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What bike computers have the ability to load data onto a home computer?

Old 04-25-08, 09:29 AM
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What bike computers have the ability to load data onto a home computer?

Looking for a Speed/Cadence/HRM with the ability to upload to a computer with some sort of software. What are m y options besides...

- Powertap 2.4 (can't afford it now)
- Garmin 305 or 705

Is there anything else out there? Thanks
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I'm pretty sure the Timex navman comes with pc software.
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Polar
Suunto, but you'll need to wait another month for cadence
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The expensive Polar (720 or something) has cadence/speed/HR etc... And can all be downloaded onto your computer.
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It doesn't look like you care what information it is that you upload. Do you have a specific goal in mind or do you just like cool gadgets?
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Ciclosport HAC 4+ and probably the new HAC 5's.
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iBike at just over $400 gives awesome computer integration. Power output & training make it worth spending the extra money if you're trying to improve your speed and endurance.
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All of them do. It's called making a spreadsheet on excel and entering in the half-dozen or so relevant numbers manually.

I've used this method for a few years now, and it's worked with every computer I've owned flawlessly. It does, however, take me about 15 seconds to input the data.
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All the Polar CS series models do, but only the CS400 & CS600 work with the Protrainer software.
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
It doesn't look like you care what information it is that you upload. Do you have a specific goal in mind or do you just like cool gadgets?
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I do care what information it is. I want speed, cadence and heart rate.

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All of them do. It's called making a spreadsheet on excel and entering in the half-dozen or so relevant numbers manually.

I've used this method for a few years now, and it's worked with every computer I've owned flawlessly. It does, however, take me about 15 seconds to input the data.
No. Tell me how a basic computer is going to tell me my cadence at 15 minutes into the ride, 30 minutes in, ect... I am looking for graphs w.r.t time.

HR vs. time
cadence vs. time
speed vs. time
elevation would be nice but not necesary
ect..
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Polar 725X.
HR
Speed
Cadence
Altitude
Temperature
Gradient
Vertical speed
Graphs:

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Polar and Garmin I think are the only ones that cover what you want.
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Have you considered just getting the Powertap computer without the actual Powertap wheel? It's called a Cervo, should do what you're looking for, and available second hand.
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Old 04-26-08, 07:39 AM
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You have the equipment choices nailed above. Also look at the software that you want to run. I use a Garmin 305 and Ascent (mac-only, www.montebellosoftware.com ). It gives me everything in both graph and map form. One feature I really like is the ability to isolate part of the ride (like you didn't use the lap feature, but want to see data for a particular hill). You can look at the delta between any two points and see Avg., Max and Min speed, heart rates, cadence, grade, etc....

So look at the software choices too - at least for Garmin there is a lot more available than just Garmin Training Center.
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