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. Nik

    Me too

  6. Edwin

    I want one

  7. Itamar Kass

    Will be happy to use it.

  8. FunThomas


  9. Alvin Seetoh

    Would love to win this !

  10. John P

    That would work

  11. The FR15 would make my life perfect.

  12. Mike Stubbs

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

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

    Also, Wooooo!

  14. Alex M

    Time to wake up now.

  15. Brianne


  16. Ulf Eriksson

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

  17. Tami

    Hi ray

  18. Patrick Reilly

    Yes please!

  19. moose

    I’ll take 2 of those!

  20. sf

    great site!

  21. Leonor Rodrigues

    Count me in, what a great prize.

  22. Anthony

    DCR rocks !

  23. Chris Fisher

    Keep them coming, Ray!

  24. Rick recker

    Great stuff

  25. Stan


  26. Tony

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

  27. Martin Hammer

    Thanks :-)

  28. Sarah Z


  29. Nick

    Looks great – I want one!! :)

  30. Hey Ray, where is my comment?

  31. John Boline

    For me

  32. Thomas

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

  33. Greg Hilton

    thanks alot

  34. David Shirley


  35. Fiachra

    I’m loving all these giveaways.

  36. sonja Futehally


  37. Nicholas

    Yes please

  38. shari F

    want everything so far today

  39. Vrubletz

    My husband made me comment.

  40. RobC

    Good Morning!!

  41. Brian

    Yes please.

  42. Jason M Bezon


  43. Andy Jong

    Thank you!

  44. Gabriel

    DCRainmaker rocks!

  45. cindy fernandez

    I would love to win this

  46. Stacie

    Pick me please!

  47. haukur

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

  48. ProSchro


  49. Brian Begley

    Would love to have this!

  50. Gethin

    Fingers crossed

  51. Gladys Spencer

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

  52. Jennifer


  53. MikeA

    Interesting one!

  54. Catherine

    Cool and simple solution for running.

  55. david ware

    Me please!

  56. Chris

    Count me in

  57. Dan Carlon

    would love em!

  58. Santosh


  59. Paul Young

    Cross fingers

  60. Robin Crimp

    In again. Thanks

  61. Thomas Z


  62. Lukasz Bajda

    Me! Me! Me! :)

  63. Tim Miller


  64. Vincent J

    cool optical HRM… would be great to get that pressure off my chest ;-)

  65. Andre


  66. Marcus Pace

    Man I want to win

  67. Steve

    I like!

  68. linda

    yep…in again….

  69. 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.

  70. Sandra

    I want one!!!!

  71. murphy flynn

    Love the Optical HR sensor

  72. Paul Freeman

    My favourite sports blog

  73. Jeff

    Why not?

  74. Jay

    I need it!!

  75. pit

    very nice

  76. 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!

  77. Jay

    Still here!

  78. Derek


  79. Markus

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

  80. James

    Yeh baby!

  81. anotherjeff

    I regret sleeping!

  82. Barbara Szendrey

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

  83. iMalto

    probably work better than my 620…

  84. Tkr

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

  85. pegasus

    Word to big bird.

  86. Joe

    I’m in

  87. Eric

    I hope I win!

  88. Ek

    I’m in

  89. Radu T

    Yes, I want that!

  90. Paul_T

    Great combo!

  91. Rossco

    Lets get going again.

  92. Mathieu cagnard


  93. Kelly


  94. Matt

    Wow, that would be nice.

  95. Richard Kirkland


  96. Rick Bloss

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

  97. Antonio


  98. Becky McMorries

    I just want to win something!

  99. David

    Nice combination Ray!

  100. Huw Richards

    This would be ideal for the Mrs

  101. Kyle

    Me likey!

  102. Brett E


  103. franki

    Ray for president

  104. Luke

    What about Vegemite on toast for us Aussies?!?

  105. Chad Chisholm

    Duplicate comment error???

  106. Scott Jensen

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

  107. Swapnil Ralhan

    Here I go again!

