I'm not a casual rider by any means, I mean from a technical perspective. Big time techie. I'm getting back into riding (Beginning training for 6-gap in N GA). And I'm very seriously considering taking the plunge to using my iPhone for my cycle computer.
1.) I have my iPhone with me anyway.
2.) iPhone has many many app options for cycling, more each day, constantly improving. Granted I would probably pick one and stick with it, but the other options are there...
3.) I feel like I'm stuck in the stone age with my Garmin Edge 305 with Heart Rate and Cadence sensors. Yes it's a GPS but black and white and with no maps. And I have to connect to to a computer after every ride to upload my ride data to Garmin Training Center, and online, for me to view, analyze, share, etc. Like I said, I'm a techie like that, all this actually helps motivate me... a lot.
I look at all the cool apps available on the phone that makes my old Garmin look like an antique. Using my iPhone just makes sense. When I bought my edge it was the top of the line, and there wasn't HR & Cadence sensors available on any smart phones. But now there's much better Garmins available, but at a high price. Then I still will be missing features I would get from my iPhone, different apps, Internet, less weight from 1 less device, etc.
I usually have the latest and greatest but I've kept my 4S since it's a world phone (Honduras Missions once a year)...
I'm looking for the best case for the money that meets these needs:
iPhone 4S Waterproof case, bike mount, HR & Cadence sensors, & extra battery for at least 8hr or so batt life for the long centuries.
I have to admit I'm a bit behind but I am researching and this Wahoo looks like it meets my needs. http://www.wahoofitness.com/Products...for-iPhone.asp
Any other suggestions or experiences to share? I am interested in any case/accessory combinations that meets what I am looking for. Thanks.