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07-31-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By sierrabob

Automatic shutoff only occurs if timer is stopped...

Automatic shutoff only occurs if timer is stopped or was never started. This doesn't affect the distance. You can only zero out distance with the reset button or connect to Garmin Express. Is your...
12-11-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

While I agree that OSMand to Bolt is a niche...

While I agree that OSMand to Bolt is a niche feature, the transfer of GPX files while in the field is a vital capability. If I'd had my OTG cable, I could have used it again yesterday to transfer a...
12-10-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

HobbesOnTour: I'm glad that file transfer from...

HobbesOnTour: I'm glad that file transfer from phone to Elemnt Bolt using otg cable works. Wahoo rocks! It mates with OSMAND route planning with no internet required. That's a very nice feature...
11-29-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By sierrabob

Why not just buy a used original Garmin Edge 800...

Why not just buy a used original Garmin Edge 800 back cover and battery on eBay for under $20? From the product photos you can see exactly what you'll receive, including battery date of manufacture...
11-26-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By sierrabob

Thanks for sharing that link to your Strava...

Thanks for sharing that link to your Strava activity. Very impressive. I'd like to meet your 2,000 watt segment leader. She's stronger than a horse. Notice how the Zwift logo is pasted in there. ...
10-22-18, 12:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,056
Posted By sierrabob

The Element app and the Wahoo Fitness app are two...

The Element app and the Wahoo Fitness app are two separate apps, right? Are you able to record a ride without the Bolt by just using the Wahoo Fitness app? Can you then share that to Strava or some...
10-17-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,594
Posted By sierrabob

Well you should certainly check out the Garmin...

Well you should certainly check out the Garmin Edge 500, available on eBay for under $60. It provides everything you've discussed and more: navigation, cadence, speed, distance, elevation, slope,...
10-15-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,090
Posted By sierrabob

It's the back cover that has worn out, guys, and...

It's the back cover that has worn out, guys, and you'll have to replace it. The red color seems to deteriorate quickest. You can find the used part on eBay at $14.99 or less. I have bought this...
10-06-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Just one more tip: make sure you wait at least...

Just one more tip: make sure you wait at least 30 seconds after making connection for drive to show up. A good friend had an Elemnt Bolt on the ride this morning. If I'd had my OTG cable with me I...
10-04-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Sorry that you're having trouble with this. The...

Sorry that you're having trouble with this. The Moto play is made by Motorola, not Samsung, correct? Also, are you able to move files using the local WiFi between a drive that does connect to Hootoo...
09-30-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,441
Posted By sierrabob

If you don't have an inclinometer, you can just...

If you don't have an inclinometer, you can just dismount, take a picture and measure it with a protractor. Don't tell anyone that you were just out of gas and couldn't climb any further. This climb...
09-30-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Nice. I use the feature more for uploading rides...

Nice. I use the feature more for uploading rides to Garmin Connect and Strava when no PC is available. Good for USB only devices like Garmin 500 and 800.
09-28-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Once you have the correct settings established,...

Once you have the correct settings established, this is what you should see. With this old Garmin Edge 500 it takes 30 seconds for the drive to show in ES File Explorer. Also, you may need to...
09-28-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

ES File Explorer File Manager is the correct name...

ES File Explorer File Manager is the correct name in Play store. If not working check with zip drive. Good luck.
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09-25-18, 12:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By sierrabob

I haven't had an interference issue in a long...

I haven't had an interference issue in a long time, and I use some pretty hefty batteries on the handlebars. Also, your phone should transmit to a wireless headset and run any cycling app...
09-24-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By sierrabob

I get it. Why have so much redundancy? Today I...

I get it. Why have so much redundancy? Today I had two watches and a bike computer recording my ride. I could have had the phone do the same thing, except better and more legible, including a...
09-18-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,635
Posted By sierrabob

I have another suggestion: manually enter the...

I have another suggestion: manually enter the pairing code, if possible. Get it from your bike computer perhaps?

