Synching tech on bike

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Postby marc2131 » 24 Apr 2015, 10:06

I plan to upgrade over the next few months or so.
One of the areas I am looking at working on is the bike cockpit. I was given one of those new Samsung Gear 2 wrist watch for Christmas. This pairs off with my standard Samsung Smartphone. Quite nifty and even has a inbuilt HRM on the watch itself - picks up from my wrist.
My question is this.
How can I incorporate all this tech into a coherent 'system' for the bike? If I have an Ant+ pick up on my bike, would I be able to use it with my Android based phone? Would a Garmin (500 or 510) be needed?
What do people have on their bikes at the moment?

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Postby timothy_clifford » 24 Apr 2015, 10:40

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Postby jcaley » 24 Apr 2015, 13:01

I use ipBike with Galaxy S5 which can pick up any Garmin or bluetooth LE sensor. Uploads to whatever including strava. Highly customizable and therefore complex

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 27 Apr 2015, 11:28

I now have a Garmin 920XT. It's a watch so just stays on my wrist. Counts my steps too. At the end of my ride/run/swim I can Bluetooth it straight to my phone. No ANT+ required and the battery lasts me about a week. Satellites are found within about 10s.

Check out DC Rainmaker. He has tons of information on all of this, all very easy to find.

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