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Any Bike Computers with Bluetooth Connectivity to Accessories?

Old 03-20-17, 04:33 PM
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Any Bike Computers with Bluetooth Connectivity to Accessories?

Are there any bike computers that connect to a power-meter via Bluetooth? I have a stages that drops out the ANT connection a ton on my Garmin 500, but is very reliable on my phone with trainerroad via Bluetooth. I would love to find a computer that connects to the stages via bluetooth rather than ANT so that I can use the more reliable connection...

I am sure Wahoo can accomplish this, however I am ruling Wahoo out because I will not carry my phone during races, so I need a dedicated computer and not one that relies on my phone.
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Old 03-20-17, 04:58 PM
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My impression Wahoo Elemnt doesn't need phone to operate, just makes it easier.
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Old 03-20-17, 05:59 PM
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Garmin Fenix 5, but so far they're only supporting BT HRMs.
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Garmin Edge 820 should be able to do it. Native support for BT.
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Polar M450 is strictly Bluetooth.
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Old 03-21-17, 05:13 AM
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Wahoo Element with bluetooth is the way to go. =)
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Originally Posted by Canuk1w1 View Post
Garmin Edge 820 should be able to do it. Native support for BT.
... but only for phone notifications and ride uploads, not for sensors.
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Have you considered a no-contract "burner" phone as the "dedicated computer", which would allow you to use Wahoo? You don't actually need cell service or data on it.
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Originally Posted by zymphad View Post
My impression Wahoo Elemnt doesn't need phone to operate, just makes it easier.
I think you're right; just needs a phone for setup but not to operate.

The Lezyne Super GPS has does Bluetooth and ANT+ so you can pick your poison.
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Old 03-21-17, 10:49 AM
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Polar M450, V650 and V800 all support bluetooth power meters.

Check the compatiblity at Polar's website first.


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