There's a newer model of this product. It's been replaced by the Garmin Forerunner 745, you may want to check out that review instead.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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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?
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- What kind of camera do you use?
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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.
FR935XT!!! Optical heart r8 would be gr8!!
Me, please me.
I never win a prize….
Hopefully this one may be
The last one!
I’m in! 🙂
Always a Garmin fan.
I would love one of those
Count me in!
It’d always be a plus.
Last chance, good luck to everyone!
the last will be the best 😉
I would love this
Would be a nice device
Make me happy Boy ? 😉
Wow final giveaway hope I get something 🙂 thanks for doing this Ray!!
one last time…a la Ariana Grande
This is the watch I’ve been waiting for ^.^
I need this
Thanks (again) Ray!
I d love this watch
The most frustrating blog reading ever with all the anticipation. Loving the idea of giveaway. Come on garmin, make my day!
maybe this time
I hope I have good luck now 😉
Last one please
Time is precious. Literally.
You’re rocking the giveaways…thanks, Ray!
This would be soooo great:-)
I never win
Maybe this time..
I knew it!
Right up my street
doing my best shot ?
My dreamwatch … Come to papa 🙂
The DC for this showdown 🙂
May the luckiest win !!!
win me some
in! my 1st tri is coming ????
Wow, thanks for all the great prizes!
Would like to have one
Thank you for putting this on again DC
Triathlons here we come!!!!
In… and time to sleep…
I ll have that too 🙂
Triathlon here i come!
Yes please, thanks for all the reviews!
Would be great
Let jump in on this as well 🙂
Last Chance, last try.
It looks great.
Thanks for today
I like this one.
perfect gift for my brother
I would squeal with delight for a watch to replace my 910xt (which works great but, oh, the shiny shiny new watch! )
Hi mom! 😉
Perfect replacement for my 310XT!
If I get this watch, I will definitely run faster!
Nice! Thanks for doing this again
Would love one of these. Could use it for plenty of activities.
It looks great, Thanks.
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This is what I missed when I did my first triathlon
Great info on your site – thanks
Whew, almost missed it!
Time to replace my failing 910XT!
I made it ! 🙂
This is the one
Dreaming about this watch from The very first day ir was announced!
It’s fantastic giveaway. Thank you.