Jun. 14

YouTube Music now on Garmin Watches: Quick How-To Guide

 Garmin has rolled out support for offline YouTube Music on their watches. This allows you to download music and podcasts from YouTube Music in exactly the same way you would for Spotify, Amazon Music, and others. Like those, this also requires a subscription to those platforms in order to …

Jun. 12

Zwift Ride Indoor Bike In-Depth Review: The Future of Smart Bikes?

 After years of rumors, pivots, and do-overs, Zwift has finally announced their much-discussed indoor bike. At least, depending on how precisely you define an indoor bike. But no matter which definition you use, this is going to significantly shape the direction of the indoor cycling industry, just as Zwift …

Jun. 10

Apple’s New WatchOS 11: Training Load, Turn-by-Turn Trail Routes, and More!

 It’s that time of year when Apple announces the majority of new software features for their various platform operating systems, such as iOS, WatchOS, and more. These are announced at Apple’s WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference). While this event is technically targeted at developers, it basically signals and shows …

Jun. 9

FIT File: Apple WWDC Predictions, Wahoo GoPro Integration, Polar’s Whoop Competitor, and More!

 For those not subscribed to the FIT File (it’s free!) via your regular podcast app or on YouTube, here’s a quick post with the highlights from the most recent episode. In this episode, we talk about Polar's Whoop-like band, Ray visiting Garmin, Fitbit Ace LTE tracker, Wahoo's GoPro integration, …

Jun. 8

DCR Cave Summer Open House Registration Is Now Open! July 13th, 2024

Yup, you read the title right! It’s back! The DCR Cave SUMMER Open House! With the event right around the corner, we have lots to do, but first, we need to know how many beers to buy! So don't wait around, go ahead and get registered now! This is our …

» YouTube Music now on Garmin Watches: Quick How-To Guide
» Zwift Ride Indoor Bike In-Depth Review: The Future of Smart Bikes?
» Apple’s New WatchOS 11: Training Load, Turn-by-Turn Trail Routes, and More!
» FIT File: Apple WWDC Predictions, Wahoo GoPro Integration, Polar’s Whoop Competitor, and More!
» DCR Cave Summer Open House Registration Is Now Open! July 13th, 2024

5 Easy Steps To The Site

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In Depth Product Reviews

You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget.  If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section.  Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos!  I aim to leave no stone unturned.

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Read My Sports Gadget Recommendations.

Here’s my most recent GPS watch guide here, and cycling GPS computers here. Plus there are smart trainers here, all in these guides cover almost every category of sports gadgets out there.  Looking for the equipment I use day-to-day?  I also just put together my complete ‘Gear I Use’ equipment list, from swim to bike to run and everything in between (plus a few extra things).  And to compliment that, here’s The Girl’s (my wife’s) list. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

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Have some fun in the travel section.

I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.

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My Photography Gear: The Cameras and Equipment I Use Daily

The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!

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The Swim/Bike/Run Gear I Use List

Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2023 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s Gear Guide too.