Adventure app – Great Mum Adventure http://greatmumadventure.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:19:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://greatmumadventure.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/great.png Adventure app – Great Mum Adventure http://greatmumadventure.com/ 32 32 Experience Fiji in the palm of your hands with the Bula Fiji app https://greatmumadventure.com/experience-fiji-in-the-palm-of-your-hands-with-the-bula-fiji-app/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 07:50:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/experience-fiji-in-the-palm-of-your-hands-with-the-bula-fiji-app/ Bula Fiji app coming soon SINGAPORE, June 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the grip of COVID-19 eases across the world, more and more travelers are venturing beyond their borders for a well-deserved getaway. For Fiji, this means a welcome influx of international tourists eager to experience the unique experiences the islands have to offer. According […]]]>

Bula Fiji app coming soon

SINGAPORE, June 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the grip of COVID-19 eases across the world, more and more travelers are venturing beyond their borders for a well-deserved getaway.

For Fiji, this means a welcome influx of international tourists eager to experience the unique experiences the islands have to offer. According to research by Tourism Fiji, tourists spend more than Fiji billion ($460 million) every year on local activities and services.

Although Fiji has a lot to offer tourists with different travel preferences, finding fun and adventurous activities can sometimes be frustrating and time-consuming to book. However, this will no longer be a problem as tourists will soon be able to experience and enjoy Fiji through a single app!

Recognizing an opportunity to allow tourists to explore Fiji like locals, Singapore-based travel tech company Smoove Xperience is launching a Fiji super app. Aptly named “Bula Fiji”, the super app allows visitors to access useful information, perform cashless transactions and use valuable features while having fun in Fiji.

Features you can expect on Bula Fiji app
1) Easy to use digital wallet
Simply load your digital wallet by converting major currencies into Fijian Dollars via your credit or debit card. Use it to pay any participating merchant on the go. You don’t have to worry about not finding a currency exchange or ATM while on vacation in Fiji. And best of all, you no longer need to carry your wallet, cash, or physical card to make purchases.

2) Reservation of activities and attractions
Browse all the interesting local activities and top attractions and make an instant booking directly through the app. Forget all the hassle of queuing for tickets and making reservations. With the Bula Fiji app, you can save a lot of time and just focus on your stay in Fiji.

3) Reservation of transport services
Getting around Fiji should be easy and smooth. Fancy island hopping? Simply hire the SeaFiji water taxi service with one click.

4) Access to practical information
Access useful information such as local culture, basic Fiji phrases, etiquette, tax refund procedures, fun facts, and more. In short, everything you need to know about Fiji.

“This easy-to-use app is handy for travelers and merchants who appreciate convenience and hassle-free services. There are also some innovative features, for example – a family can have a separate digital wallet for each member, and parents can allocate a ‘travel allowance’ to their children to spend on their favorite items like ice cream and coconuts, keeping their vacations within budget,” Greg Duffell, CEO of Smoove Xperience Group.

“We are confident that our joint venture with valued partners such as Fintech Pacific, Travel Lab and Playz will benefit hundreds of thousands of travelers visiting Fiji. We are bringing Fiji closer to the hearts and hands of travelers. Going forward, we hope to provide additional features such as travel guides with recommendations from locals, exciting local offers, calendar of events, etc.,” he added.

The Bula Fiji app can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store on July 1, 2022.

Bula Fiji is an initiative of Smoove Xperience Pacific, a joint venture between Singapore-based Smoove Xperience and New Zealand companies: Fintech Pacific, Travel Lab and Playz.

About the Smoove Xperience Pacific Joint Venture Partners:
Smoove Xperience is a travel technology company, championing post-pandemic travel in the Pacific Rim for the Asian market, Smoove Xperience makes travel simple and seamless – as it should be.
www.goxperience.it

Fintech Pacific is a next-generation fintech provider striving to develop a product/service that not only solves payment problems, but ultimately changes the “culture” of doing business in Fiji. “Disruption of the financial sector.
www.fintechpacific.com

Travel Lab aims to deliver solutions through digital means that benefit both travel providers and consumers. Former top executives of New Zealand’s travel industry have teamed up to rethink and reimagine travel distribution in New Zealand.
www.travel-lab.co.nz

Playz is an engaging community platform that connects children, families, and providers through activities. Playz enriches life through fun, adventure and education with a social and generous ethos. Playz promotes activities that nourish active minds and active bodies.
www.playz.co

For more information on Bula Fiji, please contact contact@smoovex.net.

