This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It's been replaced by the Garmin Fenix 6 Series, you may want to check out that review instead.
I’m DC RAINMAKER…
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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I have built an extensive list of my most frequently asked questions. Below are the most popular.
- Why haven’t you yet released a review for XYZ product you mentioned months ago?
- Will you test our product before release?
- Are you willing to review or test beta products?
- Which trainer should I buy?
- Which GPS watch should I buy?
- I’m headed to Paris – what do you recommend for training or sightseeing?
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- What kind of camera do you use?
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In Depth Product Reviews
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.
Read My Sports Gadget Recommendations.
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!
Have some fun in the travel section.
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.
My Photography Gear: The Cameras and Equipment I Use Daily
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!
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.
Live what you do Ray especially the podcast.
I’m in too!
Wow, great start. Count me in. 🙂
Brace yourselves. Giveaways are coming!
I really need a new watch as replacement for my FR305 by now. Even if it has served me well for many years 🙂
I want one I want one I want one 🙂
I’d love one of those
Hey please pick me!!! Greetings from Spain
Great watch! Good luck to everyone!
My insightful comments TBD
I really want it! 🙂
Good luck to everybody!
in it to win it!
Wow sure could use a replacement for my cracked forerunner 235! Sweet.
Yes, the extravaganza begins. This time I am present at the start. And directly this is the best watch ever!
I so like to learn my resting heart rate!
I look forward to all items.
I’ve been researching the crap out of this watch. This would save me months of saving!
great prizes as always – great work!
I need one of these.
Dreaming of winning – awesome turnout for the competition. Gonna be epic!
That will work.
I like this watch!
What’s better than Fenix 3? Fenix 3 with HR!!!
My current watch HR strap gives me heartburn while i run…
Always the best giveaways!
Let me be lucky 😀
How did you know this was on my wish list?
And here I am
Would be really happy about this watch <3
perfect watch for perfect occasion. 🙂 today is my birthday. that would be awesome present. 🙂 thank you Ray.
I knew there was a reason I wasn’t running lately — it’s because I don’t have this watch! Good thing Ray and Clever are looking out for me.
Really need a smartwatch. Was almost to late!
Wish to win this!
It’s time for a new watch!
And so it begins… good stuff!
Let’s do this!
Thanks for doing this! 😉
Just in time
Count me in!!!!!
This would be an awesome upgrade to my 920xt. Thanks fo rdoing this, DC!
Would probably be a great upgrade to my Forerunner 220!
Will I be that lucky??
I would like this one!
Cool watch, would love to wear it!
Looks like an awesome watch!
Yes Please, am overdue for a replacement
Let the fun begin! One for me please.
I WANT IT BAD!
Really like this watch. And btw, your reviews are pretty cool!
I need all the help i can get
would be great for altitude tracking!
What a watch. Thanks for the opportunity
Great watch. I could finally try optic HR 🙂
Count me in!
I want it 🙂
would be cool tu have this watch in lithuania! 🙂
Heyo! I want one.
Will this Fenix 3 HR be mine?! Simply the best sport watch ever. Good luck to everyone. Thank for your great reviews, Ray. Love your site!
I barely made it!
Keep on running!
Who desperately needs a watch to tell him his condition is “Poor” and speaks a bit of French? Moi!
Hope I win!
Hope I win.
A little lost sleep is totally worth winning, right? 🙂
Well, this thing is right on top of my wish list.
A perfect birthday present.
If I get it, an awesome gift for my SF marathon.
Thanks for the giveaway, may the luckiest win 😉
Count me in
Awesome prize to win. Will make me so much faster;)
I want it!!!!!
I simply love this watch
Would love one, keep up the good work 🙂
Does the watch have snooze button??
Por los pelos!!!
Count me in!
I can’t believe its started already. Almost missed the first one.
I love this website!
That would be perferct gift for my husband!