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  • Cheapest waterproof way to record multi activities to Strava?
  • lister
    Full Member

    As per the title really. I currently record all my cycling on strava with my phone which works fine as I always want to take it with me anyway.
    However I’m about to start a new job leading various outdoor activities and need something small and robust to record kayak, canoe and coasteering trips.
    I’m assuming a GPS watch of some sort but I’ve never been in the market for anything like this before.
    Cheap, reliable and robust are top of the list.
    Any ideas please?

    cyclistm
    Full Member

    Secondhand Garmin forerunner

    lister
    Full Member

    Ok, any models to avoid or look for please?

    tthew
    Full Member

    Waterproof phone pouch I’d have thought.

    Waterproof Phone Cases

    This, I got a 235 from FB marketplace for £50. Been brilliant.

    Secondhand Garmin forerunner

    cyclistm
    Full Member

    I got a Garmin forerunner 45 for less than £50. Spot on.

    reeksy
    Full Member

    I’ve a mate that runs outdoor Ed courses at a uni and uses his iPhone for multi-day multi sport trips.

    lunge
    Full Member

    Proper cheap – zip lock bag for phone.
    Less cheap but safer – Garmin Foreruner, a 35 or 45 will do the job fine.

    molgrips
    Full Member

    Forerunner 245 here. Doesn’t do open water swimming due to GPS not working under water but it does do a lot of other stuff. I think you can create your own activity types and there are loads of downloadable widgets for all sorts of sports.

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    Basic GPS bike computers that sync with your phone can be had on amazon for about £30. Whatever I got now I’d make sure did wireless uploads and fannying with a cable is so last century!

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Yep – Forerunner 35 would do what you want.

    Syncs with Garmin Connect on your phone and then that syncs to Strava. All seamless (even my technophobe wife manages it).

    ampthill
    Full Member

    I bought a basically new Suunto ambit3 peak for £65 off eBay and it’s been great for logging

    The cheapest thing I could find would log open water swimming

    droplinked
    Full Member

    Second hand Garmin forerunner or a TomTom runner 3

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    If you’re leading trips, do consider battery life while running apps and emergency need for phone calls.
    I personally would keep phone separate.

    From experience with a phone working outdoors canoeing, sailing etc – it has to be a waterproof model, with screen protector, case and a drybag….

    lister
    Full Member

    That’s exactly why I don’t want to use my phone. I’ll have comms when I’m out on a trip so my personal phone doesn’t need to come with me.
    Sounds like a forerunner will do the job.

    Thanks all.

    Anyone got one in a drawer they don’t use? 😉

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