Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with virtually all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
It used to be that I’d always be searching for that darn ANT+ stick to download workouts from my Garmin Forerunner. If I used a desktop computer, it would probably live a peaceful monogamous relationship with my desktop, un-phased by the wilds of the laptop world.
But since my life seems to revolve around not only my laptop, but also travelling from country to country – it was always easy to either leave behind, or be unable to find when I needed it. And of course, even when I did know it was in my bag – it still played hide and seek in my bags crevices better than Dick Cheney at an undisclosed location.
Until one day I realized the solution to my problem: Make the stick bigger.
No…no…no! Wrong image!
Not tape a stupid wooden spoon taped to it like some places do to the bathroom key, but instead, make it part of a bigger item. More specifically – a more important item.
For me, there are fewer items more important in my day to day work life than my access cards. And almost all of us have them – those little credit card sized door and elevator badges that enable us to get into the buildings we work in. And often, more than one. In many places these are required to be worn on your person, either on a lanyard or a badge clip. And thus…my solution:
Now, I always know where my ANT+ stick is – simply because I virtually always know where my badge is. And best of all – it’s abundantly clear which ANT+ stick is mine…and which one is The Girl’s. Thus avoiding any more incidents like in the past.
Have a great weekend all! And to those running the NYC Marathon or competing in Ironman Florida – good luck!
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.
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.
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!
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 2018 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 2018 Gear Guide too.