Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SPOT GPS satellite Tracker/Messenger

SPOT Expands Product Line with the New SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger - 30% Smaller and Lighter Offering Advanced Capabilities and Feature-Rich Enhancements.
Changing the way that we communicate, not just letting the user know where they are but others can now get text messaging if something happens. This changes the landscape from a general GPS unit till a fully functioning social emergency tool.
Stay tuned this change in the landscape will force other like the iPhone to make smarter units.

The new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ will include the following new features designed to enhance customer usability:
30% smaller and lighter than the original model at 5.2 ounces
New enhanced satellite antenna for improved performance in foliage or canopied environments
Advanced GPS performance chipset
  • GPS Acquisition light
  • “Message Sending” indicator light
  • Dedicated GPS Tracking button
  • New, dedicated pre-programmable Custom Message button
  • Protective covers over S.O.S and Help button to prevent inadvertent message transmission
  • Illuminated buttons
  • Choice of orange or silver
  • Included case and neoprene fastening band

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Technology For Your Body!

technology for the body, many companies have good products, some filled with with ingredients that might get you band some with natural good for you stuff. Hammer Nutrition has a full stable of products that will get you to the starting line and have you setting PR in NO time, as well as recovery when you are finished.
Endurolytes is the product that will help most achieve their goal rapidly, taken regularly, you will see your times start to drop and your recovery almost non existent.

"Cramping is your body's final warning signal that you're on empty electrolyte wise. However, your performance is deteriorating and you are slowing down long before you feel the slightest twinge of a cramp. To keep your body's muscular, digestive, nervous, and cardiac systems firing on all cylinders you need a consistent supply of all electrolytic minerals, not just sodium and potassium. Plus, in many instances, you require greater volumes of electrolytes than any sports drink or gel can provide. That is why Endurolytes fulfills such a crucial component of your fueling by supplying your body with a perfectly balanced, full-spectrum, rapidly assimilated electrolyte source, allowing you to meet your widely variable electrolyte needs with tremendous precision, hour after hour, no matter what the weather throws at you.

Extra Benefits:
Taking two or more Endurolytes before bed may help prevent night cramps and nighttime muscle twitching."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cannondale SuperSix

Float light, have to add weight to the bike for the tour, light. 12 light pounds and the Tour limit is 14. At 12.5 pounds (56cm - out of the box), it boasts a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio; the SuperSix is faster, more efficient and lighter than the competition. One way they seems to have been able to cut weight is aluminum crankset, Hollowgram with a wireless powermeter.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bike Gel Flask Holder

Avoid the gastrointestinal meltdown and fuel your body right. Fuel Belt has the Bike Gel Flask Holder, holds 6oz of gel (3-4 packets) within easy reach on your bike. No more taping gel packets all over your frame! Mounts on stem or any frame tube with Velcro straps, helping to avoid the meltdown and ruin a day that you were physical prepared for! All the technology and gear only gets you so far, learn nutrition, experiment and try out multiple products so that you are ready on race day.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Getting Noticed

Electronic shifting is coming, weight is down, problems are fixed, PRICE IS HIGH, but it coming. Tour de France riders are using it, yes pro riders are finding this a reliable solution. The riders to look out for on the new Di2 include Columbia-HTC's Michael Rogers and George Hincapie on their Scott Addicts for the road stages, while for the time trial stages the entire team will ride Di2 equipped Scott Plasma 3 time trial bikes.
It uses batteries and while they are the crutch, if you let the battery runout while ridding you better be prepared to ride home in that gear, NO way around that!
Best of all you have controls for TT and Triathlons, right to the aero bars and off you go, not to worry about hills the buttery shifting makes going up hills easy and smooth.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Parkour, Function Like a Robot in Nikes

The Runner -Exploit yourself- from BLR_VFX on Vimeo.

You have to sit back and think, (a) it would be great to be younger to learn all the new cool stuff, (b) that you won't get hurt doing all this cool new stuff, functioning like a robot would help both (a) and (b). This spot from Nike shows just how cool defying gravity can be, plus someone had to do the initial movements for someone to create it in 3D.
Hey be Free or at least where Nike Frees

Monday, June 29, 2009

Merida has introduced the TimeWarp!

New features to a standard TT bike. Having the ability to move the headset around depending on the event is remarkable, well Merida has done just that. The key is the Modular Head Tube System, allowing different setup and handle bars to be interchange without having to get another bike. Nice work.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

iPhone 3Gs, can this be the end to watches!

Slowly creeping up on watches is the iPhone 3Gs. Along with the iBikePak and iMapMyRun+ you have a complete system. The only problem I see is the running, the iPhone is a bit big to be strapped to your arm. A chest or waist strap could be cool. Having a bike computer, watch, gps, shoe pod, etc. just seems wasteful. You might not think that this has changed the health arena, and Apple might not be the device for you but in a year from now most every phone will have some sort of app that will allow tracking.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

RAGGEDedge Gear, can you say recycle!

