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TwoNav Wins Garmin Titan Desert 2019

On Sunday, April 28, the Garmin Titan Desert 2019 began, 600 km of race through the Sahara dunes. A demanding adventure that attracts more and more cyclists every year who dare to face the harsh desert conditions.

 

For the consecutive year, TwoNav sponsored the VIORCAM KH-7 team, led by former professional cyclist Melcior Mauri to race in the Garmin Titan Desert 2019, providing each team member with a GPS device Trail Bike.

The first stage saw 675 racers take to the desert route. Despite the difficulty of the terrain and the overwhelming heat, after 109 km, VIORCAM KH-7 team members Josep Betalú and Anna Ramírez were proclaimed winners of that day.

The second stage, known as the marathon, was marred by the tragic death of Fernando Civera, a 46-year-old cyclist who tragically lost his life.

The third stage was suspended out of respect for Civera’s death.

On Wednesday, the 1st of May, Anna Ramírez won her third consecutive stage and Josep Betalù regained his leading position.

Sylvain Chavanel, former professional cyclist, won the 5th stage. Anna Ramírez also kept hold of her title from the previous day with 17 minutes ahead of the general classification, making her the clear favourite. Josep Betalù continued to lead.

During the 6th and last stage, the riders gave it their all until they reached the finish line. Anna Ramírez won the Garmin Titan Desert for the third time. Josep Betalú, won the most difficult races in the world for the fourth consecutive time.

Trail Bike, makes it to the podium

The win has been possible thanks to Trail Bike, the GPS for extreme cyclists of the Spanish company TwoNav. A device prepared for orientation even in inhospitable terrains such as the Sahara desert.

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VIORCAM KH-7 team faces the Titan Desert 2019 with Trail Bike

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VIORCAM KH-7 team faces the Titan Desert 2019 with Trail Bike

A few days ago our Champion, Melcior Mauri, told us how he prepares his team, VIORCAM KH-7 for the Titan Desert. Now you can finally meet them…

 

This year, Melcior Mauri along with August Pascual, lead the biggest team so far to conquer Titan Desert 2019. With 35 racers and a technical team of 6 professionals, the members of ESTEVE KH-7 are ready to go for their place at top of the podium. Their chances a good this year, with Sylvan Chavanel, former professional cyclist (2000 and 2018), Josep Betalú, winner of the last three editions of the Titan Desert and Anna Ramírez, winner in the women’s section in 2015 and 2017.

Professionals and Amateurs

Team VIORCAM KH-7 is a mix between professionals and amateurs, where most of them will be using the TwoNav Trail Bike during this multiple stage race. Among the Pro cyclists, Abraham Olano and Sylvan Chavanel, are the rest of the team who together pursue a personal and epic experience.

For Olano, this will be the third time he participates in the Titan Desert. Chavanel, who holds the title of the largest number of participation’s in the Tour de France, debuts in this adventure after his recent retirement last December 2018.

Preparation is the key factor

The training and preparation for such an ambitious challenge is not easy. In this video we tell you how Melcior Mauri prepare the ESTEVE KH-7 team for last years edition.

Titan Desert, the desert by stages

The Titan Desert is an ambitious race that has been held since 2006 in the Sahara desert. This year’s edition (14th edition) will take place from April 28 to May 3 and has a record participation of 675 registered cyclists.

STAGEDATESTART AND FINISHDISTANCESLOPE
1Sunday 28 April 2019Merzouga > Merzouga109 km800 m
2Monday 29 April 2019Merzouga > Ouzina105 km731 m
3Tuesday 30 April 2019Ouzina > Merzouga118 km1555 m
4Wednesday 1 May 2019Merzouga > M’ssici199 km1031 m
5Thursday 2 May 2019M’ssici > El Jorf125 km1535 m
6Friday 3 May 2019El Jorf > Maadid64 km259 m

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Good luck to the whole team, see you at the finish line!

Titan Desert 2019
www.titandesert.com
28 April – 3 May 2019
Desert of the Sahara (Morocco)

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This year, TwoNav will again be at SeaOtter, the European Bike Show

Today, we can announce exclusively that TwoNav will be at southern Europe’s fair for cycling enthusiasts.

For the third year in a row, Girona (Spain) will host SeaOtter 2019 from 31 May to 2 June. For those unfamiliar with this fair, SeaOtter combines the industry’s best-known brands with exhibits, contests and activities for all ages. A unique weekend for all cycling fans.

