Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

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

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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

Old 12-30-13, 11:22 AM
Playing catch up
Mayday.JP's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Best Coast, CA
Posts: 121

Bikes: Felt F4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Mayday.JP is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
07-10-17 09:29 PM
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
07-06-17 01:09 PM
Road Cycling
04-21-17 08:57 PM
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
01-17-15 01:20 AM
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
07-26-12 01:50 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.