GPS

SRAM Acquires Hammerhead // Karoo & Karoo 2 Cycling GPS

After almost five years from the original Karoo cycling GPS being released, Hammerhead has joined the SRAM community of brands and promises further development and integration.   Notes from my recent Karoo 2 video discussion: – The Karoo units have a mobile phone like touchscreen / UI. ✅ – Karoo units are configured all on […]

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GPLama Festive 500

Rapha #Festive 500 2021 – GPLama VLOG Series

During the recent Rapha Festive 500 Challenge (covering 500km in eight days on the bike) I grabbed my GoPro cameras and went about creating an on-bike YouTube video series covering my daily rides discussing the bike tech/components I was using each day. The goal was to produce content in a quick and efficient way that allowed […]

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GPLama Wahoo Elemnt

Wahoo ELEMNT Cycling GPS Firmware Updates: Faster Screen Switching // Firmware 13917

Firmware 13917 for the Wahoo ELEMNT/BOLT/BOLT2/ROAM GPS cycling computers was released this week with a performance improvement that will be appreciated by all owners.   Links: Wahoo Official: https://bit.ly/2LtFLfl Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT 2: https://bit.ly/3yYUjrl Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM (Amazon US): https://amzn.to/2NK1hey Wahoo 1/4 Turn Adapter: https://bit.ly/2V7rzgg Garmin Varia Radar Light RTL515 (Amazon US): https://amzn.to/3gj7tXl ​ Disclosure: […]

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GPLama Garmin Maps

Garmin EDGE Cycling GPS Map Detail Level Options Explained

Diving deep into the Garmin Edge mapping options last week, I finally got my head around exactly what the custom “Map Detail Level” actually does. It was exactly what I was looking for to give me a LOT more detailed visibility on my Edge maps at a wider zoom level.   Config Cheat Sheet: ● […]

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GPLama Garmin Update

Garmin EDGE 530/830/1030/1030 Plus Firmware Updates [November 2021]

A big release of updates this week (Late November 2021) for the Garmin Edge 530, 830, 1030, and 1030 Plus Cycling GPS Computers. The little Edge 130 Plus gets a small update this month too. The Top 5 Changes: ● Improved Battery Display for SRAM/Shimano Groupsets. ● “You’re Out of Gears!” Tone for SRAM eTap/AXS. […]

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STRAVA Updates: New Activity Map Privacy/Visibility Options

New privacy options have now rolled out to ALL Strava users (free and paid subscribers) this week which gives more control over the start/finish location privacy. This video covers these map privacy updates on both Strava Web and Strava Mobile and how they impact public segment times.   Follow me on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/gplama

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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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Wahoo ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer Power Meter kJ Calculation Fix [Firmware 13127]

This long-term Kilojoule (kJ) reporting issue raised by a number of owners has finally been addressed in a recent firmware update across ALL Wahoo Elemnt GPS cycling computers. In this video I dive into the details and put the older Elemnt firmware to the test against the updated firmware and a Garmin Edge 530.   […]

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STRAVA Update: 3D Terrain Mode for GLOBAL Heat Maps

Another update from our friends at Strava. This time they’ve enabled 3D Terrain Mode to Global Heat Maps. Note: This is a subscriber only feature that’s available on Strava Web only.    

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Hammerhead Karoo Cycling GPS ‘CLIMBER’ Feature // Road Test

he CLIMBER feature update to the Hammerhead Karoo and Karoo 2 units is definitely worth a look if you’re familiar with how Garmin ClimbPro works. There’s a few things it does better and a few areas it needs refinement. In this video I’ve road tested the feature with detailed on-screen overlays of all the information […]

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