Also, make sure that your sensor settings are not somehow forcing Bluetooth. ...
09-17-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Assuming we're talking android here, you just use...

Assuming we're talking android here, you just use the mini-USB cable from your Garmin and connect with a USB-A female to micro-USB OTG cable. Widely available for under $6.
09-17-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,635
Posted By sierrabob

khutch: Have you tried initially holding the...

khutch: Have you tried initially holding the PowerPod right next to the Bontrager speed sensor? When riding a spin bike at the gym, pairing of cadence/power/hr frequently won't happen until I...
09-17-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Example of moving a TCX file from android phone...

Example of moving a TCX file from android phone to Garmin Edge device using OTG cable and EZ File Explorer app. No root, no wifi, no data, no Bluetooth:
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09-17-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Happy to report that I can now connect an android...

Happy to report that I can now connect an android phone to a Garmin bike computer using an OTG cable. No root required! This basically resolves the question posed by the OP and allows the user to...
09-15-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

This is a great suggestion. I don't have a Wahoo...

This is a great suggestion. I don't have a Wahoo Elemnt to test, but my Garmin bike computers and smartwatches don't make the connection properly with OTG. When using a microUSB OTG cable, they...
09-12-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Sure sounds worth looking into, John. Karoo has...

Sure sounds worth looking into, John. Karoo has mixed reviews, but it may be getting better with updates. I'd try to see if it can be recognized as a Bluetooth device or if the adb connection method...
09-11-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

This is a very cool thread because it has really...

This is a very cool thread because it has really made me think about the ways to create and transfer files while off line. I came up with a glossary of terms that helps me sort through this stuff: 1)...
09-10-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

In rereading this, Hobbes, I realize that you...

In rereading this, Hobbes, I realize that you make a very important and terrific observation: unlike any other service I know, the Osmand app allows the user to create routes and save them as gpx...
09-09-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By sierrabob

Interesting choices, man. The Wahoo Elemnt MIni...

Interesting choices, man. The Wahoo Elemnt MIni can operate without a phone, but that's not your intent. The Cateye Padrone has the larger display, but Wahoo offers the very cool out front mount...
09-09-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

The core feature of the HooToo Nano for our...

The core feature of the HooToo Nano for our purposes is to make the contents of a disk drive available to a wireless network. In this instance, the disk drive is located on a bike computer; however,...
09-09-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

It's an interesting thought, but turning on my...

It's an interesting thought, but turning on my phone's hotspot does not allow me to open up the phone's file structure on another device. Nor does it allow me to open the files of any other connected...
09-08-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

That is all correct. The power source depicted is...

That is all correct. The power source depicted is a power bank, but it could be any 5V/2A or 5V/1A supply. The tablet is an Amazon product, the Fire HDX, wifi only version with android backbone,...
09-08-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

An example of the transfer process using android...

An example of the transfer process using android tablet (Fire HDX) and HooToo Nano to Garmin Edge 500:
...
09-08-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

Yes, I may be able to help out, but it may take...

Yes, I may be able to help out, but it may take awhile. Will advise. Keep in mind, though, in order to edit gpx files, you'll likely need an internet connection. If your aim is to modify pre-planned...
09-08-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

The method I describe does not involve the use of...

The method I describe does not involve the use of the Wahoo app--it bypasses that. You would not want to open the Wahoo app on your phone to transfer files. It's just like using the copy and paste...
09-08-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,878
Posted By sierrabob

One possible solution involves the HooToo...

One possible solution involves the HooToo Tripmate Nano. Connect HooToo Nano to your Wahoo Elemnt with USB, then go to the HooToo app on your phone or tablet using the local wifi (intranet)...
09-05-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,831
Posted By sierrabob

Does Dynamic Watch include street names? My...

Does Dynamic Watch include street names? My quick test of the program did not show the cue sheet with street names that you see when planning on RideWithGPS. Seems that Dynamic Watch wants my hard...
08-31-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By sierrabob

As I think about this some more, I realize that...

