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Garmin bike computer vs smart watches

I wouldn’t recommend using a fitness watch on the bike. At least for me it got uncomfortable pretty quickly because your wrist is bent while on the bike. In addition all the hard vibrations make the ...
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Route planning and avoiding gravel/unpaved roads?

Use Bike Route Toaster and make sure you are using Open Street Maps Cycling version ("Open Cycle Map). As part of the route finding options under Open Street Maps there is an "Avoid unpaved roads/...
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What is the effect on battery life of enabling glonass support on garmin edge 25?

You're only going to experience roughly a 10%, (maybe 20% max) loss of battery life. Unless you're planning on frequent century or all-day rides, the difference is relatively negligible. The average ...
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Garmin bike computer vs smart watches

The question overlooks some important points or gets them wrong. The cheapest Garmin, the 130, does have navigation. Some exercise-oriented smart watches will operate for weeks, but a chest band will ...
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How to turn off Live Segments on Garmin Edge 520 for good

You can disable popular segments in Strava under Dashboard -> My Segments: Then as long as you don't star any segments none will be synced to your device.
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Does Garmin Oregon 700 have Strava integration?

Is it possible to upload tracks to Strava? Yes, you can upload your tracks to Strava. If your device is connected with Garmin Connect, there is an option to automatically upload your tracks after ...
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Garmin watch as a power meter

There may be some confusion with terminology here. A power meter measures power, usually by measuring the strain in some drivetrain component (i.e. how much it flexes when pedaling). You need to ...
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With a garmin edge touring can I just ride or do I have to do a route?

The map screen will show you your location, you aren't required to choose a route, routes are just big feature of the edge touring that Garmin focused on for that line.
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Garmin bike computer vs smart watches

Problem with Optical HR is it is unreliable, not inaccurate. For HR accuracy within a few percent won't make a lot of difference to most people, but if your watch locks to the wrong thing, you get ...
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How to seamlessly upload to Strava after a ride using a Garmin Edge 500?

I personally use a Garmin Edge 810 which can connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone and then automatically upload rides to Garmin Connect. The auto-transfer from Garmin Connect then allows your ride ...
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How can I mount a small front light on my Garmin mount?

There are few rechargeable lights with beam shaping and cut-off that may be mounted upside down. Cat-Eye has two in its G-Volt line that come with GoPro adapters. Lezyne also has a light for hanging ...
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How to turn off segments on edge 510

This works with firmware 5.0. From the start screen, click the "folder" icon on the bottom left Click "Strava Live Segments" Click the Menu button on the bottom right (the three rows) Click "...
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What is the use of GPS/Elevation on Bike computers

Ever had that "this has to.... be the top.... oh sh$%.... it's a crest.... there's more...." feeling. Knowing altitude lets you pace your climb and arrive the the top without over (or under) doing it. ...
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Can I use Edge 510 as an indoor trainer computer

I'm basing this on my 810 but I assume they're similar. You can create a new profile for riding on the turbo. For each profile you can select which sensors are used. If you turn off GPS and turn on ...
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Will the Garmin Edge Touring store an in progress ride if power is lost?

Yes A comment below made me wonder could a planned turn off be different to a random turn off like my original answer below. So a quick test this morning and... if you turn it off through the ...
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Can you record multiple rides on a Garmin 500 and download more than one on Strava?

Can you record multiple rides on Garmin 500 Yes you can record as many rides as there is room on the internal memory. Once you have completed a ride hit stop, then hold the lap/reset button for 3 ...
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How to set up a Kickr Core to work with my Garmin, dynamically change "elevations" (resistance), etc

Yes, you can do this with your Edge 820. You need to pair the Kickr Core to the Edge 820 using the sensor type “Indoor Trainer”. Menu > Training > Indoor Trainer > Pair ANT+ Bike Trainer You can “...
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Navigating to a saved location on a Garmin Edge 530 results in a ludicrous circuitous route

My guess is that "popularity routing" is weighted quite heavily in the choice of route, and "minimise time" is a secondary weighting. I see Google has routed you on the A541, ...
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What is the use of GPS/Elevation on Bike computers

Historical Contingency Looking to history earlier versions (e.g., Garmin Edge 305 and Edge 705) came with barometers for elevation. This was long before Strava, and during a time when you did all ...
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How to seamlessly upload to Strava after a ride using a Garmin Edge 500?

The Garmin Edge 510 can use bluetooth to pair with your smartphone. Then when you save a ride on the garmin, it'll automatically upload immediately.
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How to calibrate Garmin Vector 2 power meter pedals with a Wahoo Elemnt computer?

It seems others were having this same issue and it turned out to be the torque not being set to specs (Garmin recommends a torque of 25 to 30 lbf-ft (34 to 40 N-m). In my case, I had skipped a step ...
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Can the Garmin Edge 130 obtain heart rate from a fitness wrist-band?

GPS-based computers, which are often called head units, typically use two communication protocols: Bluetooth (which is the same as many personal electronic devices like smartphones use) and ANT+, ...
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Garmin bike computer vs smart watches

One point - the watch is on your wrist, compared to a computer on your handlebars and a phone is in your pocket.. Only one of those can be seen without letting go of the handlebars, briefly for the ...
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With a garmin edge touring can I just ride or do I have to do a route?

You can also call up a pre-generated route and turn off the turn-by-turn directional functionality, thus just showing your location and relationship to the route. This has worked reasonably well for ...
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Is a garmin oregon series GPS useful as a bike computer for navigation and ride tracking?

Yes, you should be able to use a Garmin Oregon that way. A Garmin Oregon can do almost anything that a Garmin Edge (GPS bike computer) can do. The exact details will depend a lot on exactly which ...
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How to seamlessly upload to Strava after a ride using a Garmin Edge 500?

Garmin Connect Edge 1000 has Wi-Fi which can auto-upload to Connect - and subsequently to Strava. But the simplest solution is to use your phone? - however this has the disadvantage of draining the ...
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What is the use of GPS/Elevation on Bike computers

I find when climbing that horizontal speed is fairly meaningless but vertical speed can be quite helpful for keeping you going and/or interesting. When you know a climb is 1000m and your computer ...
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How to turn off Live Segments on Garmin Edge 520 for good

On your 520 device, enter MENU, then TRAINING, then STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS. Open SEGMENT OPTIONS, click on Enable/Disable, then select Disable All.
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Does Garmin Oregon 700 have Strava integration?

Googled for the manual: https://static.garmin.com/pumac/Oregon_7xx_OM_EN.pdf Look for the 'Connected Features' section. The device will upload to Garmin Connect on a smartphone, which will synch with ...
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Garmin edge 520 maps installation

Are you sure you have enough free space on the Garmin for a 85 MB file, even after removing the old map file? The Edge 520 has very limited storage of around 100 MB. That is also used by the stored ...
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