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How can I merge two GPX files into one?

On a recent ride, my GPS stopped functioning about half way through. From other sources I have approximate times for the missing data and I know the route, so (in principle, though I'm really not sure ...
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Usage experience with anti-theft GPS trackers

Does anybody have any actual experience with anti-theft GPS trackers like BikeSpy? Their website looks terribly unprofessional and there are only very few testimonies online, but the idea is ...
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Should I wait for clear views of the sky before turning on my Garmin Edge GPS?

I have a Garmin Edge 200 GPS unit. I commute from the center of Melbourne CBD, where there are many tall buildings and not a good line of sight to satellites. I park in an underground garage, so there ...
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Is it possible to estimate road grade while riding?

It would be nice to be able to estimate the grade of a road while riding, even if the estimate is not completely accurate. With a GPS, in theory it should be possible in theory to ride a short ...
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Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?

Extended battery life is very neccesary for using the device on long brevets and multi-day endurance racing. Can Garmin Edge cycling GPS units 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding via external ...
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Repurpose old android phone (without cell phone plan) as cycle computer with GPS tracking?

I upgraded my cell phone and now have a Droid X2 without cell service that I'm not using for anything. Can I utilize my old Droid X2 phone (or any android phone without a cell phone plan) as a basic ...
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How can I fix bad elevation data in a GPS log?

Lately I have been doing my bike rides with a GPS logger, and its elevation recording is extremely erratic and thus unusable. Please see: ...
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How accurate is Google Earth

I always use Google Earth to plan my cross-county routes. Lately, I have begun to ride long distance trips (over 70 kms). Checking my bike computer against Google Earth I have noticed consistent ...
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iPhone app to follow/navigate an imported .gpx

Is there an iPhone app that allows one to follow an imported .gpx track, in a car navigation-like way? The apps I found so far, like Trails, can only display the track on a map. What I am looking for ...
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Merge gpx files

How can I merge two GPX files into one? Read the above link but my gpx files do not seem to have this in them: Copy all the stuff between Open the second GPX file in a text editor. Copy all the ...
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Is it possible to pair wheel sensors with an Android phone GPS?

This is a 2 part question: I have concerns over the general accuracy of a GPS device to calculate speed. Mainly because I will be using the device in Eastern Europe, and not sure on the accuracy of ...
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What options do I have to charge my GPS and Phone using a dynamo hub?

I'm planning to purchase a supernova infinity-8 dynamo hub and wanted to use this during daylight hours to charge my Phone and GPS during bike tours. What products are available that will work with ...
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GPS bike tracking (locks)

I have seen a few GPS devices either in the backlight or unside the seat tube which you can track if you lose your bike (your bike gets stolen). What do you think about this stuff. Is it worth the ...
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Which parameters should I track with bicycle computer so I can analyze changes in my riding?

I'm building Arduino-based bicycle computer with GPS at my free time as a hobby project. So I have to find out which parameters of ride will be useful to track to see a progress (or any changes) in ...
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What is the best way to track you mileage, routes and calories burned?

Recently I got a new cyclocross bike and now I am daily commuting around 25km (not much, but daily) and I am trying to calculate my diet, calories etc. Now I am wondering if there is a good device ...
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How long do Garmin's cycling GPS devices take to get an initial GPS lock?

I've been using a CatEye Stealth 50 GPS device to record some of my longer rides. I've not been using it for commuting though because my commute is only ~30 minutes, and the CatEye takes 3-5 minutes ...
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Is a garmin oregon series GPS useful as a bike computer for navigation and ride tracking?

I'm considering purchasing a standalone GPS unit. I've heard good things about the Garmin Oregon series devices for touring since they can be used with commodity batteries. Is a Garmin Oregon series ...
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Are any anti-theft GPS trackers dynamo powered?

I am considering an anti-theft GPS tracker for my bicycle, but I am worried about battery life. Are there any that recharge from a hub dynamo?
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How accurate is the 'calories burned' figure on my GPS device?

I use the Garmin Edge 200 to record the route, distance and speed of my rides. It also gives me a prediction of the amount of calories I have burned on any particular ride. The only data I have ...
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What format should I select for automatic upload to Strava?

I have three choices of file format to use for automatic uploads from my device to Strava: GPX TCX FIT. Which if these will provide the best data? Are there other issues that distinguish them — such ...
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Affordable GPS with maps?

I have my eye on the Garmin 800. It looks fantastic, but alas I can't afford it right now. I would like a gps / cycle computer that would work well in Europe with maps. What are my options? I want ...
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Garmin Edge Touring - Quality of the maps [closed]

I currently have a Garmin Edge 200, which I like quite a bit. But I would like a GPS that has mapping capabilities. I don't need the training features. I'm curious about the quality of the maps in the ...
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What should I expect from a GPS logging device?

