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by robing
1 Nov 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2788

Re: What computer do you recommend?

LittleGreyCat wrote:Getting a little back on topic, my perceived need is for the equivalent of a car GPS - that is colour mapping, route calculation from the device, and rerouting automatically. Touch interface of course.


So why are you even considering Wahoo then? :?
by robing
1 Nov 2018, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2788

Re: What computer do you recommend?

In answer to the OP, the only way you can truly compare a cycle computer is to get one and try it out. I did a lot of research and looked at videos online back in April - and initially the monochrome screen put me off the Wahoo. It wasn't til I actually used it I could see that the screen was actual...
by robing
1 Nov 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2788

Re: What computer do you recommend?

Plus the UI on Garmin is clunky and slow. Ok, so it can do navigation on the go from the unit itself, but I'd much rather use my phone and then transfer it to the device.
by robing
1 Nov 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2788

Re: What computer do you recommend?

I'm starting to look for a SatNav at the moment. Unfortunately your apparent blind championing of Wahoo against Garmin whatever the question is pushing me towards Garmin. :( That would be a rather bizarre reason for making a decision. Having been a long-time Garmin user, when I switched to a Wahoo ...
by robing
29 Oct 2018, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to upload to Garmin connect?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: How to upload to Garmin connect?

I have Strava but I still like Garmin connect as it's only got my bike rides whereas strava has all my activities like running, gym, swim etc.
It seems to have worked, don't know why I didn't think of this before. Thanks!
by robing
29 Oct 2018, 3:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to upload to Garmin connect?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

How to upload to Garmin connect?

Since switching to wahoo - which I love by the way - I have just one problem. And that is how to add my rides to Garmin connect. I had 8 years worth of rides there so I want to continue. However Garmin doesn't allow 3rd party apps to upload direct to connect. I thought I had solved it by manually im...
by robing
28 Oct 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route creation software
Replies: 126
Views: 3078

Re: Route creation software

I use Komoot, though you do have to pay for it to be able to send a route to your GPS.
by robing
28 Oct 2018, 6:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2788

Re: What computer do you recommend?

As I've said several times, the Garmin I bought recently was the Explore 820 Touring which was £30 more than the Bolt and woefully lacking in all respects. It was such a bad unit, I don't know how it got past beta testing. If you can provide links to the cheaper Garmin's, particularly the one you t...
by robing
27 Oct 2018, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2788

Re: What computer do you recommend?

No doubt there are some great Garmins but you'll have to pay a hefty amount. In the £200 mark the Wahoo blows Garmin out of the water. I thought it had already been pointed out that there are several Garmins at lower prices than either of the Wahoo devices? You seem reluctant to acknowledge this :)...
by robing
27 Oct 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 4 season sleeping bag
Replies: 43
Views: 1482

Re: 4 season sleeping bag

I used the new winter bag for two nights and it was great, very impressed! The doubts I had about the size proved to be unfounded. It was perfectly comfortable and snug without being restrictive. The zipper worked fine. It was super warm and toasty! The first night was only about 6-8C and it was a b...
by robing
26 Oct 2018, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What computer do you recommend?
Replies: 93
Views: 2788

Re: What computer do you recommend?

There are only a couple of Wahoo models - the Bolt and the Elemnt. There are umpteen Garmin models with widely varying pricetags. No doubt there are some great Garmins but you'll have to pay a hefty amount. In the £200 mark the Wahoo blows Garmin out of the water.
by robing
24 Oct 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 4 season sleeping bag
Replies: 43
Views: 1482

Re: 4 season sleeping bag

Personally I hate narrow bags despite their supposed superior performance. I just can't get on with the restricted feeling & of course sleeping "arm(s) out" isn't an option in winter. If you've noticed it right away the chances are the constriction will become an issue for you later o...
by robing
24 Oct 2018, 2:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Patch recommendation...
Replies: 109
Views: 5821

Re: Patch recommendation...

Fair enough. I suppose it depends how often you get a punc****. I do carry patches in case my spare tube fails but have only had to use them a couple of times.
by robing
24 Oct 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Patch recommendation...
Replies: 109
Views: 5821

Re: Patch recommendation...

Do people still use patches? I normally just replace the inner tube.