Giveaway Extravaganza: Garmin FR15 and a Scosche RHYTHM+ Optical HR band


It’s like peanut butter and jelly (or in the case of Europe: Nutella and anything).  The Garmin FR15 is one of the best little GPS watches and activity monitors out there.  Then you combine it with my current favorite heart rate sensor – the Scosche RHYTHM+, and you’ve got the perfect duo.

The FR15 can easily pair right up to the RHYTHM+, allowing you to get heart rate readings without the annoying heart rate strap.  Then, after you’re done exercising you can use the FR15 as an activity monitor for the rest of the day.  Which is anything like my last days is mostly doing…nothing.  But don’t worry, it’s good at monitoring nothing too.

Giveaway Opens: 4:00PM US Eastern Time
Giveaway Closes: 6:00PM US Eastern Time (Duration: 2 hours)

In-Depth Review: Garmin FR15 In-Depth Review & Scosche RHYTHM+ Optical HR band (ANT+/Bluetooth Smart)

Product Source: Clever Training & Myself

Even if you don’t win, you can still support the site by using either Clever Training or Amazon, both of which are listed at the left. If you purchase the FR15 through Clever Training you can join the VIP club and save 10% off any order (virtually everything I review is available there), plus for orders over $75 shipping is free within the US. Support via Clever Training makes giveaways like this possible!

To enter, simply leave a comment below within the 2-hour timespan specified above. All entries must be posted below in the comments section by the time the giveaway officially closes per the posted times above. Winners will be chosen randomly. Products will be shipped to winners within a few days by Clever Training. Everyone worldwide is of course eligible as always.

Comments may take a short while to show-up, simply due to the various spam-filters catching them. I’m going through manually and approving any caught comments. So refrain from re-trying 17 times, fear not, it’ll show up. Note, only one entry per person per giveaway.

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Thanks all!


  1. Solvita


  2. Brett

    Thanks for the chance

  3. Mirko


  4. Jacob Robinson

    Hello everyone from Idaho

  5. Edwin

    I want one

  6. Itamar Kass

    Will be happy to use it.

  7. FunThomas


  8. Alvin Seetoh

    Would love to win this !

  9. John P

    That would work

  10. The FR15 would make my life perfect.

  11. Mike Stubbs

    I want one to replace my phone / Strava that keeps skewing all my gps data!

  12. Please include me in the contest. Thank You!

    Also, Wooooo!

  13. Alex M

    Time to wake up now.

  14. Brianne


  15. Ulf Eriksson

    Like the RHYTHM+ so you could take the pulse from your arm.

  16. Tami

    Hi ray

  17. Patrick Reilly

    Yes please!

  18. moose

    I’ll take 2 of those!

  19. sf

    great site!

  20. Leonor Rodrigues

    Count me in, what a great prize.

  21. Anthony

    DCR rocks !

  22. Chris Fisher

    Keep them coming, Ray!

  23. Rick recker

    Great stuff

  24. Stan


  25. Tony

    I’m running out of things to say in my comments.

  26. Martin Hammer

    Thanks 🙂

  27. Sarah Z


  28. Nick

    Looks great – I want one!! 🙂

  29. Hey Ray, where is my comment?

  30. John Boline

    For me

  31. Thomas

    Missed a few but hoping for this one, great as usual!

  32. Greg Hilton

    thanks alot

  33. David Shirley


  34. Fiachra

    I’m loving all these giveaways.

  35. sonja Futehally


  36. Nicholas

    Yes please

  37. shari F

    want everything so far today

  38. Vrubletz

    My husband made me comment.

  39. RobC

    Good Morning!!

  40. Brian

    Yes please.

  41. Jason M Bezon


  42. Andy Jong

    Thank you!

  43. Gabriel

    DCRainmaker rocks!

  44. cindy fernandez

    I would love to win this

  45. Stacie

    Pick me please!

  46. haukur

    I wonder how much later I can stay awake entering these..?

  47. ProSchro


  48. Brian Begley

    Would love to have this!