  108. Ryan Tarkington


  109. Eric

    Very cool

  110. Cristiano Goncalves

    Pick me!

  111. Stephen

    Hope to win :)

  112. ivan diaz

    Am I in? I love this blog

  113. Tom

    Try again

  114. Matt M


  115. Scott

    me want

  116. Josh S


  117. Jasper

    Optical! Want!

  118. Phil jones

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

  119. Brandon


  120. Jean-Francois Gagne

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

  121. Olle


  122. Tyler

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

  123. Defraeye nIcky

    Why not add another gadget to my collection…

  124. Carlos

    extravaganza time!!

  125. Rachel

    Pick me!

  126. Emiliano Manon

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

  127. Brian

    Pick me!

  128. Chris

    Least attempt of the for me.

  129. David Taylor

    Thanks another great giveaway

  130. Aaron


  131. Ted W

    Would love it!

  132. Coral


  133. Looks great

  134. Bart

    Yes please

  135. John b

    This also would be nice

  136. j. Cerna

    nice color on the watch.

  137. Daniel


  138. Colin

    Always good to have another GPS watch

  139. Peter P

    Thanks Ray!

  140. Niall Cunnane

    Yes please

  141. Joe

    Yes please!

  142. Harald

    Competition of awesomness!

  143. Stuart Duckworth

    happy giveaway!

  144. kourtney

    This is almost like Christmas!

  145. Martin


  146. Karl Pointer

    Thanks for this great chance!

  147. trevor pack


  148. Jeff ehret

    Sign me up!

  149. Matt cross

    Yes yes yes


    PIck me Pick me… PLEASE!!!!

  151. Tyler Ross


  152. Paul

    Your,the best

  153. craigsdoc

    I could use this

  154. frosty

    Wòooooo wooooo!

  155. This is great, thanks.

  156. Matt LeGrand

    Thanks for doing another great give-away!

  157. Blake Helms


  158. Stephanie

    Cute little garmin

  159. anybody

    Would be a nice addition.

  160. Nick G

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

  161. Isabel E. Vélez

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

  162. doron


  163. Kevin H.

    Please me, Thanks in advance

  164. Muzman

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

  165. Avolas

    Thank you

  166. Mark

    Count me in

  167. Raymond B

    O.K. so maybe this one?

  168. Lorenzo

    One more try

  169. Steven Cameron

    I’m in

  170. klu

    Would love to try them. Cheers.

  171. Joel

    I bet I don’t win this

  172. David Nyskohus

    Let’s hope

  173. Andy

    I wish

  174. Diego

    Thanks for the great blog and the giveaway

  175. André Rodrigues

    Just in time.

  176. Chris Bowers

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

  177. Kristin

    Desperately need a new watch for my fall marathon training!

  178. Nathan


  179. Matt

    Looks great

  180. Gavin Hodgson


  181. Mike Hardy

    Always wanted to try this one…

  182. 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.

  183. Peter

    That would be cool.

  184. Michael

    Oh please oh please

  185. Robert Baldy

    Cool Stuff

  186. LShade


  187. Chris

    Yes please :-)

  188. Dan


  189. BJ Boland


  190. David S.


  191. Alexandre

    I’m in !!!

  192. Ben

    This is awesome! Thanks for the chance.

  193. carnetremula

    this would be great for me! thank you!

  194. Colin McLean

    would look good on me!!

  195. beth

    wowzers! love it!

  196. Donald M

    Nice combo. Thx, Ray !

  197. Michael Gross

    Rockin’ combo! I’m in!

  198. Clara

    I love it!!

  199. BeeWee


  200. anthony

    great, thanks ray!

  201. Tyrell

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

  202. Carl Purczel

    Yes please! Pick Me! :)

  203. Tate

    Sooo need that!

  204. raf

    In, in, in !

  205. Andrew Kerr

    something here?

  206. André Perron

    Im in

  207. Ryan Menze

    Yes PLease!

  208. Michael Swann

    Hope to win this.

  209. Johnny M

    I’m gonna get fit !

  210. Michael Watkins


  211. Renato Rodrigues

    This would look really nice on me.

