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  • antigee
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    lost my polar speed computer so gone back to using Nokia (symbian) sportstracker to get at least av speed – seems more accurate than a few years back but am getting consistently wrong ascent/descent figures

    eg yesterday 250m ascent – at most 20m ascent then downhill beside river with no ups and downs sunday about 2000m of ascent decent when i’d expect 500m at most and checking with mapmyride gave just over 450m

    so i’m thiunking about getting rid of the nokia as other than the convenience of size its a bag of …. so is sports tracker on android any better? and anyone got one of the new HRM’s ?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Not tried it on Android but using Strava now – I think the hight is recalculated on upload against where you went so at least sanity checked.

    antigee
    Member

    I think the hight is recalculated on upload against where you went so at least sanity checked.

    that makes some sense – switching to strava is probably the solution i’m looking for – though i see there is a statement on website saying some android phones specifically not supported because of gps issues – i can see this ending up as iphone and strava

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    though i see there is a statement on website saying some android phones specifically not supported because of gps issues – i can see this ending up as iphone and strava

    Bit of a leap there. HTC Desire perfectly fine, Samsung Galaxy S3 absolutely fine. HTS Wildfire not. Just have a google. Plenty of reports of Iphone/strava issues to.

    If your serious have a look at the Garmin Edge though.

    antigee
    Member

    If your serious have a look at the Garmin Edge though.

    thanks – i’d sort of ruled out because like convenience of phone in pocket and its always charged up etc

    the polar i’ve lost had cadence and i miss that plus used on turbo so maybe go for an Garmin edge as guaranteed to do the business

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I’ve been using a phone for years and never really wanted the extra hassle of the other device but I’m coming round to the idea mostly due to battery life and having the stats on the screen on the bike. Worth checking if the garmin uses the polar cadence sensor, the HR one is out though.

    antigee
    Member

    forgotten about the battery life issue with gps and smartphones if you use the display continously – do some longish rides and don’t want to faff with spare battery and def’ don’t want dead phone as have to be in contact so crazey logic decided to repace lost Polar CS100 with a CS400 which at just over £120 from some discounter in Spain – the CS400 has altitude gained function – won’t be as accurate as the Garmin but better than sportstracker and i don’t need to buy new cadence and HR bits but will have to buy the bizarre infra red dongle to download data though most of time interest is just how hilly was the ride

    thanks for input

    stumpy01
    Member

    Isn’t the elevation calculated from the gps, rather than a more accurate barometric measurement, so is never going to be very accurate.

    Try a different app. I used My Tracks & then swapped to Sports Tracker as lots of people were saying how good it was. But, I found it gave a very intermittent trace, with large gaps even across open ground. Swapped back to My Tracks and all good again.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Hence doing the clever mapping bit of working altitude from the map data based on GPS route.

    alisdairv
    Member

    Hi there,
    If anyone could possibly please send me any old generic data from a polar computer I’d really appreciate it: alisdairv[at]hotmail[dot]com. After xmas when I’ve got a bit of time I’m going to be trying to make an little c# application to do a better job of processing the data for a uni project. Obv I’ll keep you posted on progress and you’d be welcome to a copy of my finished product.
    Ta muchly
    AV

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