Group Marketing Manager
Smoove Xperience
write to us here

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Today’s best Mac and iOS app deals: Space Invaders, Path of Atlantis, Tower of Fortune, and more https://greatmumadventure.com/todays-best-mac-and-ios-app-deals-space-invaders-path-of-atlantis-tower-of-fortune-and-more/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:14:27 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/todays-best-mac-and-ios-app-deals-space-invaders-path-of-atlantis-tower-of-fortune-and-more/ Friday’s best iOS app deals are now ready to lead us into Father’s Day weekend. Amazon and Best Buy kicked off notable Apple hardware sales this morning with big deals on MacBook M1 Pros, Apple Watch bands, AirTags and more. $150 price drop on the latest 24-inch iMac, but for now it’s all about apps. […]]]>

Friday’s best iOS app deals are now ready to lead us into Father’s Day weekend. Amazon and Best Buy kicked off notable Apple hardware sales this morning with big deals on MacBook M1 Pros, Apple Watch bands, AirTags and more. $150 price drop on the latest 24-inch iMac, but for now it’s all about apps. Our collection of software offerings includes classic Space Invaders as well as Paths of Atlantis, Tower of Fortune 2, Manual Camera, select music production apps, and more. Head below for a full rundown of today’s best Mac and iOS app deals.

Today’s best iOS app deals:

Universal iOS: Paths of Atlantis: FREE (Reg. $1)

Universal iOS: 13: FREE (Reg. $3)

Universal iOS: DayCalc Pro – Grade Calculator: FREE (Reg. $1)

Universal iOS: Text2Pic – Text on Photos: FREE (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: SPACE INVADERS: $2 (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: White Night Castle: $2 (Reg. $3)

Universal iOS: Tower of Fortune 2: $1 (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Pinball Adventure: $1 (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Manual Camera – Full Controls: $3 (Reg. $4)

Universal iOS: FRMS – Granular Synthesizer: $3 (Reg. $16)

Universal iOS: iOrnament: draw mandala and art: $1 (Reg. $4)

Universal iOS: Spatial fields: $6 (Reg. $10)

Today’s best game deals: LEGO Star Wars Saga $45, TMNT Shredder’s Revenge $22.50, more


More still-living iOS apps:

Universal iOS: myDream Universe – Build Solar: FREE (Reg. $15)

Universal iOS: Camera+: Professional camera and editor: FREE (Reg. $8)

Universal iOS: PXL – mosaic art: FREE (Reg. $4)

Universal iOS: SPHAZE: Science Fiction Puzzle Game: FREE (Reg. $1)

Universal iOS: Depello – color splash photos: FREE (Reg. $1)

Universal iOS: Ace in chess: FREE (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Evoland 2: $1 (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Origins of the Rush Rally: $3 (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Kit car: Race: $3 (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Train kit: $3 (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Hands-free kit: $3 (Reg. $5)

Mac: Tiny Bang’s story: FREE (Reg. $5)

Mac: Super photocut: $1 (Reg. $15)

Learn more about SPACE INVADERS:

Experience the king of shooters, the arcade hit that has captured the hearts of legions of fans and taken the world by storm! Use your cannon to defend Earth against waves of descending alien invaders! All the features you remember have been faithfully recreated: the elusive UFOs, the “Nagoya Attack” technique and endless play! This edition features three control methods optimized for iPhone and iPad, four screen modes, and additional bonuses including rare gear from the original game’s development!


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Android app deals of the day: House of Da Vinci, MechaNika, Business Card Pro, and more https://greatmumadventure.com/android-app-deals-of-the-day-house-of-da-vinci-mechanika-business-card-pro-and-more/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:44:09 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/android-app-deals-of-the-day-house-of-da-vinci-mechanika-business-card-pro-and-more/ Wednesday’s best Android app deals are now up for grabs. Just make sure you don’t miss this price drop on the Fossil Gen 6 Wear OS Smartwatch with Always-On Display, not to mention all of our new Anker Amazon charging gear deals. As for apps, flagship offerings include titles like The House of Da Vinci, […]]]>

Wednesday’s best Android app deals are now up for grabs. Just make sure you don’t miss this price drop on the Fossil Gen 6 Wear OS Smartwatch with Always-On Display, not to mention all of our new Anker Amazon charging gear deals. As for apps, flagship offerings include titles like The House of Da Vinci, Neo Monsters, MechaNika, 911 Operator, Mortal Crusade, Business Card Scanner Pro, and more. Hit the jump for a closer look at today’s best Android app deals.

