Week in review – July 12, 2020


The week in review is a collection of all the qualities that I have written over the past week on the Internet, as well as a small stack of links that I have found interesting – usually related to endurance sports. I have often wondered what to do with all the freshness that people write, and even if I share a lot on Twitter and Facebook, it is a better forum to send it to all of you. Most of the time, these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout for all these places for good things!

So with that, let’s take action!

Sports note technology offers:

Ok, there’s not much left this week. A lull came out. But hey, if you need a GoPro Hero 8 Black, it’s still on sale!

Product Sale price Amazon Smart training Sales Notes
Garmin Vivoactive 3 $ 129 ⚡ Obviously, this is the previous edition, but dang, it’s still a good price for a great little GPS watch. This has been mainly on sale at this price range for quite some time now, however, I have included it in the list simply because if you are looking for a deal, this is probably one of the best deals on the market.
GoPro Hero 8 Black – $ 100 off! $ 299 ⚡ That’s a lot – and the lowest we’ve ever seen the GoPro Hero 8. Of course, I don’t expect a new version anytime soon (GoPro will still be out in late September / early October). But, the Hero 8 is my favorite camera these days.

DCRAINMAKER.COM Messages from last week:

Here are all the qualities that were found on the main page last week:

Sunday: week in review – July 6, 2020
Monday: 5 random things I did this weekend
Wednesday: Garmin Fenix ​​6 / 6S Pro solar review: What’s new and different
Wednesday: Garmin Instinct Solar Review: What’s new and different
Thursday: GoPro adds webcam functionality to Hero 8 Black: How-to Guide

YouTube videos from last week:

Here is what hit the tubes on the You of Tube, do not forget to subscribe to be informed of the videos from their first release!

Stuff that I found interesting around the Interwebs:

Here is a little overview of all the random things I came across while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet (and in this case, some of them date back to the last few weeks to clear the backlog):

1) Under Armor is trying to unload MyFitnessPal: Obviously, it will cost a lot less than what Under Armor paid for it, if it goes at all. Of course, there is a buyer at all costs. But it is difficult to imagine that there are very many traditional buyers at a significant price.

2) iFixit demolishes the material of the Oura ring: As always, iFixit is awesome. And yes, I plan to do a review of the Oura ring. I’m just not a big ring person, so that’s the main hurdle – because proper examination of something like that realistically requires wearing it for 2-3 months.

3) Ironman athletes seeking a class action against reimbursement of competitor fees: Maybe it’s just me, but I think offering a place for free next year is a fairly fair deal (especially since the wording of the contract is clear enough that a cancellation means no refund). I’m rarely a big fan of WTC practices, but in this case, it seems like a good compromise.

4) Stryd Race Calculator: It’s pretty cool, especially the modeling part. It’s a bit like the best bike for running, of course using Stryd.

5) Got $ 20 million for GoPro founder California ranch? If so, it can be yours! It is unknown if the Karma drones are included with the barn.

6) Details on Apple’s dance stats: I’m curious however, that sounds like a lot of work for potentially questionable data – and ultimately unlikely to have a significant impact on calorie burning, assuming that calorie burning is largely correlated with heart rate.

7) Bike speed wobbles: how they start and how to stop them. I’ll be honest, I think CyclingTips has been producing even more fascinating content since COVID-19 started than any other year. Probably because the content of the race is generally not my problem, while these science-oriented bits are definitive readings.

Sports Tech device firmware updates this week:

Every week I quickly highlight some of the new firmware, application, software and website service updates that I see coming out. If you’re a sports tech company and you post an update – drop me a quick note (just one line is perfect, or Tweet it is even better) and I’ll mention it here. If I don’t know, I won’t be able to talk about it. Sounds good? Oh – and if you want to get a head start, this page is a great resource for watching Garmin and a few other firmware updates.

[The above site that I typically use as a starting point for Garmin is currently offline this week, so stay tuned as I hopefully return next week with this section. Though, off the top of my head there’s no major firmware releases this week aside from the GoPro one I noted above…oh, and Fitbit’s just released Smart Alarms and Dynamic GPS for the Charge 4.]

Thanks for reading!


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