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Heads Up: New ‘tools’ resource added here on DC Rainmaker
I’m often asked for ways for folks to correct/tweak/modify/convert/consolidate/migrate/sync and generally just dork around with activity files from different devices. Those being files that you’ve created using some device, typically a GPS watch, but not always.
For example, sometimes you need to remove the end off of a a file after it got turned on during the car ride home. Or perhaps you need to convert a Timex or Polar file to a different format for uploading to Strava. Then there’s more finite needs, like removing the power meter data from a file while keeping the rest of the file intact.
Then there’s synchronization sites that do everything from getting your activity files automatically copied to numerous services, or simply preparing FitBit weight data to upload to Garmin Connect.
Now, in order to keep this a bit under control, this page isn’t designed as a list of apps that are more generic in purpose – such as to track activities like RunKeeper or Strava would be. Rather, think of this like a workbench in your garage or office. If you need to fix or tweak something, I’m hoping you can find the answer on this page. In many ways, it’s more my private collection of tools than anything else.
Of course, there are likely ones that I haven’t seen, so feel free to add some to the comments section and I’d be happy to add them in (assuming they fit the profile). And, also note that like any power tool, it can be used for good or harm. So if you hurt yourself in the process and cut off an arm, I can’t really help ya. Though, most tools are harmless.
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 2019 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.