- Wahoo Fitness – Anyone using their iPhone dongle?
I vaguely considered it, but they are quite expensive and increase the size of the phone by a reasonable amount (so it won’t fit in a case). That and the fact that running ANT+ (and presumably GPS) will decimate the battery on the phone convinced me to get a dedicated Garmin unit instead. If you just want a HRM then the units are not particularly expensive.
I certainly don’t think it’s the most user-friendly solution either, since you’ll have to keep taking the phone out of your pocket or have to read the screen from an arm-mount to see what’s going on.Posted 6 years agolegolamMember
I’ve had one for a few weeks (got a second hand one off eBay as the RRP is pretty steep). I really like it. It works well with both strava and cyclemeter and gives you lots of geeky data. If I’m using it seriously to “train” in a specific zone (rather than just seeing how high I can get my HR whilst cycling up a hill), I have cyclemeter set up to speak to me through headphones when I enter and leave that HR zone.
It doesn’t add much to the battery consumption either – whilst skiing recently I had both strava (for monitoring HR) and Ski Tracks running for GPS for 7 1/2 hours per day and used about 60% of the battery at most. It’s comparable to usage prior to the wahoo dongle.
The dongle adds a bit of bulk to the phone, but only a tiny bit. I still keep the phone in my pocket whilst out cycling.Posted 6 years ago
Don’t thikn so.
As I understand it there are two possible low-power wireless standards here: Ant+ and Bluetooth Smart
e.g. this Polar H7 is Bluetooth Smart (see the logo) so it can talk to other Bluetooth Smart devices:
But it is not ant+ as far as I know.
(don’t actually have an HRM myself – just surmising what I think I know 🙂 )Posted 6 years ago
whilst skiing recently I had both strava (for monitoring HR) and Ski Tracks running for GPS for 7 1/2 hours per day and used about 60% of the battery at most.
Seriously? When I used to use Runkeeper with my 3GS I’d get 3 1/2 hrs MAX (from a fully charged battery) before the entre battery was gone (i.e. phone would switch itself off!)Posted 6 years ago
From the same site here is the speil about the Wahoo Blue (Bluetooth Low Energy aka Bluetooth Smart):
Oh and I mispoke earlier, it is Bluetooth 4.0 that is in the 4s and supports Bluetooth Smart. Not 3.0 as I said earlier.Posted 6 years ago
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