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dalava 03-11-13 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15373145)
Connects with phone, when the ride starts it sends an e-mail to people that you wish to be able to follow you. They can follow you live via Garmin's site during the ride.

That sounds pretty useful. How is impact on your phone's battery?

AMFJ 03-11-13 01:57 PM

^ok. Mine did it with both my 705 and 500 (I'm a generation behind you---LOL). Good luck fixing the issue, I know how much of a PITA that was to deal with. I hope Garmin is as good to you as Quarq was to me.

svtmike 03-11-13 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15373150)
I tested it by using the Quarq with both the 810 and my 500 during the same ride. The 500 still works perfect. Many others on the Garmin site have done the same thing. It is doing the same thing with powertaps. I appreciate the suggestion though.

I'm seeing the dropouts on my PowerTap, but not nearly with the frequency that some others are seeing them.

WhyFi 03-11-13 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15372915)
I bought the 810 so that my wife would be able to locate me in case of an emergency.

Then how am I supposed to cover my binge burger eating with, "I'm going for a bike ride, honey - see you in a few hours"?

PatrickGSR94 03-11-13 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15373145)
Connects with phone, when the ride starts it sends an e-mail to people that you wish to be able to follow you. They can follow you live via Garmin's site during the ride.

I hope the location data is being pulled from the Garmin thru the satellite using Garmin resources, and not hogging your phone's cell data for the entire ride.

LowCel 03-11-13 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by dalava (Post 15373164)
That sounds pretty useful. How is impact on your phone's battery?

Not too bad on a three hour ride. Haven't ridden longer than that with it yet.

LowCel 03-11-13 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 15373232)
Then how am I supposed to cover my binge burger eating with, "I'm going for a bike ride, honey - see you in a few hours"?

Sorry honey, didn't have phone service on today's route. :D

LowCel 03-11-13 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 15373235)
I hope the location data is being pulled from the Garmin thru the satellite using Garmin resources, and not hogging your phone's cell data for the entire ride.

I get 4gb of data a month, use my data all the time while I am at work including Pandora. I don't even switch to wifi when I get home, just stay on 4g. I still don't go over 2 gb a month including last month when I used the 810 on about 5 or 6 rides.

gc3 03-11-13 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by aramis (Post 15372859)
I lost one of those spiffy camelbak podium bottles with those cages the first time I used them. Now it's on a really hairy descent that I've lost a water bottle on before, but just letting you know. :p

Yeah, but the 17 grams weight saved means I'll be going up hills at least 0.000001 mph faster!

http://gc3.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes/i...P1020987-M.jpg

WhyFi 03-11-13 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 15373235)
I hope the location data is being pulled from the Garmin thru the satellite using Garmin resources, and not hogging your phone's cell data for the entire ride.

From the Garmin 510/810 page -


This setup saves your phone battery because Edge tracks the data and sends it to your phone using a Bluetooth® connection

gadabout007 03-11-13 04:15 PM

Got these in the mail today. Just warming up the oven now so they can be molded.

Not the prettiest shoes in the market, but I'm hoping they're going to fix some of my foot problems and be a lot more comfortable than my old beat up sidis.

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/3810/newbonts.jpg

gadabout007 03-11-13 05:59 PM

Going to have to grind a mm or so off my cleat screws... They're poking through the foot bed. I think I'm also going to have to drop the saddle a couple mm

caloso 03-11-13 06:05 PM

Shoes.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpp...jpg?1339545889

roadiejorge 03-11-13 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by caloso (Post 15374239)


I love Specialized shoes. They were the solution to the foot pain I was getting from Sidi's which was weird since I used them for a long time but so it goes.

roadiejorge 03-11-13 06:23 PM

http://www.cyclocrossworld.com/asset...ront-mount.jpg

no more bending my neck to check stats.

:D

WhyFi 03-11-13 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15373371)
Sorry honey, didn't have phone service on today's route. :D

So, the funny thing is that I showed the live tracking on the 510/810 to my wife and I think that she may be considering buying a 510 for me :D (she, too, worries when I'm gone for a few hours).

dobrado 03-11-13 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 15371592)
Hope you don't have a power meter.

I don't! I'm honestly not good enough to need one.

WhyFi 03-11-13 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by dobrado (Post 15374855)
I don't! I'm honestly not good enough to need one.

That not an excuse to not get one, it's the main reason to get one.

Biscayne05 03-11-13 10:41 PM

If anyone needs something that will let people know where they are --- there are apps on the Appstore and Android.

Those apps have existed for a while.

insylem 03-12-13 01:13 AM

My most recent cycle related purchase was some spare innertubes and a patch kit.

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Sir Real 03-12-13 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by generalkdi (Post 15373068)
With all these people buying Garmin, which place has them with the best price?

I just ordered the 500 from wiggle for $200 less a current coupon code (10-EXTRA) for 10%. Also free shipping to the US. Not sure if you'd get free shipping to Canada, though.

deepakvrao 03-12-13 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by Biscayne05 (Post 15375258)
If anyone needs something that will let people know where they are --- there are apps on the Appstore and Android.

Those apps have existed for a while.

Any suggestions?

WhyFi 03-12-13 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by Biscayne05 (Post 15375258)
Those apps have existed for a while.

Yeah, but at what cost to battery life? Position tracking with phones stopped being feasible for me when I found that my phone wouldn't last through a long ride. I would say that my experiences are not atypical among Garmin owners - phones work for some people, but others aren't happy with the compromises.


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