Sports Technology News and Reviews

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Gone is the warm weather of Australia and Singapore, and now it’s back to the mostly dreary weather of Amsterdam. Though honestly, it wasn’t that bad this weekend. In fact, it felt unseasonably warm for the first weekend of February. … Read More Here

Week in Review–February 2nd, 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

GoPro Media Mod Accessory In-Depth Review

Here's everything you want to know about the GoPro Media Mod from real-life testing to which settings work the best. From mics to HDMI, and more! Read More Here

Polar’s New H9 Heart Rate Strap: Everything you ever wanted to know

Polar has announced today a new heart rate chest strap, undercutting slightly their higher-end H10 strap with a less expensive offering that ditches the onboard storage, while still maintaining the trio of connectivity choices (ANT+/Bluetooth Smart/5kHz). Essentially, it’s Polar’s perfectly … Read More Here

The StagesBike: A Quick Hands-On Update

It’s been almost 5 months since Stages first announced their StagesBike at Eurobike. At the time they stated they planned to ship in Q1 2020 (which is, sometime between Jan-Mar 2020). Beyond that, it was mostly pretty quiet – as … Read More Here

Garmin Adds Bluetooth Heart Rate & Running Data Broadcasting for FR245/FR945

Garmin has quietly begun offering the ability for users to start re-broadcasting their heart rate over Bluetooth Smart with certain wearables, via an open beta program. While virtually all Garmin wearables made in the last…ever…support re-broadcasting of heart rate over … Read More Here

New DC Rainmaker Partnership with Wiggle for Europe/Australia/New Zealand

I’m excited to announce a new partnership here on the site – this one primarily focused for Europeans, as well as Australian and New Zealand readers (and other places Wiggle delivers). A perfect fit for right now given I’ve spent … Read More Here

Bike Computers of the WorldTour Pro Peloton

Never have I ever seen so many Garmin Edge units in one place, than is on show at the Tour Down Under this year. That’s of course partly because Garmin in recent years has shifted away from being a major … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2020: Sports Tech of the Pro Women

Each time I inventory the women’s pro ranks, things get better and better in terms of equipment. Back a few years ago, it felt like a push to even have the same bike frames on a team. Whereas this year … Read More Here

Hands-on: Wahoo adds Specialized ANGi Helmet Sensor Integration

Wahoo and Specialized have announced a new integration that lets Wahoo users automatically start and stop the Specialized ANGi helmet live tracking and crash detection features, directly from their Wahoo ELEMNT/BOLT/ROAM computers. This integration (as you’ll see), seems more of … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2020: Power Meters Of the WorldTour Men’s Teams

Looking for what the riders of the 2020 UCI WorldTour are using as their power meters? Here's a complete inventory from the Tour Down Under 2020. Read More Here

NPE Runn Treadmill Smart Sensor: Everything you need to know

A few weeks ago when Zwift announced their new running track within Watopia, a bunch of you were curious about the NPE Runn device I showed briefly within that post. But then yesterday Zwift sent an e-mail out to about … Read More Here

A Look at EatMyRide: Automated Nutrition Planning with Strava/Garmin Integration

While at CES last week I had the chance to get a bit of a demo from one of the companies within startup pavilion. This pavilion is a bit like speed dating for companies. They’ve got a very small stand … Read More Here

Week in Review: January 12th, 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

First Look: Amazfit’s Crazy Treadmill & Wall Display System

The most common question I get while walking around the CES show floor each year is: What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen here? Every…single…person asks me that. Every hour, every day, every year. And generally speaking this year it was … Read More Here

Stages Further Lowers Power Meter Pricing to $299

No matter how you feel about single-sided power meters, there’s zero denying that Stages and their timing of the decade deal with then Team Sky, dramatically increased power meter consumption. In the rising tide lifts all boats department, they took … Read More Here

Suunto 7 with Wear OS–Maps, Music, Payments: Everything you ever wanted to know

There’s only two words to describe the just announced Suunto 7 GPS watch: Hail Mary. How this story ends will take a few years to flesh out, but just as most Hail Mary attempts, it only ends in one of … Read More Here

Coming Up Next Week: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020!

If I had to summarize what I expect I’ll see next week at CES into three words it’d be: Huh, that’s different. CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is of course the annual gathering of the world’s tech companies to show … Read More Here

Zwift’s Running Track Is Open: Here’s what a structured track workout is like

Yes, I just ran in Zwift. For real. On purpose. And somehow, someway…it didn’t suck this time. Earlier this week in an apparent New Year’s Eve ‘let’s do this’ moment, Zwift rolled out its last course edition of this year: … Read More Here

GoPro Light Mod Accessory In-Depth Review

Way back when the GoPro Hero 8 was announced, the company also announced a series of ‘Mods’, err…accessories as the rest of the world calls them? In any case, there were three announced accessories at the time: 1) The Media … Read More Here

Just Got A New Sports Gadget? 37 Tips To Get You Started

So, you just got a new gadget under the tree (or, perhaps for some other holiday – or random sale - in the last while). Congrats! Now, you’ve gotta figure out how to channel your inner sports geekdom to get … Read More Here

Friday Tidbits: Trainer App news, FR245/FR945 gets major update, KICKR Bike gets profiles

Here’s your quick round-up of news that I didn’t quite get to this past week. Or, that wasn’t quite worthy of an entire separate post. Either way, it’s Friday, let’s get on with it. Rouvy & RGT (Road Grand Tours) … Read More Here

DJI Mavic Mini In-Depth Review

This is DJI's lightest drone yet - but have they cut too many features to make it one of their best drones? After more than a month of testing, I detail all the nuances. Read More Here

A 2019 Sports Wearables Recap with DesFit (Video)

Okey doke, happy Sunday! Here’s a quickie of a post for you. Albeit, not a quick video. But that’s alright, quality over quantity. Or something like that. As you may remember, DesFit was over here for the DCR Open House … Read More Here

Zwift Begins First Day of New Crit City Race Course: My first go of it

To my surprise, that was more fun than I expected. Also, it hurt my lungs more than I had planned for this Saturday afternoon. But more importantly – I could actually see doing it again. Which is not something I … Read More Here