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30. Mai, 17:59 Uhr

Many of you have been eagerly awaiting my hands-on thoughts with the STAC Zero Smart Trainer, the first version from the company to allow resistance control from apps like Zwift and TrainerRoad.  The unique proposition of the STAC Zero trainers is the fact that they are totally silent.  They use magnets to provide resistance in conjunction with your wheel rims, which makes this trainer very...

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14. Juni, 13:25 Uhr

(This is the second half of what should have been ‘Twofer Tuesday Tech Tidbits’ earlier this week, until this tidbit broke free and decided to go live on Thursday instead. Thus…enjoy!) As of this morning Garmin has rolled out additional sleep analytic data within Garmin Connect, which breaks down your sleep cycles based on leveraging additional data from the wearable to get more details which...

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11. Juni, 01:51 Uhr

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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times...

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05. Juni, 03:07 Uhr

Woah! This weekend flew by, it started in Amsterdam and had Paris squished into the middle of it all.  We’re already back in Amsterdam and playing catch-up as always, but here’s what went down! 1) Got the keys to the new DCR Space! Precisely two months since we’ve moved to Amsterdam and I’ve finally moved into a new DCR Space.  Actually, ‘moved in’ is probably a bit strong.  I signed the lease...

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05. Juni, 09:00 Uhr

Today Suunto announced their next generation series of high-end multisport watches, the Suunto 9.  This line is designed to be the successor to the Suunto Spartan Ultra range of GPS watches, which is the most expensive offering Suunto has in their stable.  While the Suunto 9 is the replacement for the Spartan Ultra, look at these changes more akin to evolutionary than revolutionary.  Still,...

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04. Juni, 17:03 Uhr

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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times...

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04. Juni, 19:18 Uhr

I can hear you already: What the fudge is the SIGMA ROX? But here, let me make it simple for you: This is the most complete cycling computer to challenge Garmin’s higher end mapping devices yet. End of story. Of course, the long story is much…much longer. So long in fact that I first used a unit on rides back last December, then again this winter, and then consistently for the past two months. ...

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13. Juni, 12:17 Uhr

Today Garmin announced the Vivoactive 3 Music, which makes it the second Garmin wearable they’ve added music playback functionality into, following the Forerunner 645 Music this past winter.  In the most simplistic sense, the Vivoactive 3 Music merely takes the Vivoactive 3 announced last August, and plops music storage into it. That includes the ability to transfer music like MP3 files and...

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18. Juni, 11:00 Uhr

Today Garmin announced the new Fenix 5 Plus series, which takes the existing Fenix 5/5S/5X and injects full onboard color mapping, onboard music, and contactless payments.  Additionally there’s new Galileo GPS support for higher accuracy, new smart notification privacy features, and locking the GPS altitude to the elevation data in the maps themselves, among other features. Meanwhile, the...

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12. Juni, 13:00 Uhr

Today was supposed to be ‘Tuesday Tech Tidbits’ – note the plural aspect within ‘Tidbits’. Unfortunately, 7 minutes before this post was set to go live I got note that the other tidbit jumped ship. Like a Tim Horton’s donut hole rolling off the table, no longer a member of the party.  So I pulled that half of this post and stuck that back in the fridge. As such, you only get one tidbit. Sorry...

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12. Juni, 04:57 Uhr

Mid-last week we loaded up the family and jetted across the pond for a couple week visit to both of our families.  In this case, they were both conveniently currently located in Florida, making the jaunt between them far less painful than usual (as previously they were separated by a more complex and longer series of flights than crossing the Atlantic itself).  So as always, here’s a blend of...

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29. Mai, 09:57 Uhr

This week SRM announced their latest power meter, EXAKT. But unlike every previous bike-mountable power meter they’ve made, this one isn’t crankset based.  Instead, it ventures into new ground for them: The pedal.  The company has partnered with LOOK to create a pedal-based power meter that does away with the pods of previous LOOK power meter designs, all while broadcasting on both ANT+ &...

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31. Mai, 12:45 Uhr

Zwift continues to expand its platform, and this week was no exception when they rolled out interactive structured training plans.  Previously the workouts were mostly just in a giant folder structure of sorts.  That meant you had to pick and choose to try and cobble something together.  This was in contrast to players like TrainerRoad and The Sufferfest, which have fairly advanced training...

