- I need a bikeable smartphone – any suggestions?
The primary (mandatory) criteria are:
1. Good wifi (to communicate at long-ish range with a Sony action camera)
2. Android (high enough version to use Sony camera app)
3. GPS (for MM, Strava, Endomondo)
4. Expandable memory (for map management)
5. Expandable battery (for weekends away from electricity)
7. Cheap to buy secondhand
9. Can sync with pc with xp pro 2
It will only be a second phone and have a payg sim for emergencies. I currently have a Note which is cumbersome and has very poor wifi.
Suggest away!Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
I run my iPhone on my bars in a pretty cheap (£25) UltimateAddons case
I’ve had a couple of those. the zip isn’t waterproof and splits after a while, the plastic front goes brittle and cracks in very coldconditions, and the bar mount is bulky. I trimmed the mount down to clamp it on my stem which tidied it up a bit, but its not ideal.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve had a couple of those. the zip isn’t waterproof and splits after a while
I didn’t use the zip one – that looked crap – I use the plastic shell with rubber insert one:
Tried combining it with an external battery stowed in a Topeak Tri-Bag (bit like yours) at the weekend. That worked pretty well. Meant I was able to run it all day and still have the phone at 100% charge.Posted 4 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
There’s a semi-ruggedised Motorola if memory serves.
Defy? There is a mk2 now, but the original, which seems to tick all the other boxes, uses an older and non-upgradeable Android.Posted 4 years ago
FWIW, it’s spent around 20 minutes rattling about the bottom of a RIB at speed on salt water, left on top of a 4*4 and fell off (onto mud though not tarmac), and been left out in the rain overnight. Still good.
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