Gear

The Garmin Fenix 3 – It is a triathlon watch. And more.

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The Garmin Fenix 3 is a full blown triathlon watch. What necessitates this statement? Since the 910XT and 920XT have gained a solid reputation as Garmin’s dedicated triathlon watches, I came across some triathletes that seemed to be unsure about where the Fenix 3 exactly fits in. To quote DC Rainmaker, arguably the world’s best high tech gear reviewer: “The ...

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Heart rate monitoring makes a giant leap forward

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For the past 30 years, heart rate monitors have helped millions achieve measured success during exercise. Whether for fitness, specific sports improvement, recovery from illness or weight loss, heart rate monitors have allowed men and women to understand and manage the duration and intensity of their efforts more effectively and achieve their desired results. There’s always been one major drawback ...

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The Garmin Fenix 3 – The Triathlon Race Test

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My brand new Garmin Fenix 3 multi-sport watch was ready for its first test at the Cape Town leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series, but the 9 degree water temperature had the swim cancelled. With reluctance I deleted the swim leg on the triathlon settings and that was it: the triathlon became a duathlon. Still, the day turned out ...

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The Garmin Fenix 3. Dress for success.

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Sports watches are about functionality. They do what they are supposed to do: track your sports activities. However, many athletes take it off and revert to their favourite dress watch when they step out of the shower. With the Fenix 3 there is no more need for it. Its functionality outclasses any other sports watch, and the box for a ...

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Puma partners with Wings for Life World Run

PUMA are very excited to announce their partnership with Wings for Life World Run

Cape Town, South Africa (15 April, 2015) – PUMA has partnered with Wings for Life World Run, confirming a multi-year partnership that kicks off in May this year. This unique event enables runners to compete simultaneously around the world from 35 locations, running as far as they can before a moving finish line, called the Catcher Car, overtakes them. PUMA ...

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PUMA has introduced the new Faas 300 v4 to the Faas family collection

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Description (Profile):  The updated Faas 300 v4 continues to be the perfect performance training shoe in the Faas collection. With a lightweight technical platform and a minimal and deconstructed upper, this shoe will make any runner feel lighter and faster whether it be training runs or races. Upper:  AIRMESH: Provides breathability & comfort SUPREME RIDE SOCKLINER: Lightweight & breathable perforated ...

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Strava launches app for Apple Watch

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Strava, the global online community for athletes, has redesigned its mobile app specifically for Apple Watch. Strava’s intuitive, sport-specific design will seamlessly integrate with Apple Watch’s distinctive technology, delivering effortless connectivity and a more personal, engaging, and real-time training experience for cyclists and runners. “Apple has shaped the space it operates in by pushing the boundaries of technology and design. ...

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XC Revolutions taking on the big guns

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A couple of months ago a gentleman called Johan Prinsloo, send me an email introducing himself as the owner of XC Revolutions in Taiwan an distributor of mountain biking parts; he wanted us to test some of his products. This South African born businessman originally started trading in Diamond Tools; hence he has had contact with many of the factories ...

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Puma IGNITE arrives in South Africa stores

We’re excited to announce that following the successful launch in New York, the PUMA IGNITE finally arrives in South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa, 4 March 2015 – Usain Bolt’s training shoe of choice, the PUMA IGNITE hits South Africa stores tomorrow (Thursday 5 March 2015). PUMA’s most responsive running shoe, it features innovative foam technology that maximizes energy return to keep you running faster – if you put the energy in then IGNITE gives it back. Powering every stride ...

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