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11-19-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By njkayaker

The Wahoos provide the same level of navigation...

The Wahoos provide the same level of navigation that the ancient 500 does (through, the Wahoo is a nicer implementation).

It's easy to download pinned RWGPS routes on the newer Garmins (no syncing...
11-14-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

It wasn't clear what list you were expecting the...

It wasn't clear what list you were expecting the app to be displaying.

The RWGPS app doesn't show the user's routes.

It shows a very limited part of the list.

You can pin any route (not just...
11-13-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

There is no “route list”. It’s much easier...

There is no “route list”.

It’s much easier and faster to use the phone to look up routes. Looking up routes on the device would be rather awful.

Note that the RWGPS app doesn’t let you do that...
11-12-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,004
Posted By njkayaker

"squishing the rubber" isn't going to close a...

"squishing the rubber" isn't going to close a tear in the cord layer. Maybe, it would support/bridge the tube enough so the tube won't stick through the tear.

A thick tread on the outside keeps...
11-11-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,824
Posted By njkayaker

Buy the 530 over the 520 or 520+.

Buy the 530 over the 520 or 520+.
11-11-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,004
Posted By njkayaker

This makes no sense.

This makes no sense.
11-11-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

ďItĒ is ambiguous. GRouteLoader doesnít...

ďItĒ is ambiguous.

GRouteLoader doesnít list the routes.

The routes in RWGPS are given a unique number.

You can enter that number into GRouteLoader to download the route.

It can...
11-11-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By njkayaker

There are people on the Garmin forums that will...

There are people on the Garmin forums that will fix your file.
11-11-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

The RWGPS app limits downloads to recent or...

The RWGPS app limits downloads to recent or pinned routes. GRouteLoader lets you use the course number to download any public route (so it still might be useful).
11-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

Nah, the names are just confusing.

Nah, the names are just confusing.
11-10-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

This isn't exactly true. The Explore works...

This isn't exactly true.

The Explore works like the 1000 as far as developing IQ apps go.

There can be differences related to screen dimensions and IQ version but those aren't issues with the...
11-10-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

Err. The Explore isn't listed. It's the Explore...

Err. The Explore isn't listed. It's the Explore 1000.

As it happens, there's no reason they don't support the Explore. There isn't anything their IQ app needs to do differently than the 1000.
11-10-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

The RWGPS app is supposed to work. I wonder what...

The RWGPS app is supposed to work. I wonder what the problem is.

There are other IQ apps that let you download RWGPS routes.

They all do the downloads the same way.
11-09-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By njkayaker

I routinely displayed the map on the 800 and the...

I routinely displayed the map on the 800 and the 1030 and have no trouble doing a century on one charge.

The Wahoos provide the same level/method of navigation that the 520 does. This method uses...
11-08-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By njkayaker

Report back!

Report back!
11-08-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By njkayaker

It's the same battery as used in the 810. Garmin...

It's the same battery as used in the 810. Garmin likely sources the batteries from some place in China. It should be possible to get them from the same source.

The battery I can look at says "Made...
11-08-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By njkayaker

Did you talk to the NewGen guys? It's odd...

Did you talk to the NewGen guys?

It's odd that it's that hard to get a reasonable battery.

The 800 does work plugged into an external battery.

I think Garmin will replace it with a...
11-08-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By njkayaker

I haven't replaced the battery on the 800. It's...

I haven't replaced the battery on the 800. It's fairly common to do.

What replacements did you find that are of poor quality?

There are lots of batteries for about $12.

These "NewPower" guys...
11-07-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By njkayaker

Recording rides on a smartphone shouldn't require...

Recording rides on a smartphone shouldn't require cellular network access. There are many apps that can record rides off-line.


I suspect the issue with Strava is that the are more focused on the...
11-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By njkayaker

This is replacing one phone with another.

This is replacing one phone with another.
11-07-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By njkayaker

It's likely there would be more than enough room...

It's likely there would be more than enough room on the internal memory of the 1030 to keep recorded rides. A 32 GB card might be enough for a lifetime of recordings.
11-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By njkayaker

OSM never really allowed it to be used as a...

OSM never really allowed it to be used as a tile/map server That's not their purpose. You were supposed to get extracts of OSM data from other places.

You can also get free general maps to use in...
11-01-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,211
Posted By njkayaker

Things that some people here are saying is only...

Things that some people here are saying is only remotely likely.

From 2/2018.

Not sure if it would work to detect bicyclists but it doesn't appear that it would hard to do.
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11-01-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

The "Notify before turns" is for "course points"...

The "Notify before turns" is for "course points" (which I mentioned).

You don't see it for GPX (you see it for FIT and TCX).


Let me see the route.

The road is straight line segments too.
...
11-01-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

You call them "fair points" and then,...

You call them "fair points" and then, subsequently, ignore and dismiss them. If you had "due respect", you wouldn't do that.


That's because you are not using it correctly (as I said).

Again,...
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 09:20 AM
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Views: 2,100,739
Posted By njkayaker

It doesn't look even close to being square.

It doesn't look even close to being square.
11-01-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

What you want is a "track", which a list of...

What you want is a "track", which a list of points that accurately describes the curves and turns of the path you want to follow.

