Questions tagged [bike-computer]

Questions referring to electronic devices which typically track a cyclist's ride metrics, such as their speed, distance, cadence, etc

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GPS bike computers in track cycling?

I am not familiar with track cycling at all but was wondering what type of bike computers, if any, are used in track cycling (in competition as well training)? I am assuming that at least in training ...
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How do I troubleshoot a cycle computer?

I have a cheap velo cycle computer made by cateye. It is a simple read out of velocity and clock and has no fancy functions at all. It worked fine for months, and then started "blipping" to double ...
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Bike computer which doesn't need a smartphone to work

I'm confused with different models of bike computers available in the market right now. I actually want a bike computer which can log data including speed, distance, GPS (optional) etc. I'm not ...
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What bike computer (speedometer) to get for mounting on the rear wheel?

I'm looking to get a bike computer, primarily for the speedometer function. I use my bike on a trainer most of the time, and I'd like to get "speed" from that, so the sensor needs to be on the rear ...
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Dedicated bike GPS computer over smartphone

Yes, I know it's a duplicate of questions that have been asked before, for example this one: Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps? But I feel that most of the ...
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Cateye HR-10 heart rate monitor not recording

I bought a Cateye heart monitor HR-10 to record my heart rate on the Cateye digital cc-rd420dw, but my heart rate is not being recorded on the Cateye digital. I have put a new battery into the heart ...
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Sigma BC 500 bike computer “SET MPH”

I changed the battery in my Sigma BC 500 and it only displays flashing SET MPH. How do I stop this?
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What is a good iPhone app for bikers? [closed]

There are tons that are out there for recording routes, and such. There's also the physical mounting. Is the iPhone actually good/useful for bikers?
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Sigma 14.16 STS screen barely visible

Around 4 months ago, I bought a Sigma 14.16 STS computer for my bike. I rode around 2500 km since then. Everything work perfectly until yesterday, when the computer just (almost) stopped displaying. ...
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Choosing the right wheel size in my cycle computer

I have bought the Campangolo Khamsin wheelset, and now I would like to set the right wheel size in my Trek Incist 8i cycle computer. Before I do the custom wheel setting, I would like to know what ...
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Stopping interference between LED lights and wireless Cycling Computer

My LED lights seem to be causing my wireless cycling computer to not pickup the signal (suggested by the manufacturer and verified through tests at home). What strategies/options are there for ...
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Looking for ideas on how to track bike wheel rotations or distance traveled [closed]

I want to build a hack where when my stationary bike hits 0.1 miles, it sends an information to a webserver which would trigger a web API call. I understand how the webserver and API call would work. ...
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Why would anyone steal a bike computer off of a bike?

Lights can be re-used easily, but a bike computer... they would need to setup their own rigging for the wires and the magnets, that alone would cost them money and time, and who's going to buy from ...
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Seeking powermeter data [closed]

I am developing a small tool that allows to pick a day for a long cycle trip. The idea is to use weather forecasts to compute how bad/good the wind along the route in the following days is. You can ...
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Wahoo Speed sensor: how does it work, exactly?

The Wahoo Speed sensor doesn't use a magnet to count the RPM, it's a single-unit and "(...) a 3-axis accelerometer is used to determine the rotation of the hub and thus your speed" (source) How does ...
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How can I build my own open-source cyclometer?

I am interested to build a bike but I would also like to have free software/hardware. How can I build a cyclometer with open-source software? Would it be possible to find reflashable hardware or open ...
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Do GPS computers always need online account

I am looking to buy a GPS computer. I have looked at Giant's NeosTrack and Garmin's Edge series. Looking at the manuals, it is not entirely clear to me if you have to set up an online account. I would ...
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Can a bike computer be used on the rear wheel?

As the weather gets colder and colder, I find myself on a trainer more and more. The only way to gauge my workouts is by time, unless I set up the sensor for my bike computer on my rear wheel. Will ...
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Problems with Edge 510 Cadence/Speed Sensor

I have been looking online for a while on how to fix a bug with my Garmin Edge 510 Cadence/Speed sensor but no luck, and now I'm indoors training it's more important that it works (so I can get "speed"...
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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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pairing a Duotrap sensor the the ibike Newton

Is a Duo-trap speed/cadence sensor compatible with an I-bike Newton head unit? I can't make it pair up. I've tried keeping it a decent distance from other sensors and have tried resetting it, and ...
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What's the difference between power meter and bike computer?

I am currently using a IpBike computer app (on Android) with DuoTrap Speed and Cadence sensors on my bike. I was reading about power meters and how they would help in training by assessing the power ...
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Are there any bluetooth speed sensor with data logging ability?

I use my bike mostly for getting around town. First I used smartphone gps apps to record my trips, but I often forgot to start or stop recording. Then I used a bicycle computer, but I didn't like it ...
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Distance discrepancies between Strava and bike computer

I have an established 16 mile mountain bike loop I've been riding for a long time. I recently purchased a Magellan Cyclo 315 bike computer which I load files to Strava Premium from. Everything works ...
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Bicycle computers with nonvolatile memory

The one thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger on some bike computer is the lack of information about the odometer, the lifetime mileage on the bicycle. When you change the battery in your car, ...
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5-digit Bicycle Odometer available for bike computers? [closed]

Are there any bike computers that give you a five-digit odometer for pure cyclists like myself? If ever, I would pay up to around $25 so as to save money.
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Edit a recorded strava activity?

