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Old 05-30-19, 03:02 PM
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Bike sensor, GPS and data

I'm thinking of getting a sensor to work with my cell to track rides. However my phone is on a per mb data plan. Am I going to burn huge data using a sensor that pairs with my phone? Would I be better off just getting a fitbit?

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No, sensors usually connect to phone using Bluetooth (on some phones may use ANT+ instead), so they have no relation to your data plan.
Fitbit has nothing to do with bike sensors, so your last question is kind of strange...
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There are apps that will track your GPS location so it can be plotted on a map. But if you have any specific sensors in mind for specific data, perhaps you could add that info?
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You don't pay for GPS data. You can turn data off on your phone when you ride.

I don't use sensors on my bike. I just let the phone use GPS. It's a little less accurate, especially as I ride. I think after I upload the ride, it gets recalculated better. I could add a speed sensor, but I just don't bother.

I use ridewithgps. There are other apps, and I think Strava is the most popular.
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