Tag Archives: Frank Smuts

Garmin Vector 2 Power Pedals. Installation done in 15 minutes flat. 

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  The Garmin Vector 2 power pedals are packaged as stylish as a priceless samurai sword. Even in the box it is a thing of beauty. Rather than installing it myself, I opted for the professional treatment. For reviewing purposes I wanted to avoid schoolboy errors during installation. Freewheel Cycology, experts at installing Vector 2 pedals, was the go-to bike shop. ...

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Fact# 20. The Fenix 3 and the Swim Heart Rate Monitor rocks!

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Being able to log your swim heart is a great advantage for swimmers and triathletes. The latest Garmin technology has now made that possible. Today I had the privilege of using the swim heart rate monitor for the first time in the pool. It tells an interesting story. There are 2 straps, and to clarify the difference, herewith an extract ...

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Testing the CASCO Speedairo RS

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Previously we looked at the specs of the Casco Speedairo RS helmet, but on Saturday I took it for an 80 Km/800m elevation TT ride in the sublime West Coast Nature Reserve near Langebaan. Other than safety, factors like comfort, noise, temperature and stability would be a concern. Also, regarding the visor, my main issue was the sweat factor. Putting ...

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Fact #19 The Garmin Fenix 3 “Hot Keys” functionality simplifies life brilliantly.  

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Getting to some internal setting on your sports watch, like switching bluetooth on and off, can be very cumbersome. The Fenix 3’s Hot Keys give you a shortcut to certain functions you might want to use or change regularly. It eliminates the necessity of negotiating through menus. Switching bluetooth on and off, normally takes 22 button presses on the Fenix 3 (Starting from ...

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Fact #13. Locking your Fenix 3’s buttons

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For your triathlon swim, locking the buttons is very sensible and safe if you want reliable stats. Locking the buttons of your Fenix 3 when the start gun goes, might just determine the outcome of your triathlon result. A sure way to perform optimally is to manage your race according to your best possible pre-determined times or averages for each ...

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