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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Which bike computer is best purely for navigation? [closed]

Priorities being: clear navigation prompts/pop-ups; screen size; map layout/colouring/clutter(lack of); calculation speed.
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Can an odometer (magnet) be attached to an exercise bicycle crank arm (not the pedal)?

Just received from Amazon, assembled, and successfully used the following: Folding Exercise Bike with 10-Level Adjustable Magnetic Resistance | Upright and Recumbent Foldable Stationary Bike is the ...
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Do you oscillate your diet along with your riding?

Briefly If on alternate days you cycle and rest, and your ride uses, say, 1200 calories, what's better, to eat 2600 calories daily (and then where does the deficit come from on the riding days?) or to ...
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Can the Garmin Edge 130 obtain heart rate from a fitness wrist-band?

I know that Garmin sells HR monitor chest band, but I'd prefer wearing a fitness band on the wrist, that can also measure HR (likely less accurate). Would it be possible to connect the Garmin device ...
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Identifying extra triggers in a speedometer

The HRM, GPS, and cadence in my cyclocomputer give perfectly good readings, but the speedometer (and hence the odometer) readings are obviously incorrect. Because the speed and distance readings seem ...
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How accurate are altimeters in bike computers?

I bought a bike computer with a pressure-based altimeter (Sigma 14.16 STS). It gives gradient of current hill with 1% resolution, current altitude with 1 meter resolution, and total climbed amount ...
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Is there a free speedometer app for Android phones which beeps if I am deviating from a pre-set speed?

I have seen that on bumps races, some coach signal to the team by blowing a whistle in different rythms. Is there a free phone app for Android phones, which I can set a speed for my ride, and if I am ...
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How to attach Wahoo Elemnt Roam central on a RITCHEY WCS C220 110MM BLATT stem

I ordered a new bike with a RITCHEY WCS C220 110MM BLATT stem. I got a Wahoo Elemnt Roam and would like to attach this centrally to the stem (not via a side mount or on top of the handle bar). Does ...
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Bike GPS computer with real-time elevation profile

I'm looking for GPS bike computer (for road bike) for affordable price and with reasonable battery life. I don't care about brand, I just basically need 2 functionalities: map which is shown on the ...
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Is this summary for seeking an understanding of the landscape of cyclocomputers in 2020 accurate?

I am having trouble navigating the formidable variety of cyclocomputers on the market. I am not asking for product recommendations. A recommendation will in any case almost surely not be helpful. ...
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Is it possible to use custom maps on Sigma ROX 12?

I wonder if it's possible to somehow upload custom maps to Sigma ROX 12 bike computer? The default map that is available on it for my country is not very good, so I want to customize it. p.s. When I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 anyone tell me how pedelec sensor in PAS bicycles work?

While doing a literature review I found out about pedelec sensors (while googling some sensor to find torque applied by the rider). Is anyone who has used it willing to share the mechanism and can you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cateye Computer Probe Wire Repair

I snagged the wire on my Cateye Mity 8 computer on the rack the other day and broke it mid wire. I'm going to fix it by splicing them back together. I'm worried about effects of getting the wires ...
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Making the most of Edge 500 courses

I want to make the most of this feature, and use it for navigation on pre-planned courses. I have used it two times now, and the experience was much different. The first time everything was ok, ...
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Computer Light For Nighttime Riding

I use a Wahoo RFLKT+ computer. It has a built in backlight for night riding, but to conserve the battery the light times out after a while (30 second default). Since I have a hub generator, I'd like ...
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How to use Garmin's battery more effectively?

I've bought a second hand Garmin Edge 800 for a while ago. So far, I'm nothing but delighted about the device and the battery life. However, since I have to plug it in in order to upload my rides, it ...
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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 ...