Garmin keeps straight-lining my rides (lower spec GPS??)
Just had a look at the manual. There is nothing there about a power saving setting. However, the Autopause feature has a Custom Speed option. It could be that this is switching the timer/recorder off when you are going too slow. Try Setting Autopause off, or set the Custom Speed a bit lower.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks druid. I tried those settings and, when setting it to ‘pause when i stop’ it kept pausing at just low speeds. “Custom Speed” just does the same but raises the threshold. It’s set to record/time all the time (Autopause off) so not sure those settings are relevant?Posted 5 years ago
Ah well. It was worth a try!
If you are riding under trees (especially wet ones), the signal can easily get lost. Similarly in built up areas with tall buildings or steep sided valleys. It would be worth checking your Strava logs to see if the affected areas have anything in common.Posted 5 years ago
I have a Garmin Edge 200 (the new-ish, cheap-ish baby Garmin). On Strava it appears to ‘straight-line’ sections of my rides more often than i was expecting (i’m new to GPS). Should i assume, because the unit is bottom of the Garmin range, it just has an inferior spec’ GPS (drops less markers or something??) or is this normal for a GPS?Posted 5 years agosputnikMember
A mate returned his 200 model after realising that it was inaccurate ( we got different results on Strava ) . I was using using iPhone 4s and got more accurate results. He bought the ext model up ( with cadense and HR monitor ) and now our results are the same and his route looks more detailed when zooming in on the map( ie more squiggly lines and less strait ones).Posted 5 years agomunksterMember
To the OP do you switch the unit off before extracting (presumably) the gpx file? Sounds like an odd question but (and I may be mis-diagnosing here) I was finding something similar until I stopped the “recording”, switched off then plugged in. If I plugged in straight away it did something similar to what you’re saying. Might be a red herring as I say but something to try/eliminate?Posted 5 years agoAndrewJMember
Try using smart if it’s an option, or every 1 or 2 seconds.
On my Edge 305, Smart Recording is for longer rides. I have 2 options Every Second, which will record up to 3.5 hours and Smart Recording for longer rides.
From that I would assume Smart Recording is LESS accurate!Posted 5 years ago
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