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DC Rainmaker
05. April, 21:35 Uhr

Each year for a number of years now, Samsung has released fitness-focused smartwatches. Correspondingly, each year they seem to be getting closer and closer to sorting out the right combination of features and price. Finally, here in 2019 – they might well have stumbled upon the most full-featured fitness-focused mainstream watch to date. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active contains onboard GPS for...

DC Rainmaker
05. April, 12:20 Uhr

There’s been plenty of chatter in recent weeks and months about whether this weekend’s upcoming GPS Week Number Roller (WNRO) will impact various GPS devices. In short, on April 6th, 2019 some older devices could effectively reset their knowledge of date/time, causing things like timestamps, sunrise, sunset, tides, and anything else reliant upon date to be off. The reasoning comes from how GPS...

DC Rainmaker
18. April, 12:03 Uhr

Last week TrainerRoad semi-quietly announced outside workouts for some of their structured workouts. I say ‘semi-quietly’ as they announced it on their popular forums. It’s there that they detailed how it works, as well as allowed anyone to join the beta program. The overall concept is relatively simple at first: Enable you to execute simplified versions of their structured workouts outdoors....

DC Rainmaker
30. März, 12:13 Uhr

I’ve been down in Mallorca since earlier this week, for a jam-packed slate of daily swim/bike/run workouts, with a side boatload of photo and video shooting. This trip was almost exclusively about testing a slate of devices set for review in the April/May time-frame. Some of these have announced already – like the Samsung Galaxy Active GPS watch and Garmin MARQ Athlete watch. I often escape to...

DC Rainmaker
10. April, 16:00 Uhr

Today kicked off the annual Garmin Connect IQ Summit. This event takes place at Garmin’s headquarters in Olathe, KS and attracts sports and non-sports partners, and 3rd party software developers for their Connect IQ teams. You’ll find everyone from TrainingPeaks to TrainerRoad, and Spotify to Mastercard. Like Apple’s WWDC conference, anyone can sign-up to go, and in fact, a small percentage of...

DC Rainmaker
11. April, 21:00 Uhr

SRAM has just announced the acquisition of PowerTap, inclusive of their entire lineup of power meters (wheel hubs, pedals, and chainrings). The acquisition is not inclusive of the CycleOps trainer brand, nor of the Saris rack brands. Both of those will continue to be owned by Saris. While SRAM has technically made the acquisition, it sounds like the end-state home will really be Quarq, based in...

DC Rainmaker
17. April, 13:43 Uhr

Last week was the annual Sea Otter Classic cycling festival. It’s part trade show, part consumer show, and part bike racing scene. Also, there’s free beer at sunset at the CLIF bar booth…and you get a free metal cup for drinking said beer. Just sayin’. Though I suppose that’s not sports tech. Which isn’t to say there wasn’t sports tech – there was a fair bit of it, but not as many announcements...

DC Rainmaker
11. April, 17:33 Uhr

We’re onto the second day of announcements here at the Garmin Connect IQ Summit. The list from Day 1 is over on my previous post, though as noted the majority of those were developer focused (except the new iOS/Android Connect IQ apps, which I’m told as of this morning the Android app should be fixed). And while the theme of the summit is of course developers in general, I think you’ll find the...

DC Rainmaker
08. April, 02:08 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...

DC Rainmaker
02. April, 15:08 Uhr

While the company is no longer in business (and still, nobody seems to know who purchased the CompuTrainer assets specifically from RacerMate), there are undoubtedly many CompuTrainers left in service out there. And aside from a handful connected with the once available Kinomap water bottle solution, all the remainder are connected by a Christmas Tree’s worth of cables. The bigger challenge for...

DC Rainmaker
16. April, 23:36 Uhr

I’m just wrapping up my long weekend here in Monterey, CA hanging out at the Sea Otter Classic bike festival/event. While I’ve got a couple of tech-focused posts coming up over the next 24-36 hours, I figured I’d dive into the more general bits on what I was up to this week. Of course, that could best be summarized as: Ride, ride, ride, ride, and ride some more. A lot of what I was doing was...

DC Rainmaker
28. Januar, 11:02 Uhr

Here’s what I was up to this past weekend as I prepped for a bit of time across the pond. Enjoy! 1) Getting the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active post out Friday was the day that never quite ended. I got to the DCR Cave by 9AM, and was technically home around 6:30. But the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active In-Depth Review was the gift that kept on giving in terms of nuance to get documented. Generally...

DC Rainmaker
09. April, 21:44 Uhr

The last few weeks, well…months really, I’ve been spending an excessive amount of time wearing optical HR sensor straps. It mostly started back in January as I was preparing my Polar Vantage M and COROS APEX reviews, with the optical HR sensors having workout recording on-board, it became an easy way for me to gather additional HR data plots to compare against. Then came my Polar OH1 Plus...

DC Rainmaker
29. März, 10:03 Uhr

There’s been lots of interesting tidbits in the sports tech world over the past week that’s worth a quicker dive into…but as always with my tidbit posts, not quite a full-on standalone post. Here’s what happened in the week that now was. Send your cranks to Stages for power meter install: When Stages first started selling power meters years ago, you simply ordered which crankset you wanted...

