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Jan
16
comment Windows Phone as a Bike Computer - What is the current State of the Art?
Interesting the Strava comment. Not true but understandable as the Android framework shows more bugs with multiple devices. I only classify my BLE support as beta because of the framework issues but it's normally good. 10 plus hour estimate was based off 4hout 50 minute ride screen 50% brightness on all the time, offline map, ANT+ S&C, HR and Temperature sensors battery still 74% at the end. BLE I typically S&C and Power I have had HR as well as temperature (TI SensorTag). App is IpBike.
Jan
15
comment Windows Phone as a Bike Computer - What is the current State of the Art?
A lot of the facts stated here are wrong. I developer an Android bike computer app so do have some knowledge of the market. Most modern 2014+ high end Android phones support GLONASS. Bluetooth smart will allow multiple sensors at once although the Android OS has got more bugs in it with multiple sensors concurrently so it is not as good as ANT. Modern Higher end Samsung (S4) and Sony phones have ANT and pressure sensors. I can get 10+ hours runtime with my current Sony Z3 compact with pressure sensor GPS and speed and HR sensors.
Jan
11
comment Is there a All-In-One Bike that I can use for several types of riding?
When away touring in my van for an extended period of time I only want to carry one bike. I go with my light weight racing hard tail and two sets of wheels. About 10kg so not super light on the road but not far off my road bike. I have past plenty of people on road bikes doing things like The Marmotte on it. I would not race downhill on it but it will do CC very well with the right wheels.
Dec
24
comment Lessons from downhill crash
You have not said what the debris was but learning to bunny hop may be a good thing so you can still have a chance going straight at it.
Jun
19
comment What is the best way to track you mileage, routes and calories burned?
The author looks at this forum occasionally though... Any questions let me know. Ifor
Dec
2
comment Multiple Bluetooth Smart sensors for bike?
I don't see what this project will do that is not being done by a Viiiiva for less cash with a HR strap built in.
Dec
2
comment Multiple Bluetooth Smart sensors for bike?
ANT+ is far more reliable than BLE. Having code supporting both I know where my user queries are.
Oct
24
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Oct
24
comment Merge gpx files
What do you want the big printout for? a poster or something?
Aug
21
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May
28
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Apr
30
answered Multiple Bluetooth Smart sensors for bike?
Jan
22
answered Techniques for safely leaving a bike for 1-2 minutes in a safe-ish place
Jan
17
comment Out front attatchment for mobile phones/GPS
You need to say which phone and if you need weather proofing etc.
Nov
12
comment Removing bike interfaces to reduce likelyhood of theft?
If I don't have my lock I strap my helmet though the wheel if possible to something solid so the bike want just move if someone tries to push it as they pass by. Next line of defence is to remove the front wheel skewer and take it with me...
Aug
22
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May
17
comment Evaluate hill gradient
Pressure based altitude can give you better incline numbers than gps based. The pressure change is irrelevant over the small bit of the ride that is used for incline. The incline number is liable to be for a length of road rather than instantaneous e.g. say the last 100m which is probably good enough for this context.
Apr
13
answered Repurpose old android phone (without cell phone plan) as cycle computer with GPS tracking?
Apr
13
comment Repurpose old android phone (without cell phone plan) as cycle computer with GPS tracking?
There are plenty of phones with pressure sensors now so with the right app like IpBike to take advantage of them the dedicated cyceling computer no longer even has that advantage.
Apr
11
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