Friday, January 14, 2011

Ugh, 48 hours of crap

So it's Friday, and the last 2 days have gone not at all as I had planned. Working from home turned out to be a bad decision as I had a horrible day when I got back into the office. Plus with the snow and some transportation issues, getting anywhere has sucked. Thankfully, I got the truck back this morning, and we'll now be able to get around.

These past couple days, even if we could get to the gym we wouldn't have anyways. When I wasn't working, I was sleeping. Vegas took more out of both Rach and I than either of us expected. We have barely unpacked, and I haven't even had time to bring the swag I got at CES into the office to share. Martin Luther King day is Monday, so I get a 3 day weekend I can use to get into training, clean, unpack, and rest. It's going to be really nice to have time for getting stuff done.

I mentioned the other day that I wanted to share info about some cool products I saw at CES, and the first one I wanted to talk about were the Sport-iiiis. The Sport-iiiis is a device that attaches to nearly any pair of sunglasses and uses the ANT+ communication standard in order to provide immediate visual feedback on your training zones. Using a set of LEDs just under the base of one of the lenses, you can see an indicator of where you stand in comparison to the heart rate zone you've set as your goal for that training session. If you're training in a way where your hands are free, you can even click a button on the device that will allow you to get audio feedback on current heart rate. You can use the device as well to track cadence, speed, or even power if you're using ANT+ devices that monitor those statistics.

1 comment:

  1. cool! getting closer to the heads-up display I always wanted... next step, implants!