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The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA

The FIT File takes a weekly look at all the latest sports technology news, with hosts Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker, and Shane Miller of GPLAMA. We'll dive into all the latest in endurance sports from cycling to running, swimming to general fitness - and even the odd action camera or drone. All with detailed geekery analysis!
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Sep 17, 2019

Here's your complete late Summer 2019 watch launch recap. We dive into the key features of each new product - as well as who exactly these companies are targeting, plus, the winners and losers. Here's the full lineup (in order we discuss them):

  1. Garmin Fenix 6 Series 
  2. Garmin Vivoactive 4 Series
  3. Garmin Venu
  4. Garmin Connected GPS Feature for Vivomove 3, Vivostyle, Vivosmart 4
  5. Apple Watch 5
  6. Apple Watch Series 3 Price Drop
  7. Fitbit Versa 2
  8. Sigma Watches id.TRI id.FREE
  9. And a few others that we got distracted on as well...

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Sep 10, 2019

Here's your complete Eurobike 2019 sports tech recap. We dive into all the new tech found at the show this year, and our thoughts on everything. Here's the full lineup (in order we discuss them):

Smart Trainers:

  • Tacx (Neo2T)
  • Elite (DiretoX, Tuo, Suito)
  • Wahoo (none. But new firmware!)
  • Saris (H3, Rocker, Desk)
  • 4iiii - Fliiiiiiiiiiiiight 
  • Kinetic - R1 (not new)
  • Jetblack - Volt and EMS

Smart Bikes:

  • Tacx
  • Elite's Price Reduction
  • Stages
  • Wahoo
  • SRM
  • TrueKinetix
  • VeloPro

Other Tech/Power Meters:

  • SRM MTB pedals
  • Rotor INspider power meter
  • Zwift steering 
  • Steering devices
  • Rouvy Apple TV
  • Kinomap's new layouts

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 29, 2019

It may be quiet now, but next week is Eurobike and things are already hitting the hopper!

Here's the full topic list:

- Zwift Hacking at DefCon: Is it a real concern?
- InsideRide Rollers Review and Discussion
- How to listen to PodCasts on Garmin wearables? (Listener question)
- Garmin launches Amazon Music
- Wahoo adds Varia Radar support (and Ray's x-rated bike filming setup)

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 9, 2019

It may be quiet now, but things are starting to brew in both the Lama Lab & DCR Cave. Enjoy the calm before the storm as we dive into a slew of topics.

Here's the full topic list:

- Philips sues both Garmin and Fitbit
- Kinetic R1 Smart Trainer - Ready for prime time?
- MARQ Review - Worth $1,500?
- Zwift quietly releases dinosaurs...putting it to the test!
- Equinox Bike Announcement...and then it all went to @#$#.
- How to load maps on your Garmin devices for free
- InPeak Power Meter - Handling feedback to make a better product

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 2, 2019

After a week or two of recovery from a crazy early July of travel around the global (and TdF watching) for both DCR & Lama, we're back in action!

Here's the full topic list:

- TrainerRoad price increases - twice in under 12 months.
- Zwift also increases their price
- Favero Assioma Firmware Update: Cycling Dynamics Implemented
- The Elite Suito: Trainer to beat for 2019?
- LIMITS power meters are back baby!!!
- Visit to Giant in Taiwan / Their MY20 Power Meter Preview / CADEX line
- Gear I Use Discussion
- Body Battery Metrics vs Sleep Deprivation
- Peloton sunsetting their older bikes.

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shoutout to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jul 18, 2019

We're back from the Tour de France & Giro Rosa complete with plenty of sports tech tidbits, recorded in front of a complete studio audience at the DCR Open House. Enjoy all sorts of fun!

Here's the full topic list:

- Wahoo acquiring Sufferfest - Suffolligans? Walandirans? What this all means.
- Strava vs Relive - What the in the API is going on? And why is Spongebob Squarepants involved?
- Tour Tech - From the Tour de France and Giro Rosa - Trainers / Power Meters / Head Units
- Questions / Q&A from our live audience.

