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Win a TomTom Runner 2 Cardio (enter before 30 July 2016)

Entries have closed to win TomTom’s brilliant Runner 2 Cardio. The lucky TRAIL reader who wins the brilliantly easy to use TomTom Runner 2 Cardio GPS sports watch will be announced on Twitter on 2 August 2016. It’s worth R4,999 and after testing it 24/7 for nearly two months, we can vouch for its effectiveness to motivate regular training, as well as regular movement to get at least 10,000 steps in daily. It stores up […]

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Bryton Amis S430H runner GPS watch

The Bryton Amis S430H is the perfect GPS sports watch for runners of all levels. It incorporates an impressive watch body and stylish wrist straps making it a sporty and fashionable accessory. The watch displays real-time pace, distance, stride, lap information, and much more, as you run. View all of these stats on the large 1.28″ Mono LCD screen. Leave it on if you want to take a shower or a swim after your run, as […]

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Bryton Amis S630R multisport GPS watch

The Bryton Amis S630R is a stylish and lightweight multisport watch. With an impressive appearance, it provides not only the functionality for sports but also the elegance to match outfits for every occasion. The advanced notification feature through Bluetooth Smart technology* allows you to access the latest weather forecast and get notified if you receive a phone call. Upload and Share your activities with the Bryton Sport Mobile App, so that your friends are in […]

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Suunto Ambit 2S Review

The Ambit 2S is a sleeker, lighter multisport version of the original Ambit. It is ANT+ compatible so you can link to a host of pods including power meters. It offers a range of analytical info for HR, beat to beat measurement, EPOC etc. You have to rely on GPS altitude which is fine for most urban uses. I like a wrist unit (and background software) that is easy to use and intuitive. Both should […]

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TomTom super-slim GPS watches turn the genre on its head

TomTom completely re-designs the GPS sport watch. TomTom South Africa launched a new range of GPS watches today, designed to deliver at-a-glance performance information for runners, cyclists and swimmers. The new, ultra-slim TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watches feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools and the industry’s first one-button control to make it easier for users to access the information needed to stay motivated and achieve their goals. “We know that […]

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2013 Heart Rate Monitor & GPS Guide in Go Multi magazine

If you’re in the market for a new Heart Rate Monitor & GPS watch then you won’t be disappointed by our September/October issue’s nine-page guide, featuring some of the latest units available. Brands include Runtastic, Sigma, Suunto, Timex and TomTom. The guide also includes very helpful tips on how to look after these valuable items.

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Go Multi increases circulation with Pick n Pay listing

The September/October 2013 issue of Go Multi increased the popular multisport magazine’s circulation by over 35%. The bi-monthly became available at 150 Pick n Pay stores around the country as well as digitally on Magzter.com and the Apple Newsstand. “We’re pleased to have Go Multi available through even more outlets and on more platforms than ever before,” says editor Hugh Pines. Until now, Go Multi has been available from CNA, SPAR, Exclusive Books, Dis-Chem, Sportsmans […]

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Evidence That People Are Getting Too Soft

In Holland I learned the word watje. These are cotton wool balls. Nice, soft, fluffy balls of comforting wool. In cycling slang it referred to the guy who didn’t want to train in the wind or the rain and who stuck to the nice, smooth, flat roads. Are modern athletes getting soft? I present my evidence to support the rise in prevalence of the watje… Let’s start with heated pools… I have heard triathletes moaning […]

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Adventure Racing and GPS: A Love / Hate Relationship

Adventure racing has a conflicting history of interaction with Geo-Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology. To the outsider it must seem like a strange love / hate relationship. On one hand, the majority of race organisers have rejected the use of any forms of GPS technology to preserve the map and compass navigation challenge of the sport. Any use of the technology is seen as unfair, like taking a horse with you on a trekking leg. Yet, […]

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ICEdot Crash Sensor

We all know that the helmet is vital for the protection of your head in an accident. The ICEdot Crash Sensor pairs to a smartphone to automatically send a call for help which includes GPS coordinates, when an accident is detected. Your medical information is also sent to the contacts. The system consists of a small sensor that can be mounted onto a helmet and pairs to a smartphone via Bluetooth low energy (BLE). If […]

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