Author: GPLama

Shane Miller

Wahoo ANT+ RADAR Support: ELEMNT | BOLT | ROAM // FEATURE UPDATE!

Wahoo today add support for the ANT+ RADAR profile – Meaning the much requested and long awaited support for the Garmin Varia Radar is here! The RADAR device is a rear bike light and also a car detecting radar device. Yep, it’ll detect and alert you of approaching traffic 140m/153 yards away – and indicate […]

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Garmin EDGE Cycling GPS: Startup Screen Text Tip // Personalize your Garmin

How to customise the start up messages on your Garmin Edge unit to ensure a lost unit has the best chance of finding its way home, or if you just want to make your Edge more personalised. Details: – Connect your Edge via USB.– Open the GARMIN folder on the USB drive.– Open the startup.txt– Edit […]

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Garmin EDGE: Installing Public Beta Firmware // Getting New Features Faster!

Ever wanted to be ahead of the curve when it comes to features (and fixes) on your Garmin cycling GPS head units and wearables? Here’s the run-down on what you need to know for installing Garmin Public Beta firmware. This video covers four key areas: – The pros and cons of using public beta firmware. […]

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Wahoo Elemnt/Bolt/ROAM Cycling GPS Maps: Details // Downloading // Updating

A few sources will say the Global Maps come pre-loaded on the Wahoo Elemnt range but that’s not the case. There are a FEW countries pre-loaded but you will need to download maps if you’re heading further afield. What you’ll need: Your head unit (with enough space free for the maps you need to load). […]

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The FIT File PodCast with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA – Week of August 8th 2019.

It may be quiet now, but things are starting to brew in both the Lama Lab & DCR Cave. Enjoy the calm before the storm as we dive into a slew of topics. Here’s the full topic list: Philips sues both Garmin and Fitbit Kinetic R1 Smart Trainer – Ready for prime time? MARQ Review […]

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“Zwift Cheating” – DefCon 2019 Presentation

Wasn’t DefCon is about obscure 0day exploits? What happened? Has the Wall Of Sheep been replaced by the Zwift Esports Classics results? Who knows…. but this week security researcher Brad Dixon presented “Cheating in eSports: How to Cheat at Virtual Cycling Using USB Hacks” at DefCon 27. There was no specific mention of Zwift in […]

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BKool AIR Smart Trainer: Details // Unboxing // Ride Review

BKool AIR Direct Drive Smart Trainer. The trainer that caught my attention two years ago with a very unique and revolutionary design arrived in the Lama Lab a few weeks back and has been put to the test. It wasn’t smooth sailing from the beginning, having to work through a few issues with BKool direct […]

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The FIT File PodCast with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA – July 31 Episode

After a week or two of recovery from a crazy early July of travel around the global (and TdF watching) for both DCR & Lama, we’re back in action! Here’s the full topic list: TrainerRoad price increases – twice in under 12 months. Zwift also increases their price Favero Assioma Firmware Update: Cycling Dynamics Implemented […]

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InPeak PowerCrank (Gen 2) Power Meter: New Firmware // Details // Data Review

The InPeak PowerCrank Gen II power meter receives an important firmware update today addressing a number of issues identified in the Lama Lab. I’ve covered this power meter a few months ago, but this update made the experience worth revisiting. Unit Specifications: Type: Single Sided Power Crank (Shimano Ultegra 6800)Β Frame Compatibility: 10mm between crankarm and […]

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Kinetic R1 “Rock’n’Roll” Smart Trainer: Unboxing // Install // Ride Review

Kinetic R1 Direct Drive Smart Trainer – The ONLY direct drive trainer that rocks and rolls with side to side motion.Β  This trainer has been verging on release for around 12 months now, with a few false starts as Kinetic worked out a few issues.Β  Kinetic have been in this game a LONG time with […]

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