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DC Rainmaker and DesFit talk about all the latest sports tech news and product releases along with interviews with sports tech experts and insiders - everything that you need to know to level up your health, fitness, and sports performance.

The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and DesFit DC Rainmaker & DesFit

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 320 Ratings

DC Rainmaker and DesFit talk about all the latest sports tech news and product releases along with interviews with sports tech experts and insiders - everything that you need to know to level up your health, fitness, and sports performance.

    The End of MIP Displays? Garmin Forerunner 165 and New Cycling Power Meters

    The End of MIP Displays? Garmin Forerunner 165 and New Cycling Power Meters

    In this episode, DC Rainmaker and DesFit talk about the new Garmin Forerunner 165 and if this is the end of MIP displays, new power meters from 4iiii's and Favero, Garmin's software security updates, and of course, plenty of fun tangents along the way.
    // Chapters
    0:00 Intro
    1:19 4iiii Precision 3+ Pro
    10:24 Favero Assioma Pro MX-2
    17:16 Crank or Pedal Power Meter?
    20:01 Garmin Forerunner 165
    24:13 The End of MIP Displays?
    31:05 The future of Fenix/Epix/Enduro?
    34:20 Why are there so many Garmin watches?
    46:09 Garmin Security Updates
    /// More Info
    Garmin Forerunner 165 Review (Des - YouTube):
    https://youtu.be/Nd8uaIYQ7yU?si=kXuejW0m7Pdu8q7Q
    Garmin Forerunner 165 Review (Ray - YouTube):
    https://youtu.be/lwea9LrmJWA?si=wJRewzty5bVz40qj
    Garmin Forerunner 165 Review (Ray - Website):
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/02/garmin-forerunner-165-in-depth-review.html
    Garmin Forerunner 165 vs 265 (Des - YouTube):
    https://youtu.be/pD77vx9x0Ig?si=-TZPFAzrsrH4lWo7
    Garmin Forerunner 165 vs 265 (Ray - YouTube):
    https://youtu.be/rloSjkV0buQ?si=cVYAv7luRBCcsbFq
    Garmin Forerunner 165 vs 265 (Ray - Website): https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/02/forerunner-165-vs-forerunner-265-differences-comparison-review.html
    Favero Assioma Pro MX-2 Pedal Review (Ray - Website):
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/02/favero-assioma-pro-mx-mtb-spd-power-pedal-review.html
    4iiii Precision 3+ Pro Review (Ray - website): https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/02/4iiii-precision-3plus-pro-power-review.html
    For the most in-depth sports tech reviews:
    DC Rainmaker on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dcrainmakerblog
    DesFit on Youtube: 
    https://www.youtube.com/desfit
    Also check out:
    https://www.DCRainmaker.com
    The FIT File Podcast on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/6gQj25QAq3ouGhm2OWhjKg?si=4e36026faeb9468d
    The FIT File Podcast on Apple Podcasts:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-rainmaker-podcast-sports/id988577732
    The FIT File Podcast on YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCvXI3za_nMKOHlmTgM7pOKQ
    More information and past episodes here: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/podcast

    • 53 min
    Apple Vision Pro, Zwift Layoffs, Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One, and Burritos

    Apple Vision Pro, Zwift Layoffs, Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One, and Burritos

    In this episode, DC Rainmaker and DesFit talk about our first and continued usage of Apple Vision Pro, the big Zwift Layoffs and how Zwift might need to rethink its long-term strategy towards profitability and investor happiness, Wahoo and Zwift's new KICKR CORE Zwift One smart trainer, and Strava's free burrito competition gone wild.
    /// Time markers:
    0:00 Intro
    0:58 New Zwift/Wahoo smart trainer
    10:21 Implications for trainer industry
    13:40 Zwit Massive Downsizing
    19:50 How does Zwift grow?
    24:27 Did Zwift Hub help or hurt?
    31:24 Apple Vision Pro (Des Trying)
    34:00 Apple Vision Pro (Ray accidentally buying)
    53:33 Can YouTuber's make money via Apple Vision Pro?
    55:55 Riding a bike with Vision Pro
    58:57 Burritos, Strava, and Runners
    /// More Info:
    Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One Reviews:
    DesFit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xovqVyeGr0E
    DC Rainmaker: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/02/wahoo-kickr-core-zwift-one-review-cog-click.html
    Zwift Layoffs:
    DC Rainmaker: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/02/resigns-series-discontinued.html
    Strava/Chipotle Competition:

    DC Rainmaker: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/02/strava-chipotle-challenge-insanity.html
    ///
    For the most in-depth sports tech reviews:
    DC Rainmaker on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dcrainmakerblog
    DesFit on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/desfit
    Also check out https://www.DCRainmaker.com
    The FIT File Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gQj25QAq3ouGhm2OWhjKg?si=4e36026faeb9468d
    The FIT File Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-rainmaker-podcast-sports/id988577732
    The FIT File Podcast on YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCvXI3za_nMKOHlmTgM7pOKQ
    More information and past episodes here: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Wahoo KICKR RUN, Peak Zwift Day, COROS Updates, WearOS in 2024, and Garmin takes a jab at Apple?

    Wahoo KICKR RUN, Peak Zwift Day, COROS Updates, WearOS in 2024, and Garmin takes a jab at Apple?

