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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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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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Mar 29, 2017

In this episode, Ray and Ben get right to the listener questions. Among other things, they talked about training software, the Fenix 5, alleged artificial intelligence and the actual future of sports tech. 

Links:

Check out the new Ben Hobbs Podcast here or get it on iTunes.

Sam Harris Ted Talk on AI.

Ray's Amazon Link.

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Mar 6, 2017

In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss the death of Computrainer, Mobile World Congress and why it makes sense to fly to Barcelona just to use the pool. Then they answered questions ranging from 1 week to 4 months in age. 

Links:

Ray's Amazon Link.

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Feb 16, 2017

In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss his Apple Watch review, his new Analyzer software and they answer listener questions related to a stolen heart rate strap, power meter selection and more. 

Links:

Ray's Amazon Link.

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Feb 9, 2017

In this episode, Ray and Ben continue to catch up on past listener questions that accumulated over the break. 

Links:

Ray's Amazon Link.

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Feb 2, 2017

In this episode Ray and Ben catch up after a long break. Ray talks about spending time in Australia, the CES show, ISIS using drones, motor doping and more. They wrapped up with listener questions.

Links:

Ray's Amazon Link.

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Dec 2, 2016

In this episode, Ray talks about the best holiday deals, great deals still available and other news from November. They also touched on the GoPro drone recall before answering listener questions. 

Links:

Ray's Amazon Link.

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Oct 27, 2016

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss the collapse of Brim Brothers, the annual DCR open house in Paris and a disastrous triathlon watch launch by Suunto. Then they answered a couple of listener questions. 

Links:

Ray's Amazon Link.

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Oct 18, 2016

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the ANT+ Symposium, trainers and drones. Then they answered questions from the audience. They finished up with a thought provoking conversation about motor doping, if Ray thinks pro cyclists have been cheating, and how motors could be used to improve cycling in certain scenarios. 

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Links:

Ray's Amazon Link.

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