As MyAthlete™ Live moves forward into the New Year of 2015, we will be making a few changes to the way we operate after analyzing all of your experiences using the MyAthlete™ Live Shadow and additionally have some exciting news.
Beginning in January 2015, the shortest rental period offered will be a one-week rental (the one week rental price has not changed and will remain $59.95 for 2015).
There are two reasons for this decision.
First and foremost, we want every athlete to have a successful experience using the MyAthlete™ Shadow. Having the Shadow for a week gives the athlete use of it for a full week prior to race day, which better ensures that they will be more comfortable with how to use it properly and figure out the best and most comfortable position to wear it for their race.
Secondly, having the Shadow mailed directly to your home a full week prior to your race means that there will be no confusion and stress at hotel desks or deliveries arriving after your race or even not at all. In addition, we learned that some hotels have been charging fees to the athletes who had deliveries made to their hotel. Most, if not all condos do not allow the delivery of US mail for rental guests. Renting for a week and having it delivered to your home a week before your race means that it is unlikely that you will have to pay higher shipping fees.
Many of you have contacted us asking when we would have the MyAthlete Shadow for sale. As we were moving toward that goal, we felt strongly that we would not sell the Shadows to athletes until we had a Shadow that we knew would be supported by the cellular carrier for many years to come. We are a business with a moral conscious.
Exciting news! We currently have a Shadow that is in the stages of certification with Verizon which we believe will be available for purchase in the spring. The price will be $399.95 and will include a full year of race site and data membership. In addition, any athlete who has rented from us previously will receive a $50 coupon towards the purchase of a MyAthlete Shadow.
We thank you for your business and look forward to serving you in the coming year. Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2015 racing season!
The MyAthlete™ Team