  212. E McG


  213. Kaaren

    I would love one! Please!!! :)

  214. Pedro Fradique

    Good luck everyone ;)
    Thanks DCR!

  215. Tynan Scope

    I wouldn’t say no

  216. Keith

    Lets keep trying. Great products.

  217. Josh Goldschmidt

    please me

  218. Lily W

    Can’t wait to hit the road with this !

  219. Alex Pull

    Good one!

  220. Brent

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

  221. ale

    I am in!

  222. Tim

    I am waiting for the Epson Pulsense.

  223. John Caracoglia

    Winner, winner!

  224. Murray

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

  225. Anders

    Count me in!

  226. Lance Reynolds

    Like this

  227. robert allen

    Meme please

  228. Dennis Dessormeau

    Very nice combo.

  229. Ned

    Yes please!!


    Did I win???

  231. Raiki

    Would like that one.

  232. Thomas Niccum

    I’m in!

  233. Josh

    Great gear !

  234. Danny

    Would help with my training

  235. Virginia Riches

    I’m in :)

  236. Tony Byrne

    Another great giveaway.

  237. Martin

    This little thing would be nice for the beloved.

  238. Cassandra Burchardt

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

  239. ms

    I’m in!

  240. Hope this one I win

  241. Manny P

    Send it!

  242. Simon lomas

    I’m in. :-)

  243. Mark

    Pick me! Pick me!

  244. Felix

    Yes please :)

  245. AJ Bray

    Free stuff is always cool!

  246. Fernando


  247. Jose A Rubio

    Pick me!

  248. Paula Smyth

    Great give aways!

  249. Taylor Harris

    Would be a great gift for the wife!

  250. Craig Jarratt

    Over here Ray!!!

  251. Boaz

    Peanut Butter and Nutella – Yummy!

  252. Scott B

    Like it

  253. Jota Pe

    In for the fr15.

  254. Andy Turnbull


  255. Cameron


  256. Marios

    I am in as well!

  257. Travis

    Sweet gear.

  258. FDS

    I would love it!

  259. Yoshi Yoshida

    Pick me here! ;)

  260. Ryan

    Sounds great!!

  261. Carl Ayres

    awesome pairing

  262. Mark

    love it

  263. Anna


  264. Ken Young

    I’ll take one! :-)

  265. Eddie

    Bring it on !

  266. Rory Quinn

    Yes please

  267. Kevin

    Throwing my name in the hat!!

  268. mike


  269. Jochen

    I would love one of those :)

  270. Aaron

    Lets do this!!

  271. micah roberts

    pick me

  272. Robin

    Love this one!

  273. Benjamin Pflanz

    Looks like a great combo :)

  274. Halla Björnsdóttir


  275. TheBlackKite

    I m in :-)

  276. Jeff Yeager

    Me me me me

  277. ariel


  278. hollyoak

    I could use that combo, thanks!

  279. Julie A

    Just what I need , thank you

  280. Tim G


  281. archie


  282. Toby

    +1 to I’d take one

  283. Alek Amrani

    Would be awesome to add this to aid my training!

  284. wim

    Awesome :)

  285. Mike

    Nice combo

  286. wouter

    yeeeeeeeeeeeees, please!!

  287. Horia Neamtu

    Great site

  288. Therese

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

  289. Chris Slocombe

    Ooooh yeah

  290. Daniel

    Good morning from Down Under :)

  291. Martin


  292. Mike C


  293. Allison

    Looks like a great combo.

  294. jose

    I could sure use one of these.

  295. Colm Costelloe

    Nice combo!

  296. bob

    Love your reviews

  297. arathunku


  298. Jakob Kornbek

    sure… just send it my way

  299. Osbert

    Thanks Ray

  300. Darren Hinks

    Pick me!

  301. Florian

    Throwing my hat into the ring too.

  302. Taeliesyn


  303. Carrie ludwig


  304. ENX

    Got it!

