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09-17-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By njkayaker

No (most likely). It's not necessary (somewhat...

No (most likely). It's not necessary (somewhat obviously).you

I wasn't wasn't "debating" anything. I was pointing out the reasons why it's not used in cycling computers. You aren't the only...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By njkayaker

It probably doesn't matter (much). ...

It probably doesn't matter (much).

https://time.com/5752454/blue-light-sleep/
09-17-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By njkayaker

Not sure what you mean. I'm going to guess you...

Not sure what you mean. I'm going to guess you are having issues getting a GPS signal.

WAAS/SBAS increases accuracy. It doesn't improve "readings". WAAS uses satellites over the equator (which are...
09-17-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By njkayaker

WAAS was very useful when "selective...

WAAS was very useful when "selective availability" (SA) was disabled.

Since SA isn't disabled now (usually!), WAAS isn't as useful.



New cheaper GNSS receivers likely don't support WAAS...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By njkayaker

Not awful but not good (somewhere in between;...

Not awful but not good (somewhere in between; maybe closer to good than awful).

It might be more of an issue in real use than the demo shows.
​​​​​

In daylight, you shouldn't need the...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By njkayaker

Interesting. It's somewhere between good and...

Interesting.

It's somewhere between good and awful.

Are you getting the color e-ink one?
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By njkayaker

EInk has a very low refresh rate. That means,...

EInk has a very low refresh rate. That means, it's really only useable for for screen images that don't change frequently.

It works well for book readers because the page you are reading doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By njkayaker

Likely, much lower unit sales. Don't you...

Likely, much lower unit sales.

Don't you think this might explain why what happened with Specialized didn't happen in their cases?

They might not really have a choice (and we don't know what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By njkayaker

This is kind of obvious but some people still...

This is kind of obvious but some people still miss it.

Specialized might consider that selling bikes through a shop without this conflict of interest to be better long term.

Mike's might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By njkayaker

The "other brands" isn't relevant. This is the...

The "other brands" isn't relevant. This is the thing that is the likely base of issue.


Not really. The Mike's case certainly isn't one like Specialized dropping support for an independent shop....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By njkayaker

Would you be able to buy a Specialized bike from...

Would you be able to buy a Specialized bike from a Trek store?

Mike's is (now), basically, a company store (like Trek).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By njkayaker

??? Mike's is owned by a competing brand.

???

Mike's is owned by a competing brand.
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,822
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: RWGPS has always displayed OSM...

:rolleyes:

RWGPS has always displayed OSM data (crowdsourced data). Now, it's just displaying additional data from OSM.

RWGPS isn't charging more or requiring you to add the information.
...
09-14-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,103
Posted By njkayaker

You only need a few jerks to spoil things.

You only need a few jerks to spoil things.
09-14-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,103
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​Sounds like a terrible idea. No one...

​​​​​Sounds like a terrible idea.

No one would opt-in and it's too easily abused.

Imagine what "fun" it would be to be able to use this feature in an airplane.

You'd also have no idea where...
09-13-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,103
Posted By njkayaker

Bluetooth doesn't work that way. No one would...

Bluetooth doesn't work that way. No one would want it to work that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By njkayaker

Pon owns Cervelo. How focused on selling...

Pon owns Cervelo.

How focused on selling Specialized would Mikeís end-up being?

Might Specialized be served better with an outlet without that conflict of interest?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By njkayaker

Doesnít matter. They (Mikeís or...

Doesnít matter.

They (Mikeís or specialized) canít keep the money and not deliver the bike that was ordered.

Itís a contract.

Itís not likely that it says we donít actually have to give...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By njkayaker

Meh. So, they said it in a less than accurate...

Meh. So, they said it in a less than accurate way.

Itís not likely they can ask for proof you ordered a specialized bike elsewhere.

They canít legally force you to accept another bike instead...
09-10-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, buying a 1030+ just for battery life doesnít...

Yes, buying a 1030+ just for battery life doesnít make too much sense.

But the are also other features that might make it worth while (especially, if you get the 1030+ on sale).
09-10-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By njkayaker

You canít send locations from RWGPS. ...

You canít send locations from RWGPS.

Sendpoints is easy enough to use (see my earlier post).
09-10-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By njkayaker

I don’t think the 530 has it. The devices with...

I don’t think the 530 has it. The devices with touch screens have more navigation features.
09-10-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By njkayaker

It would be quite frustrating to enter an address...

It would be quite frustrating to enter an address using a few buttons. The 530 isn't really the appropriate device for that use. The 830 and 1030+ have touch screens which let's them use the screen...
09-08-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,412
Posted By njkayaker

Self-appointed word police drive me crazy. They...

Self-appointed word police drive me crazy. They always get it wrong.[/QUOTE]
:rolleyes:

Yes, you are wrong here.

No, it doesn't mean "one would pay infinity dollars" because that's just stupid.
09-08-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 888
Posted By njkayaker

Not offering the option means assuming all roads...

Not offering the option means assuming all roads are paved. That doesn't seem better at all.

