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Smartphone as bike computer

Get advanced ride data with a flexible setup

Apr. 30, 2019 -

This month I have intensified my training to become fit for this year's Fietselfstedentocht, a 235KM bicycle ride through Friesland. Over the years I have tested different kinds of bike computer setups: from dedicated (and expensive) Garmin Edge bike computers to no data at all. Eventually I came up with a flexible setup to gather advanced ride data using my smartphone, let me explain how this works.

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Omata One (omata.com) minimal analogue bike computer
Omata One (omata.com) minimal analogue bike computer
Garmin EDGE 1030 performance bundle (from evancycles.com)
Garmin EDGE 1030 performance bundle (from evancycles.com)
My 'bike area network': sensors (red) and displays (green) connected to the smartphone
My 'bike area network': sensors (red) and displays (green) connected to the smartphone
The combined speed and cadence sensor mounted on my bike
The combined speed and cadence sensor mounted on my bike
Using Cyclemeter as my bike computer to collect advanced ride data
Using Cyclemeter as my bike computer to collect advanced ride data
Wahoo RFLKT+ display showing current speed and heart rate
Wahoo RFLKT+ display showing current speed and heart rate

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