A GPS unit I won't smash.
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.
Is there anything out there that fits the bill or am I asking for the moon on a stick.
CheersPosted 3 years ago
I know it’s a watch, but garmin 230/235 does all that and looks like a proper watch.Posted 3 years ago
Bumbag. And it’s soooo Enduro these days.Posted 3 years ago
I keep on coming back to the Garmin watches, but they all seem massively overkill for my non-techy mind.Posted 3 years ago
I’ll have another read up about it.
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 lookPosted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years ago
What’s wrong with an Edge 25?Posted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years ago
Ghostracer app? Looks like I’m doing some more research 😥Posted 3 years agohairyscary wrote:Posted 3 years ago
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]
edge 25 with a speed sensor?Posted 3 years ago
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 😆Posted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years ago
Garmin vivoactive HR
You can get a bike mount if you really dont want it on your wrist and dont mind losing HRPosted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years ago
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.
Thanks all. I’ll have a look at the Brayton and the Garmin 235.Posted 3 years ago
Keep using your phone and put a Wahoo RFLKT on your barsPosted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years ago
vivoactive hr has 1s recordingPosted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years ago
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)
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)”.Posted 3 years ago
Yep , vivoactive hr definitely has 1s recording
It may have been added afterwards as an update though
Cheers,I stand corrected.That was what was putting me off the vivoactive.Posted 3 years ago
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?
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?Posted 3 years ago
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