- Garmin Edge 800 – using the cadence but not speed sensor
I’m thinking of getting a Garmin Edge 800. I’m interested in geeking over stats so I was going to go for the heart rate/cadence bundle. It will certainly fit on my hardtail fine but I’m not 100% sure that my full suss is shaped right so that you could get the sensor in a place to read both speed and cadence. It just looks like it will be a bit touch and go if it will work.
So first question: Is any one using the cadence and speed sensor on a Five?
Second question: I know that speed can be detected via the GPS alone, but normally that setup would mean there being no sensor at all. I’m worried that the sensor will override the speed detection on the GPS and register as zero because there is no magnet going past the sensor. Anyone using it to just read cadence in this sort of setup?Posted 5 years agoCraigWMember
You could get a cadence only sensor if you wanted. Its a bit neater and cheaper than the combined sensor. eg this one from Bontrager: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/bontrager/standard-digital-cadence-sensor-ec021207Posted 5 years agorichardkMember
The speed sensor is good for tight switchbacks where the GPS reading every 3 seconds may miss small parts of the trail. Never tried to measure this to see if it makes a difference or not…Posted 5 years ago
So you just those instead of the ones that come with it? Excuse my ignorance.
I guess they are 1mm thick ones like these?Posted 5 years ago
richardk – Member
The speed sensor is good for tight switchbacks where the GPS reading every 3 seconds may miss small parts of the trail. Never tried to measure this to see if it makes a difference or not…
I have borrowed my girl friends Fore Runner 205 a bunch of times and it has picked up switch backs when looking at the map afterwards and the GPS speedo has been good enough.
Thanks for the link… the bloody search on this forum is completely useless.
Must remember to go back to using Google site specific search. 😳Posted 5 years ago
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