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Using Powertap G3 for speed information with Garmin 1030 plus

Old 04-25-22, 12:53 PM
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Using Powertap G3 for speed information with Garmin 1030 plus

Hopefully self explanatory. My Elemnt Bolt lets me use my Powertap G3 to compute speed, since the hub rotates and allows precise speed calculation. But I haven't figured out how to enable this on the Garmin yet. Advice appreciated.
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Is your powertap G3 putting out ant+?

I'm not so sure all the garmins that actually have bluetooth will see bluetooth sensors. Some garmin Edges and other devices I think only have the BT for communication to the Garmin phone app. So sensor pairing for them will have to be ant+.

You do know how to pair a sensor to your 1030+ don't you.

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His question is whether the G3 speed is automatically paired and the GPS overridden so to speak. Yes. Not using GPS essential for doing CdA and Crr work unless you are testing Herse tires.
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
His question is whether the G3 speed is automatically paired and the GPS overridden so to speak. Yes. Not using GPS essential for doing CdA and Crr work unless you are testing Herse tires.

​​​​​​​Oh!

I suppose you are correct. If that is the case, then yes, AFAIK, the speed is defaulted to the properly paired PM. But TMK, you have to go by faith unless you can prove it is or isn't in data. Though there might be a real-time message briefly on the device if the wheel sensor info craps out during a ride. I think I got one once with a speed cadence sensor when the wheel speed quit reporting.

Whether any PM's report wheel speed as a separate sensor pairing, I do not know.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Oh!

I suppose you are correct. If that is the case, then yes, AFAIK, the speed is defaulted to the properly paired PM. But TMK, you have to go by faith unless you can prove it is or isn't in data. Though there might be a real-time message briefly on the device if the wheel sensor info craps out during a ride. I think I got one once with a speed cadence sensor when the wheel speed quit reporting.

Whether any PM's report wheel speed as a separate sensor pairing, I do not know.
I own three G3 Powertap wheels and a couple Garmin head units. I also have a EE, this isn't rocket surgery. You pair and then automatically get cadence and speed from the G3. It is a fantastic PM, too bad it is history
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I have an old school Garmin cadence/speed sensor (the one with magnets) that I now use with a 1030+.
For some reason, the speed sensor wasn't working right and my reported speed was 0 km/h. So it seems that once it's paired with a speed sensor it won't default back to GPS data for speed. I had to unpair the sensor so the unit would use GPS data for speed.
This was not the case with previous GPS units (810 and forerunner 310xt, yes the speed/cadence sensor is old).
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