Today’s best Android app deals:

Alongside that ongoing Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE deal, today we saw the Fossil Gen 6 Wear OS smartwatch and its always-on display drop to $236.50 shipped from the regular price of $299. On the Android-compatible accessory side, we’re tracking notable deals on Belkin’s BOOST↑CHARGE 5,000mAh power bank as well as Kingston’s 500GB USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Portable SSD and a new batch of Amazon’s Anker Charging Hardware Deals $16. Just be sure to check out our roundup of smartphone accessories from this morning as well.

Other Android app deals are still running:

Learn more about The House of Leonardo da Vinci:

Enter The House of Da Vinci, a must-have new 3D puzzle adventure game. Solve mechanical puzzles, discover hidden objects, escape the halls and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of the Renaissance. Use all your wits to find out what is behind your master’s disappearance. You are Da Vinci’s most promising apprentice. Your master, Leonardo, has disappeared. You have no idea where he went or what happened. So you begin your quest, your search for truth. However, Leonardo’s workshop is full of puzzles, inventions, escape mechanisms and hidden objects in every corner of beautifully decorated rooms. You’ll have to use all your brain cells to find out what’s really going on!


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Don’t bother stealing if you can’t download an app https://greatmumadventure.com/dont-bother-stealing-if-you-cant-download-an-app/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 16:35:14 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/dont-bother-stealing-if-you-cant-download-an-app/ As we all know, over the past two-plus years, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on travel plans. So many of us hunkered down, disinfected products, waited to open mail, wore masks, worked from home, avoided strangers and administered COVID-19 tests at home. (Pass the swab, please.) But we are beginning to emerge, and […]]]>

As we all know, over the past two-plus years, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on travel plans. So many of us hunkered down, disinfected products, waited to open mail, wore masks, worked from home, avoided strangers and administered COVID-19 tests at home. (Pass the swab, please.) But we are beginning to emerge, and those of us with a thirst for travel and adventure are dipping our toes into it again.

Let’s face it: Air travel hasn’t been fun for years, especially of the international variety. Even for experienced travelers, the number of things that can – and often – go wrong seems endless. Flight delays and cancellations, missed connections, lost baggage and the list goes on.

Recently, my sister and I boldly decided to fly to Mexico City to participate in a week-long intensive Spanish immersion program. In the process, we were forced to spend a grueling day at Newark International Airport only to have our flight delayed, canceled late at night with an early morning flight the next day. But I digress.

What I really want to address is how inaccessible and difficult airport travel has become for aging baby boomer technophobes. And yes, it’s most definitely generational and, in my opinion, borderline discriminatory towards older people like me, who obviously still have the drive and curiosity to explore the world.

Where to start? I watched most young people buy goods and services on phone apps for several years, and was somewhat intrigued, but there still remained the traditional options of using cash and credit cards. But now at the airport, it seems you have to download an app or snap a photo of a QR code on your smartphone to buy pretty much anything. (Note: until this article, I had no idea what this wavy symbol was called.) A few examples: In an early-morning breakfast restaurant, there is no paper or even menus displayed; all food must be ordered and transactions completed online. And if you don’t have a smart phone, you can’t eat. Period.

On the United Airlines flight, we are told that to buy food we must download the United app and pay exclusively by this method. No credit card accepted. Guess we’re in severe starvation if we can’t figure that one out. Indeed, I overheard an older woman asking the flight attendant what she should do since her United app wouldn’t accept her password. As she said, “I guess my husband and I will be hungry on this flight.”

Incidentally, the flight attendant’s canned United message to passengers is not the least bit gracious or apologetic in announcing this payment option. We are told that any other form of payment will be refused, without even acknowledging that this may be a source of inconvenience or consternation for passengers who may not be comfortable with technology. If airlines adopt these policies, it behooves them to offer routine technical support to paying customers like me who are at a loss. (By the way, PayPal is also an option, but does it work?)

The morning of the rescheduled flight, I waited in a long line at Dunkin’ Donuts to buy two cups of coffee that nearly caused me to miss a flight again. I realized that the reason the line was moving so slowly was that most customers had pre-ordered coffee and donuts on their Dunkin’ app. As a result, employees were busy filling all of these orders, so any Luddites like me who just wanted to approach the counter to ask for a cup of coffee were severely pushed down the priority list. While waiting in this ridiculous line, I decided to download the Dunkin’ app. Although I don’t know how to use it, I guess it’s a necessary first step.

