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Need app to temporarily replace Garmin

Old 03-12-22, 02:46 PM
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Need app to temporarily replace Garmin

I'm fine leaving the phone in my pocket and not seeing the data until I get home, but would like to record it. I have a chest strap and power meter that does not have BT, and a Samsung phone with an ANT+ antenna. My Garmin died, they're sending me a replacement, I only need a short term solution. Can anybody recommend one?
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Why not use Strava or RideWithGPS?

Can you deal with a few days of recording rides, but not power/HR?
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The last I heard was that Strava had turned off the ability to use sensors when recording through their app. I don't know if that's changed. What I'm looking for is something that will record power and heart rate data.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Why not use Strava or RideWithGPS?

Can you deal with a few days of recording rides, but not power/HR?
​​​​​​The way I feel about this, there isn't much value in having a recording of a week or so of ride data if power isn't included. I can just enter manual workouts in Connect saying I went for a ride. I've come up with some loops I enjoy and know the mileage on. The ability to record power output, and HR to a lesser extent, is what's important to me. GPS trace is just icing on the cake.
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Old 03-12-22, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I'm fine leaving the phone in my pocket and not seeing the data until I get home, but would like to record it. I have a chest strap and power meter that does not have BT, and a Samsung phone with an ANT+ antenna. My Garmin died, they're sending me a replacement, I only need a short term solution. Can anybody recommend one?
The Wahoo fitness app I think accepts both HR and power. IIRC I used it for a week while my Elemnt was shipping back and getting a new one for a warranty thing that happened.
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i think the Stages Flight App supports your wants. Check the Bicycle Power Meter Ver 4.6.5 app too.
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A handful of years ago, I looked in to phones and apps that were ANT+ compatible. IIRC, there were only a few Sony handsets at the time, and a couple of apps. ANT+ hasn't exactly taken off since, with BT pushing their energy consumption way down, so I would be shocked if any apps still had connectivity.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that just perhaps the first seven words escaped your sanctimonious internet thought-police over-zeolous interpretation?
Those seven words don't really make it better.

"I'm not recommending you do this, but here's a recommendation".
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If not, let me spell it out for you: I've been a member since 1986, and the only thing I have ever returned is a defective item.

Get a grip.
???

How is an option precluded by morals an option?

That is, why even mention it as an option if you don’t think it’s an option?

Anyway, he should just steal it. That would let him keep it. /s

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When I needed to replace my cycling computer temporary I used Jepster. Works pretty well. Detects all the sensors. Has auto start and pause.
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
???
Here is my revised recommendation, stripped of all hyperbole and any possible ethical ambiguities:




1. Buy a Garmin Edge 130+ (or 130 on sale) as a backup.


2. Use it while the main one is being repaired.


3. Keep it if it suits your purpose as a backup/spare, return it if it does not and to do so is consistent with the retailer's return policy, or sell it as gently used.



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Or borrow one from a friend.
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I was in a similar situation a year or so ago and thought I'd try IpBike ANT+, but then a friend loaned me his old Garmin 500 for a week so I never had to find out if IpBike would have worked.
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I in fact have a 130 that I would happily loan or even give him. Unfortunately it only holds a charge for about 3 hours now, and the 3rd-party battery replacement kit I ordered that is supposed to arrive at the beginning of March hasn't appeared.

But if you want it, Forrest, just let me know.

Edit: I was hoping it was sitting in my mailbox, but noooo. If an Edge 130 that only holds charge for 3 or 4 hours would work, I could send it now. If the battery ever shows up, you are welcome to both.


that's nice of you
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
It seems the only difference is the /s of absolution. How is "/s" in any way superior to context?
The REI scheme is easily workable (so it's actually an option even if you say you aren't recommending it). Mentioning REI is also oddly specific. So, even if you were kidding, you ended-up giving practical advice.

​​​​​​Stealing one isn't an option (the risk is way too high). You were supposed to realize that. The /s was there to make that realization more likely.

Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that just perhaps the first seven words escaped your sanctimonious internet thought-police over-zeolous interpretation? If not, let me spell it out for you: I've been a member since 1986, and the only thing I have ever returned is a defective item.

Get a grip.
Anyway, I was criticizing this.

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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
You are right, and I was obliquely referring to an old discussion here. In retrospect, it was a stupid thing for me to do, and I am sorry.
Again, I was commenting about your over-the-top defense of what (you now) say was "a stupid thing to have done".

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I do realize that (although the risk option never occurred to me), and we both are starting from the same set of assumptions (buying stuff, especially from a CO-OP, that you have no intention of keeping is bad, Forrest (or at least his on-line persona) is one of high virtue and there is zero risk of him actually taking advice sarcastically offered, etc.)
There are a lot of readers of these threads. It seems unlikely that Forrest would do it.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
It was an over-the-top reply to a deliberately disingenuous comment, reflecting the phraseology of the original comment. I actually wasn't thinking it was a stupid thing to have said until a second person (you) also objected.
Doing things like the REI scheme is something a fair number of people are "kind of OK with" (something you might not expect).

Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
"Don't even joke about such a thing ..." would have been more than adequate.
You could have said something like "I was kidding. People should not do this!"
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
The REI scheme is easily workable (so it's actually an option even if you say you aren't recommending it). Mentioning REI is also oddly specific. So, even if you were kidding, you ended-up giving practical advice.

​​​​​​Stealing one isn't an option (the risk is way too high). You were supposed to realize that. The /s was there to make that realization more likely.


Anyway, I was criticizing this.
Please stop. This thread was asking for advice. People swinging their penis around doesn't help anybody.
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