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Old 04-21-20, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Germanrazor View Post
Well the first ride on the 1030 was a very quick 10 miler to check it out. The only issue I had and it was not the fault of the 1030 but the inerrant read from my garmin HRM on my watch sending to my Edge. Once I got 3 miles into the ride it came back to a normal what I know HR for my usual ride.
IOW, the HR reading after a bit of sweat. Cold, dry days sometimes lead to erratic readings, since dry skin's not a great conductor. You can try putting a little bit of spit on the plastic (not elastic) electrodes, or, if money's burning a hole in your pocket, some HRM electrode gel.
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I bought electrode gel for $3 and it's a lifetime supply. Works great, much better than spit in my case. Some people probably have better spit for the purpose than I do.

I found that using a little bit is best, seemed to cause problems if I really got sweating
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Old 05-20-20, 04:53 AM
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https://www.fitness-tracker-test.inf...dge-1030-plus/
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Old 05-20-20, 08:12 AM
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Did I read that right? They cut the internal memory in half and called it "Plus"?

(No wonder I can't buy a jersey by size!)
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Did I read that right? They cut the internal memory in half and called it "Plus"?

(No wonder I can't buy a jersey by size!)
Appears they doubled it? 32GB on the 1030 plus versus 16GB on the 1030.
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I could be wrong but my 1030 came with 16 anyways before the change. You can upgrade with the card up to 32 more. I don't even think I can come close to using the 16 lol.


I didn't know there was a 1030 plus?
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So far there isn't a 1030 plus in the US market. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cInt...ycling-p1.html
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I could be wrong but my 1030 came with 16 anyways before the change. You can upgrade with the card up to 32 more. I don't even think I can come close to using the 16 lol.
You're right. I got caught up looking for familiar-looking German words and mixed up the two columns. Wonder, though, if the 1030+ will have a micro chip slot like the 1030?
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
You're right. I got caught up looking for familiar-looking German words and mixed up the two columns. Wonder, though, if the 1030+ will have a micro chip slot like the 1030?
I think that will not go away. Serious touring folks I bet rely on that chip slot. I don't know where I would ever need that much but if I were going on very long journey or something I would want that chip. Reason being lets say your head unit dies, you can get a new one, put in the chip on the road and be back going......so yeah I see it could be super nice.
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I think that will not go away. Serious touring folks I bet rely on that chip slot. I don't know where I would ever need that much but if I were going on very long journey or something I would want that chip. Reason being lets say your head unit dies, you can get a new one, put in the chip on the road and be back going......so yeah I see it could be super nice.
You don't really need the chip. Even “serious touring folk”. Except if the map you want to use only is provided on microSD (like the Ordinance Survey maps).

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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
You don really need the chip. Even “serious touring folk”. Except if the map you want to use only is provided on microSD (like the Ordinance Survey maps).
I was thinking that the chip can go from machine to machine without losing any pertinent data....but yeah, 16 is a lot of room in a garmin.
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I was thinking that the chip can go from machine to machine without losing any pertinent data....but yeah, 16 is a lot of room in a garmin.
Yeah, it's easy to move the card to another device.

32 gb is even more!

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It's a shame they're not increasing screen resolution and shrinking the bezels. I realize neither is friendly to battery life, but more detail on the maps and for the weather radar app would improve the experience of using it. The Fenix line just increased pixel count and battery life, the added resolution allowed the UI to be more refined and in the end it's a joy to use compared to the previous model.
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
You're right. I got caught up looking for familiar-looking German words and mixed up the two columns. Wonder, though, if the 1030+ will have a micro chip slot like the 1030?
The leaked info I saw said internal memory increased, and external memory slot removed, but as with anything leaked, should be taken with a grain of salt.
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
I could be wrong but my 1030 came with 16 anyways before the change. You can upgrade with the card up to 32 more. I don't even think I can come close to using the 16 lol.


I didn't know there was a 1030 plus?
When I ran the most recent update I noticed I had used up about 50% of internal memory on my 1030. I've got maybe 20 routes on it and I might need 3. or 4. I've never needed the SD card. It's so simple using iQ to get routes from RWGPS via cell data on a phone that it kind of eliminates the need for an SD.
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The most recent maps are about 8 gb. That's an issue for devices that have 8 gb internal.

8 gb free should be enough for additional maps (if not quite a whole continent) and many, many routes and activities.

The number (many hundreds) of routes and activities is much larger than what would be reasonably manageable.

There may be a limit to the number (like, 200) of routes the devices can deal with. I don't think the devices were ever intended to permanent storage for all of one's routes and activities.

16 gb is enough (except in rare cases). 32 gb is even more enough.

The point of the SD card is primarily to be able to quickly swap in another map.

It's not needed for routes and activities.


​​​​​​It's possible that it's cheaper providing 32 gb than 16. It might be cheaper to provide 32 gb than to provide the support for the card (which is not that necessary and less necessary still with 32 gb).


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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
It's a shame they're not increasing screen resolution and shrinking the bezels.
Increasing the resolution without increasing the physical size of the screen means the detail is smaller (and harder read).

Shrinking the bezels could be done by increasing the screen size but, maybe, not enough.
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Biketiresdirect just set me an email about the 1030 Plus that lead to a page on their site that expired.
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Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
I think it's more likely that they are looking at the economy dropping fast due to the virus and they're trying to blow out inventory and increase cash reserves as fast as fast as they can.
No, as we know now, it's because they are releasing a new model.

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the 130 was on sale too I thought?
That, of course, could mean there will be a new 130 model too.

Yup, there's a 130 Plus too.
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
Biketiresdirect just set me an email about the 1030 Plus that lead to a page on their site that expired.
A quick glance is showing it at assorted sites reduced to $480, which BTD has it at. That's not by any means a "blow out" (IMO), as it had been reduced last winter to $400 or so. If I were in the market and time was not an issue, I would wait.
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A quick glance is showing it at assorted sites reduced to $480, which BTD has it at. That's not by any means a "blow out" (IMO), as it had been reduced last winter to $400 or so. If I were in the market and time was not an issue, I would wait.
The email I got was taking about the 1030 Plus. BTD removed the page the email linked to. I'm guessing BTD jumped the gun.

I saw the 1030 for $450.
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
The email I got was taking about the 1030 Plus. BTD removed the page the email linked to. I'm guessing BTD jumped the gun.

I saw the 1030 for $450.
Apologies, I missed that you mentioned the Plus.
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Apologies, I missed that you mentioned the Plus.
No problem.

It was interesting that I got the email.
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I received the same email and, in addition to the 1030 plus, it was also promoting the 130 plus. I looked at the web page after clicking on the link in the email early this am, but the link does not work now.
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I received the same email and, in addition to the 1030 plus, it was also promoting the 130 plus. I looked at the web page after clicking on the link in the email early this am, but the link does not work now.
Got another from BTD this morning. The link works now.

You can pre-order it (expected 7/4). $600.
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