2018 Exceeded all expectations, get ready for 2019

The 2018 edition of SeaOtter was a resounding success: 26,000 m2 of exhibits, 200 stands, 380 sports brands and over 50,000 visitors. If you weren’t able to make it to the 2018 event, don’t miss out on what TwoNav has in store for the 2019 edition:

– GPS: Try our new TwoNav GPS units, all our models will be there (Velo, Horizon Bike, Trail Bike and Aventura). See them and get all your questions answered.

– What’s new: See all the new features we have set up for the next season in GPS devices, software and apps.

– Opinion: Your opinion matters and we want to hear from you. If you have any suggestions, just let us know!

If you can, drop by the TwoNav stand. We’d be delighted to meet you and hear your concerns!

SeaOtter 2019
www.seaottereurope.com
From 31 May to 2 June, 2019
Girona (Spain)

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Melcior Mauri: “Having a Velo on my bike is a source of pride”

A few days ago, Melcior Mauri wrapped up his 2019 Campus. Today we’re speaking with the winner of the 1991 Vuelta a España so he can tell us the highlights of his Campus and his future plans, including Titan Desert 2019.

Melcior, tell us how the Campus went this year. And how did the addition of Roberto Heras as an expert go?

The campus went great, with 70 participants of different nationalities, Spanish, French, English… Everyone was very happy and enjoyed the three days filled with rides and informative talks. You don’t always get the chance to ride with two pros. As you said, Roberto Heras was the star attraction of this edition, and I must say that Roberto interacted very well with the participants to the point that he was just one more rider. Mission accomplished.

Why did you pick the TwoNav GPS for your Campus? How did the other riders like our devices?

The TwoNav experience is always very nice. This time, we took advantage of the campus to introduce to a potential and direct audience all the possibilities of the Velo, the TwoNav GPS for road cyclists. For me, having the Velo on my bike and having all the Campus guides show it to interested cyclotourists is a source of pride. The experience was very rewarding and the riders reacted to it very well.

 

What does TwoNav provide that other brands on the market don’t?

As a professional cyclist, I’m familiar with lots of GPS units, and I push them to the extreme. Of all the TwoNav features, I’m always impressed by the quality of their maps above other GPS units. With Velo I can see my location in real time on highly detailed maps. And the new connectivity options you’ve added to the new generation of GPS units are really useful. For a professional cyclist, a workout is as important as the analysis afterward. With Velo I can upload all my workouts to the GO Cloud and from there send them to other social networks, like Strava, where I can share them with other riders. That’s a great feature!

What new things can we expect for your next event, the Melcior Mauri Costa Brava Campus?

The campus will take place from 19 to 22 September. This year the routes will be different, since we’ve changed the location of the campus, which will be held in Lloret de Mar (Girona). I’m very pleased to announce that Laurent Jalabert will be there. Laurent won the Vuelta a España in 1995 and was my teammate on the ONCE team. He was a great sprinter who became an all-around rider. I’m sure the campus participants will benefit greatly from his presence.

By the way, Titan Desert 2019 starts on 28 April. We know you’re going to take part. How are you getting ready for this adventure?

This year, I’ll be leading the VIORCAM KH-7 team. I’m looking forward to this challenge since in order to take part in Titan Desert, you need to prepare well. You need to build up endurance, so each week I’m planning 1 or 2 workout days to gain endurance. The rest of the week we’re doing moderate workouts. Each rider will have a Trail Bike GPS. I chose the Trail Bike because it’s a device with a bigger screen and long battery life. This is important because each Titan Desert stage is expected to last 6 to 8 hours. The Titan Desert race has no specific route. Once organisers send us the official tracks, that’s when I’ll start planning the route that the riders will take. As with every year, the route has to go through the waypoints required by the organisers. To find shortcuts, I normally use Land, which gives me the shortest route possible. Once the routes are laid out, I send the GPS tracks to each rider. After that, all we can do is trust in ourselves!

Campus Melcior Mauri 2019
www.campusmelciormauri.com
From 28 to 31 March, 2019
Cambrils (Tarragona, Spain)

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Tips for improving the battery life of your GPS

Battery life is one of the most frequent problems facing outdoor enthusiasts. Below are some tips for extending the battery life of your GPS device for as long as possible.

 

Although technology is constantly evolving, battery limits continue to be the Achilles heel for many technology products. It’s happened to all of us. Who hasn’t been affected by this at least once? What can you do when current technology holds you back? Keep reading!

