- What's the best ( cheapest ) option for gps tracking rides?
The problem with the likes of Endomondo is that it wants to be doing a constant upload of your position. If you switch packet data off when you are using it, the battery will last much longer and you can just upload when you get home.
Having said that, I prefer to save my phone battery in case I need to use the phone. Any small, older model GPS will do what you want, a Garmin Etrex or Geko should be available 2nd hand now that more folk are getting into mapping.Posted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
The problem with the likes of Endomondo is that it wants to be doing a constant upload of your position.
Plenty apps don’t tho. Could try MotionX GPS for instance.
Personally I don’t find the battery drain too bad on Endo. Roughly 8% an hour on my phone.
If that isn’t long enough then you could stick the phone in a battery case like a Mophie.
Or maybe charge as you ride?
Posted 5 years ago
Anyone any thoughts on the best option for gps tracking rides?Posted 5 years ago
I’m only after a tracking function, so don’t need maps on screen or anything similar. I’ve tried using endomondo etc on the iPhone but its battery can’t cope with a decent ride.
Really just after something you can turn on, throw in the rucksack, ride, turn off and upload the details to pc after. Is anything cheap but effective for this available?bazwadahMember
Maybe get an external battery back up? I have a Duracell one that charges from USB then connects to my phone (PPS2 model £15 if you shop around). apparently it can give 3 hours extension to talk time, dont know what it would provide for GPS tracking. If you plugged this in before starting your ride it could top up your phone as its in use.Posted 5 years agosimmySubscriber
Garmin Fit on the App Store ( 69p when I bought it a while back ) and plug in charger in the both chucked in the Camelbak.
Get about 4 hours off a full charge, without the charger, and just carry the charger to top up.
Also downloads automatically to Garmin Connect so you can log in and keep track of your rides.Posted 5 years agoToastyMember
Little thing, £3.75 a month with enough data to keep Endomondo or Strava going.
Dimensions 88 x 52 x 16 mm
Supposedly (although I’ve not tested it), supports ANT+ for heart monitor support in Endomondo. Android 4.0 (ICS) is out now for them and working well, quite powerful for the cash. Not the same as the X10 Mini, this is a newer version.Posted 5 years ago
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