Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Bikes: '85 Rossin Super Record, '88 Specialized Sequoia, '10 Raleigh Cadent FT2, '10 Specialized Roubaix Elite
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When I got back into cycling last winter, I thought I would use my iPhone as my bike computer. After just a couple of longer rides (50+ miles) I realized just how fast the battery would drain trying to have constant or even near-constant display. Since the phone is the emergency lifeline, I decided it was better to get a dedicated bike computer (the Edge 500), and save the phone for just that...an emergency. A dead phone is of no use, either as a bike computer or a phone.
FYI, since then I've switched from the iPhone to the Samsung Focus. I really like the Focus, but hate the way it attempts to integrate the microSD storage.