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Disclaimer: I have been working on software for a GPS sports watch, but I have not been involved in product management. The whole reason for sports watches and bike computers to exist is limited functionality compared to a generic Android device. Limiting functionality to cover only sports allows the software to use less CPU and memory, which in turn saves ...


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For your requirements this would work fine. The speedo readout would not reflect a real-world value, but for comparing efforts on the same bike it would be ideal. I'd suggest the lowest priced wired Cateye bike computer (velo9 or similar) because it lasts years on a battery. I've had cheaper bike computers, and they can eat batteries in a few days. For ...


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Putting the sensor on the crank would work in principle. In terms of if it would mean anything in the real world, you'd first have to ask what has real world meaning on an exercise bike, anyway? Even with an actual multispeed bicycle on a trainer roller, what significance does the tangential speed of the tire really have, anyway? Really, in a simulated ...


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My answer is a little late to the party, but it is worthwhile to note that there were computer (oedometer, to be precise) that are installed directly into the stem: They are out of production, but who knows, maybe the mold are still in some drawer in some far-east manufacturing site and they will reappear soon...


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VDO m-zero mounts permanently (cable ties).


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In most jurisdictions found items are not yours, and if the owner cannot be located, must legally be handed into the Police ( although a low value item such as this will be of little interest to most Police departments ). Where I live local bike clubs use social media for all their communications, many misplaced items have been returned to their rightful ...


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This may depend on where you live, but in the area where I live there are lost&found shops that keep lost items in stock in case the owner asks if a lost item was found. Generally there's a small fee for the owner to retrieve a lost item. Probably far below the cost of a bike computer. Of course if there's some easy way to find who lost the item, you ...


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This can be done via a workaround on the Hammerhead Karoo, which is fundamentally an Android device with a cycling app. You can use a process known as 'side loading' to install other android apps on it (I have no idea what impact this has on the warranty). To get music, users have successfully installed Spotify on their Karoo. DC Rainmaker provides a step by ...


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Your phone would be great for navigation, but not so much for working with sensors. I have had good luck with Garmin (1030 - I figured if I was spending that kind of money, do it once vs. getting a cheaper model that I may want to upgrade later) head units, but I do not primarily use it to navigate. I like the metrics it provides. I usually plan my route ...


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I have a Rox12 and can tell you you cannot use OSM maps (like with Garmin). Sigma post-processes them before you can use them, so you are “limited” to the set given in Dan K’s answer. I needed Laos and Cambodia, but these are not available.


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On a Desktop, I would highly suggest gpx.studio https://gpxstudio.github.io/ if you ever need to edit your Strava maps. On my first 3mi run, I had a problem with my GPS and was easily able to correct and input an honest time/pace ( before I edited it, it said I had a 3min mi pace... not even close to what I really did. I then changed it up to a little under ...


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Garmin Speed Sensor 2. Stores up to 300 hrs of ride data locally and then uploads then next time it pairs with a device.


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