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CycleOps Magnus

: Following its launch of a compelling direct drive trainer, here's a new wheel-on smart trainer just in time for the Fall/Winter indoor season.

Quarq Prime and DZero

: One of the most popular power meters in the industry is about to get an upgrade.

Polar M600

: Last week Polar announced the release of the M600 and entered the small but growing category of sports watches with optical heart rate monitoring.

Zwift Evolves

: Last week Zwift added two new courses: a gamified loop of both urban and rural roads, and a London criterium loop. And, is Zwift running coming?

Pioneer Expands Meter Line

: Pioneer now offers a single-leg installation kit ($499) for owners of Shimano 11-speed Dura-Ace, Ultegra, and 105 models, in 165mm to 180mm arm lengths.

Polar Updates Devices

: The most significant updates have been Strava integration and third-party route imports to Polar Flow for V800 and V650 users.

Today's Plan

: A web-based training software platform from Australia is giving Training Peaks a run for its money. It leans toward cyclists, but has triathletes' attention.

Wahoo Cycling Desk

: While it may not be as cheap as the home hacks invented by Forum members Wahoo's first-ever dumb metal thing smartens up the Pain Cave.

Wahoo Elemnt first look

: While Garmin is preeminent in the bike computer industry, Wahoo is ready to shake up the market, which will only benefit consumers.

Pioneer drops price

: The company that has a cult following, largely because of the advanced metrics it produces, has just dropped the price of its 1- and 2-leg power meters.

How would you like your data?

: Grilled or deep fried? Today, your data comes to you via wrist-watch, bicycle head unit, heads-up display, audio and even vibration. Hint: look hard at audio.

The Treadmill Revolution?

: Stationary training on Slowtwitch is almost all about the bike, not the run. But 72 percent of you run on treadmills. Why is there no treadmill ecosystem?

Electronics Ecosystems

: Imagine your cardiologist noting, from 3 months of your WKO files, that atrial fibrillation tracks with moments when you're dehydrated or when you're training too hard.

Smart Trainers

: Unlike children where a precocious tendency might be a sign of intellect, there is no value in a sassy trainer.

Wahoo KICKR SNAP

: I thought the SNAP was a watered down version of the KICKR. After a couple months of heavy use, it's much more than that.

BSX Insight

: It's a non-intrusive, moderately-priced lactate analyzer. From stop watches to heart rate monitors to power meters, is this the next progression?

Garmin, Strava, Wahoo push forward

: Garmin released its new Edge 520, touted as the only GPS bike computer to feature Strava Live Segments. Meanwhile, Wahoo Fitness released the KICKR SNAP, a wheel-on version of the popular Wahoo KICKR.

First look at Kuai Headphones

: It's a new product. So new, it's not for sale yet. Except via a Kickstarter campaign.

Intel acquires Recon Instruments

: Recon Instruments, makers of the popular sports glass with the industry leading heads-up display and associated features, was acquired by Intel Corporation.

Polar 450

: Last week Polar revealed the little brother to their V650 cycling computer, the M450. $169.

TrainerRoad iOS Updates

: Power-match allows users with a power meter and smart trainer to have their power meter control the resistance of the smart trainer, addressing a common user complaint.

Zwift Introduces Pairing Screen

: Virtual racing improvements are coming fast and furious. Zwift now allows users to pair their smart trainer and power meter at the same time through their updated Pairing Screen.

Recon Jet in the Flesh

: It's finally here. Pre-orders of the Recon Jet are being filled. This has been one of the most anticipated releases of a sports microelectronic in recent years. How well does it work?

Pioneer drops price

: Pioneer's very highly regarded power meter has a new, aggressively low, price. The crank-based power meter will now sell for $999. (And, Quarq responds.)

Assault on Power

: Today Powertap announced two new power meters to join its very popular, and very accurate hub-based power meter.

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