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Did an "iPhone vs Garmin 500" ride today…interesting results.

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Originally Posted by Smokehouse View Post
I don't think so...

I had an iPhone 4s (company phone), ran Stava on it...then got a iPhone 5 LTE (personal) ran strava and they elevations/speeds/whatever were the same...went BACK to an iPhone 4s (company phone again), ran Strava...noticed no difference.

The crazy stat crap drove me nuts too. I finally had enough when myself and another rider did 75 some miles and my phone registered one elevation amount, and his Garmin was considerably higher. I don't look for "KOM" crap for some off verification that I am a cyclist...but I love the yearbook feature of miles and elevation climbed. This is why I got the Garmin. These rides are my "legacy"...these stats I will look at one day when I possibly cannot ride anymore...this is the history of my accomplishments. I want to make sure stuff is logged correctly.

I did a test this last weekend and compared distance, time, speed with my strava (iphone 5c LTE) and my cateye double wireless and they were pretty much the same with the exception of about a minute. I agree with you that I only save the stats as my "legacy" and also to see how far i've come since my last ride. I do plan on getting a garmin eventually but right now, my cateye and Strava will do.
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