We all know how much technology permeates the world today, but in the field of travel, it is actually exclusive, in my opinion. When you literally can’t buy coffee or figure out how to order snacks at the airport or on a flight, the already stressful overall travel experience becomes even more stressful. I’ve been traumatized for quite some time by the self check-in system at airports where you have to stand at one of these kiosks and figure out how to insert your passport and credit card, answer myriad questions , pay for checked baggage and fumble with the confusing baggage claim stickers, all while taking care of your luggage among a chaotic crowd of other passengers. Honestly, is this the face of progress? I can never accomplish this task without calling in an airline agent, who sometimes floats around to help, but never clearly positioned anywhere.

I’m sure I sound grumpy to some of you, but honestly, all of this supposedly useful technology associated with travel these days creates barriers for people like me and makes the experience much more stressful than necessary. I know time flies, but my best advice to older travelers with tech deficits is to find a 20-30 year old to go with you! And I want to express my sincere gratitude to the countless number of random helpful young people who assisted me at Newark International Airport. I just hope I can master the technology enough for my next travel experience to secure a path to a cup of coffee and a sandwich on my next flight.

Is it too much to ask?


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Today’s best Mac and iOS app deals: House of Da Vinci, Incredibox, Starlight, and more https://greatmumadventure.com/todays-best-mac-and-ios-app-deals-house-of-da-vinci-incredibox-starlight-and-more/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:58:54 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/todays-best-mac-and-ios-app-deals-house-of-da-vinci-incredibox-starlight-and-more/ Monday is off to the races, and so are all of today’s best Mac and iOS app deals. By joining discounts on iPad mini 6 and companion Apple Pencil 2, you can also get free credit through Target before locking in virtual savings. Today’s app deals are highlighted by titles like House of Da Vinci, […]]]>

Monday is off to the races, and so are all of today’s best Mac and iOS app deals. By joining discounts on iPad mini 6 and companion Apple Pencil 2, you can also get free credit through Target before locking in virtual savings. Today’s app deals are highlighted by titles like House of Da Vinci, Incredibox, Starlight, and more. Head below for a closer look at all the best Monday Mac and iOS app discounts.

Today’s best iOS app deals:

Universal iOS: Leonardo da Vinci’s house: $2 (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Crystal Mandala Oracle: $5 (Reg. $8)

Universal iOS: Neo Monsters: FREE (Reg. $1)

Universal iOS: Incredibox: $2 (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Starlight – Explore the Stars: FREE (Reg. $2)

iPad OS: NumPad: Your numeric keypad: $2 (Reg. $3)

Universal iOS: Professional video recorder: FREE (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Memorize the numbers Pi – 3.14π: FREE (Reg. $5)

Mac: Icon Plus – Icon and Logo Design: $1 (Reg. $5)

Today’s best game deals: Amazon B2G1 FREE sale, Kirby, Elden Ring, Switch Sports, and more


More still-living iOS apps:

Universal iOS: Translate-Easy Translation: FREE (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: What+: FREE (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Pro Album Feed: FREE (Reg. $3)

Universal iOS: Dare the Monkey: Deluxe: FREE (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Epica 2 Pro – monster camera: FREE (Reg. $1)

Universal iOS: 2x smart resizing: FREE (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Swapperoo: $1 (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Castles of Mad King Ludwig: $2 (Reg. $8)

Universal iOS: SkySafari: $2 (Reg. $3)

Universal iOS: Sky Safari 7 Plus: $10 (Reg. $15)

Universal iOS: STAmina freediving trainer: $5 (Reg. $7)

Universal iOS: Last Colossus: $1 (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Oracle Messenger: $5 (Reg. $8)

Learn more about Leonardo da Vinci’s House:

Enter The House of Da Vinci, a must-have new 3D puzzle adventure game. Solve mechanical puzzles, discover hidden objects, escape the halls and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of the Renaissance. Use all your wits to find out what is behind your master’s disappearance. You are Da Vinci’s most promising apprentice. Your master, Leonardo, has disappeared. You have no idea where he went or what happened.


