Product Reviews

Over the course of the past few years, I’ve reviewed a number of products. Most of them, it’s simply because I went out and bought the product and gave it a whirl. In some cases, it’s because a company sent me their product to review. I differentiate within each review how I came about the product. I tend to be super-detailed in my reviews – some might even say over the top. That’s just my style, leave no stone unturned! If you have any questions about any of my reviews, feel free to leave a comment at the end of each post.

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Other Reviews

The Girl’s 2015 Swim/Bike/Run Gear I Use List

Two weeks ago week I outlined every piece of gear that I regularly use in my day to day training or racing.  Not the stuff that I review for products, but rather, the goods that I always turn back to once … Read More Here

The Zeal HD2 Snow Goggles with Built-In HD Camera In-Depth Review

This past weekend I spent three days using the Zeal HD2 goggles.  These goggles have a built-in action camera in the upper edge of them, making them potentially perfect for recording your slope adventures.  It includes both photo and video … Read More Here

A fitting Misfit update

While standing around chatting when we briefly crossed paths on the running leg of the first ever Las Vegas 140.6 yesterday, Ray and I noticed the Misfit booth conveniently situated adjacent to the Polar booth.  We flipped a virtual coin, … Read More Here

First look at SmartMat, the connected yoga mat

The big catchphrase at CES this year is Internet of Things, and we’re now seeing that marketing prophecy manifest itself in all manner of wearable and non-wearable items.  One in particular that caught my eye was this sensor-laden interactive yoga … Read More Here

My Winter 2014-2015 Sports Gadget Recommendations

(Before we start, my Black Friday post will hit tomorrow and be updated throughout the week.  This listing attempts to as best as possible take into account those price changes.) It’s that time of year where tons of folks are … Read More Here

Redshift Sports Aero System In-Depth Review

Every once in a while an endurance sports product comes out that piques my interest, even if it’s not directly a sports technology item.  A perfect example of that would be the Redshift Aero system.  I’ve followed it since they … Read More Here

My Summer 2014 Sports Gadget Recommendations

(Please see my new and updated Winter 2014-2015 Gadget Recommendations Guide here!) I’ve always historically put together a sports gadget recommendations list in late Fall, primarily because that’s when things in the sports technology world tend to settle down.  Further, … Read More Here

My 2013 Sports Gadgets Recommendations

(Update: My Summer 2014 Recommendations are now available!  Go check that out instead!) Each year around this time I put together my recommendations on sports gadgets.  Some consider this a bit of a holiday pick-list, and others just use it … Read More Here

My 2013 Trainer Recommendations

It’s that time of year again – trainer season.  At least for us poor saps up in the Northern Hemisphere (no, you don’t count if you live in the Caribbean).  I started doing the Trainer Recommendations post last year, and … Read More Here

The Safer Swimmer In-Depth Review

Back last month when I posted my ‘Saint Malo Fort Swimaround’ post, a number of folks asked about the swim buoy I was using to increase my visibility. It confused me at first, because I thought I had posted a … Read More Here

Hitcase Pro iPhone Underwater/Bike/Sports Case Review

I’m often asked about sports camera reviews.  In many ways I think that there’s already a ton of reviews out there of the various popular sports action cams like the GoPro or Contour.  And I’m not sure I really have … Read More Here

Profile Design Aero HC Aerobottle + Bike Computer Mount Review

As a general rule, I don’t review things that are bike components (in the traditional bike component aspect).  Instead, as you’ve seen to date, I focus on sports technology products.  However, the Aero HC was somewhat of an interesting duck … Read More Here

Review of the Bar Fly TT Edge & Forerunner combo mount

A Bit of Background: There’s been a lot of forward and aerobar mounts popping on the market in the past year or so.  Since the introduction of the Garmin standard quick release kit for both the Edge units (Edge 200/Edge … Read More Here

Week in Review–Nov 4th, 2012

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 FR910XT Giveaway Results

Wow, another crazy packed giveaway!  All in, there were over 1,900 entries!  Of which, 1,891 were entered in on the site, and another 19 folks came in from the US Active Duty e-mail registrations.  Thank you to everyone that entered! … Read More Here

A Triathlon Weekend Giveaway: Garmin FR910XT

For many triathletes, this weekend holds almost as much spectacle as the Olympic Triathlon races held just two short months ago in London.  The Kona based Ironman World Championships is watched by not only by those in the sport, but … Read More Here

2012 ANT+ Symposium Technology Roundup

You saw my presentation to the ANT+ Symposium yesterday, highlighting my keynote session that I gave last week.  However, I wanted to loop back and highlight some of the things that were delivered to me, rather than me delivering to … Read More Here

MyTriRack Transition Rack Review

There’s a lot of ways you can reduce your total time in triathlon.  The most common being you can swim faster, bike faster, or run faster. To get faster at each of those individual sports you either need to train … Read More Here

The Swim It In-Depth Review

With the steady rise of deaths in the swim leg of triathlon, I’d been asked by a number of people about my thoughts around the Swim It.  I even wrote a rather long op-ed post on it a while back. … Read More Here

Watching the Tour de France live from 35,000 feet

It seems appropriate that as this post publishes, I’ll be on another airplane somewhere over the Atlantic, probably just north of Newfoundland.  But, this post isn’t about tonight’s flight, but rather a short domestic flight I took last weekend on … Read More Here

2012 Tour de France–A look at the Caravan/Parade

(Note: This post is written by The Girl…aka…my wife.) While the first day of the Tour is exciting in and of itself from a cycling standpoint, we were also both pretty excited about the famed parade that tours a few … Read More Here

2012 Tour de France–Stage 1/Day 2

We left off yesterday in Liege, Belgium, where the prologue stage both started and ended.  Today, (err…Sunday), we moved…well…just a few yards down the road.  Stage 1 would also start in Liege, but would finish in a town just a … Read More Here

2012 Tour de France–Prologue/Day 1

Yesterday we woke up around 7AM to catch our 8AM train from Paris to Liege (in Belgium).  That’s the beauty of high speed trains – quick and efficient transport while relaxing at roughly 200 MPH (or about 300MPH).  Oh, and … Read More Here

In-Depth Review of the Quad Lock iPhone Bike Mount Case

There are numerous iPhone and cell phone bike mounting kits out there on the market today.  They range in price from under $10 to nearly $1,000 (yup, really).  Their capabilities, functionality an easy of use have just as extreme of … Read More Here

A&D Medical Lifesource UC-324 ANT+ enabled Weight Scale Review

I’ve reviewed a number of scales in the past, but only two of those are still used within the household on a daily basis.  I say two, simply because one is in one bathroom, and the other in the other … Read More Here