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Old 08-24-15, 02:51 PM
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Garmin Edge 8xx question for tandem

My husband/captain has a Garmin Edge 800, which he uses on multiple bikes.

We now have a speed/cadence sensor on our tandem, and he has a mount on his bars for the garmin.

I am considering buying a Garmin Edge 8xx for myself, to use on single bikes, and on the back of tandem.

Question: Will 2 Garmin Edge units get data from the single ANT+ speed/cadence sensor on a tandem?
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Ditto - it works. We use Garmin speed/cadence ANT+ sensors, a Garmin 500 and a Timex Cycle Trainer (another ANT+ computer). Computers get switched between one road bike, one MTB and 2 tandems.
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Cool! Thanks for the answers!
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ANT+ is a one way protocol The sensors will broadcast to multiple head units and all pairing is done at the head unit. BTLE is a two way protocol so the sensors will only send data to the head units that the sensors are paired with.
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Originally Posted by esther-L View Post
My husband/captain has a Garmin Edge 800, which he uses on multiple bikes.

We now have a speed/cadence sensor on our tandem, and he has a mount on his bars for the garmin.

I am considering buying a Garmin Edge 8xx for myself, to use on single bikes, and on the back of tandem.

Question: Will 2 Garmin Edge units get data from the single ANT+ speed/cadence sensor on a tandem?
Thanks!
Using Garmin 1000 sensors successfully with the 1000 and an 800. I do have problems getting the sensors to be read by the 1000 if I turn it off during a ride, but believe this is unrelated to sharing the sensors. You'll most likely be getting the 810 if you buy a new one. Difference will be bluetooth pairing which allows for live tracking and also uploading your rides through your phone to Garmin Connect automatically.
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This will most definitely work, we run two 510's and I use mine on the tandem and my half bike. (this was why we coughed up the extra $$$ for the Garmins)
We had another wireless solution using Sigma previously and found that range limits were a problem. No such problem with the Garmin: speed/cadence sensor in the back picked up just fine way out front on the captains bars.

One neat trick is to use a separate profile for each bike you ride. When I switch to the proper profile it picks up the speed/cadence sensor for that bike immediately.
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