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Android app deals of the day: Monster Hunter, Little Kingdoms, Whispering Willows, and more https://greatmumadventure.com/android-app-deals-of-the-day-monster-hunter-little-kingdoms-whispering-willows-and-more/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 19:30:43 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/android-app-deals-of-the-day-monster-hunter-little-kingdoms-whispering-willows-and-more/ All of Thursday’s best Android app deals are now available courtesy of Google Play below. Just be sure to grab this morning’s deal on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 FE as well as those new 2022 lows on Google’s latest Nest cameras, then come back here for all your discounted app needs . Highlights include Monster […]]]>

All of Thursday’s best Android app deals are now available courtesy of Google Play below. Just be sure to grab this morning’s deal on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 FE as well as those new 2022 lows on Google’s latest Nest cameras, then come back here for all your discounted app needs . Highlights include Monster Hunter Stories, Dwarf Journey, Tiny Little Kingdoms, Whispering Willows, and more. Hit the jump for a full rundown of today’s best Android app deals.

Today’s best Android app deals:

Today’s Android hardware deals are headlined by Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 FE with an official folio cover at $450 ($610 value). Just be sure to browse the deals we’ve spotted on Google’s latest Nest cameras now seeing 2022’s new low from $80. Then check out this deal on the HP Chromebook 14 with 1080p Display and Seagate 18TB Expansion External Hard Drive, plus everything else in our smartphone accessories deal.

Other Android app deals are still running:

Learn more about Monster Hunter stories:

The monsters, and the bonds you form with them, are the backbone of your adventure. Explore vast environments and dungeons to find monster lairs and bring back the eggs you find to hatch new Monsties! New enhancements include stunning high-resolution graphics, an improved user interface, and a new auto-save feature!


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Today’s best Mac and iOS app deals: Monster Hunter, Hidden Folks, Book of Demons, and more https://greatmumadventure.com/todays-best-mac-and-ios-app-deals-monster-hunter-hidden-folks-book-of-demons-and-more/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:53:39 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/todays-best-mac-and-ios-app-deals-monster-hunter-hidden-folks-book-of-demons-and-more/ All of today’s best Mac and iOS app deals are now available. You’ll also find deep discounts on iPhone 12 Pro Max refurbishments alongside MagSafe-enabled AirPods 3 and Apple’s new 2022 low AirTag item tracker. But for now, it’s all about the apps, including headliners like Monster Hunter Stories, Hidden Folks, Book of Demons: Tablet […]]]>

All of today’s best Mac and iOS app deals are now available. You’ll also find deep discounts on iPhone 12 Pro Max refurbishments alongside MagSafe-enabled AirPods 3 and Apple’s new 2022 low AirTag item tracker. But for now, it’s all about the apps, including headliners like Monster Hunter Stories, Hidden Folks, Book of Demons: Tablet Edition, Paul Pixel – The Awakening, and more. Head below for a full rundown of today’s best Mac and iOS app deals.

Today’s best iOS app deals:

Universal iOS: Palettes – Photo Editor: FREE (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Streaming music player: FREE (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Photo+Video Security Pro: FREE (Reg. $4)

Universal iOS: Monster Hunter Stories: $5 (reg. $20)

Universal iOS: Hidden people: $2 (Reg. $5)

Universal iOS: Book of Demons: Tablet Edition: $7 (Reg. $10)

Universal iOS: Paul Pixel – The Awakening: $1 (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Chicken Font: $7 (Reg. $9)

Universal iOS: Aphelian: $6 (Reg. $12)

Universal iOS: Last Colossus: $1 (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Battle Chasers: Nightwar: $4 (Reg. $10)

Universal iOS: HomeDash: $10 (Reg. $13)

Today’s best game deals: B2G1 FREE Switch titles, Mario Strikers Battle League $49, more


More still-living iOS apps:

Universal iOS: MovieSpirit – Movie Maker Pro: FREE (Reg. $10)

Universal iOS: AirDisk Pro: FREE (Reg. $3)

Universal iOS: Snap Markup – Annotation Tool: FREE (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Fenix ​​for Twitter: FREE (reg. $6)

Universal iOS: PDF Converter Pro Word to PDF: FREE (Reg. $2)

Universal iOS: Planet Evolution – 14 billion: FREE (Reg. $10)

Universal iOS: Escapists 2: Pocket Escape: $1 (Reg. $7)

Universal iOS: Pro Flight Update: $3 (reg. $6)

Universal iOS: DigiID MAX cards and documents: $9 (reg. $20)

Mac: Brain app: $3 (Reg. $5)

Learn more about Monster Hunter stories:

In a world where large monsters roam and people make their living by hunting, there is an isolated village of people who follow a different set of customs. They are the Monster Riders, a people who do not hunt but bond with monsters. The monsters, and the bonds you form with them, are the backbone of your adventure. Explore vast environments and dungeons to find monster lairs and bring back the eggs you find to hatch new Monsties! Take your hero and the Monsties you raised into battles with other Riders! Create a team with your favorites to challenge other players.


