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What waterproofing rating is sufficient for a navigation device for touring?

Easy bit - Touch screens don't usually work when wet, you can easily test it, sprinkle some water on the screen and see how it goes. Because phones are high volume consumer goods designed as life ...
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Is it possible to upload ZWO file on Android?

Unfortunately workout files are not accessible on Android but there is a way you can get them onto your Android device. To get a custom workout into the Android app you will need to import the workout ...
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What waterproofing rating is sufficient for a navigation device for touring?

I use a Sony Xperia z3 compact as my bike computer/GPS, in all UK weather. It's described by the manufacturer as waterproof, but not for immersion, and I've never had any water ingress issues (even ...
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Is it possible to pair wheel sensors with an Android phone GPS?

IPBike Google Play will pair with *ANT+ or BTLE devices and let you use a wheel speed sensor along with GPS. It works extremely well but has a steep learning curve. *This assumes your Android ...
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Android tracking app that only periodically uses GPS

Locus Maps allows you to configure GPS auto-off times, but I haven't tried it yet. However in my experience that's not even necessary unless you go on very long rides (or have a very old phone).
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Handlebar-mounted "turn indicator" that can pair with a smartphone for turn-by-turn GPS navigation

I've had a phone in a bumper case come off the handlebars several times without damage. But my handlebar mount kept getting broken in the bike shed at work so I switched to a top tube bag (which also ...
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Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?

I use my Samsung S2 with an extended-life battery and the fantastic Finn mount. I use Strava and ViewRanger apps (usually both at the same time). The whole setup is very cheap and knocks spots off the ...
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Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?

You can buy/get an old smartphone, after uninstalling unnecessary software (almost everything) install MMR/endomondo/strava app, insert expired sim card (still connecting to BTS stations - better ...
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