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Old 11-27-17, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
I doubt that's a quirk. Do you merely need to turn an autopause feature on? I think I read that you need a supplemental speed sensor to use it, though.
Auto Pause is turned ON and I have the Wahoo RPM Speed and RPM Cadence sensors connected to the Bolt. However, you don't need a speed sensor for Auto Pause to work. I'll have to spend some time on the Yahoo Groups forum and see if anyone is having the same issue or if Wahoo is aware of this problem.
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John, I'm assuming it either hasn't done this before or you didn't notice. Is it worth disabling the speed sensor to see if it makes a difference?
The other thought is that it's calculating ave speed based on overall time at the moment - this isn't the default setting but you may be able to turn it on and off.
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John, I'm assuming it either hasn't done this before or you didn't notice. Is it worth disabling the speed sensor to see if it makes a difference?
The other thought is that it's calculating ave speed based on overall time at the moment - this isn't the default setting but you may be able to turn it on and off.
It may have been doing this from day one but I just recently noticed it about a week ago. It's not anything I would lose sleep over, it's just weird that it does it. I see they just released a new firmware version today so I'll upgrade and see if it still happens.
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It may have been doing this from day one but I just recently noticed it about a week ago. It's not anything I would lose sleep over, it's just weird that it does it. I see they just released a new firmware version today so I'll upgrade and see if it still happens.
I've been using the Bolt for about 5 months now and have had zero problems like that... if the firmware upgrade doesn't work I'm wondering if it's just a problem with your particular device?

If so, I've found Wahoo support to be phenomenal. I bought a RFLKT back in the day and decided to return it within the return window and it was amazingly easy. I've also had questions about some of my Wahoo sensors and they answered them right away.
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I've been using the Bolt for about 5 months now and have had zero problems like that... if the firmware upgrade doesn't work I'm wondering if it's just a problem with your particular device?

If so, I've found Wahoo support to be phenomenal. I bought a RFLKT back in the day and decided to return it within the return window and it was amazingly easy. I've also had questions about some of my Wahoo sensors and they answered them right away.
I upgraded this afternoon so I'll keep an eye on it and see if it still loses the 2-3 tenths of a mile after Auto Pause resumes.

I had a RFLKT for about 4 years and would still be using it had it not started to lock up on me on a regular basis. I ride six days a week and having a lockup every two to three days was just too much of a PITA. My wife still has hers and it's working like a charm. Planning on getting her an Elemnt Mini if her RFLKT dies on her.
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I deliberately looked for this on my ride this morning and mine's doing it to. Interestingly, it'd lose 1 km/hr in the last metre or two before I stopped, then 1 or 2 more as I moved off but was back up to its previous figure by 20m from the stop. You have to really look for it to see it because when stopping and starting you're usually occupied by riding the bike.
I keep a spreadsheet of my rides where I enter the distance and time and it calculates the average and that calculated figure always agrees with the Bolt's average.
I think we can just put this down as an interesting quirk.
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Glad to see that it wasn't just me or that I was imagining things.
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As you'd be aware, after a ride, the details of that ride are uploaded to the internet - RWGPS in my case. It's come to my attention that the details on RWGPS are different to those shown on the Bolt. Not by a lot but it basically means the RWGPS 'rides' are only useful for the route taken.

Any idea what's going on?
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As you'd be aware, after a ride, the details of that ride are uploaded to the internet - RWGPS in my case. It's come to my attention that the details on RWGPS are different to those shown on the Bolt. Not by a lot but it basically means the RWGPS 'rides' are only useful for the route taken.

Any idea what's going on?
Odd! I see that all the time with Strava. Strava seems to shave anywhere from .3 to .5 miles off my rides. It once shorted me an entire mile. I notice it when the ride miles are in increments of 10 and the tenths are less than .5 miles. For example, a 40.4 mile ride will show up on Strava as 39.9 while a 41.4 mile ride will show up as 41.4. I also upload my rides to Endomondo and RWGPS. Both of those sites show the exact same data that I have on the Bolt. Sharing the ride with Cyclemeter also shows no difference.
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From Lezyne - Engineered Design - Support - FAQ:

Why am I getting different data readings (elevation, distance, or speed) from different data sites?
When you upload your rides from your GPS to Lezyne's GPS Root, Strava, or any other data processing sites, you will see corrected values for elevation, speed, and distance which use that particular site's software.
For example, Strava's correction software for elevation is based off of GPS data that they have received from a multitude of riders using their website. The correction software we use is based off of NASA's 3D model of the Earth. Because they use different data processing software than we do, the data will seem slightly different.
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Thanks Neal. Makes sense. Just regard it all as numbers and you'll be right.
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