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New Garmin Edge 1040 gets solar charging, USB-C setup and app https://greatmumadventure.com/new-garmin-edge-1040-gets-solar-charging-usb-c-setup-and-app/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 11:00:38 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/new-garmin-edge-1040-gets-solar-charging-usb-c-setup-and-app/ The all-new Garmin Edge 1040 Solar bike computer runs for up to 100 hours by charging with sunlight on the go, according to the brand. The new model appears to be broadly similar to the outgoing Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, one of the best bike computers we’ve tested, but it’s supposed to offer improved GPS […]]]>

The all-new Garmin Edge 1040 Solar bike computer runs for up to 100 hours by charging with sunlight on the go, according to the brand.

The new model appears to be broadly similar to the outgoing Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, one of the best bike computers we’ve tested, but it’s supposed to offer improved GPS and more data analysis while riding.

Garmin has also ditched the old-school micro-USB charging port in favor of the now common USB-C standard.

The top-end Garmin Edge 1040 Solar costs £629.99 / €749.99 / $749.99 / AU$1,299. Buy the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar by Garmin

The Garmin Edge 1040 has the same features except for solar charging. This model will set you back £519.99 / €599.99 / $599.99 / AU$999.99. Buy the Garmin Edge 1040 by Garmin

Solar charging and improved GPS connectivity

The new computer has solar charging.
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Describing the Edge 1040 Solar as the “pinnacle of GPS bike computers”, Garmin says the new device is “ready for any adventure – from remote gravel trails to epic climbs”.

Solar charging on the new Edge 1040 Solar is provided by Power Glass, which integrates photovoltaic charging into the display of the bike computer. The same technology is used in some of Garmin’s high-end smartwatches.

Garmin claims the Edge 1040 offers improved connectivity.
Garmin

The new computer also benefits from multi-GNSS GPS connectivity. This system is a combination of three of the world’s leading navigation systems – GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Garmin claims this provides more reliable tracking than GPS alone.

Garmin has rolled out GNSS to all of its new devices, including the Garmin Fenix ​​7, which launched in January 2022.

Application based configuration

Settings for the new Edge 1040 can now be adjusted through the Garmin Connect app. Wahoo has had equivalent functionality on its computers since launch, and it has long been a feature requested by Garmin users.

We’ve asked Garmin to confirm whether this will roll out to existing computers in the brand’s range.

Plus, Garmin’s new Cycling Ability features suggest how to improve your riding to tackle a targeted race or event.

Subtle aesthetic updates

The new computer appears to be nearly identical in shape to the outgoing 1030 Plus.
Garmin

The overall form factor of the new Edge 1040 series appears to be very similar (if not identical) to the outgoing Edge 1030 Plus, although no specific dimensions have been shared by Garmin.

A silver band now surrounds the exterior of the computer, and concentric bands are molded into the back of the case.

The Edge 1040 features the same size 3.5-inch touchscreen display as the brand’s previous flagship computer. However, Garmin claims the new head unit has a more customizable homepage and an improved ride summary page.

USB-C charging

In a move that will be welcomed by many, the new Garmin Edge 1040 does away with the micro-USB port seen on the 1030 Plus in favor of a USB-C charging port.

Besides adding solar charging, USB-C charging port and GNSS compatibility, a Garmin spokesperson confirmed to BikeRadar that the hardware used in the new Edge 1040 is the same as the outgoing 1030 Plus.

The Garmin Edge 1040 retains the brand’s existing safety features, including LiveTrack, and is compatible with the brand’s Varia RCT715 taillight.

As with the Edge 1030 Plus, the Garmin Connect app will transfer all riding and user profiles, as well as connected sensors from all existing Edge computers.

