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  • atlaz
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    Why not buy a cheap GPS and have done with it? No smartphone doing GPS is going to have a very long battery life sadly.

    Right, Iv destroyed another phone so am looking for a new smart phone

    Main duty are STARVA, occasional use of Facebook and ebay.

    Having had an Iphone I really haven’t been impressed by the amount battery life strava uses but Im told its not the same on other phones

    So any good cheap smart phones that will let me log a 6hr ride without going flat ?

    mandog
    Member

    bump. Samsung Galaxy Y any good?
    £49.95 in Carphone Warehouse

    d45yth
    Member

    atlaz – Member

    Why not buy a cheap GPS and have done with it? No smartphone doing GPS is going to have a very long battery life sadly.
    +1, it’ll be on your bars as well then, no faffing getting phone out/putting it away. It will come in handy for following routes you don’t know too.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Having issues witht he wildfire here, try the strava forum or find a deal on the Garmin 200

    The GPS in smartphones tends to be erratic and inaccurate, leading to Strava frustration. My old Garmin 200 is much better than my iPhone 4.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    The GPS in some smartphones tends to be erratic and inaccurate, leading to Strava frustration.

    Desire has always been spot on, checked against wheel speedo and GoPro.

    I said “tends to be”, not “is”.

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber

    Worth clarifying in case anyone misunderstood, then.

    Premier Icon cp
    Subscriber

    GPS will hammer a smartphone battery whatever model it is. As above, smart phone as a phone, cheap GPS unit for the bike.

    Premier Icon thepurist
    Subscriber

    @mikewsmith – the Strava app was rubbish on my wildfire s, poor GPS tracking with loads of straight lining between the odd patch that was actually recorded. I now use MyTracks (free app) to record the track (which it seems to do very well) then send the track from that to Strava.

    rob jackson
    Member

    Simon – i have emailed you

    b r
    Member

    According to the guys I ride with my Nokia E71 is far more accurate than their ‘fancy’ phones, and you can use it without a SIM if needed.

    mandog
    Member

    Well I bought the Y phone today and rode home from work on the road. Seems ok so far.

    martinxyz
    Member

    What’s that? Can it be held steady in Y phrunts?

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