Questions tagged [gps]

Questions referring to GPS and how it relates to bikes, typically from a navigation and location tracking standpoint.

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Is there an app that lets me mark points of interest while I'm cycling? [closed]

I have a phone with wifi only. Nevertheless, GPS tracking still works in apps like Wahoo Fitness so long as my location is turned on: as useful as it is creepy. When I'm out cycling, I'll notice yard ...
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Garmin bike computer vs smart watches

I wonder if GPS smart watches are better alternatives to some basic Garmin devices without navigation. They are better for the price and you can record the heart beat rate data in sync without the ...
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Modern bike security, a lock with GPS and SIM card?

These days many things are getting GPS and these things often also have a SIM card, so they can connect to the internet. (I think some call this internet of things) Is there any bike lock out there ...
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GPS mount resistant to vibration?

I like to ride with a bike-specific GPS device mounted on my handlebar or stem, so I can look at it whenever I want. I use Garmin eTrex 30 with a mount like this: The problem is, the GPS device falls ...
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Is an IP68 rating sufficient to protect a phone during a 12 hour ride in heavy rain?

I would like to bring my IP68-rated phone with me on long rides where the weather might be very wet. As I understand, IP68 means it can withstand immersion at a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes. ...
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Are there any route planning/mapping apps or websites that can show a chart of cumulative ascent?

Strava and Ride With GPS both show elevation charts, but they show elevation at any particular point in the ride, i.e. on a circular route with 2000m of climbing the charts will go up and down but ...
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Smartphone app that alerts when a rider is left behind

I belong to a few off-road bicycle in groups. We ride during the day and at night. Does anyone know of a smart phone app that would alert the bicycling group leader when one of the group is left ...
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Are there any bike GPS computers / devices that can create routes themselves out on the road?

In other words, I would want to be able to be in an arbitrary location and tell the device that I want to go to a specific destination (by entering an address or town name) and it would calculate a ...
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3% difference speed sensor vs GPS

I'm using the Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT with RPM speed sensor. First few rides with my dad I noticed my measured distance was about 2-3% off from his, I used the standard 2.096m size of my wheel (700x23C). He ...
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Route planners with route avoidance features

Already asked on https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/141455/route-planners-with-route-avoidance-features but may be here is a most adequate place to make the question. In my quest to search ...
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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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Does Garmin Oregon 700 have Strava integration?

Does Garmin Oregon 700 have Strava integration? I would like to know if there is any integration with Strava or mobile phones in the Garmin Oregon 700 (or 600 series) Is it possible to upload tracks ...
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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 waterproofing rating is sufficient for a navigation device for touring?

I am exploring the possibility of using my phone as the main navigation device for touring. The phone (Pixel 2) is IP67-rated and I was planning to use it without any additional waterproofing, just ...
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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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what could be the reason for very inacurate strava tracks of my bike excursions?

I'm not sure if this is the right "forum" to ask the question but I'll try anyway. So I'm using strava to log my biking excursions. Recently I have noticed that my recorded tracks are very "ugly" - ...
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How can I print a map with my GPS track?

I have tracks from a bike tour in GPX format. Is there an easy way to create printable topo maps with these tracks? Waypoints should be visible and labelled as well. QGIS might be an option, but it's ...
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Change activity type of a *.fit file [closed]

Is there some software doing this ? No, I don't mean changing the type of an already imported 'workout' from service level. A 'service' being Strava, TrainingPeaks, Garmin Connect, etc. Motivation I'...
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Which mapping/route planning source should I trust for elevation?

I'm planning a few routes, and while I've generally used Google maps and CycleStreets, the former makes exporting to GPX a pain (there are third party tools, but once you've customised a route they ...
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Charging a Garmin Oregon GPS

Does anyone know if you can charge a Garmin Oregon GPS from a bicycle hub dynamo with the optional rechargeable batteries? Thanks Karl.
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Recommendation for tracking device [closed]

I plan to buy a tracking watch/device and I'm looking for recommendations. Two key features that I can think of are heart rate monitor gps tracking I think that Polar M400 provides these features, ...
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Will the Garmin Edge Touring store an in progress ride if power is lost?

A rider is on a long ride, using a Garmin Edge Touring GPS unit and takes a break. If they wish to save battery on the Garmin, can they power it off and continue the same ride later? I believe the ...
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Handlebar-mounted "turn indicator" that can pair with a smartphone for turn-by-turn GPS navigation [closed]

So far I've been using my Android smartphone and a combination of Strava and Google Maps for navigating/recording my routes. This works reasonably well, but as I've been going on longer and longer ...
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GPS systems for bikes

I have never seen a GPS system available for when you buy your bike I'm wondering if the technologies out there for the bikes I know the technology is small and if its not available how do I get a ...
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Experience with GPS trackers - thieves' reactions?

I'm interested in experiences what happens in reality when a bike with a GPS tracker is targeted / stolen by thieves. There are GPS trackers with a SIM card that will send an alarm to your mobile ...
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What is the effect on battery life of enabling glonass support on garmin edge 25?

I'm considering the purchase of a new GPS. The Garmin Edge 25 has most of the basic features I need. However, high accuracy is important to me as I do trail mapping for my local MTB club. I thought ...
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Are there any sub $100 gps devices that can export a gpx file

I am looking to ride with strava, however as a teenager I receive very little to no money regularly and I do not have a smart phone. I would like a device that tracks my ride via gps and exports a gpx ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to track your 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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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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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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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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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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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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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:- https://www.dropbox.com/s/g7i5afte16zel6n/End%20to%20End%20-%...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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