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The "Everything" Computer

Old 01-06-06, 11:12 PM
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The "Everything" Computer

I'm wondering and looking for a computer that does everything. Things such as:
altimeter
regular bike functions: speed, distance, cadence, ect...
heart rate
hill %
wattage

and everything else im forgetting, so far i think only the garmin 305 and the ciclosport hac 4
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are you sure the garmin does wattage?
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Originally Posted by airsoft510
I'm wondering and looking for a computer that does everything. Things such as:
altimeter
regular bike functions: speed, distance, cadence, ect...
heart rate
hill %
wattage

and everything else im forgetting, so far i think only the garmin 305 and the ciclosport hac 4
I notice you didn't specifically say you need the GPRS function, so *maybe* one of the Polars, like the s725x w/ the power option?

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SRM Powermeter does everything and anything + more.
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For those of us who don't wanna pony up the $3000 dollars for an SRM, there is the hac 4 plus which can be found on ebay and at a bunch of bike shops for around the mid 200 hundread dollar range, and I honestly can not think of a feature that I want that it does not have. Also, I haven't been able to use the software for it yet, because I have a mac, but it seems pretty darn cool. While these computers are great for training and all, I definately recomend the specialized computers. The either 05 or 04 pro computer had pretty much everything but power as far as a cyclocomputer goes, I have an 02 pro and I loved it until the features stopped working. Anyways, after reading the hac 4+ manual its a great computer, especialluy for the money.
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I have a Ciclo Sport CM434 and compliment the HRM with a Polar F6. If you want something that does both without having to wear a HRM then I don't really know. All in all I have $190 in both. I like it and the F6 of course can be worn as a .......you guessed it, a watch!

The CM434 does everything......including altimeter and thermometer!
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Originally Posted by eskimo85
are you sure the garmin does wattage?
My mistake i dont think it does wattage
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Originally Posted by airsoft510
My mistake i dont think it does wattage
Even if it did estimate calories or power, it wouldn't do a very good job.

I find it interesting that people like to record and graph everything but the single most important information.

I guess the SRM is for racers and devices like the 305 are for recreational riders.
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