on Friday, but not this week. This time around I’m giving you the Tuesday edition, mainly because Friday simply seems way too far away. Two weeks ago while … Read More Here

Tacx Flow Budget Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

The Tacx Flow Smart is not new. Though, it might be to a lot of people. It’s the least expensive true smart trainer on the market – at least by any of the major players (or even medium players that … Read More Here

Quarq Lowers Power Meters Pricing Down to $399 for Certain Models

Not one to be outdone, one day after 4iiii lowered their power meter prices substantially, Quarq has joined the fray. Of course, in reality with a company like SRAM behind Quarq – these are hardly last second moves. These permanent … Read More Here

Zwift Rolls Out Third World Choice

Here’s a quickie of an update for you on this Saturday morning, which is especially notable if you plan to ride this morning (or evening in Australia) that you’ll want to budget extra time to get Zwift updated. Though, the … Read More Here

The Socially Distant Sports Tech Giveaway Results/Winner!

Earlier this week I held the “Socially Distant Sports Tech Giveaway”, which enabled some 4,083 of you to annotate how you’ve managed to get a workout in over last weekend, despite potentially being stuck indoors running a marathon around your … Read More Here