  49. Gethin

    Fingers crossed

  50. Gladys Spencer

    Would love a new garmin mine 405 battery dies after 1.5 hours

  51. Jennifer


  52. MikeA

    Interesting one!

  53. Catherine

    Cool and simple solution for running.

  54. david ware

    Me please!

  55. Chris

    Count me in

  56. Dan Carlon

    would love em!

  57. Santosh


  58. Paul Young

    Cross fingers

  59. Robin Crimp

    In again. Thanks

  60. Thomas Z


  61. Lukasz Bajda

    Me! Me! Me! 🙂

  62. Tim Miller


  63. Vincent J

    cool optical HRM… would be great to get that pressure off my chest 😉

  64. Andre


  65. Marcus Pace

    Man I want to win

  66. Steve

    I like!

  67. linda

    yep…in again….

  68. Emma E

    could do with one of these recently started back running and am hoping to complete a half marathon next year, for this year it will be 5k & 10k.

  69. Sandra

    I want one!!!!

  70. murphy flynn

    Love the Optical HR sensor

  71. Paul Freeman

    My favourite sports blog

  72. Jeff

    Why not?

  73. Jay

    I need it!!

  74. pit

    very nice

  75. Rick

    Long time reader, first time poster.

    keep up the great work Ray, you set the gold standard all other reviewers wish they could follow!

  76. Jay

    Still here!

  77. Derek


  78. Markus

    Looking for a watch with Barometer, but this seems to be a good deal though.

  79. James

    Yeh baby!

  80. anotherjeff

    I regret sleeping!

  81. Barbara Szendrey

    I love my Garmin … but, can always use another!

  82. iMalto

    probably work better than my 620…

  83. Tkr

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and…

  84. pegasus

    Word to big bird.

  85. Joe

    I’m in

  86. Eric

    I hope I win!

  87. Ek

    I’m in

  88. Radu T

    Yes, I want that!

  89. Paul_T

    Great combo!

  90. Rossco

    Lets get going again.

  91. Mathieu cagnard


  92. Kelly


  93. Matt

    Wow, that would be nice.

  94. Richard Kirkland


  95. Rick Bloss

    Ray – your blog is great keep up the good work.

  96. Antonio


  97. Becky McMorries

    I just want to win something!

  98. David

    Nice combination Ray!

  99. Huw Richards

    This would be ideal for the Mrs

  100. Kyle

    Me likey!

  101. Brett E


  102. franki

    Ray for president

  103. Luke

    What about Vegemite on toast for us Aussies?!?

  104. Chad Chisholm

    Duplicate comment error???

  105. Scott Jensen

    I dont even know what time it is…that is why I would like this watch!

  106. Swapnil Ralhan

    Here I go again!

  107. Ryan Tarkington


  108. Eric

    Very cool

  109. Cristiano Goncalves

    Pick me!

  110. Stephen

    Hope to win 🙂

  111. ivan diaz

    Am I in? I love this blog

  112. Tom

    Try again

  113. Matt M


  114. Scott

    me want

  115. Josh S


  116. Jasper

    Optical! Want!

  117. Phil jones

    This would be a great addition to the running gadget collection.

  118. Brandon


  119. Jean-Francois Gagne

    Did a IM 70.3 last weekend, and that was a lot of un

  120. Tyler

    I’d take just a scosche of rhythm with my Garmin, thanks.

  121. Defraeye nIcky

    Why not add another gadget to my collection…

  122. Carlos

    extravaganza time!!

  123. Rachel

    Pick me!

  124. Emiliano Manon

    Erhmagawd! I could really use this! These contests are awesome.

  125. Brian

    Pick me!

  126. Chris

    Least attempt of the for me.

  127. David Taylor

    Thanks another great giveaway

  128. Aaron


  129. Ted W

    Would love it!

  130. Bart

    Yes please

  131. John b

    This also would be nice

  132. j. Cerna

    nice color on the watch.

  133. Daniel


  134. Colin

    Always good to have another GPS watch

  135. Peter P

    Thanks Ray!

