Jun. 22

Apple watchOS 7 New Features Outlined: Finally includes sleep tracking

Here's a complete drill-down of all the new Apple watchOS 7 features, from sleep tracking to hand washing detection, to cycling turn by turn directions and more!

Jun. 22

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It’s officially summer! And while it’d be easy to say that’s now including weather here in the Netherlands, the reality is that it’s basically been hot since late March. No kidding, it’s been amazing for outdoor-like activity. However, this week it’s gonna get legit hot. More on that in a …

Jun. 21

Week in Review–June 21st, 2020

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered what to do with all of the coolness that people …

Jun. 19

Hammerhead Refreshes Karoo User Interface ahead of Karoo 2

Hammerhead has begun rolling out a refreshed user interface to existing Karoo users, ahead of the Karoo 2 unveiling. Hammerhead has previously announced their intention to announce the Karoo 2, but hasn’t actually made the announcement yet. Or, something like that. However, in their user interface post on their site, …

Jun. 16

Garmin Edge 130 Plus In-Depth Review

When the Edge 130 came out a bit over two years ago, I think there was general confusion on where it fit in the Garmin lineup. While I don’t think that confusion was understood by Garmin initially, consumers presumed it was basically a mini-Edge 500. The problem: It wasn’t. It …

» Apple watchOS 7 New Features Outlined: Finally includes sleep tracking
» 5 Random Things I Did This Weekend
» Week in Review–June 21st, 2020
» Hammerhead Refreshes Karoo User Interface ahead of Karoo 2
» Garmin Edge 130 Plus In-Depth Review

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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 gadget recommendations guide?(Winter 2019-2020 edition) and trainers here?(Winter 2019-2020 edition) – covering 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 2019 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 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.