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Goa CM Pramod Sawant introduces ‘Beach Vigil App’ to keep an eye on the beaches https://greatmumadventure.com/goa-cm-pramod-sawant-introduces-beach-vigil-app-to-keep-an-eye-on-the-beaches/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 09:52:00 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/goa-cm-pramod-sawant-introduces-beach-vigil-app-to-keep-an-eye-on-the-beaches/ In a bid to raise awareness and monitor the beaches of Goa, the Chief Minister of the state has introduced a new app, Beach Vigil app, Friday. Speaking to the media, the CM said that the application will benefit institutions working in the beach tourism sector and that the collaboration between IT and the tourism […]]]>

In a bid to raise awareness and monitor the beaches of Goa, the Chief Minister of the state has introduced a new app,
Beach Vigil app, Friday. Speaking to the media, the CM said that the application will benefit institutions working in the beach tourism sector and that the collaboration between IT and the tourism sector will open several avenues in the future.

He added, “The development of tourism and security is a comprehensive and collective effort. With these kinds of applications, the ecosystem will improve in the future.”


At the launch, Goa’s IT and Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte was also present. Shedding light on the usability of the app, he said that with the app
Drishti workers, police and other stakeholders will be able to raise issues to protect the interests of tourists.

“The government is finalizing an integrated plan for beach cleanups. The Beach Vigil app will cover everything from reporting illegal hawkers and illegal massage services to keeping beaches clean,” Khaunte added.

A few days ago, Mr Khaunte said beaches in Goa were not cleaned properly and he had received complaints about it.

“I received a lot of complaints. This is indeed the case because the beach guards inspected the expanses,” he told reporters after meeting with a beach cleaning agency. At that time, the minister hinted that he would launch an app “linked to all stakeholders to attend to complaints of beach illegalities, non-cleaning of beaches and safety issues. Subsequently, the public will also be involved.”

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Shenandoah University joins Common App for 2022-23 application season – Royal Examiner https://greatmumadventure.com/shenandoah-university-joins-common-app-for-2022-23-application-season-royal-examiner/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 01:28:05 +0000 https://greatmumadventure.com/shenandoah-university-joins-common-app-for-2022-23-application-season-royal-examiner/ For Chris German, it’s all about getting out of your comfort zone. German, a Warren County Public Schools Systems (WCPS) technician, has accumulated a passport full of entry and exit stamps during his travels to nearly two dozen countries and six of the Seven Wonders of the World. He plans to visit the remaining one, […]]]>

For Chris German, it’s all about getting out of your comfort zone.

German, a Warren County Public Schools Systems (WCPS) technician, has accumulated a passport full of entry and exit stamps during his travels to nearly two dozen countries and six of the Seven Wonders of the World. He plans to visit the remaining one, Christ the Redeemer, in Rio de Janeiro at some point.

Chris had planned to visit the latter site during a stopover there en route to Antarctica, but scheduling problems forced him to abandon the trip.

With WCPS for about eight years, German has also held seasonal jobs with Front Royal Outdoors and Mountain Trails for the past six years. This summer, however, the German is planning a little downtime. Maybe his passport will still have a few stamps by the end of the summer.


Chris, who only traveled domestically growing up, said he caught the travel bug after hearing a relative talk about his own travels, which included a trek through Europe in using the extensive train system. “His adventures and misadventures during his travels sparked something in me,” German said.

“I got interested in other places and wanted to see them for myself instead of watching it on the Discovery Channel or reading a book about it.”

German and a friend quickly bought one-way plane tickets to Europe, then “went around without any plans for three weeks; Since then, I have traveled the world. »

He says one of the things that brings joy to this world traveler is getting lost in the local culture. He was greatly influenced by celebrity chef and American author Anthony Bourdain, world famous for his travel television show, Unknown parts, which focused on exploring international culture, cuisine, and the human condition.

Of Bourdain, German said, “His shows and the way he did things – getting out of the comfort zone, interacting with the locals, getting lost in their culture – really helped me become the traveler that I am today.”

This spring, Chris took a trip to Morocco, befriended the locals, and even had the chance to serve camel burgers at a local restaurant, after befriending the owner of the restaurant.

The Kingdom of Morocco is the most northwesterly country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Morocco overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It has land borders with Algeria to the east and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south. It is also directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain.

German said he had a list of reasons for choosing Morocco, including a chance to visit the Chouara tannery, where leather is dyed in stone pits. He was also interested in exploring the landscape; he said being in the Sahara Desert was “breathtaking”.

German local clothing shops. Courtesy photos, Chris German.

German camped in the Sahara Desert on his spring trip. He said the experience was “like something out of Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ novel.”

“You literally can’t hear anything, and it takes a while for your body to adjust to it. It’s like something out of Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ novel,” he said.

