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Interval Workouts –Your Fenix 3 will take you to the next level

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Has your performance become stagnant lately? An Interval Workout, synced to your Fenix 3 might be the solution. Interval workouts are the toughest form of training, but also a sure way to up your performance. Your Fenix 3 will take you through a disciplined, “faster than race pace” interval workout, so come race day, going fast will happen with confidence ...

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Fact #7 – Ground Contact Time. It says a lot about how you run.

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The Garmin Fenix 3 measures the Ground Contact Time of your feet when you run – in milli-seconds. But is such detail of any real significance to the average runner? You’d be surprized how much! Let’s focus on one injury-inducing issue that can be identified by Ground Contact Time (GCT): Overstriding. It is one of the most common running style errors, ...

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Garmin Fenix 3 – Smart Notifications: staying in touch the easy way.

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Some people choose to be totally unreachable when training. In Oprah’s terms, it’s their “me-time”. Other people need to be contactable 24/7 for business, family, safety, or other reasons. “Me-time” is not an option. Out of necessity I am always running and cycling with my phone, and this is where Smart Notifications came to the rescue. Prior to my Garmin Fenix 3, ...

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Things I swear by, Robyn Williams

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Not a day goes by that I don’t consume/ utilise/ wear these items*, so I thought I share my top-picks with you, By Robyn Williams FutureLife I start pretty much every morning with a bowl of FutureLife. I am of the School of Breakfast and firmly believe in having something to eat after around 10 hours of fasting through the ...

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The Garmin Fenix 3 – Bluetooth is your friend

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Bluetooth used to be what you got when you chewed on your BiC pen in school. Today it is something entirely different, and some people shy away from it. I’ve come across quite a few athletes that use a late model Garmin multisport watch like the Fenix 3, but do not use the Bluetooth connectivity. They feel safe sticking to ...

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You can log your swim drills.

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Logging your swim sets works fine with most multi-sport watches, till it gets to the drill sets. Previously you could either let the watch run, or press pause. That meant no timing, or logging a garbled mixture of backstroke, front crawl or whatever stroke the accelerometer of the watch assumed you were doing. With the Fenix 3, Garmin cleared the ...

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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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