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GPS bike computers in track cycling?

In track (velodrome) racing, visible cycle computer displays are generally not permitted. So the only funny looks will be from the commissaire who will request it be removed. This is the UCI rule: ...
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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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Are there any sub $100 gps devices that can export a gpx file

Instead of an actual GPS device, I would recommend buying a used smart phone, (The Strava app itself only works on either iPhones or Androids). A "Nothing Special" used smart phone you can usually ...
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Are there any sub $100 gps devices that can export a gpx file

It's a little more than 100$, but you could have a Garmin Edge 20 for 130$. Maybe wait a little for a special or something*. According to the post it's a good little computer and I personnaly enjoy ...
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Is an IP68 rating sufficient to protect a phone during a 12 hour ride in heavy rain?

It should be. That's how I navigate on all my rides, wet or otherwise (phone on the bars). I've done this for a few years, but not completely without incident. Some tips: Make sure all port covers ...
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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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GPS mount resistant to vibration?

I have exactly the same type of mount and the same type of GPS with it, and after a few years of use the contact interface has become worn out, just as you describe. The problem was exacerbated by the ...
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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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Which mapping/route planning source should I trust for elevation?

The people at Audax UK have given this some thought. They regard the gold standard as counting contours on an Ordnance Survey map (for those not in the UK, the output of our national mapping agency ...
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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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What is the best way to track your mileage, routes and calories burned?

There are several phone apps / web sites you can use. They all have a free mode and a premium mode. A few of them are: Endomondo Last time I used this (a couple of years back) it was able to give ...
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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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Calorie burn information is dramatically different between Strava IOS App and Cyclemeter IOS app. Which is more accurate?

RANT - Do not read if you do not want to be offended. A lot of calorie burn questions popping up at the moment. The problem is biometrics has become the latest fashion accessory, and everyone (...
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What is the best way to track your mileage, routes and calories burned?

I've just started using an android app called IPbike. If you like tweaking settings and getting the items displayed just right it could be good for you; if not, look elsewhere. It can apparently sync ...
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Which mapping/route planning source should I trust for elevation?

None of them will be "right" Strava may throw away your elevation data depending on the device used to record it. So for any phone-based app the height is ignored, and your track is placed on a ...
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Are there any bike GPS computers / devices that can create routes themselves out on the road?

Yes. The Garmin Edge 530/830/1030 can be loaded up with extensive map data, and can give you live routing, even without a cellular connection. Wahoo's ELEMNT ROAM can also do routing on the fly. The ...
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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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What is energy output in Strava application?

From Strava's Help page : Energy Output Energy Output measures the amount of work you've done during a ride, expressed in kilojoules (KJ). It is a factor of how much you're pedaling, how ...
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How can I print a map with my GPS track?

Inkatlas lets you create printable PDF maps with GPS tracks and waypoints (on multiple pages if needed). You can select a map style with terrain. Smaller PDFs (6 pages or fewer) are free. Full ...
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Finding better routes than bicycle apps suggest

This is an impossible question for the mapping sites to answer. They come up with heuristics about what makes a good route, that will do a pretty good job, but there is fine detail they do not and ...
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Calorie burn information is dramatically different between Strava IOS App and Cyclemeter IOS app. Which is more accurate?

As mattnz alluded to it can be notoriously difficult to estimate calories burned, even with a heart rate monitor. As a bit of history, for the longest time it was generally believed that Polar heart ...
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What is energy output in Strava application?

I think your question is based on two possible confusing relationships. First a "calorie" is different from a "Calorie"; and, second, there is a missing variable that Strava uses but you can't see: ...
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Experience with GPS trackers - thieves' reactions?

I've got a friend who had a cellphone stolen. She used the provider's tools to locate the phone down to a suburban address, and went to get it back. The teenager who answered the door knock said ...
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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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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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GPS bike computers in track cycling?

For the track taster session I did a while back, anything like a bike computer, GPS etc was expressly prohibited. I think because anything 'loose' shoved in a jersey pocket might fall out and cause a ...
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Is an IP68 rating sufficient to protect a phone during a 12 hour ride in heavy rain?

You’ll be fine assuming you have a recent phone. They’re entirely glued and sealed shut on the inside, and there’s no battery hatch or anything to worry about either. I ride with my iPhone 7 (only ...
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Are any anti-theft GPS trackers dynamo powered?

I use this product: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Spybike-Bike-GPS-Tracker-to-spy-and-pretect-your-bike-with-ease-New-bike-tail-light/32251529357.html Since this is a tail light, it is less ...
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Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?

Yes you can charge the Edge 500 whilst riding at the same time, and record your ride as well. http://www.joewein.net/blog/2013/03/04/garmin-edge-usb-power-hack/ Summary: an OTG adapter cable will ...
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Merge gpx files

Ok, Looking at the data you posted, you can see <rte> ... </rte> These tags enclose the whole GPX Route. After the tag comes the name. You can put what you like in between the ...
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