Well there is nothing better than finding ways to recycle, RAGGEDedge Gear has done that for sails. no need to have all those sails sitting wasting away in your trailer or basement.
Many through them away or try to sell them to whom ever buys your boat, sometimes more often than not they are thrown away.
Their story.
We are a family company. RAGGEDedge started out as one of Susan's wild hairs; one more way for her to use her sewing & design skills for an exciting new project. We started to sail, and she started to make bags for us out of used sails. By request, and by word of mouth, RAGGEDedge gained a following of people who wanted unique, colorful, one-of-a-kind gear. That "project" has long since outgrown its closet space and has evolved into the company that exists here before you today.

We delight in our smallness. Design and quality outrank quantity. Small means that we happily produce limited edition runs of our gear and then move on to another idea we've got working. It means that our gear is fresh, always evolving. New designs, new colors, and new projects are the lifeblood that we thrive on.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Exact Altitude + GPS

Again the new iPhone is really going to change the way that we look at devices, do you need a GPS+Phone+Watch. Think again,
all that is left to do is buy attachments for the bike and the car. Well the attachment need to be waterproof! other than that this is a done deal. Exact Altitude + GPS + GPS is an altitude measurement tool, which can tell you the altitude of the ground of the current point you are. Exact Altitude uses an online service and also a built in database. You can see all the information from all sources, but there's a bigger display which shows you the most exact information. The order of them is: online information, database information, GPS information. Since the elevation database is quite big, there are more then one version of the application, usually split by some kind of natural splitting existing for continents. Because of this, please be aware which version do you download, since the offline data will work only on places which is listed. However, the online service will work anywhere you can get internet connection, however, except this no internet connection is required.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wii Fitness and EA Sports Active, Great Combo

So it is all coming together for those who want to workout in the comforts of their own home, who can blame them with the grunting, pick up lines, bad trainers, etc.. Well EA Sports and Wii have combined to bring the what Wii had started to the next level, with challenges, trainers, family and friends. Price point is perfect $20

EA SPORTS Active™ is a new customizable fitness program. Read on to learn all about its incredible benefits and see how they work together to help you reach your goals, from the comfort of your home and on your own terms.

Accessorize Your Exercise
Featuring more than 25 exercises and sports-inspired drills.

Leg Strap
See your movements tracked on-screen with the specially-designed leg strap.
* Additional leg strap required for multiplayer use.

Resistance Band
Increase the intensity of bicep curls, shoulder presses and many other exercises.
* Additional resistance band required for multiplayer use.

* Accessory Pack
The accessory pack containing one leg strap and one resistance band can be purchased at retail stores or online for $19.99.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Wii Vitality Sensor

Kids need to play and being outside is great, until it rains or snows, to cold whatever. Wii Fit has brought it to a whole new level with Vitality sensor. The add on sensor clips on to your finger and monitors your heart rate, this opens up a whole bunch of cool things that can be done. Doctors with permission can have children do Wii Fit games them upload vitals to the office for docs to evaluate. The ideas and apps are endless. Get the obese kids on the Wii start to develop games and add ons and lets see the obesity rate fall.

Friday, June 05, 2009

RealAge, Wii Fit, and Pharma Marketing

The next best thing to getting one to exercise outside is the Wii Fit. Lets face it some are just to embarrassed to exercise in public, self conscious or just don't have the money to join a gym. Playing online games allows many to be something else (leave it at that). The most important thing is that they are exercising and Wii has nailed it and now XBox Natal has taken it a bit further, tie it all into a online PHR/EHR and the results are expounded. Dose Of Digital is right on what I have been trying to get across for sometime, maybe it is starting to take hold.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

DynaFlex Pro Gyro

One of the best pieces of equipment that you could own is the DynaFlex Pro Gyro it is small and give you a burn that you will not soon forget, Plus you the size make it great to travel with.
Physicians and Therapists all over the world are using the DynaFlex Pro Gyro as a rehabilitation and strength-training tool for many of their patients. The gyro exercisers are a proven tool that will help aid in the prevention & elimination of Carpal Tunnel, arthritis, tendonitis, tennis elbow and many other Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI).

The patented Dynaflex Pro Gyro exerciser is designed exactly like the Powerball Gyro without the LED lights or the balanced rotor. The Gyro can reach up to 9,000 RPM and creates 25 lbs of torque resistance to increase grip strength, increase range of motion, and to condition arm, elbow, and shoulder muscles.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Man vs. Wild:Will Ferrell addition

This is going to be the most watched one yet. This preview is great. Bear must have been going nuts. Not much more to say but watch the this and the show on Tuesday, June 2nd