I am wondering if its possible to edit the strava activity recorded by strava app for any errors ( Time, distance W.R.T to cyclo computer) The requirement for same is due to variance in results from ...
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Bike computer that logs all data to smartphone [closed]

Is there a cycling computer that logs all data on your bike and can output that data to a smartphone in a meaningful way? The issue with something like a Garmin Edge and Strava is the notion of "...
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lezyne super gps wont record data on turbo trainer rides

I just purchased a lezyne super gps and have had no problems on out door rides but indoors where there is no gps signal it refuses to record the data from my power meter. Is there something basic I am ...
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Is it possible to move a wireless computer between two bikes?

I have a cateye velo 7 wireless computer on a Hybrid bike and I use it mostly to check the speed and track my miles like an odometer. I love it, its simple and cheap and works. I recently got a road ...
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Garmin edge 510

I've had this Garmin since December and all of a sudden it's not reading cadence and speed. I've tried resetting it but I think that made it worse. Can anyone help me?
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Sigma bc 1609 kmh flashing but not counting

I've just presented a new Sigma BC 1609 (wireless), assembled, put the sensor on the fork and a magnet on a spike, set the wheel size, looks fine. But the speedometer does not work - it is just ...
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How bike computer wheel circumference change affects speed

I have a cateye stealth evo+ bike computer and have been using the standard 700/25 wheel circumference that is listed in the instruction manual "2096". The value has been changed to 2143 using the ...
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Windows Phone as a Bike Computer - What is the current State of the Art?

I have a Windows Lumia 532 phone. I currently use the Cycle Tracks GPS app to track and record trips and then upload to Ride With GPS and/or Strava. There is not a native Strava app. I've recently ...
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Can anyone tell me how pedelec sensor in PAS bicycles work?

I am owner of a startup named CYKIQ in Pakistan. We just did our soft launch and got an amazing response from the customers. Out of many issues that we have solved one still remains and that is using ...
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App to use Mobile phone (samsung S4 mini) as bicycle computer

What apps to use if I want to turn my old phone into a bicycle computer? I want to view basic info all the time such as speed, trip time, total distance traveled etc. Are there any apps which will ...
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Is it worth it to get a bike computer with cadence?

I'm looking into purchasing a bike computer, primarily to track distance and speed. Is it worth it to go up a notch and get a computer that also tracks cadence? How accurate are bike computers at ...
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Cycling distance per day

I am a software engineer and live in Dhaka in Bangladesh. My office is 7km far from my home. I am planning to commute to my office by bicycle every working day. Is this reasonable plan? This is my ...
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Can I use Edge 510 as an indoor trainer computer

I'm setting up for the winter (yes it's only October, this is Sweden). I need to set up a speedometer for my rear wheel while I use the turbo trainer, I have a Garmin Edge 510 with cadence sensor, ...
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Are there any bicycle computers that will log ride data?

I'm looking to get a computer for my bicycle to give me some more information when I go on rides. I have seen and used several that belong to friends, and while they seem invaluable, the one feature ...
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Possible cause for Google Maps / bicycle odometer divergence (tire size setting correct)

I have plot my exact route from home to my office using Google Maps. By exact, I mean that I took nearly every turn and change from auto-calculated route to match my exact route into consideration. ...
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Calorie Burn Meter Bicycle

Is there any bicycle with calorie burn meter in market? Its not the one on the gym. Normal bicycle for outdoors. Is there any bicycle like that in market? I have a project for my school work. Really ...
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Cycling computers fits on any wheel size?

I'm a newbie and I plan to buy cycling computer for my bike with 29" x 2.1 wheel. Is it all cycling computers can fit on any wheel size? I'm planning to buy Cateye Micro Wireless MC100w or Cateye ...
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Can the Garmin 520 be charged while riding?

I am looking to buy the Garmin 520 for some brevets but it only makes sense to do so if I can charge the device while riding. Does anyone know if this is possible? I know that the usb port is in a ...
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Using cheap bike computer as a cadence indicator, possible?

Has anyone ever tried just using a cheap ($5 for example) bike computer but instead of using the wheels, placing the magnet on the crank arms and then calibrating it to show cadence instead of road ...
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Are there permanently mounted bike computers?

Over the years I've owned multiple bike computers (whose things that tell your speed/distance). Each time the head either falls off while I'm riding or I remove it, but lose it somewhere. I want my ...
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Using a Cateye Strada Smart and Strava

I wonder has anyone had any experience using the Cateye Strada Smart in Mirror mode and uploading the ride directly to Strava. I am having problems with the data on Strava being different than on ...
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Unidentified “Sigma Mount Compatible” Bike Computer

Just got this used bike computer, only knew it fits in a Sigma type "Twist Lock System" mounts. No markings on the front or sides only a serial number stamped on the back. Really hope someone can ...
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Bike computer wheel size setup

I've gotten my self my first mountain bike, along with a Bike computer. This needs to be setup, but im really not sure how i do this. The wheel size of the bike is a 27,5 inches. The bike computer is ...
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Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?

I do a lot of road biking. I have a basic Catseye onboard computer for my speed and odometer. But I also use my iPhone to track and record my biking. I've tried a variety of iPhone apps, the best ones ...