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PICK OF THE PRODUCTS I JANUARY 2015 SPOT Trace Theft-Alert Satellite Tracking Device -


€125 www.findmespot.com


Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd based in Dublin is a subsidiary of Globalstar Inc of the USA and they sell the SPOT Trace device which is basically advanced theft-alert satellite tracking technology for anything. The system allows you to receive a text or email when your most valuable assets move, or follow them on Google Maps anytime on your phone, computer or tablet. Custom tracking options allow you to select the rate at which updates are sent


– every 2½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Affordable and easy to use, SPOT


Trace is a no-brainer for your cars, boats, motorcycles, toys and other valuables. I tested the unit on my bike using my panniers to conceal its identity. The unit comes with four Energizer Lithium triple-A batteries included which deliver up to 18 months battery life. As compact as that sounds, it’s worth remembering that this is primarily a GPS


device and requires line of sight to function. The manufacturers explain that device will work through fibreglass, glass and fabric. But it might not operate through metal. That places some limitations on where you can locate the device. Under the saddle is a good option.


SPOT trace runs on 100% satellite technology, therefore, does not rely on the GSM network which can be patchy at best. The unit was easy to use and once I had


Tangent Trainer – £99.99 www.tangenttrainer.com


In simple terms the Tangent Trainer is a training device predominately for use on a turbo trainer which bolts between the crank and pedal to enable additional, 360 degree rotation around the normal position of the pedal axle. It is easy to fit to any bike with a standard pedal and can be used with any clip-in pedals.


The device has been developed to make the rider conscious of the wasted effort they normally attribute to the upstroke and to be more efficient with your pedal action. The ultimate goal is to perfect a continuous circular motion which can only be achieved by the rider ensuring constant pressure is applied by both feet to the rotation process.


However, if this is not maintained then this will result in a loss of power to the crank. Once I had fitted the device, I initially found the pedalling rather awkward and unfamiliar but once I had followed the extensive instructions of the Tangent Trainer website, I became more confident and felt that I was making gradual improvements in


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