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    I don't get out enough polishmadman's Avatar
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    cheap bike computer v. my tracks on phone

    Which of these is more accurate? It may sound stupid but I'm not sure.
    Reason I ask is because, my bike computer told me I averaged just over 5 mph. At the same time my tracks said it was over 13 mph.

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    5mph is god awfully slow so 13mph is probably closer.

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    Your bike computer is likely not adjusted properly (proximity of sensors) and/or the wheel circumference is not correct.

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    I don't get out enough polishmadman's Avatar
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    I'll just stick with my tracks

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    Quote Originally Posted by polishmadman View Post
    I'll just stick with my tracks
    Or you can adjust the bike computer by inputing the correct size wheels/tires and adjusting the magnet. Then you will have both and you can open my tracks and toss it in a bag or whatever.

    I use my bike computer and my tracks(phone in camelpack).

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    I recently started using my phone with mapmyride.com app with my old cateye which all really use it for now is cadence and realtime speed. I relly on the gps for distance as that function no longer works on my computer. they make a really good pair that I wouldnt trade for a Garmin.
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