Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby Slapheid on Mon 14/Sep/15 10:35am

Rik wrote:
Slapheid wrote:I can highly recommend the Garmin Edge 500 if you intend washing your GPS on a 60°C cycle with your riding gear..... :thumbsup: :blush:


This is good to hear. I have and irrational fear that one day my 500 will have to endure the same accidental journey.

They are only rated to IPX7 - accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. So it did well to survive a full cycle.


The only evidence (apart from the gleaming) was a bit of moisture condensing on the inside of screen.
Have split the unit and given it a mild bake to dry it out. Will complete the 'refurb' by shouting it a new screen saver. Garmin tough; "Ready to play another day " :p
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Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby Rik on Mon 14/Sep/15 10:46am

Slapheid wrote:The only evidence (apart from the gleaming) was a bit of moisture condensing on the inside of screen.
Have split the unit and given it a mild bake to dry it out. Will complete the 'refurb' by shouting it a new screen saver. Garmin tough; "Ready to play another day " :p


Mine gets condensation inside the screen, but I do have a nasty habit of either throwing it either in a sweaty back pocket or in the back pack next to a water bladder.
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Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby dwgknz on Mon 14/Sep/15 11:30am

Slapheid wrote:I can highly recommend the Garmin Edge 500 if you intend washing your GPS on a 60°C cycle with your riding gear..... :thumbsup: :blush:


Tomtom Multisports also is rated for a hot wash, went through caught up in the bed sheets.
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Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby Velocipedestrian on Mon 14/Sep/15 11:56am

dwgknz wrote:
Slapheid wrote:I can highly recommend the Garmin Edge 500 if you intend washing your GPS on a 60°C cycle with your riding gear..... :thumbsup: :blush:


Tomtom Multisports also is rated for a hot wash, went through caught up in the bed sheets.

Using it in bed is stretching the definition of "multisports" a little, I approve.
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Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby R+P+K on Mon 14/Sep/15 12:45pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:
dwgknz wrote:
Slapheid wrote:I can highly recommend the Garmin Edge 500 if you intend washing your GPS on a 60°C cycle with your riding gear..... :thumbsup: :blush:


Tomtom Multisports also is rated for a hot wash, went through caught up in the bed sheets.

Using it in bed is stretching the definition of "multisports" a little, I approve.


Where do you put the power meter?
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Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby mudguard on Mon 14/Sep/15 3:42pm

Scotty wrote:I've been using sports tracker for a while on my cell-phone and it seems to work well.

Is there anything else out there that's good? Mainly want the triple threat of distance, heart rate and speed.


So why can't I find Faceplant in Strava yet?!
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Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby slidecontrol on Mon 14/Sep/15 5:42pm

R+P+K wrote:Where do you put the power meter?


crank mounted?
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Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby phunk on Mon 14/Sep/15 5:49pm

slidecontrol wrote:
R+P+K wrote:Where do you put the power meter?


crank mounted?

Strain gauge?
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Re: Strava Alternatives

Postby Velocipedestrian on Mon 14/Sep/15 7:12pm

phunk wrote:
slidecontrol wrote:
R+P+K wrote:Where do you put the power meter?


crank mounted?

Strain gauge?

The strain gauge is the little button that pops out the back.
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