Fitbit Surge Review

The Fitbit Surge is the currently the most cutting edge watch for the exercise enthusiast. I say "exercise enthusiast" not to be insulting but to say that this watch has all the features most athletes would want. But it does fall short when compared to a watch like the Garmin Fenix 3 that Alec Blenis recently reviewed here. That's not the worst thing either, this watch isn't trying to be the Garmin Fenix 3 or any other similar watch, it is in its own space and doing amazing there. My initial Read more [...]

Fitbit Surge Unboxing

This is our first unboxing article on ORM and what better way to start than with an elaborate device in a simple box. Introducing the Fitbit Surge. The Box had a nice smooth texture to it and a magnet that secured the top flap closed. Once the flap was folded back it had some clever motivational phrases that they used to tie in some teasers to what the product can do. Those phrases allude to - Buzz Alarm Clock, Sleep Tracking, Phone Notifications Buzz, GPS Tracking, and Elevation Tracking. After Read more [...]

Best Gloves for an Obstacle Course Race

Running Spartan Races, Tough Mudders, and other Obstacle course races can be tough business for the hands. You might train for hours a day in a gym or at The Box but nothing can simulate crawling through rough muddy rocks under barbed wire or doing a hundred plus burpees on terrain ranging from mud to pavement. I workout a few hours a day, I feel tough, and my hands feel tough but after some races without gloves I realized my hands were not that tough. Here's my top 3 suggestions for the best glove Read more [...]

The Roomel Changing Towel Review

  A few weeks ago I was asked to try out a new product from 3i Products, the Roomel. When I read the product description, I was instantly intrigued by the idea of a “changing towel plus bag all in one perfect product”. If you tell me that I don’t have to make my way blindly through a dark, congested, naked body fest also known as a changing tent… count me in! I had the opportunity to use the Roomel over the weekend at the Ultimate Challenge Mud Run in Columbia, SC. After the Read more [...]

Garmin Fenix 3 Review

As one of the more highly anticipated new products from the most popular GPS device manufacturer in the world, there are hundreds if not thousands of online reviews, hands on tutorials, and unboxing videos for the Garmin fenix 3 available all over the web. That’s not what this article is about though. You’re here because you’re an obstacle course racer and tnt to know if having a fancy watch will help your racing and training, or if you should just stick with the Strava phone app and Read more [...]