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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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How to safely pause Garmin navigations?

Option A: Press start/stop and then power. When activity is paused, power button will instantly switch the screen off (instead of locking the screen). This helps to further reduce battery consumption ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Out-front mount screw for Garmin Edge 540/840/1040

This thread on the Garmin support forum gives the size as: socket head cap screw M3 0.5 x 14
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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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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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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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Fix/replace worn-through side-button on Garmin Edge 520

I wanted to follow up on this topic and how it went for me... After two weeks, I got a replacement case from overseas for reasonable money. There is no spare part from Garmin since replacement isn't ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the values of Average Power Phase in the .FIT file?

Looking at the ANT+ Power profile from this page. 'Power phase' and 'power phase peak' are different. 'Power phase' is where the positive contribution starts and ends. 'Power phase peak' are the ...
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Adaptor for Garmin Edge 530 out-front mount to a Go Pro

If you have a 3D printer, there are a ton of print files you can download at places like thingiverse.com. You might have to modify them a bit, but they are out there. Note you would need to print in ...
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Adaptor for Garmin Edge 530 out-front mount to a Go Pro

It looks like you can get screw in adapters for Go Pros that thread into existing out front mounts from below. So if your out-front mount has metal screw threads already present, check underneath and ...
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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 1030 and Di2 Connection

You need to install a D-Fly unit. Probably this one: EW-WU111 Being able to use the Garmin in rain and cold weather with gloves is brilliant. However check if you have the right components: these ...
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How can I mount a small front light on my Garmin mount?

I’ve built this mount out of some aluminium sheet I had lying around: It uses the two existing holes in the bottom of the Garmin mount for two small screws. The heads of the screws are inside of the ...
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Does Bontrager DuoTrap S work with Garmin Fenix 6?

According to this site DuoTrap S supports Garmin Fenix 6: However DuoTrap S will measure only speed and cadence (no wattage). Update May 16 2022: I have acquired one. After fiddling a bit with the ...
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Fix/replace worn-through side-button on Garmin Edge 520

Here's a potential fix for the power button cover on the garmin 520 failing. I took some 0.125" dia. brake cable sheathing (Tubing that is used to cover exposed cable on a bike so it doesn't ...
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What is the effect on battery life of enabling glonass support on garmin edge 25?

I can share my experience with the unit. I love it for it's simplicity, but the battery life is becoming an issue after only a few months use. Yesterday we went out on a slow welcome back ride. 5 ...
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Garmin Cadence Sensor

The red light flashes when the magnet passes the pick up sensor that you attach to the frame. The same sensor has an adjustable "arm" on it to pick up the magnet mounted on a spoke. It should flash ...
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How can I combine Garmin recorded track data with FitBit heart rate data?

The GPX files produced by GPS devices are just XML so can fairly easily be edited by computer programs (and simple edits like removing sections where your GPS glitched out can even be done “by hand” ...
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