DC Rainmaker
27. März, 18:51 Uhr

For each of the last three years or so, I’ve started the review process of a Samsung GPS watch, all variants of either the Samsung Galaxy line or Samsung Gear lineup. And each of those years I get a few workouts into it and remember what a complete nightmare it is to get data off of the darn watch.  Or more specifically, out of the Samsung app that accompanies the watch. This year with the...

DC Rainmaker
14. Oktober, 18:41 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...

DC Rainmaker
24. März, 18:23 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...

DC Rainmaker
13. Oktober, 20:11 Uhr

Once again, it’s time for the big dance that is Kona. Or more technically – the Ironman World Championships. It’s when the fastest long-course triathletes in the world gather on a small island to collectively consume more electrolyte-filled drinks and gel packets in a day than more cities could ever down. But like past years – I’m most interested in the data, specifically, the power meter...

DC Rainmaker
15. Januar, 18:30 Uhr

While most of the cycling focus this week may be on the Tour Down Under in Australia, the reality is that most sports tech companies are busy cookin’ away trying to get products ready for the spring, when most cyclists (aside from Australians) wake up from hibernation and see what the non-Watopia world looks like (feel free to insert your own world switching joke here). For some of these...

DC Rainmaker
12. Oktober, 04:33 Uhr

There’s been a handful of non-headliner tech tidbits this week in the world of sports tech that are worthwhile mentioning and chatting about. Of course, given this is Friday, the post length is required to be short. Apparently people have shorter attention spans on Friday. Or maybe that’s just me. Either way, onwards we go. Polar Vantage Series Updates Plan: It’s no secret that the new Polar...

DC Rainmaker
11. Oktober, 11:00 Uhr

When it comes to looks, you’re either going to love or hate the new Garmin Instinct watch. There’s not likely to be much middle ground. If you like the looks of Casio watches, you’ll probably be pretty excited about this unit. Whereas if you prefer less 1980’s style, you’ll probably end up skipping this unit.  In which case you can return to your regularly scheduled programming. If however this...

DC Rainmaker
10. Oktober, 04:01 Uhr

Hey there, this is The Girl writing to you today. As promised, I have put together an updated Gear I Use Post for you. So, if you are interested, take a moment to scan the lists of all of the things I love and keep on my team to keep me training and fit! Many of you have shown interest in what gear I’m using these days, as I am now (finally) back on the road to logging miles, pushing weights,...

DC Rainmaker
20. März, 09:30 Uhr

When you woke up this morning, I’m pretty sure the title of the post was the last bit of news you expected today in the sports technology realm. And if you weren’t at the ANT+ Symposium last fall, that surprise would have been justified. But more on that in a second. Today’s news is that Polar is rolling out ANT+ broadcasting/transmission support to their most recent sensor products, enabling...

DC Rainmaker
20. März, 09:30 Uhr

And just like that, Polar now makes ANT+ devices. The Polar OH1 is one of two devices today that Polar has announced that are getting ANT+ compatibility. The other being the H10. But I cover that (and thoughts around possible Vantage series ANT+ support), in this separate post. This review is focused on the Polar OH1 Plus, but the good news is that Polar OH1 owners will soon find a firmware...

DC Rainmaker
09. Oktober, 04:00 Uhr

It’s that time of year again – the “Swim/Bike/Run Gear I use List!”.  Well, ok, it was that time of year like 3 years ago.  Thankfully as part of The Girl’s new duties, she prodded me enough to get my list done, and tomorrow you’ll see her list. Yup, a daily-double. Actually, that’s just a back to back header. Who knows. It’s funny, in many ways the core of my training stuff hasn’t changed a...

DC Rainmaker
08. Oktober, 04:00 Uhr

The above has been my playground…err..work spot, for the last week. Of course as you saw this weekend in my ANT+ Symposium post I’ve been up in Banff, Canada (within the province of Alberta) for the annual sports technology conference. 1) The ANT+ Symposium Certainly the main reason for me to fly to Canada wasn’t to go elk watching, but rather to attend the ANT+ Symposium. Of course, I wrote...

DC Rainmaker
17. März, 09:43 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...

DC Rainmaker
06. Oktober, 13:18 Uhr

It’s that time of year again – my annual state of sports technology presentation at the ANT Wireless Symposium.  This year marks the 8th year that I’ve given such a presentation at the event, which includes the vast majority of sports technology companies (even one surprising new one this year I’d never have expected to make the long journey to Banff). As always, this annual event caps off the...

DC Rainmaker
15. März, 19:51 Uhr

It’s Friday, and late Friday for me in particular. Heck, it’s already Saturday for those of you on the other side of the globe. As such, it’s quickie post time.  Usually I just include my various YouTube videos in the topic-aligned post. So for example if I do a video on the Garmin MARQ watch, I include it in the Garmin MARQ post. But every once in a while I don’t have a post here that’s...

DC Rainmaker
03. Oktober, 21:00 Uhr

For the last two months I’ve been happily listening to music while I’m running. And finally, now you can too. It wasn’t that I couldn’t listen to music before that point. Certainly I had plenty of devices that supported music while running, including Garmin ones.  But at the end of the day I’m a huge Spotify user, and as such – that’s what I’m gonna leverage for music. Being 2018, I’m well...

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