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    Computer with cadence?

    Does anyone know of a bike computer (any brand) that has a display which can show (at the same time) Current Speed, Average Speed and Cadence?

    Every one of the bike computers I've viewed online will only show one other data point along with Current Speed, and I don't want to be constantly pressing buttons to check my Average Speed while monitoring my Cadence. Most of the computers have the up/down arrow to let you know whether you're above or below your Average Speed, but that's not that useful if you can't see what that Average Speed is!

    I know that the Garmin Edge (500) has customizable pages that would let me see this data, but $300 is a lot to spend for what seems like a basic feature. I'm not sure I'd use all of the other things the Edge offers....

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    I have an old Echo that shows three things at once, cadence, speed and another that you can cycle through.
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    Just put a cateye strada cadence on my daughters bike. Still > $30...

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    Bite the bullet and get the Garmin. Look for a used one on eBay. It's seriously worth it!
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    As you go up in price point the features get added (all Brands ) A second, cadence sensor is one of them .

    Shut off the computer and visit a Brick and Mortar Bike shop.

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    Just thought I'd come back to this thread with what I've found; the Sigma Sport ROX 5.0 Cyclocomputer does display both Average Speed along with Cadence and HR, too.

    After all the trouble of finding it, though, I'm probably going to go a different way; MapMyRide (MVP) with my iPhone and Wahoo sensors/Rflkt. I love the MapMyRide app and didn't see any way of uploading data to it from the ROX 5.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirePenguin View Post
    Just thought I'd come back to this thread with what I've found; the Sigma Sport ROX 5.0 Cyclocomputer does display both Average Speed along with Cadence and HR, too.

    After all the trouble of finding it, though, I'm probably going to go a different way; MapMyRide (MVP) with my iPhone and Wahoo sensors/Rflkt. I love the MapMyRide app and didn't see any way of uploading data to it from the ROX 5.0.
    I was thinking about the Rflkt until I found out it still eats up iPhone battery. I use Wahoo Tickr with Wahoo Fitness app. Then I upload it to Strava. Wahoo Fitness has some great screens to see all the data you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linnefaulk View Post
    I was thinking about the Rflkt until I found out it still eats up iPhone battery. I use Wahoo Tickr with Wahoo Fitness app. Then I upload it to Strava. Wahoo Fitness has some great screens to see all the data you need.
    The thing about the Rflkt is that you can leave your iPhone screen off which saves a lot of battery. I've been riding with my iPhone screen off (just mapping with MapMyRide+) and using my CatEye Velo 9 for during-the-ride info (like ave. speed) and it only uses 10%-12% of my iPhone battery for a ~1 hour ride. It will probably burn a little more with the BlueTooth on for the Wahoo sensors, but it shouldn't be that much....

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    I'd go with the rlkt+ to get ANT+ capability so you can use the new magnetless sensors Garmin came out with.

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    Though it seems like you've found what you need, the Nashbar Tempo double wireless computer does all the things you wanted for $50. I like mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post
    Though it seems like you've found what you need, the Nashbar Tempo double wireless computer does all the things you wanted for $50. I like mine.
    That looks like a really good deal, even includes the sensors.

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    OK, so I finally got my Wahoo Speed/Cadence and RFLKT from Amazon, and they've gone right back.

    *Very* disappointed.

    The site/description-on-Amazon makes it seem that it's all completely integrated with MapMyRide (and other apps like Strava), but in reality you only get a small subset of data and *no* customizable display. You can get custom displays when using their Wahoo Fitness app, but it's buggy, poorly rated and not as good as MMR....

    So ... I'm taking GaryPitts suggestion and just getting a Garmin 500 + their new Speed and Cadence sensors.

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    I haven't tried MMR but I do like Wahoo Fitness app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirePenguin View Post
    So ... I'm taking GaryPitts suggestion and just getting a Garmin 500 + their new Speed and Cadence sensors.
    You will not be disappointed with the garmin. It is definitely a chunk of change (unless you find an AWESOME sales price, which usually doesn't happen) but I love mine and glad I got it.

    I think I am going to swap out the pedal magnet for one of the super earth magnets.....My only gripe is the garmin magnet did not fit in my pedal as it should so it's not zip tied. It is just stuck on with the super sticky tape and will likely fall off at some point in time. No big deal though.

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    I use a Wahoo Fitness SC with Cyclemeter. Cyclemeter allows you to create your own custom screens with the info you want to see. The post ride stats that are emailed to you are amazing.

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    I recently purchased the new Garmin speed and cadence sensors that use accelerometers rather than the clunky magnets. No aligning necessary! I like the cadence meter, but the speed sensor seems to cause my garmin to go into auto pause mode fairly often.
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    Just installed the magnetless sensors with a refurbished Edge 500 yesterday ($135 shipped for the Edge). Followed some tips I found on Amazon reviews to get the speed sensor working. So far, so good. I don't have auto pause on, so I can't comment on that possible bug. Very nice being able to set up custom screens, I set one up with cadence in large up top and speed, time and distance in the other slots.

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    Does anyone know of a bike computer (any brand) that has a display which can show (at the same time) Current Speed, Average Speed and Cadence?
    Across brands, bump up a few bucks and most add that second counter ..

    and a multi line LCD display
    Last edited by fietsbob; 09-20-14 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirePenguin View Post
    OK, so I finally got my Wahoo Speed/Cadence and RFLKT from Amazon, and they've gone right back.

    *Very* disappointed.

    The site/description-on-Amazon makes it seem that it's all completely integrated with MapMyRide (and other apps like Strava), but in reality you only get a small subset of data and *no* customizable display. You can get custom displays when using their Wahoo Fitness app, but it's buggy, poorly rated and not as good as MMR....

    So ... I'm taking GaryPitts suggestion and just getting a Garmin 500 + their new Speed and Cadence sensors.
    You could always go with the Sigma Rox 5.0 you were thinking of too. I had one and loved it. Now I am using the Sigma Rox 10.0 (chose it over Garmin). No complaints about it at all.
    :)

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    I have the Sigma 16.16. Wireless, cadence and speed at the same time, as well as the up/down arrow for being off your avg speed. It's very very easy to figure out your avg speed, as when you are within 1 mph of it you get no arrows, and once you get 1 mph faster you get an up and 1 mph slower you get a down arrow. after that, does avg speed really need to be known to the tenth of a unit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirePenguin View Post
    Does anyone know of a bike computer (any brand) that has a display which can show (at the same time) Current Speed, Average Speed and Cadence?
    Garmin. Completely configurable.

    I know that the Garmin Edge (500) has customizable pages that would let me see this data, but $300 is a lot to spend for what seems like a basic feature. I'm not sure I'd use all of the other things the Edge offers....
    The Edge 500 can be found at $200 for a new one, $130 for a refurbished one.
    The Edge 200 is not completely configurable.

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    Garmin 510 package with cadence meter and heart rate monitor. You won't be sorry. If you buy a Cateye. Get it at REI so you can return it when you realize how bad it sucks. I had one and it couldn't lock onto gps wouldn't pair to the cadence sensor so was useless.
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