  305. FRiC


  306. Karen

    Wow, thanks

  307. Justin Stevenson

    Me me please

  308. Max

    I missed the Fenix2 but this is perfect as well !

  309. eric may

    thanks for the chance to win!

  310. Martin

    me want! :)

  311. Brian Anders

    Would absolutely love this combo!!!!

  312. Don in Baltimore

    Thanks Ray!

  313. Anne Marie Nes


  314. Had an eye on that FR15 for a while. Hard to buy it in Canada unfortunately :-(

  315. Sean S

    Just made it

  316. Thor

    Nice, nice!

  317. jolaca

    Hi again!!

  318. favid

    Yo mama

  319. Jons Bu


  320. Paul Hietala


  321. grant

    I’m in

  322. Mark Walling

    Yes please!

  323. gage

    winner, winner??

  324. Daniel


  325. Bente


  326. Gail G

    Garmins are great!

  327. Phillip Kline

    This would be great!

  328. Didi

    Very nice item. Come on, random number!!

  329. Rudy

    Just in time

  330. Matt Dreyfuss

    Good for my wife

  331. Joe Radench

    Neat, lots of variety today.

  332. Paul

    That would be nice

  333. Leland Smith


  334. Eysteinn Helgason


  335. Joan

    Hey now ?

  336. Feet

    I’m back….

  337. Lisa Worthington

    Very awesome! Would love to win :) I love your website!

  338. Gustavo Jiménez

    Thanks Ray, for the oportunity !!!

  339. Dan

    fingers crossed

  340. Brian Abraham


  341. Ryan

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

  342. KenM

    Me me.

  343. One of these would be nice….

  344. James Martin

    Fr15 4 me

  345. Darren Wrigley

    would love an optical hr reader

  346. Casey M

    I’d like this …

  347. Cassandra Ticer

    Yes please

  348. do


  349. Floor

    Perfect for me

  350. Tom Bartlett

    Looks amazing, can I have one lease?

  351. Steve T

    I really need this!

  352. Iva


  353. Jay

    Would love to win this.

  354. Anders Poulsen

    Looking good.

  355. stephen gurry

    Both look fabulous!

  356. Javy Olives

    I’ll take that!

  357. Vance

    Nice combo.

  358. 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?!?!

  359. Chris Portman

    This would be nice

  360. F&J

    Got it!

  361. Jason Johnson

    In FTW

  362. Alex

    Thanks for the contest!

  363. Tassman


  364. Daniel Herrera

    Oh my!

  365. A Dunhill

    Yes Please!

  366. Chris

    I’m in

  367. Youri

    Just in time!

  368. Gen


  369. Nicolas

    I want one!!

  370. Richard Mable


  371. Sam Blowes


  372. Sean Kinsey


  373. michael k

    pick me !!!!!!!

  374. Enrique

    I like it

  375. Mike Guitard


  376. Charlie MacArthur

    Try Again!

  377. Sam

    Fantastic giveaway Ray.

  378. Andy Rollins


  379. Kevin Tan

    This is an interesting combo.

  380. Ethan

    Hope I win!

  381. Peter

    Would be nice

  382. Derek Tingle

    Sure, why not?!

  383. Janne P

    In on this one too.

  384. simon l

    one last shot!

  385. Aaron B


  386. Rhonda R

    I could use this!

  387. Jim

    Thanks Ray!

  388. Yiannis Galatas

    I’m in!

  389. Mike B

    My wife would love this…

  390. Hans

    I’m in!

  391. Donal

    Just sneaked in at the end!

  392. Gosia

    Count me in

  393. Fabian Hui


  394. Edward Gerovian

    A little west coast love please. Thanks!

  395. Rem

    Happy to be in ! :)

  396. Nathan

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

  397. Francisco Araujo


  398. Ken GIdley

    Thanks Ray.

  399. Matt


  400. Chris Stocks

    oh just in time

  401. rick vincent

    Pick me!

  402. rob mcmurry

    by the skin of my teeth!

  403. Andrew

    Have I missed the deadline?

  404. Roger

    Like it!

  405. yaron l

    I need this combo!