Tag Archives: CES

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An Update on the Mio SLICE: How to get your slice of PAI

When Ray asked what readers wanted to see from CES this year, several of you commented about the Mio SLICE and the current status of its availability.  I had the chance to sit down with the folks at Mio and … Read More Here

First Look: Suunto’s new Movesense advanced sensor platform

This past week at CES, Suunto introduced not one but two different products.  Of course, it’s the Spartan Wrist HR watch that got most of the attention, complete with distracting green lights.  But it was the almost not even mentioned … Read More Here

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First Look: TomTom’s Newly Overhauled Sports App

As with most things in the tech realm – announcements from companies at CES usually fall into one of two camps: software or hardware.  This year we saw many software focused announcements in the fitness/sports technology space.  I suspect in … Read More Here

Early Look: Zwift in VR!

Back at Eurobike this past summer there was a lonely tent outside next to the bike trial area.  Under that tent was a single Wahoo KICKR, a flat-screen TV, a laptop, and a bicycle.  Oh, and an Oculus Rift VR … Read More Here

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First Look: The Casio Pro Trek Smart Android Wear GPS Watch

Earlier this week, Casio officially unveiled their all new smart outdoor watch, the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20.  This is their second GPS watch aimed squarely at the outdoor market, following last year’s announcement with a relatively similar model. This year … Read More Here

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Hands-on: Misfit’s Vapor GPS Watch

Here at CES, Misfit has significantly upped their activity tracker game by diving into the GPS watch realm.  The company, known for their lightweight and fashionable wearables, announced a new $200 GPS sport watch set to release later this year. … Read More Here

Hands-on: Suunto’s Spartan Sport Wrist HR watch

This week at CES, Suunto has officially unveiled their first optical heart rate capable watch – the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR.  You may remember back this past summer, when news first came out about Suunto’s plans for an optical … Read More Here

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Garmin launches its first inReach products: the inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+

Back in February of 2016 Garmin purchased U.S. based GPS device and map maker DeLorme.  In the press release of that acquisition Garmin specifically called out Delorme’s inReach two-way satellite communication devices.  Those devices packed a unique capability that allowed the … Read More Here

Polar shows off GoPro camera control, new H10 heart rate strap

While Polar started off the week with an announcement about their new wearable shirt that has integrated heart rate sensors in it, they began today announcing details on GoPro camera control and a new H10 heart rate strap.  I got … Read More Here

Roundup from CES Day 2: Pepcom Event

We wrapped up Day 2 at CES 2017 last night. Ray spent the morning meeting with several sports technology companies while I worked on a few other posts in anticipation of the show officially opening tomorrow.  While during the evening … Read More Here

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GoPro says Karma Drone isn’t dead yet

Today GoPro announced that their Karma drone, which was recalled last year will be getting the band back together again, and re-launching sometime this year.  You’ll remember that GoPro shipped 2,500 Karma drones before issuing a recall about two weeks … Read More Here

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Garmin launches Uber ETA and other Connect IQ Apps

Caught up in the announcement of the all new Garmin Fenix 5 series this morning was the release of a host of new Connect IQ apps, watch faces, and data fields.  Garmin is making available for download apps from Uber, … Read More Here

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Roundup from CES Day 1: Unveiled Event

In the lead up to CES officially starting there are a number of press events for companies to showcase their newest products to media before the showroom floor actually opens.  Last night I had the chance to attend one of … Read More Here

Hands-on: Garmin’s New Fenix 5 Multisport GPS Series–with mapping!

Right on cue, Garmin has released their next edition of the Fenix series – the Fenix 5.  This follows a relatively steady annual release cadence of the Fenix series each year in January.  Last year for example we saw the … Read More Here

Welcome to CES 2017!

And so it begins again!  According to my badge, it’s at least my 5th year at CES.  Perhaps it’s been more, I’m honestly not sure.  I’ll trust what they say though. CES – The Consumer Electronics Show – Is the … Read More Here

18 Sports Tech Things at CES That I Didn’t Write About

My week at CES is structured around an extensive amount of walking, talking, and photographing.  Which might lead you to believe there’s also an extensive amount of writing, but that tends not to be the case.  Instead, I pick and … Read More Here

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Peloton’s Interesting Indoor Cycling Bike Platform

By some stroke of complete and total coincidence, a friend of mine called me last Wednesday morning and asked about the Peloton bike system.  You may remember the company from about 2.5 years ago when they first launched into the … Read More Here

Initial impressions of a production Bragi Dash unit

This week at CES, folks got their first look at the now final production units of the long-awaited Bragi Dash.  The company began shipping development kits a bit ago, but only just now is working to get the first few … Read More Here

Garmin’s New Tactix Bravo: An Explainer

While earlier in the week I gave you a look at the new Garmin Fenix3 HR, the extent of my Tactix-Bravo photography was rather limited (I only included one photo).  However, the reasoning will explain why this post will be … Read More Here

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A Quick Look at the Withings Go Activity Tracker

As expected the early part of CES week saw a lot of new product announcements. There are lots of new players on the field with some innovative new products (and some obvious knock-offs and re-makes of existing technologies); but also … Read More Here

First Run with Lumo Smart Running Shorts

As the week goes on here at CES, I continue to add to my collection of first-time experiences that I’ve had recently.  The most unique of the week thus far would go to Lumo Body Technologies, who makes running shorts … Read More Here

Thoughts on the Skulpt Chisel

I ran across the folks from Skulpt at CES this morning. You may recall Skulpt from a previous brief mention here a couple of years ago. That first generation device was a success and now they are out promoting their … Read More Here

Wahoo Fitness Announces GymConnect: Treadmill integration & control

One tiny step at a time Wahoo is slowly increasing their fitness related turf.  This week at CES, they announced the GymConnect System, which allows you to control your treadmill and get it talking over ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart to … Read More Here

Fitbit’s Bad Day: How it ended up with multiple optical HR lawsuits, and a 20% stock drop

For the San Francisco based firm Fitbit, yesterday was likely the mother of all bad roller-coasters.  They started off the morning at 7:30AM with a packed press room in the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center with the launch of … Read More Here

Under Armour’s HealthBox: WiFi Scale, Fitness Band, HR Strap, and more!

Today Under Armour has announced a flotilla of fitness products, likely to take the cake for the most unique fitness products announced by one company at the show this week. They’ve done so by partnering with HTC and delivering a … Read More Here