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  • A GPS unit I won't smash.
  • Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Can anyone recommend a small (edge 25 sized) GPS unit that still samples every second.
    For most of my riding my phone in my backpack is fine, but every now and again I like to ride short techy loops without a backpack and I know that at some point soon my phone is going to get smashed.
    Minimum requirements are:
    Small (as close to a garmin edge 25 as possible).
    1 second sample.
    Battery life up to 6 hours at the very most.
    No navigation requirement.
    Update to Strava via my phone.
    Not a watch if possible. Particularly not the Fitbit style things.
    Sub £200

    Is there anything out there that fits the bill or am I asking for the moon on a stick.

    Cheers

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    I know it’s a watch, but garmin 230/235 does all that and looks like a proper watch.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Bumbag. And it’s soooo Enduro these days.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    I keep on coming back to the Garmin watches, but they all seem massively overkill for my non-techy mind.
    I’ll have another read up about it.
    Cheers.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I’ve crashed a lot of times onto a Garmin 810 on a bar and out front mount and it’s still running fine. Tougher than they look

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    If you don’t want maps, couldn’t be simpler. Two button presses and it’s tracking. Mine does 10hrs of GPS&HRM. About 10 days on standby.

    Syncs with my phone automAtically at the end of a ride.

    Smart notifications are quite useful.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    What’s wrong with an Edge 25?

    Premier Icon n0b0dy0ftheg0at
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    Can’t you change the ping rate in Ghostracer app, regardless of the gadget you’re using, or have I misunderstood the setting option? By default it’s 10 metres and 2 seconds.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Various internet searches reckon that the edge 25 uses a smart technology to sample which picks and chooses when it samples. This doesn’t sound ideal for steep up and steep down kind of riding.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Ghostracer app? Looks like I’m doing some more research 😥

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    hairyscary wrote:

    Various internet searches reckon that the edge 25 uses a smart technology to sample which picks and chooses when it samples. This doesn’t sound ideal for steep up and steep down kind of riding.[b]trying to beat the current KOM time by 0.5s[/b]

    Premier Icon docgeoffyjones
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    edge 25 with a speed sensor?

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    scotroutes – Member
    hairyscary » Various internet searches reckon that the edge 25 uses a smart technology to sample which picks and chooses when it samples. This doesn’t sound ideal for steep up and steep down kind of riding.trying to beat the current KOM time by 0.5s

    Don’t worry, I ain’t troubling any KOM times 😆

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I’ve always used smart sampling, it’s a non issue. It’ll only increase the sampling rate when it doesn’t sense a change between data points. If speed/elevation is changing it’ll up the sampling rate.

    Premier Icon flashpaul
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    another watch
    Garmin vivoactive HR

    You can get a bike mount if you really dont want it on your wrist and dont mind losing HR

    Premier Icon mm93
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    I’ve been looking for the same thing recently,I almost went for an edge 25,but like you I read about the problems of inaccurate recording when riding tight twisty trails,because they don’t have the 1 second recording,the Garmin vivoactive is the same I believe.
    Someone on here suggested the Bryton rider 100,310, etc, the 100 is a similar size to the edge 25 and does have 1 second recording,I haven’t tried one myself but most reviews seem pretty good, although there are some reports of the USB connection coming loose.
    They seem to be available for £50-60 ,and £70 odd for the 310 which is a bit bigger.There is also one with mapping on,the 530 for about£135.Think I’m going to give one a try soon.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Thanks all. I’ll have a look at the Brayton and the Garmin 235.

    Premier Icon drofluf
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    Keep using your phone and put a Wahoo RFLKT on your bars

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    I really don’t want to take my phone out with me when I don’t take a backpack, it will get broken ar some point.

    Premier Icon flashpaul
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    vivoactive hr has 1s recording

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    Cheers all. I’ve gone with the Garmin 230 bundle with a heart rate strap and will get a bar mount for my rare forays onto the road.
    Hopefully that will give me some versatility as well as piece of mind about my phone.
    (I really could not wear one of the fitbit, vivoactive type of things)

    Premier Icon mm93
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    vivoactive hr has 1s recording

    Are you sure? according to dcrainmaker it’s smart recording only.This is from the review.

    “Overall, for the vast majority of runners, the Vivoactive HR is a solid running watch. Note though that despite earlier statements from Garmin otherwise, the Vivoactive HR does NOT have 1-second recording rates (uses Smart Recording)”.

    Premier Icon flashpaul
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    Yep , vivoactive hr definitely has 1s recording

    It may have been added afterwards as an update though

    https://www.dropbox.com/sc/yb1ud8659u6iu3q/AABag0W56qLjOlSunNwS3zNda

    Premier Icon mm93
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    Cheers,I stand corrected.That was what was putting me off the vivoactive.
    It’s a shame they haven’t done that for the edge 25 as that seems to be the only criticism of them.
    Maybe they will/have?

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Can’t say I have noticed any accuracy issues with my edge 25, but then I haven’t really been looking for them…

    Accuracy wise I’d assume it’s the same as any other Garmin device (firmware dependant)… Can’t imagine it’s actually less accurate than a phone.

    Do any other brands of GPS let you set tracking intervals?

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