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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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Now displaying: September, 2019
Sep 25, 2019

We're hot into the September release festivus, with everything from new wearables to potentially game changing sales of companies. Plus lots of funny stories along the way (for realz this time).

- Tacx NEO Bike Review
- The Great Wahoo Bike Race
- Apple Watch Series 5 Initial Testing
- COROS Vertix Firmware Update & COROS APEX Pro
- Wahoo / TrainerRoad Workout Sync
- Wahoo Chickens and Lamas in Radar Update
- Assioma MTB pedal hack - It actually works!
- Data security on Strava - why is there a gap?
- Strava actually announces a new feature...kinda.
- Fitbit's for sale, this has big implications.

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 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.

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