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shoutout to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jul 6, 2019

Sorry for Ray's clipped audio. We were just too excited being all in the same room we didn't triple check it. My bad (My = Ray). On the bright side, we packed a ton of stuff in there this week with lots of good discussion:

- The Rivet: A Zwift competitor? Or too soon?
- FulGaz and Trainer App Price Bumps
- Shimano Based Dual Sided Power Meter Failures
- Edge 530/830 firmware updates & recommendations
- Unboxing Forerunner 945 to paying for lunch with Garmin Pay timed test
- Apple Beddit 3.5 new beta features!
- Swimming with the Tekrapod, what's it for?
- Tour de France starts this weekend - We’re off to the Tour!
- Questions for DCR Even House

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jun 30, 2019

There was a lot of air this week. Here's all the filler:

- Zwift Time Trial Mode, and Group Ride Fence updates
- FulGaz: New Training features & ERG mode
- Garmin GPS Chipset Rabbit Hole
- IQ^2 Never Ending Updates
- Polar Ignite GPS Watch
- Lama Lab tests of the Crown Rollers
- BKool AIR Testing Tidbits
- New Stryd Running Power Meter Wind Tunnel Testing
- Some fun behind the scenes tidbits

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jun 24, 2019

Here's what you'll get to enjoy this week:

- Shady advertisers on the internet re-using our content
- The Absolute One Cycling Computer
- Kickstarter: Bad rap deserved?
- Shimano Di2 Wireless Module Bluetooth Update
- Wahoo KICKR CORE Firmware Update, any good?
- Wahoo ELMENT ROAM Updates
- Garmin Extended Display Mode, what is it?
- BKool Air Smart Trainer First Ride (finally!)
- Crown Rollers First Ride
- Power Meter Rabbit Holes That Go Deep
- Beer Stockage Levels at the DCR Cave

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jun 17, 2019

Here's what's on tap this week:

- Feedback from the Garmin Issues post
- Stages releases new Dash units - First ride!
- IQ2 Update (of course!)
- TrainerRoad launches planned workout sync for Garmin
- DCR Summer Open Cave Event
- That time we crashed our bikes hard (or got hit by a car)
- Do emergency crash detection beacons work?

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Jun 9, 2019

Here's what's on tap this week:

- Garmin Live Event Sharing Feature
- Giant Power Pro power meter
- TrainerRoad new Desktop App beta
- Sufferfest SUF Coaching - Customized training plans
VirtuGO haunts us with Virtual Ghosts to train with!
- Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM updates - Turn by turn navigation for Strava routes!
- Garmin Edge Varia radar tone selection… the beep is back!
- Ray’s Garmin Watch Swim fail in triathlon
- A Rant on General Garmin stability/buginess
- Apple WatchOS 6 Preview

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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May 31, 2019

Hey folks, sorry for the delay this week, we were waiting on something to go live that we had talked about, and finally it did. Enjoy!

- Wahoo halts ROAM shipments till July
- Zwift ToS Update v2
- Suunto 5 Watch Preview
- F-16 puts a halt to SIDI orders in the US
- GranFondo New York Strava stats overview
- Both the WattBike ATOM and Kinetic R1 Trainer lands in Australia this week
- SRAM bump the PowerTap G3 hub to US$499
- ‘Esports bibs’.... Really?
- Lost not Found - 4iiii’s Chipolo theft tracking

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Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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May 19, 2019

Here's the roundup:

- Garmin Forums - Down for a week of housekeeping..and hopefully back?
- The new DJI OSMO Action (cam)
- The COROS Vertix Watch … a Fenix Wannabe?
- Details of Ray’s FirstBeat Keynote
- Zwift Android quietly out of beta.... kind of.
- Pedalling Metrics: Pedal Smoothness & Torque Effectiveness. PS, TE, or just BS?
- Big 20% off sale and various other Garmin/Suunto/GoPro/etc

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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May 12, 2019

Here's the roundup for the week:

- STAC Performance acquired by 4iiii
- Bryton 450 Cycling GPS review discussion
- Giant's new crash replacement policy
- FulGaz releases Android and iOS apps, what's next?
- Zwift's Giro d'Italia Stage 1 course - a success?
- Zwift's Terms of Service Controversial Update
- Tile vs Chipolo Lost Tracker Test Results!