During the last years I do a lot of mountain biking tours. To record this tours I currently use my Android phone and a GPS tracker application. I'm happy with it, but the problem is, the battery life ...
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iPhone ANT+ bicycling apps that can import a GPS track?

Does anyone know if any of the popular iPhone ANT+ bicycling apps have the ability to import a GPS track? I'd like to start exploring some of the local trails/routes a bit - I've got .gpx tracks for ...
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Finding better routes than bicycle apps suggest

Nowadays there are many cycling apps like Strava, etc. One useful feature of them is giving the shortest or lowest altitude change route between point A and B. Although they have that lowest altitude ...
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How do you download OSM maps to Garmin Edge?

How do you download free Open Street Maps (OSM) data on to an SD card for garmin edge 800 / 810 for use in navigation and turn by turn directions?
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How do I choose a light GPS device supporting Strava? [closed]

Up til now I have ridden with Strava running on my mobile phone sitting in a special mobile phone holder which sits up on my handlebars. Now I am looking for a better solution, both more aerodynamic ...
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Software to evaluate *.gpx files

I record my mountain bike tours using my Android mobile. Now I want to evaluate the tours. Currently I'm using MyTourbook. This would be a great software, but it has two major drawbacks: The height is ...
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Edit gps recorded track

I'm using Garmin Fit for my phone. On a long ride my phone went out of power and didn't manage to record the last of the track. I've uploaded the first part of the ride to Garmin Connect and can ...
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GPS with maps for touring / using an iPhone

We are going to do a bike tour through France and Spain with a friend at the end of the summer. I was wondering what is the best option for a gps. Ideally we want something with the ability to display ...
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What is energy output in Strava application?

I'm 115 kg. Today I took two bicycle rides: 42:41 time, 12.1 km distance, 72 m elevation, 17.1 km/h avg. speed, 33.1 km/h max. speed, 50:50 time, 11.7 km distance, 17 m elevation, 13.9 km/h avg. ...
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What sites support Garmin Edge 200 .FIT format?

I'm wondering what sites support uploading .FIT (from a Garmin Edge 200) files for analysis and mapping? I know that Garmin Connect does, but I'd like to evaluate other sites that does what Connect ...
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Is there a 3rd party tool to create a heat map of all activities in a specific area? [closed]

I'm familiar with Jonathan O'Keeffe's Strava Multiple Ride Mapper (tied to the Strava API) but I'm interested in mapping all activities in a certain geopgraphy, not just those I've done. My goal is ...
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Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?

I previously owned an Edge 605, and recently replaced it with an Edge Touring. One key feature which I can't figure out on the Edge Touring is Car or Pedestrian routing. On the 605 you could choose ...
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Bicycle GPS Devices

I'm about ready to replace my 20 year old Nishiki with a brand new Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6. I will be getting a bike computer of some sort. I would really like a GPS unit made for biking, or ...
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any gps improvement on smartphones with barometer?

I know that smartphones gps have problems with their accuracy, especially with altitude. But I heard that the Galaxy Nexus has a barometer that theoretically is used to improve the accuracy of the ...
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Calorie burn information is dramatically different between Strava IOS App and Cyclemeter IOS app. Which is more accurate?

I use Cyclemeter to track rides on my iPhone 6, then when the ride is over, I send the info to Strava. When I look at the ride in Strava the calculated Calories burned for a 17 mile 90 minute ride is ...
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Out front attatchment for mobile phones/GPS

I'm looking for a case to mount my android as a GPS device. I find that a lot of cases require attaching off centre (thus taking unecessary handlebar space), or have very bulky clips that don't fit ...
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How can a GPS with damaged screen be put to use?

I bought a Holux 260 Pro last year but it fell off the bike on very first day, due to faulty clamp. Sending it to the company for replacement is very costly(>50% of the device cost) so it's been lying ...
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Dakota 20 - How do you show remaining route distance on dashboard?

The Dakota 20 is pretty awesome, but I can't figure out how to get the remaining route distance to show up on the trip dashboard? the official Manual from Garmin doesn't mention anything about this. ...
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Endomondo/Strava +iPhone6 +altimeter [duplicate]

Does anyone know if these work together? I see there are dedicated iPhone +altimeter apps for the iPhone, but I can't find info if there is an altimeter built into the iPhone that works with these ...
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How do I reply to a question? [duplicate]

I am trying too reply to my question on merging routes/tracks but there is no reply button?? see this dropbox link fo rone of the files:- ...