A richer experience can be had, German said, when tourists step out of their comfort zone. “While your typical tourists don’t step out of their comfort zone, stay in hotels or resorts, and never leave the tourist areas, I think getting out of that zone, embracing the culture they offer gives you a better experience that you will remember for a lifetime.”

“Going out for a drink with the locals, accepting this invitation to have tea with the family. Don’t be afraid of the mystery meat, walk down that alley to some amazing street food…place that bet on a pigeon race!”

During his spring trip, the German was pleased that the locals called him “Ali Baba”. He shared, “I think everyone I met in Morocco called me Ali Baba, including the kids trying to sell things on the street.

“I have a beard, so I believe they referred to me as the ‘Ali Baba’ of history. Ali Baba and the Forty thieves. I will never forget that moment when a nomad who lived in the mountains grabbed my beard and said, “Hello, Ali Baba! with the biggest smile! I had a great time talking with him and his family over tea and bread.

This experience was not his only memorable one in Morocco. He says that while having a camel burger in a small kitchen, “the owner loved that I was there and that I was visiting his country. Somehow I ended up behind his counter cooking camel burgers while he took pictures of me. I had to crawl inside this kitchen; it was 3 feet by 3 feet wide! He told me to post the picture on Facebook and say it was my new job!

So far, the world traveler has visited 22 countries, the territories of the Galapagos Islands and French Polynesia, six of the seven wonders of the world and six continents – Antarctica is still on his list. Ironically, German has visited more countries than US states, with 21 visits and 29 more to tick off his list.

La Tannerie de Chouara, where the leather is dyed in stone pits as it has been for centuries.

Most of his travel adventures are not typical vacations. He said: “I’m mostly riding a lot and going with the flow, which has worked in my favor so far. I camp a lot on my travels and stay in cheap backpacker hostels or hotels. You can rub shoulders with like-minded people, exchange information, and form lifelong friendships.

The shared experience connects Chris to the travelers he has met along the way. He says he could write a book from all his memories. He said he met “three amazing Canadians that I met in Byron Bay, Australia at a camp hostel.” He said they were right by a beach, and when they weren’t surfing, they were adventuring.

To this day, German said, “We keep in touch and hope to see each other again on our travels.”

Chris was invited into the kitchen of a Moroccan shopkeeper, who asked him to post a picture of the experience on Facebook

He has other stories, like when he was in New Zealand. “I was picking up hitchhikers and driving them around, which is a normal thing to do there. I met great people, with whom I still stay in touch. Met a couple on a hike called “Hooker Valley” by Mt. Cook. We exchanged information about the trail and a year later they were in Byron Bay when I was there. We didn’t even expect this, it just happened!

While traveling in India, Chris said he met a solo backpacker from New Zealand, a teacher on vacation. “We had a lot of fun exploring India together and shared some crazy moments like when we saw a rickshaw hit another rickshaw. We too keep in touch with each other. I hope one day we will meet again.

As for other memorable trips, German recalled that in Egypt, “I had my first camel-riding meal at this really cool reggae restaurant. I met the owner, who also owns a felucca (sailing boat). He said to me, “Don’t trust captains who don’t carry the Bob Marley flag. So he asked me to join him in his sailboat with a Bob Marley flag, and we sailed the Nile for two days and stayed with his family for one night.

A trip to Egypt in 2019, where German befriended a local man and sailed for two days on the Nile.

Asked what traveling means to this globetrotter, Chris replied, “Travelling has changed me; it has enriched my life tremendously and really broadened my perspective. Traveling allows you to see things differently. If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s this: travel as much as you can while you have the chance. You only have one life to live, don’t bet on having it later. This is the most dangerous risk of all.

In addition to traveling whenever he gets the chance, German is also a member of the volunteer search team for the Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group (SMRG), a regional group of professional volunteers that responds to emergencies in the four States of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. SMRG volunteers are certified to conduct searches for missing persons or aircraft in wilderness areas.

Ahmed, whom German met while hiking in Morocco, pours tea for his new friend.

A member of the SMRG for about 11 years, Chris said: “I thought this opportunity would be great to learn a lot and help people. It means a lot to me because I can help when people are hurt or trying to find their loved ones.

It’s safe to say that no matter where Chris German is, he’s enjoying life and having an adventure. With six of the Seven Wonders of the World under his belt, it’s a safe bet he’ll be arriving soon from Rio de Janeiro, as he visits the site of Christ the Redeemer.


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