This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It's been replaced by the Garmin Forerunner 945, you may want to check out that review instead.
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I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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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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My Photography Gear: The Cameras and Equipment I Use Daily
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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 2021 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.
Sounds good to me!
I Need this for my triathlon training!
maybe me? maybe?
Me me me please!
Please, I want one!
Morning all. It’s morning here in NZ and I’m back. Cool prize Ray. Good on ya
Good stuff !!!
Wife needs one
you can never have too many running watches
Would be a great upgrade to the 305!
I would like this.
Thanks for the great reviews Ray! Just bought an edge 500 and am headed back to your review to get fully acquainted.
Yes please! 😉
That is an awesome watch!! 🙂
Perfect cover for the tan lines on my wrist. Thanks DCR.
it would be great to have this awesome watch. thanks!
I have one… and I love it! Now, I would love to give one to my husband so he can “tri” with me!
Another amazing offering, fingers crossed!!
I want it so bad!!
This would be great to monitor my bike rides 🙂
It could be a nice replacement for my 305..
This is a comment 😉
Thanks for your reviews! they are always helpful! And I would love one of those 🙂 (as I don’t have one so far…)
Love your site (even if I don’t win).
Sometimes I just need a friend when I’m going out and swimming, cycling and running 140.6 miles. This would be just the perfect friend & training partner!
I want it!!!
time for a new watch
Amazing number of comments, amazing giveaways! Count me in for this one for sure…
Perfect time! I am in considering this watch for my running and cycling, but It is out of my budget. Have to save for few months. It will be great gift for me lol
I like gadgets!
This would be awesome to have.
Count me in!
Lets try this…
Great watch/training computer to win! thanks, Doug
Count me in.
New Watch Alert
The 910XT would be great!!!
This would be great! 😉
last one i really really wanted… then internet explorer crashed on my. Tried to put my entry for more then 20 minutes, but it kept on reloading.
Other computer, other network… let’s try again.
Ray, I love your site ! You really are the best! Thanks for all the time and effort you spend on making it!
This is top 1 on my wishlist! Great site Ray! Thanks.
y u so awesome!
Yay for free stuff
Thanks for what you are doing….
A little late to the party, but count me in!
Man….friend just sent me link. AWESOME site! Tri’ing for first 140.6 9/22/13 in Tahoe. Sweeeeeet training gear!
I miss the days when these things only garnered several hundred responses and gave me a half decent chance of winning.
Keep up the great work.
Still time? Thanks!
I’d love this to replace my aging 305.
I would like one of these also.
mmmh sounds good
Not sure if already too late but I will try anyway
i’d love to have this so I could give my brother back his garmin 🙂
THanks this is really cool
Nice watch! I hope I can spoil my man with it 😀
This is the one I really, really want!!!
Also need this!
Let’s try 🙂
Would LOVE one of these! I’m considering signing up for my first triathlon next year!
I hope I will be the lucky one!
Awesome (and before the limit this time for me 🙂 )
on the 14th of July i am going on the Olympus Marathon race.
Running with the gods !! this Garmin would be the best tool up there
I could really use this watch. Thanks.
would love one!
Pick me! Pick me!
Yes please Ray.
From Russia with love!
My wife needs a newer GPS.
Perfect watch for me 😀