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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May 4, 2019

Here's the roundup for the week:

- New Garmin Forerunner 945/245/45 discussion
- New Wahoo ROAM Cycling GPS: Does it miss the mark?
- Garmin's new Female Health Tracking Features
- Polar's updates and new watch
- Suunto's platform updates
- Xert iOS Product Release
- Samsung Fold debacle, kinda like sports tech
- IQ2 changes direction

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Apr 27, 2019

Here's the roundup for the week:

- Garmin's Edge 530 & 830 Deep-dive
- New speed/cadence sensors with party tricks!
- Canyon's new trainer ads violate own warranty statements
- IQ2's 1st Kickstarter birthday
- Peloton's music fiasco continues
- What do people actually value on GPS bike computers? And what's the year going to look like?

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Apr 22, 2019

Here's the roundup for the week:

- Sea Otter Tech Round-Up
- Ray’s Visit to Zwift HQ
- Our take on the Specialized Roubaix Demo ride
- The Wattbike Atom X Smart Bike
- Direct force vs Power Estimators Power Meters
- Tracking escaping GOATS with a Garmin Watch!

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Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Apr 16, 2019

Here's the roundup for the week, complete with special guest Des from DesFit. Also, check out the rare video version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/TdeiHw0Wk0s

- Big changes from Garmin at Connect IQ Summit
- Optical HR Sensor Shootout post - All you need to know about optical HR sensors.
- SRAM buys PowerTap
- We talk about Wahoo’s new hardware…. Announced on April 11th
- TrainerRoad outdoor workouts (a two part series of announcements)
- AroFly (cheap power meter!) launch/re-launch on Kickstarter

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
DesFit YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DesFit

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Apr 6, 2019

This week we've got the podcast renamed (though, not yet with a fancy new podcast album cover). Plus, we take a look at the the new Road Grand Tours (now called RGT) Apple TV app and splintering of their app platform. We talk about our experiences with Magene's direct drive trainer, and dive into Ray's sports tech industry chat at a Barcelona business school. We chat about the upcoming Sea Otter show, as well as Garmin's Connect IQ Summit next week.

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product reviews.

Visit Shane's YouTube channel for sports technology goodness.

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Mar 29, 2019

We dive into what Ray's been doing in Mallorca the past few days including an update on both the Samsung Galaxy Active and Garmin MARQ Athlete watches, plus Shane takes us down the rabbit whole that was two power meter reviews (at opposite ends of the goodness spectrum). Plus we discuss Zwift's big televised event, as well as the latest Apple Watch update rolling out ECG support to a boatload more countries.

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product reviews.

Visit Shane's YouTube channel for sports technology goodness.

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Mar 23, 2019

Three's company! For our third revival episode we dive into the not so secret backstory behind Polar's decision to add ANT+. Plus, Tacx kills off their user support forums?!? And Peloton manages to get itself sued for $150 million.  Not only that, but what the heck is the deal with the Kinetic R1 trainer - and will Zwift end up in Google Stadia? And Shane tries out the new Trek/Bontrager helmets.

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product reviews.

Visit Shane's YouTube channel for sports technology goodness.

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Mar 15, 2019

Two in a row baby, we're officially on a roll! This week we tackle the least expensive new Fitbit, to the most expensive new $2,500 Garmin GPS watch. Plus, how quickly can you lose 8KG for proper Zwift cheating? We also tackle some news out of the Wattbike camp, and the state of the podcast feeds. Oh - and we are most definitely still looking for your suggestions on a new name. Hit up our Twitter's below to lob us ideas!

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product reviews.

Visit Shane's YouTube channel for sports technology goodness.

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Mar 10, 2019

Yup folks - Ray is back, this time with Shane Miller of GPLama as we embark on a new podcast adventure. While the topics will be familiar, we've changed up the format a bit and going a bit deeper. Plus, we'll even change the name and podcast image once we get your suggestions, so feel free to hit us up on Twitter with all your suggestions.

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product reviews.

Visit Shane's YouTube channel for sports technology goodness.

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Jul 8, 2017

Ben and Ray catch up after a long spring break. They discussed tiny drones, a new trainer, bike computers and they even answered a question from the audience. 

Links:

Ray's Amazon Link.

Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews.

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