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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 style toys, not outdoor equipment, as far as IP ratings, I personally believe the claimed IP ratings are based on marketing need for a bigger number than the ...


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 washing it up). You do have to be careful the seal is tight on the sim card slot. As for using it in the rain, the touchscreen isn't completely useless, but it ...


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 into Zwift using your PC, Mac or iOS device. This will save the workout on Zwift's servers which in turn will make it accessible in your Android app.


DriKase and Drikase XL (for large phones or phones with cases) are good waterproof phone cases which mount to your stem and keep your phone dry while being able to operate it through the liner. It doesn't set it out front of your bars though.


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 phone has ANT+ connectivity.


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 holds a tube and basic tools). The low light readability is still an issue, but you're over the top of it a bit more which helps. Where I put tools you could ...


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 single purpose bike computers that I have seen. I would want to carry a phone anyway, so the weight consideration is entirely in favour of letting the phone ...


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 tracking accuracy) then you have a great cheap bicycle computer with track logging.


I'm using currently using Quad Lock mount with an iPhone5. I'm having no issues with it and the GPS is very accurate. Battery life is still a concern, but turning off LTE, Bluetooth and Wireless, while turning on Do Not Disturb; I'm seeing less then 10% battery usage per hour. I don't have any hardware for it yet, but looking at the new low-power bluetooth ...

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