  136. Niall Cunnane

    Yes please

  137. Joe

    Yes please!

  138. Harald

    Competition of awesomness!

  139. Stuart Duckworth

    happy giveaway!

  140. kourtney

    This is almost like Christmas!

  141. Martin


  142. Karl Pointer

    Thanks for this great chance!

  143. trevor pack


  144. Jeff ehret

    Sign me up!

  145. Matt cross

    Yes yes yes


    PIck me Pick me… PLEASE!!!!

  147. Tyler Ross


  148. Paul

    Your,the best

  149. craigsdoc

    I could use this

  150. frosty

    Wòooooo wooooo!

  151. This is great, thanks.

  152. Matt LeGrand

    Thanks for doing another great give-away!

  153. Blake Helms


  154. Stephanie

    Cute little garmin

  155. anybody

    Would be a nice addition.

  156. Nick G

    Awesome competition Ray – love my FR10 and really like the look of the FR15!

  157. Isabel E. Vélez

    Mmmmm, nutella… 🙂 Oh, yes, about the watch, that’d be nice too!

  158. Kevin H.

    Please me, Thanks in advance

  159. Muzman

    I’m going to buy fr15 and give it a try. Will be good if I win 🙂

  160. Avolas

    Thank you

  161. Mark

    Count me in

  162. Raymond B

    O.K. so maybe this one?

  163. Lorenzo

    One more try

  164. Steven Cameron

    I’m in

  165. klu

    Would love to try them. Cheers.

  166. Joel

    I bet I don’t win this

  167. David Nyskohus

    Let’s hope

  168. Andy

    I wish

  169. Diego

    Thanks for the great blog and the giveaway

  170. André Rodrigues

    Just in time.

  171. Chris Bowers

    I’m in. Forgot all about this starting today. I’m such an idiot.

  172. Kristin

    Desperately need a new watch for my fall marathon training!

  173. Matt

    Looks great

  174. Gavin Hodgson


  175. Mike Hardy

    Always wanted to try this one…

  176. Kyle Polansky

    If I were to win this, I’d give it to my sister. She’s looking for an entry level GPS watch to start running with.

  177. Peter

    That would be cool.

  178. Michael

    Oh please oh please

  179. Robert Baldy

    Cool Stuff

  180. LShade


  181. Chris

    Yes please 🙂

  182. BJ Boland


  183. David S.


  184. Alexandre

    I’m in !!!

  185. Ben

    This is awesome! Thanks for the chance.

  186. carnetremula

    this would be great for me! thank you!

  187. Colin McLean

    would look good on me!!

  188. beth

    wowzers! love it!

  189. Donald M

    Nice combo. Thx, Ray !

  190. Michael Gross

    Rockin’ combo! I’m in!

  191. Clara

    I love it!!

  192. BeeWee


  193. anthony

    great, thanks ray!

  194. Tyrell

    Hey I am having a problem finding your review for the Scosche. Hopefully I win so it doesn’t matter lol

  195. Carl Purczel

    Yes please! Pick Me! 🙂

  196. Tate

    Sooo need that!

  197. raf

    In, in, in !

  198. Andrew Kerr

    something here?

  199. André Perron

    Im in

  200. Ryan Menze

    Yes PLease!

  201. Michael Swann

    Hope to win this.

  202. Johnny M

    I’m gonna get fit !

  203. Michael Watkins


  204. Renato Rodrigues

    This would look really nice on me.

  205. E McG


  206. Kaaren

    I would love one! Please!!! 🙂

  207. Pedro Fradique

    Good luck everyone 😉
    Thanks DCR!

  208. Tynan Scope

    I wouldn’t say no

  209. Keith

    Lets keep trying. Great products.

  210. Josh Goldschmidt

    please me

  211. Lily W

    Can’t wait to hit the road with this !

  212. Alex Pull

    Good one!

  213. Brent

    SO COOL!!! Pick me, pick me!!

  214. ale

    I am in!