    In this episode, DC Rainmaker and DesFit talk about the new Wahoo KICKR Run treadmill, Peak Zwift Day, New COROS Features, Fossil quits smartwatches, Where is WearOS?, and did Garmin take a jab at Apple? 
    ////
    Related videos and posts: 
    Wahoo KICKR Run First Impressions (DesFit): https://youtu.be/xoQG0peNp8g?si=NJCimqvY2TRf3x1T
    Wahoo KICKR Run First Impressions (DC Rainmaker): https://youtu.be/BbiHG6s6J4M?si=cSAUUOx-AdTwyGKi
    Wahoo KICKR Run FAQ Answered: https://youtu.be/RvtNHu0KB6E?si=mZYHJZYCgv-e_HRj
    Peak Zwift Day: COROS New Features (DesFit): https://youtu.be/xEGytfBBq9Y?si=mfxOncZ9fvdgg13t
    COROS New Features (DC Rainmaker): https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/01/peak-zwift-always-tuesday.htmlhttps://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/01/coros-running-form-wellness-metrics-update.html
    //// Chapters
    0:00 Intro
    1:37 Wahoo KICKR Run
    21:40  Peak Zwift Day
    30:30 COROS 2024 Feature Updates
    40:58 Fossil Quits Smartwatches
    44:05 Where is WearOS?
    54:17 Garmin takes a jab at Apple?
    57:26 We hit the Top 20 Tech Podcasts on Spotify!
    ////
    For the most in-depth sports tech reviews: 
    DC Rainmaker on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dcrainmakerblog
    DesFit on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/desfit
    Also check out https://www.DCRainmaker.com
    The FIT File Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gQj25QAq3ouGhm2OWhjKg?si=4e36026faeb9468d
    The FIT File Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-rainmaker-podcast-sports/id988577732
    The FIT File Podcast on YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCvXI3za_nMKOHlmTgM7pOKQ
    More information and past episodes here: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/podcast

    • 59 min
    The FIT File is Back! Garmin Connect Updates, Apple Watch Banned Again?, Samsung Galaxy Ring, & More

    The FIT File is Back! Garmin Connect Updates, Apple Watch Banned Again?, Samsung Galaxy Ring, & More

    In the first episode of the FIT File Podcast reboot, DC Rainmaker and DesFit talk about everything new that's happened so far in 2024 including the Garmin Connect redesign, Apple Watch banned again (or not?), Samsung's Galaxy Ring announcement, and more.
    Related videos and posts:
    Garmin Connect Refresh:
    https://youtu.be/PWIwR5uN_Vg?si=oZ8Plp5vSVYH4hzx
    & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT9JA4ftiEs
    Garmin HRM-Fit:
    https://youtu.be/mVeo733z-uo?si=eLR_3CzuZ3tAh4Px
     & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4i7ug8-IYM
    Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Series 9 Blood Oxygen Drama: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/01/apple-to-sell-apple-watch-ultra-2-series-9-tomorrow-without-blood-oxygen-feature.html
    Samsung Galaxy Ring: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbIYWsIlHFo
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/01/samsung-announces-galaxy-ring-everything-you-need-to-know.html
    Ray's Running Track Rabbit Hole: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2024/01/running-track-measurements-a-brief-rabbit-hole.html
    For the most in-depth sports tech reviews:
    DC Rainmaker on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dcrainmakerblog
    DesFit on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/desfit
    Also check out https://www.DCRainmaker.com
    The FIT File Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@thefitfile
    The FIT File Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gQj25QAq3ouGhm2OWhjKg?si=4e36026faeb9468d
    The FIT File Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-rainmaker-podcast-sports/id988577732
    The FIT File Podcast on Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2RjcmFpbm1ha2VyLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz
    More information and past episodes here: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/podcast

    • 53 min
    FIT104 The Tiger King of Sports Tech

    FIT104 The Tiger King of Sports Tech

    Perhaps the busiest week of the year to date for sports tech announcements, which is kinda crazy. Here's what we chatted about!
    - Ironman VR with Rouvy: Virtual Ironman Race for Pros
    - TrainerRoad Group Workouts
    - Trainer Hardware Availability
    - Zwift Clubs: Are we there yet?
    - Yet again more new Strava Features
    - 4iiii Lowers Prices For Power Meters
    - Suunto’s adds TrainingPeaks Metrics
    - COROS adds Bluetooth Smart HR Broadcasting
    - Fitbit Charge 4 Announced: Did they get it right?
    Full list of deals: Http://www.dcrainmaker.com/deals
    ---
    And on social, you'll find us at:
    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.

    • 49 min
    FIT103 Zwift layoffs and yet somehow even more new Strava features

    FIT103 Zwift layoffs and yet somehow even more new Strava features

    We've locked ourselves in our best padded rooms to bring you this week's episode of the FIT File Podcast, from two people as socially distance as you can possibly be!
    - Huge spike in people riding indoors
    - Is hardware getting hard to find?
    - Behind the scenes on sports tech availability
    - Strava's new intelligent route planning
    - What the heck is SRAM AXS Web?
    - Going back to indoor trainer basics
    - Zwift Layoffs, what does it really mean?
    - DCR 2020 Trainer App Guide!
    - Plus mindless chit-chat
    Full list of deals: Http://www.dcrainmaker.com/deals
    ---
    And on social, you'll find us at:
    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.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
320 Ratings

320 Ratings

philbSJ ,

Happy you’re back and better with Desfit.

Desfit and Ray have been the two guys I listen to for all my sports electronics for years. Podcasts are my favorite format for getting info. Great they’ve teamed up!

SillerB ,

Bring It Back

Great podcast. Wish you guys would bring it back.

Themessengersimage ,

What happen?

What happen to this podcast????? No updates in almost a year. ;(

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