As I think about this some more, I realize that the terms "rebroadcast" and "broadcast" aren't the same. The Vivoactive series does not receive a signal from a chest strap and rebroadcast to another...
08-31-18, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By sierrabob

Well, take a look at this link and see if it...

Well, take a look at this link and see if it applies to your watch:

​​​​​​https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/vivosmart3/EN-US/GUID-EB7249F5-E083-4C45-85A5-B55A1B73CB6E.html

It's a great...
08-31-18, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By sierrabob

That's shocking news! I remember troubleshooting...

That's shocking news! I remember troubleshooting this same issue with a friend's Vivosmart a few months ago. Not sure which model. I just swiped to the heart rate screen executed a long press, i.e.,...
08-30-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By sierrabob

Not sure if this is the problem, but did you put...

Not sure if this is the problem, but did you put the Vivosmart in broadcast mode? Go to settings/Heartrate/Broadcast Mode and select. You should see the HR broadcast icon on the watch. Then try...
08-28-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,831
Posted By sierrabob

Some minor points worth noting: the RideWithGPS...

Some minor points worth noting: the RideWithGPS app provides street names, the Osmand app does not. However, Osmand provides good return to route guidance, whereas RWGPS does not. Also, you need to...
08-10-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By sierrabob

Since your phone doesn't support ANT+, you'll...

Since your phone doesn't support ANT+, you'll have to spend some money, as the phone is BTLE only and the GSC10 is not. If you want heart rate, too, consider the nifty Viiiiva heart rate monitor. It...
08-06-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,614
Posted By sierrabob

Would something like this work? Two Axioms using...

Would something like this work? Two Axioms using on the fly USB charging from a power pack in the saddle bag. Maybe not the brightest, but certainly very visible when flashing mode is selected. USB...
07-31-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By sierrabob

@Seattle: thanks for the correction re Suunto....

@Seattle: thanks for the correction re Suunto. How does the Strava swim hr info compare with swim hr on the Suunto Movescount site? I find the Polar Flow site to be more detailed than Strava.
07-31-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By sierrabob

Memory is not the issue for Garmin users. They...

Memory is not the issue for Garmin users. They have lamented for years on Strava forums that their swim heart rate is not uploaded with their swim activity even though they use the memory chest...
07-30-18, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,014
Posted By sierrabob

While just about any smartwatch will do the job...

While just about any smartwatch will do the job you request, they all have different strengths and limitations. Their main purpose is for health and fitness tracking of multiple activities along...
07-23-18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By sierrabob

In a world where fitness tracking seems dominated...

In a world where fitness tracking seems dominated by Garmin and Strava, it's easy to overlook other devices and platforms. The good people at Polar have their own training/tracking platform: Polar...
05-01-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By sierrabob

If you really want the Hungry Bear ride on your...

If you really want the Hungry Bear ride on your choice of bike computer, you'll find TCX/GPX versions from previous years on Ridewithgps.com. But the ride host wants you to use their own cue sheet...
05-01-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By sierrabob

NIce work, Seattle. Posting images takes some...

NIce work, Seattle. Posting images takes some effort. Is this face available for the 735xt? Can't seem to find it. Thanks.
04-29-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By sierrabob

For navigation assistance from an android phone,...

For navigation assistance from an android phone, I'd use the Osmand app. It will reroute should you get off track or desire a new course. Using its own database, you can place your phone in...
04-29-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By sierrabob

You need to make a special cable for the Edge 500...

You need to make a special cable for the Edge 500 to work with external power: cut up two USB cables and splice just black and red together, then connect to a mini-USB otg cable. With that you can...
03-01-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By sierrabob

Okay, thanks for that info. I also note that in...

Okay, thanks for that info. I also note that in broadcast mode none of the other functions is available. The watch reverts to just being a sensor that shows your heart rate.
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