  215. Tim

    I am waiting for the Epson Pulsense.

  216. John Caracoglia

    Winner, winner!

  217. Murray

    Come on…big money big money no whammy no whammy =)

  218. Anders

    Count me in!

  219. Lance Reynolds

    Like this

  220. robert allen

    Meme please

  221. Dennis Dessormeau

    Very nice combo.

  222. Ned

    Yes please!!


    Did I win???

  224. Raiki

    Would like that one.

  225. Thomas Niccum

    I’m in!

  226. Josh

    Great gear !

  227. Danny

    Would help with my training

  228. Virginia Riches

    I’m in 🙂

  229. Tony Byrne

    Another great giveaway.

  230. Martin

    This little thing would be nice for the beloved.

  231. Cassandra Burchardt

    Maybe third time lucky??? Toes are crossed as well

  232. ms

    I’m in!

  233. Hope this one I win

  234. Manny P

    Send it!

  235. Simon lomas

    I’m in. 🙂

  236. Mark

    Pick me! Pick me!

  237. Felix

    Yes please 🙂

  238. AJ Bray

    Free stuff is always cool!

  239. Fernando


  240. Jose A Rubio

    Pick me!

  241. Paula Smyth

    Great give aways!

  242. Taylor Harris

    Would be a great gift for the wife!

  243. Craig Jarratt

    Over here Ray!!!

  244. Boaz

    Peanut Butter and Nutella – Yummy!

  245. Scott B

    Like it

  246. Jota Pe

    In for the fr15.

  247. Andy Turnbull


  248. Cameron


  249. Marios

    I am in as well!

  250. Travis

    Sweet gear.

  251. FDS

    I would love it!

  252. Yoshi Yoshida

    Pick me here! 😉

  253. Ryan

    Sounds great!!

  254. Carl Ayres

    awesome pairing

  255. Mark

    love it

  256. Ken Young

    I’ll take one! 🙂

  257. Eddie

    Bring it on !

  258. Rory Quinn

    Yes please

  259. Kevin

    Throwing my name in the hat!!

  260. mike


  261. Jochen

    I would love one of those 🙂

  262. Aaron

    Lets do this!!

  263. micah roberts

    pick me

  264. Robin

    Love this one!

  265. Benjamin Pflanz

    Looks like a great combo 🙂

  266. Halla Björnsdóttir


  267. TheBlackKite

    I m in 🙂

  268. Jeff Yeager

    Me me me me

  269. ariel


  270. hollyoak

    I could use that combo, thanks!

  271. Julie A

    Just what I need , thank you

  272. Tim G


  273. archie


  274. Toby

    +1 to I’d take one

  275. Alek Amrani

    Would be awesome to add this to aid my training!

  276. wim

    Awesome 🙂

  277. Mike

    Nice combo

  278. wouter

    yeeeeeeeeeeeees, please!!

  279. Horia Neamtu

    Great site

  280. Therese

    Really need one because my Garmin 410
    Is brooken because i use it a lot. Cross my fingers

  281. Chris Slocombe

    Ooooh yeah

  282. Daniel

    Good morning from Down Under 🙂

  283. Mike C


  284. Allison

    Looks like a great combo.

  285. jose

    I could sure use one of these.

  286. Colm Costelloe

    Nice combo!

  287. bob

    Love your reviews

  288. arathunku


  289. Jakob Kornbek

    sure… just send it my way

  290. Osbert

    Thanks Ray

  291. Darren Hinks

    Pick me!

  292. Florian

    Throwing my hat into the ring too.

  293. Taeliesyn


  294. Carrie ludwig


  295. ENX

    Got it!

  296. FRiC


  297. Karen

    Wow, thanks

  298. Justin Stevenson

    Me me please

  299. Max

    I missed the Fenix2 but this is perfect as well !

  300. eric may

    thanks for the chance to win!

  301. Martin

    me want! 🙂

  302. Brian Anders

    Would absolutely love this combo!!!!

  303. Don in Baltimore

    Thanks Ray!