 

Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

As is the case with smartphones, one of the highest drains on the battery are the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. The vast majority of GPS devices automatically connect to both networks, and before you know it, the battery is draining by leaps and bounds.

We recommend turning off Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi when you don’t need it. For example, after you’re done transferring your tracks to the GPS, turn off Wi-Fi. If you use the GPS unit to get in shape, at the end of the workout, turn off Bluetooth so it stops receiving data from your sensors. If you use a TwoNav GPS, press the status bar for the option to turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on and off whenever you want.

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Adjust the display brightness

An overly bright display, in addition to being counterproductive, can have a considerable effect on battery life. For example, at dawn,twilight or when it’s pitch black out, too much light can be uncomfortable. We recommend adjusting the screen brightness whenever you need to. The option is there, you just have to remember it.

In addition to being more comfortable, you’ll also extend the battery life. And if you turn on Night mode, your device will know what time it is and automatically change the screen brightness. The screen on your GPS will dim and show an interface with darker tones that are less bothersome to the human eye. Adjust the screen brightness on your TwoNav GPS from the Main menu > Settings > System > Display and brightness.

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Turn on the intermittent GPS connection

One of the least-known TwoNav features is intermittent signal recording. What does intermittent recording mean? It may seem like a hard concept to understand, but it’s not. By default, the GPS signal is recorded continuously, meaning the unit records data during the entire itinerary.

If, however, you turn on intermittent recording, TwoNav will turn the GPS off every so often to save energy. The track will still be recorded, but the position will not be calculated until the GPS connection is reestablished. This will reduce the accuracy of the track recorded, but your device won’t use as much battery. Turn on the intermittent GPS connection from the Main menu > Settings > System > GPS settings.

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Turn off the display when not using the device

This is as simple as it is effective: turn off the display when not using it. A lot of time, the GPS screen is on for hours, even if you’re not using it. This is the main source of battery drain. Remember that you can lock the display at any time with a long press of the Lock button on your TwoNav GPS.

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If you’re the careless type, don’t worry. You can set up your TwoNav GPS to turn the display off automatically when the unit isn’t active. For example, you can set the screen to turn off automatically after one minute if you don’t interact with it. Set up the automatic time-out for your TwoNav display from the Main menu > Settings > System > Display and brightness.

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Use spare batteries or additional chargers

If the above tips don’t do it for you, there’s always the option of being extra cautious and taking additional accessories with you, like external chargers. You can buy everything from wall chargers that you can use as soon as you reach the next shelter, to power up AA chargers that you can easily connect to your GPS in any situation.

And if you’re an Anima, Horizon or Aventura user, remember that your device has a removable battery. Take a spare battery with you and you’ll be able to double the battery life on your device by swapping out the batteries.

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Now it’s your turn! The next time you go out, remember these tips and put them into practice. Combine any of these tricks and enjoy doing what you love for longer.

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GPS TwoNav 4.5: Here’s what’s new

TwoNav’s latest software update is out now, offering new and exciting features for your GPS among a host of bug fixes. Read below to find out more:

 

WHAT’S NEW

– New Multi-touch gestures (applies to new version of Velo and Horizon GPS). [MORE INFO]

– New distribution and layout of online routes. [MORE INFO]

– You can now access and download your GO cloud routes directly from your GPS. [MORE INFO]

– Sort through your route list more easily with new options. [MORE INFO]

HOW TO UPDATE MY TWONAV GPS

 

BUG FIXES

– Access to top Status Bar has been improved in the capacitive screen devices (Velo and Horizon GPS).

– As requested by many, time is displayed on initiating device and not only on receiving a GPS signal, as before.

– Improved WiFi connection.

– Improved display of battery charge percentage. When fully charged, the device no longer drops in charge percentage when left connected to charger.

HOW TO UPDATE MY TWONAV GPS

 

Get the most out of your TwoNav GPS and consult the user manual of your device:

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GPS Cycling

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GPS TwoNav: New Multi-touch gestures

If you have a new generation TwoNav GPS with a capacitive screen (Velo, Horizon or Horizon Bike) you can now interact using Multi-touch gestures.

Multi-touch gestures means that you can perform the following gestures with both fingers at the same time. Learn how this can be used with your GPS:

– Spread: Zoom in when viewing 2D and 3D maps to see more detail.

– Pinch: Zoom out when viewing a map to see more territory.

– Rotate: Turn the orientation of the map directly on the screen.

 

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Get the most out of your TwoNav GPS and consult the user manual of your device.