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Old 01-20-20, 10:49 AM
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Need advice . What cycling app for Samsung?

I been long time Apple user. Couple months ago I switch to Samsung Note 10 plus with Active 2 watch . I been using Garmin 520 with sensors ant+ only . This is older set up . I want use Zwift for rest of the winter rides tell spring .
I order Wahoo RPM cycling speed and Cadence sensors bluetooth / Ant+ for Zwift . I am going use my Samsung note Zwift app and mirror to my TV . .
When I get ready for outdoor use . Is there app for my phone for the Wahoo sensors or Do I gotta get the Wahoo GPS
Thanks for any recommendation
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You can keep using your 520, it supports your sensors. Now if you're not satisfied with it and want to use your phone as a head unit, then try the free Wahoo Fitness app. There are other free and paid apps out there, but that's a good one to try first.

Most people prefer using a dedicated bike computer if they have one, though, for reasons like better battery life, screen outside in sunshine, and durability to crashes and drops.
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You can keep using your 520, it supports your sensors. Now if you're not satisfied with it and want to use your phone as a head unit, then try the free Wahoo Fitness app. There are other free and paid apps out there, but that's a good one to try first.

Most people prefer using a dedicated bike computer if they have one, though, for reasons like better battery life, screen outside in sunshine, and durability to crashes and drops.
Thank you .
I google to see if these sensors would pair with Garmin computer .I could not find answer , I thought, I was going to upgrade or use an app . I am sure glad they do .
Thank you so much
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Old 01-24-20, 02:59 AM
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I mostly use the free Wahoo Fitness app on my Android and iPhone. It's compatible with my Wahoo and XOSS ANT+ and Bluetooth sensors (if the phone is -- I use an old 2011-2012 era ANT+ adapter kit from Wahoo for the iPhone). Transfers to Strava, no problem.

Cyclemeter was good too, but only the paid premium version. Pretty inexpensive for a year's subscription. The free trial version is pretty useless and flooded with ads, so it's more of a turnoff than a good marketing scheme. The paid version has lots of customizable features, including voice prompts. If a maker of quality bike computers licensed Cyclemeter's app for programming workouts, I'd seriously consider buying it.

I just got an inexpensive XOSS G+ computer that's compatible with my ANT+ and Bluetooth sensors, pairs quickly and easily, has GPS and GNSS for tracking rides, and uploads to Strava after a ride. Bypasses my phone, which saves battery life for longer rides. And I don't need the ANT+ dongle for the phone. But the XOSS doesn't offer any navigation aids, just logging where I go. I can check my phone if I need maps or directions. I always pull over to do that anyway, so I didn't really need on-bike navigation, although I can see why some folks prefer it.
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I used the Wahoo app with my Garmin heart strap and generic cadence sensor and it all worked well with Samsung Galaxy S10, but those sensors stopped working after I upgraded to android 10.
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If you have the Wahoo sensors then the Wahoo app works well as a "computer". If you want a smaller "real" computer then look at Wahoo "mini" for $50. It can display the data from RPM and speed even with no phone but with phone can GPS track.
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