If you don't like the option, turn it off.

RWGPS isn't a mapping company. It's a "use map data"...
09-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 888
Posted By njkayaker

RWGPS isn't a mapping company. It appears they...

RWGPS isn't a mapping company. It appears they are getting the road surface data from Openstreetmap.
09-08-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,103
Posted By njkayaker

The rider turning into traffic has the...

The rider turning into traffic has the responsibility to look. It's not all on the one rider.
09-08-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,103
Posted By njkayaker

No. "Overtaking" is passing a slower vehicle...

No. "Overtaking" is passing a slower vehicle going the same way on the left (on the non-curb side).

The U-turner (probably) did violate your right-of-way. Even if U-turns are legal, it's not legal...
09-08-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,103
Posted By njkayaker

On a narrow road? Most people.

On a narrow road? Most people.
09-08-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 789
Posted By njkayaker

Garmin already has enough to do to get what they...

Garmin already has enough to do to get what they already provide to work properly. It might be hard to add calling capability to the current line of devices. It also might be that, after adding an...
09-07-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,412
Posted By njkayaker

Absolutely no one is thinking anybody would. Talk...

Absolutely no one is thinking anybody would. Talk about silly.
09-07-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 789
Posted By njkayaker

I know people who use them and for much longer...

I know people who use them and for much longer rides. For many people, using the device they have (plus the cost of a mount and waterproofing) makes more sense rather than spending $250-$600 for a...
09-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,412
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, yes, they do. ...

Yes, yes, they do.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/money-is-no-object


There's a standard/common understanding for this common phrase. You can't try to "win" an argument by using a...
09-07-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 789
Posted By njkayaker

Smartphones already work for a lot of people....

Smartphones already work for a lot of people. Still, I don't think cycling-specific computers will go away. But fewer people will buy them.

The cycling computer manufacturers are not likely to...
09-07-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 789
Posted By njkayaker

Many people already do that. Even with that,...

Many people already do that.

Even with that, Garmin, Wahoo, and Hammerhead see a market for cycling-specific devices.

Smartphones took a way a lot of the market for car GPS units. They took...
09-07-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,412
Posted By njkayaker

??? They mean the same thing.

???

They mean the same thing.
09-07-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,412
Posted By njkayaker

Replacement cost, too, due to crashes could also...

Replacement cost, too, due to crashes could also be considered.
09-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 789
Posted By njkayaker

Not many people would want to have to pay for...

Not many people would want to have to pay for service for a second phone that they won't use very often. It likely wouldn't be worth it for Garmin to have to certify the device with each cell company...
09-06-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, there are many people who buy GPS units that...

Yes, there are many people who buy GPS units that support power meters who are not likely to buy power meters (even, relatively cheap ones). No one was talking about that group.

The issue is...
09-06-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By njkayaker

It's not just battery life. Yet, it seems...

It's not just battery life.


Yet, it seems Garmin sells many more 1030+ than Explores.

If $600 is too much and the Explore does what people need, the Explore is available to them.
09-06-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By njkayaker

The 520 and 820 didn't have great battery life...

The 520 and 820 didn't have great battery life (the complaints about this were fairly common). The 530 and 830 are much better. The 1030+ has better battery life than the 1030 too.
09-06-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By njkayaker

Sure, there are likely more price-sensitive...

Sure, there are likely more price-sensitive purchasers with $400 power meters. The 530 already exists for those especially-price sensitive purchasers.

Most people purchasing power meters likely...
09-06-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​​ It's not weird at all.People wanting power...

​​​​​​ It's not weird at all.People wanting power will likely want the other features of the 530/830/1030+. Adding power to the Explore would make it a 1000 (which they already have).

Also, people...
09-06-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,412
Posted By njkayaker

The person bike companies pay to buy another...

The person bike companies pay to buy another brand.
09-05-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By njkayaker

The Explore is somewhat unfamiliar. So, people...

The Explore is somewhat unfamiliar. So, people tend not to consider it.

I suspect that problems are addressed with the 530/830/1030+ sooner/quicker.

It's based on the 1000, which doesn't make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,315
Posted By njkayaker

Sure, if no one knows that it's happening, they...

Sure, if no one knows that it's happening, they won't do anything different.

You'd think that, after a while of being half-wheeled (over multiple rides), it would dawn on the followers that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,315
Posted By njkayaker

That was what I was saying. (If the following is...

That was what I was saying. (If the following is conscious, it's not really half-wheeling.)

The reason they are "not knowing that it happened" is because variation in speed (and matching it) is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,315
Posted By njkayaker

It takes two to tango and the half-wheeler is...

It takes two to tango and the half-wheeler is certainly leading (not innocent).

But the half-wheeling can't happen unless the others follow.

You and genejockey are saying the same thing but...
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By njkayaker

Hmm. Didn't think of that. ;)

Hmm. Didn't think of that. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,315
Posted By njkayaker

Larry isn't crashing in Grand Tours.

Larry isn't crashing in Grand Tours.
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