Gadgets Up! – Apr/Mar 2015

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Garmin fēnix 3 – RM1,799.00 and RM1, 999.00 (with HRM)

This multi-sport GPS smart watch looks good both on and off the bike. With a full suite of training modes, GPS tracking and race recording, the fēnix 3 will suit any athlete wanting to improve their race metrics while being stylish in the process. ANT+ and Bluetooth VIRB connect to power meters and heart rate monitors.

Available at AECO Technologies (M) SdnBhd, 603-9285 8062


Moon ADJ-1300 – RM780.00

Twin headlights are independently adjustable, letting the 1300 lumens total of light be directed for both throw and spread. A 3300mAh battery is remotely mounted, and installation is with straps and tool free mounts. Run time is 3.5 hours in 550 lumen mode, and it can be mounted on a helmet or handlebars.

Available at SA Sport, 603-3358 6650


Cat Eye TL-LD 710-R Rapid X2 Rear – RM169.00

With twice the output of the previous model, the Rapid X2 rear light puts out 50 lumens to increase visibility and safety. Mounting uses rubber bands or the optional Spacer-X. Charging is via USB and run time is 30 hours in flash mode.

Available at Gin Huat Cycle Trading Sdn Bhd, 603-6038 3703


Guee SOL-300 Plus – RM190.00

The automatic ambient light detector adjusts the output of the SOL-300 front light to extend battery life. Run time is 4.5 hours standard and 15 hours flashing, ideal for any sort of riding. Charging uses USB and output is from 50 to 300 lumens. The bracket installs tool free and mounts on bars or helmet.

Available at Gin Huat Cycle Trading Sdn Bhd, 603-6038 3703


Busch & Müller Ixon IQ – RM478.00

This high powered headlight uses B+M’s IQ design that places a high output LED inside a specially shaped reflector to give both spread and throw to the light beam. Using 4 AA batteries, the Ixon IQ gives 40 lux of light for 5 hours, or 10 lux for 20 hours in low power mode.

Available at Shriro (Malaysia), 603-78749842


Garmin vívoactive – RM1,099.00 and RM 1,299.00 (with HRM)

Pairing the vivoactive with a smartphone allows for a fully integrated smartwatch experience. Designed to suit a variety of indoor and outdoor sports, most basic metrics are recorded, including GPS to assist in activity tracking. The touchscreen is high-res and readable even in direct sunlight.

Available at AECO Technologies (M) SdnBhd, 603-9285 8062


Cat Eye TL-LD635-R Rapid Mini – RM99.00

This small rear light is great for roadies who don’t want the weight and bulk of normal lights. Full rear and side visibility increase safety while riding. 2 red X3 LEDs run for 30 hours in flash or 3 hours in constant mode. USB rechargeable and uses FlexTight mounting.

Available at Gin Huat Cycle Trading Sdn Bhd, 603-6038 3703


Hope R4 LED Vision Endurance – RM1,480.00

More for off road use, this headlight uses 4 Cree XPG LEDs to give a powerful 1000 lumen beam. The remote battery pack uses 2 x 2 cell rechargeable 2600mAh batteries. Burn time is between 2.5 to 25 hours, depending on light mode. A head strap is included, with an extension cord for putting the battery in a backpack.

Available at KSH Bicycle (TTDI), 603-7727 5173

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