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Old 01-17-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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My bike computer just died. Shopping for a new one. Trying to decide what options I want. Been using iBike & recently started using strava all only iPhone. I was considering adding cadence and combining a hrm into a single unit. I would appreciate some input on the subject.


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Old 01-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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I'm a Garmin fan, but they're not the cheapest option around.


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Old 01-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:23 AM   #4
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Garmin 500 all the way - with HRM and Cadence included - retail = $349, cheaper at the outlet store
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:52 AM   #5
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I suggest a Cateye Strada. You can use a smart phone for everything else.

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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I'm with davereo on the Cateye Strada. I use the Double Wireless model because of the cadence. I use a separate watch type, Sigma HRM because there are times when I want to use the HRM for other than cycling and don't want to kill my iPhone battery any fasster than what those apps already do.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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Just be careful because my Cateye Double Wireless does give you real time cadence, but does not give you cadence stats once the pedals stop moving, nor does it give you a cadence summary of the ride.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #8
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or use a metronome app on your phone to set a cadence for you to follow
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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This is why I use Garmin. All of this info you get at the end of the ride for easy upload to your computer. This is not even all the data - just the part I could fit in a screen shot. I used an Iphone app before. They are very inaccurate unless you equip them with ANT+ sensors which is another $100. I compared the phone app to my Cateye and it wasn't even close for speed/avg. I was pretty close on mileage. It also doesn't have an auto stop feature when you have to stop at stop lights etc.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:29 AM   #10
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Every trail has the auto stop feature. At least the version on my hacked iPhone does


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