This information can be stored in many formats.

The Garmins can...
11-01-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

No, that is not correct. You have to enable...

No, that is not correct.

You have to enable "Turn Guidance" on your device. In the course list, click the settings (three horizontal bars). Turn on "Turn Guidance".

There are two types of TBT:...
10-31-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

It doesn't really matter too much which planner...

It doesn't really matter too much which planner you use (they, more or less, work the same). (I don't want people to think that a particular planner has any particular "magic".)

Still, Ridewithgps...
10-31-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

It's a little bit of a pain at first (hopefully)...

It's a little bit of a pain at first (hopefully) worth it. It can be a black hole of time.

The editor I first learned to use (Potlatch 2) is sort-of going away (it's written in Flash). So, I have...
10-31-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

I update OSM to fix those sorts of problems.

I update OSM to fix those sorts of problems.
10-31-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

Routing for cyclists is hard. Routing for cars is...

Routing for cyclists is hard. Routing for cars is easy.

Usually, drivers of cars only car about getting there the shortest/fastest way. And cars can use "any" roads. If the routing is not quite...
10-31-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

OK. Being able to create routes on the...

OK.



Being able to create routes on the computer have been possible for almost a decade.

This is how people usually navigate with these units.

You can use Garmin Connect for this but you...
10-31-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

[/LIST]The feature is "Recalculate" (I'm pretty...

[/LIST]The feature is "Recalculate" (I'm pretty sure it's the same on all the units). There are options for "Off", "Automatic", or "Prompt" (this might be a bit different on different unit).

The...
10-31-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,261
Posted By njkayaker

The routing on the Garmins (every GPS/computer...

The routing on the Garmins (every GPS/computer routing) can only route using the "ways" on the map. The "ways" have to be connected to be used in routing. This basic to how these things work.

The...
10-22-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,279
Posted By njkayaker

I don't get the "logic" that 5 year old helmets...

I don't get the "logic" that 5 year old helmets no longer work for the original owner but magically work if they are donated.

Given it's commonly understood that "old helmets are unsafe", it's...
10-14-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By njkayaker

You should ask your question on the Garmin...

You should ask your question on the Garmin forums. Unfortunately, there isn't a subforum for the 1000 any more.
10-12-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By njkayaker

??? Who is saying "eveybody uses navigation...

???

Who is saying "eveybody uses navigation all the time"?

No one is saying that.
10-11-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​​Here's you doing the same thing you are...

​​​​​​Here's you doing the same thing you are complaining about. Just days ago.



Unusually sloppy for you.

​​​​​​Does this computer make much sense for navigation?

It might be sort of OK...
10-11-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By njkayaker

This makes no sense. What the heck are you...

This makes no sense.

What the heck are you going on about?

You didn't read what I wrote.

If a $300 bike is "out of reach" of somebody, wouldn't a $150 computer also be "out of reach" for...
10-10-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,062
Posted By njkayaker

It's fine if your ride is less than 2 hours. Or...

It's fine if your ride is less than 2 hours. Or you can stop and swap batteries.

I wonder if using your phone as a hotspot works like a router (creating a LAN)?

This is smaller and can be run...
10-09-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By njkayaker

This is stupid. Usually, if people can spend...

This is stupid.

Usually, if people can spend $150, they can spend $300. It's not that much of a difference (and plain dumb to think that would serve as a basis for "snobbery").

They should be...
10-08-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By njkayaker

A "similar" Garmin (520) is 1.7-2.5 times the...

A "similar" Garmin (520) is 1.7-2.5 times the price.

Seems weak for navigation.

http://bikemag.hu/english/igpsport-igs618-review-an-emerging-brand-on-the-cycling-gps-computer-market

The...
10-05-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By njkayaker

If he had a charger, he wouldn’t be complaining...

If he had a charger, he wouldn’t be complaining about a 6 hour runtime.

He talked about 6 hours being too short. We don’t really know anything else.

He can also replace the battery for $30 (or...
10-05-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By njkayaker

About $300-600. An external battery charger...

About $300-600.

An external battery charger is $20.
Forum: Foo
10-05-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By njkayaker

It has an external screen. You don’t need to open...

It has an external screen. You don’t need to open it to check it.

The price is likely irrelevant. It probably won’t be purchased by poor people like you.

It’s still not ready for the real...
10-04-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By njkayaker

As I said earlier, RWGPS implied they would...

As I said earlier, RWGPS implied they would support the Explore but that they would need to buy one first.

The RWGPS app runs on the older 520. It supports the older Explore 1000.

The UI and...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By njkayaker

It came with 32s. It it can take wider tires...

It came with 32s.

It it can take wider tires than that (but, maybe, not with fenders).

No no one knows what fenders you have on it (and what size tire will work with them).
10-04-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By njkayaker

Somebody asked about the Explore in July. ...

Somebody asked about the Explore in July.

RWGPS replied 9/10/2019 saying they were looking into adding more device compatibility in future releases.

In another RWGPS reply, they indicate they...
10-04-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By njkayaker

Thatís a possible reason. But it would be kind of...

Thatís a possible reason. But it would be kind of odd for them to have the others but not this one.

Anyway...

Itís almost a certainty that most (by a large majority) app developers donít have...
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