Sep. 28

Quarq Qollector In-Depth Review

Today Quarq introduced their first consumer product that isn’t a power meter, the Qollector.  Long-time sports tech followers may remember when Quarq first tossed around the idea of something named Qollector years ago.  That device was aimed at simply sucking up any data around it and storing it for later …

Sep. 27

A Fall 2016 Update from WatTeam and their $499 PowerBeat

Before we move onto my next upcoming post (The Annual DCR Power Meter Recommendations Guide), I wanted to briefly touch on where WatTeam and their PowerBeat power meter stands.  To recap things a bit, they jumped onto the scene a touch over 2 years ago with a $499 dual left/right …

Sep. 26

TrainerRoad rolls out Android support

It’s been a long time coming, but as of this very moment – TrainerRoad now has Android support.  Yup, you can wander on over and download the app and be off to the races with your favorite Android phone. While at Interbike last week I got a bit of a …

Sep. 26

The Trainer Updates of Interbike 2016: STAC, Kinetic, Tacx, CycleOps, Elite, CompuTrainer

As expected, Interbike was pretty quiet as far as new trainers go. Only one company introduced a new trainer: BKool, with all remaining companies having already introduced new trainers at Eurobike a few weeks ago, or over the course of the summer.  For example, all of these Eurobike and related …

Sep. 26

Bkool Announces New Smart Go Trainer

While at Interbike, Spanish trainer company Bkool announced their latest trainer – the Bkool Smart Go.  This lower-priced option helps to complement their existing option, the Bkool Smart Pro.  These two trainers sit at $479 and $699USD respectively. In many ways, the trainers are very similar, but they have one …

» Quarq Qollector In-Depth Review
» A Fall 2016 Update from WatTeam and their $499 PowerBeat
DSC_0730_thumb.jpg » TrainerRoad rolls out Android support
» The Trainer Updates of Interbike 2016: STAC, Kinetic, Tacx, CycleOps, Elite, CompuTrainer
DSC_0690_thumb.jpg » Bkool Announces New Smart Go Trainer

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