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18. Dezember, 20:16 Uhr

Each year since moving to Paris, we’ve ended up buying our Christmas tree not terribly far away at the flower markets.  While these markets are on the long list of tourism things to see in Paris, for us it’s more of a case of convenience.  It’s simply the closest spot to get our Christmas tree (save for some grocery stores that tend to have smaller trees). Less you think I’m kidding about this...

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17. Dezember, 21:39 Uhr

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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times...

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27. Mai, 17:49 Uhr

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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times...

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25. Mai, 12:37 Uhr

By and large, Suunto has been a company that’s been focused on endurance users. Be it people climbing to the top of a mountain, racing a triathlon, or doing something else that justifies eating large quantities of donuts without feeling guilty about it.  That’s been the branding and marketing they’ve pushed since inception, even within the diving realm they also occupy. But the Suunto 3 Fitness...

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22. Mai, 13:26 Uhr

Ok, so it’s been a month since the Garmin Connect IQ Summit.  That’s Garmin’s annual conference for 3rd party developers to come to Kansas and drink all the Connect IQ juice about developing on their platform.  This would be the 2nd annual iteration of the event, which is roughly formulated after the ANT+ Symposium that’s been going on for 10 years.  For those in the IT world, the idea behind...

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11. Dezember, 10:58 Uhr

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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times...

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20. Mai, 08:24 Uhr

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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times...

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08. Dezember, 16:00 Uhr

Today, Garmin released their running power app that they announced back in October.  The functionality requires a Garmin RD-POD, Garmin HRM-TRI, or HRM-RUN strap.  It also requires the latest Garmin watches, specifically either a Fenix 5, Chronos or a FR935. While Garmin might say otherwise, the reality is that it’s meant to compete with both Stryd and RunScribe running power.  And in many ways...

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16. Mai, 15:37 Uhr

Last week Shane Miller posted his review of the TechnoGym MyCycling Smart Trainer.  For those not familiar (which is almost all of you), TechnoGym makes a direct drive trainer, sorta like the Wahoo KICKR, except missing all the stuff that makes the Wahoo KICKR appealing. It doesn’t have ANT+ FE-C or Bluetooth Smart FTMS, doesn’t work properly with Zwift (or any other app) on Windows. In order...

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05. Dezember, 16:38 Uhr

It’s been just over three months since Fitbit announced their Ionic GPS smartwatch, and about two months since they started shipping it out into the wild.  The watch is generally seen (by themselves and others) as critical to Fitbit’s revival in the wearables scene, competing with the likes of mid-range watches from Garmin, Apple, and others.  It contains GPS, contactless payments, music...

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05. Dezember, 15:49 Uhr

It’s been one year since COROS burst onto the scene with their COROS Linx Smart helmet.  The main appeal of the helmet was that it had not only jawbone conduction speakers built into the straps (which don’t block outside noise), but it also had a wind-protected microphone.  Oh, and it was Strava orange.  Or Zwift orange.  Or Dutch orange I suppose.  Either way, orange. Actually, it also came in...

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04. Dezember, 20:18 Uhr

This past Saturday was the 4th annual DCR Open House.  It’s when I open up the doors to the DCR Cave (and Bertie’s Cake Studio) and we also organize a morning run around the best sights Paris has to offer.  Here’s the recap of this annual event! The Morning Run: First up was a test of how badly you wanted to get a workout in.  Saturday morning saw the temps drop to the coldest points since last...

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04. Dezember, 10:31 Uhr

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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times...

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14. Mai, 18:40 Uhr

(This is the second post in the ‘Is it a viable Zwift competitor’ series, the first being VirtuGO earlier this year. Like Disney’s Star Wars plans, this titled series may continue until the next millennia without any real plot twists). Like with the first installment of this series, my goal here is to find out where each of the growing number of Zwift competitors stands from a features,...

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14. Mai, 06:00 Uhr

It’s that time of year again – the semi-annual VIP 20% off sale! As with last fall and last spring, there are some amaze-balls deals in here.  And while my title says all trainers and many power meters, the reality is that this applies to boatloads more devices/products too, especially if you think outside the box. Historically speaking we see the biggest sports tech sales clustered in two...

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13. Mai, 18:38 Uhr

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 what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter and Facebook, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times...

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30. November, 20:06 Uhr

It’s been exactly three months (plus a day) since Garmin announced their latest power meter, Vector 3.  With that unit they introduced a slew of both technology features and non-technology new aspects.  From a physical standpoint they got rid of the dangling pods off the side of the unit; everything is now internal.  They also went away from a 3rd party manufactured pedal, and built the whole...

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