Garmin

Garmin ConnectIQ “Distance From Home” Data Fields // Lockdown Tips for Garmin Users

Two third-party Garmin ConnectIQ data fields that report “Distance From Home” as the crow flies (radius) from your starting location are put through their paces here in Ballarat as we’re still in Lockdown 7.0 and we’re limited to 5km from home for our rides (and runs). The results were surprisingly good but one had the […]

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Tacx FLUX 2 Direct Drive Smart Trainer // GPLama Loop-Back Review

The TACX Flux 2 was first introduced back in 2019 and has been sitting in the queue for a Lama Lab Test for a few years now. Yes, it has been here a while. This week I finally unbox the now superseded FLUX 2 (replaced by the FLUX 2.1 / FLUX 2 2020) to see […]

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Garmin EDGE Cycling GPS 530/830/1030/1030 Plus // Firmware Updates June 2021

A big release of updates in recent weeks (Mid June 2021) for the Garmin Edge 530, 830, 1030, and 1030 Plus Cycling GPS Computers. The big change with this update is to the mapping and routing: ● Directional arrows while navigating will improve a rider’s understanding and the visibility of their chosen route. ● Faster […]

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STRAVA Adds 3D Terrain Mode to Personal Heat Maps

Another update from our friends at Strava. This time they’ve enabled 3D Terrain Mode to Personal Heat Maps. This is a subscriber only feature… but watch to the end of the video and I show a way this can be done with any ride for free using Google Earth.    

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Strava GPLama

NEW STRAVA Mobile App Layout Preview // Hands-On Walkthrough

A hands-on look at the upcoming Strava Mobile App layout that’s currently in testing with a select number of Strava users. This update will roll out to all Strava users (free and subscribers) in the near future.  

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Garmin RALLY GPLama

Garmin RALLY Power Meter: Shimano SPD-SL // Shimano SPD // Look KEO

The Garmin RALLY power meter family has landed. With this comes the very first Shimano SPD-SL compatible road power meter pedal. This video contains all the details about the three pedal body options for the Garmin RALLY and the Lama Lab Test data from indoors and out.   Garmin Rally Line Up: ● RALLY RS […]

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Garmin EDGE Firmware Updates November 2020: Livetrack // ConnectIQ 3.2 + More

This video covers the recently released Garmin EDGE GPS cycling computer firmware updates. This month we see updates for the Edge 530, 830, 1030 and 1030 Plus cycling GPS computers. I take a look at the changelog and also give a walk-thru of how to configure and use device driven Livetrack.   Links to buy […]

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Shimano Di2 Synchro Road Shifting: Details // Configuration // Switching Modes

This video will get you up to speed with Shimano Di2 Synchro Road Bike Shifting. What is is. What you need. How to configure it. How to enable it…. and more!   GPLama Di2 YouTube Video Playlist: https://bit.ly/2R1hsFr

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The BEST GPS Route Creation Tip w/ Strava Route Builder 2.0

After years of randomly clicking around roads when creating routes and encountering a number of problems with GPS navigation, this route creation tip has been a huge time saver. This video is a walk-thru of creating the 60km road ride for the Ballarat Cycle Classic using the Strava Route Builder 2.0. If you have any […]

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New Garmin TT-Tri Mount // x2 Varia Radar Mount Options

A hands-on look at the new Garmin TT/Tri Mount, the Seat-post Quarter Turn Mount, and the D-Post insert for the Varia that ships with the newer Varia Radar units and is now available as an after-market purchase for those with older Radar units (RTL500/510/511). Links: Garmin TT/Tri Mount Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3jnF7wJ Garmin Direct: https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/p/107165 Varia™ […]

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