  304. Anne Marie Nes


  305. Had an eye on that FR15 for a while. Hard to buy it in Canada unfortunately 🙁

  306. Sean S

    Just made it

  307. Thor

    Nice, nice!

  308. jolaca

    Hi again!!

  309. favid

    Yo mama

  310. Paul Hietala


  311. grant

    I’m in

  312. Mark Walling

    Yes please!

  313. gage

    winner, winner??

  314. Daniel


  315. Bente


  316. Gail G

    Garmins are great!

  317. Phillip Kline

    This would be great!

  318. Didi

    Very nice item. Come on, random number!!

  319. Rudy

    Just in time

  320. Matt Dreyfuss

    Good for my wife

  321. Joe Radench

    Neat, lots of variety today.

  322. Paul

    That would be nice

  323. Leland Smith


  324. Eysteinn Helgason


  325. Joan

    Hey now ?

  326. Feet

    I’m back….

  327. Lisa Worthington

    Very awesome! Would love to win 🙂 I love your website!

  328. Gustavo Jiménez

    Thanks Ray, for the oportunity !!!

  329. Dan

    fingers crossed

  330. Brian Abraham


  331. Ryan

    I’ll get in this one for a new watch hopefully.

  332. KenM

    Me me.

  333. One of these would be nice….

  334. James Martin

    Fr15 4 me

  335. Darren Wrigley

    would love an optical hr reader

  336. Casey M

    I’d like this …

  337. Cassandra Ticer

    Yes please

  338. Floor

    Perfect for me

  339. Tom Bartlett

    Looks amazing, can I have one lease?

  340. Steve T

    I really need this!

  341. Jay

    Would love to win this.

  342. Anders Poulsen

    Looking good.

  343. stephen gurry

    Both look fabulous!

  344. Javy Olives

    I’ll take that!

  345. Vance

    Nice combo.

  346. Scott P. Roberts

    Working at a camp this summer, would love to see how far we go hiking on all the trails.
    Count me in!!
    I am so excited for this giveaway.
    It’s like Christmas for adults—in summer?!?!

  347. Chris Portman

    This would be nice

  348. F&J

    Got it!

  349. Jason Johnson

    In FTW

  350. Alex

    Thanks for the contest!

  351. Tassman


  352. Daniel Herrera

    Oh my!

  353. A Dunhill

    Yes Please!

  354. Chris

    I’m in

  355. Youri

    Just in time!

  356. Nicolas

    I want one!!

  357. Richard Mable


  358. Sam Blowes


  359. Sean Kinsey


  360. michael k

    pick me !!!!!!!

  361. Enrique

    I like it

  362. Mike Guitard


  363. Charlie MacArthur

    Try Again!

  364. Sam

    Fantastic giveaway Ray.

  365. Andy Rollins


  366. Kevin Tan

    This is an interesting combo.

  367. Ethan

    Hope I win!

  368. Peter

    Would be nice

  369. Derek Tingle

    Sure, why not?!

  370. Janne P

    In on this one too.

  371. simon l

    one last shot!

  372. Aaron B


  373. Rhonda R

    I could use this!

  374. Jim

    Thanks Ray!

  375. Yiannis Galatas

    I’m in!

  376. Mike B

    My wife would love this…

  377. Hans

    I’m in!

  378. Donal

    Just sneaked in at the end!

  379. Gosia

    Count me in

  380. Fabian Hui


  381. Edward Gerovian

    A little west coast love please. Thanks!

  382. Rem

    Happy to be in ! 🙂

  383. Nathan

    Yep… Still my birthday and I’d like to win something… Best birthday present ever!

  384. Francisco Araujo


  385. Ken GIdley

    Thanks Ray.

  386. Matt


  387. Chris Stocks

    oh just in time

  388. rick vincent

    Pick me!

  389. rob mcmurry

    by the skin of my teeth!

  390. Andrew

    Have I missed the deadline?

  391. Roger

    Like it!

  392. yaron l

    I need this combo!