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For those unfamiliar with the CTS system, there is a guide here The answer is a hard one without knowing the individual athlete, as a better trained athlete will be able to tolerate much more work in the tempo and sweet spot ranges. On race day HR is often a few beats higher and you can squeeze out that bit more due to a combination of adrenaline and ...


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Having considered between unsing my android phone as a bike computer and buying dedicated computer, I noticed some points that could serve you. Using cell phone: You need a bike mount to be able to look at the data while you ride, moreso for navigation, and they are somehow bulky, just like a cell phone compared to the dedicated bike gps you mention. ...


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Interesting and personal topic. I'll ignore your budget for now... Ok i make use of a Garmin Edge 1000 with a HR monitor. I like to monitor my HR by % of max rather than beats. Makes it easier when looking at zones thinking of it in %. For a indoor training on Zwift i use the Wahoo Kickr you refer to above. Now here it records in beats since thats what ...


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I'm also a Windows Phone user but I'm still on Windows 8.1 until my phone gets the update. The app I use for recording my rides is Straza Mate, which is another unofficial Strava connected app. As far as I know, it doesn't support heart rate or cadence/speed sensors. I mostly using it for logging miles on commutes as I'm not really concerned about ...


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Your phone is http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_7-7269.php which makes no mention of ant+ support. However that site also doesn't state my phone has ant+ http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s5_active-6356.php If you can find your phone's chipset on http://forum.xda-developers.com/hardware-hacking/hardware/ref-devices-ant-hardware-t2879990 it will ...


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The main time I train by HR is for training off the road (on a turbo (or erg - I row as well)). I use it to train in certain bands eg long steady sessions at low intensity holding 150-160 etc. On the road I'll keep an eye on HR and use it as confirmation of perceived effort. I used to use (and still have) a Suunto HR watch (t3c - I think it's discontinued ...


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I've had a couple of basic heart monitors that don't integrate with anything. They suited me and are cheap to try. One of them came with a handlebar mount for the wristwatch display which was solid enough when I tried it briefly. I bought them for running, and found that I didn't like the zone notifications and alarms (on the treadmill analogue models are ...


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Best thing is to just get a Garmin that has bluetooth or wifi (1000,820,etc...) It is the best way to get the sensors that the phone apps lack. The new edge 520 is $300 and does all that the phone apps can do + has cadence and heartrate and speed (won't do turn by turn nav, but it does have maps). Plus there are problems with beating your phone on the ...


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I also have a windows phone but not on the latest version 10 OS - so cannot install or comment on the Garmin Connect app. The closest app to Strava is something called Striver. It saves GPX to the phone and for seamless integration and upload to Strava - you have to pay a small fee for the app. If I am out for a quick ride of 1hr to 1.5hrs my phone is fine ...


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You can find the following table by Dr Coggan, who is generally seen a benchmark for modern training methods here



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