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05-19-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 547
Posted By njkayaker

It's pretty bright. No doubt, there are brighter...

It's pretty bright. No doubt, there are brighter lights.
05-19-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 547
Posted By njkayaker

I'll go with what the two experts say. It's...

I'll go with what the two experts say. It's supposed to work. There's no reason it shouldn't. If it doesn't work for you, it might be an issue with your unit.
05-19-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 547
Posted By njkayaker

GPLama says otherwise. And this: ...

GPLama says otherwise.

And this:



There no reason the radar shouldn't work.

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05-18-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 547
Posted By njkayaker

All of the current Garmin devices do. There's no...

All of the current Garmin devices do. There's no reason to expect this wouldn't.
05-18-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,754
Posted By njkayaker

Are you sure it's not a scam? How did you get the...

Are you sure it's not a scam? How did you get the notification? Text? Email? Is it really a FedEx email address (@fedex.com)? Did the BIke24 really use FedEx (not typical for a foreign shipment)?
...
05-17-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By njkayaker

Bizarre.

Bizarre.
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 677
Posted By njkayaker

I had a Costco membership but didnít go very...

I had a Costco membership but didnít go very often.[/QUOTE]
You should get the voices in your head to agree on one story.
05-13-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 478
Posted By njkayaker

The google distance will likely be shorter than...

The google distance will likely be shorter than the actual distance traveled by the bike (the bike isn't going as straight).
05-13-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By njkayaker

They don't look different. The fact of the touch...

They don't look different. The fact of the touch screen shouldn't matter.


The 530 is really an 830 without a touchscreen. The 510 doesn't have much relevance to how the 530 works.


The 800...
05-13-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 478
Posted By njkayaker

I doubt they have GPS. The OP is not very...

I doubt they have GPS. The OP is not very forthcoming with details.
05-13-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By njkayaker

The screens are different. The screen on the...

The screens are different.

The screen on the 830 is the same. The Wahoo screen might work better for you.

Some of it might be getting used to it. I've used different models and don't really...
05-13-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 478
Posted By njkayaker

What are the two bikes? What size tires? How did...

What are the two bikes? What size tires? How did you determine the effective circumstances? When did you last measure both? Did anything change since then?

I suspect a simple and proper rollout...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By njkayaker

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war
05-12-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 478
Posted By njkayaker

No one cares that much. ​​​​​​The...

No one cares that much.

​​​​​​The very-involved approach might not be better than taking the average of multiple shorter runs.

Do you think you can ride a bike straight for 2.5 miles?

You...
05-11-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,207
Posted By njkayaker

??? No, they don't. ...

???

No, they don't.


https://www.bikeflights.com/pack
05-09-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By njkayaker

The Varia can be paired with more than one device...

The Varia can be paired with more than one device (I've done it for Edges; multiple pairs even.).

The light/radar Varia looks like two devices (a light and a radar).

In the sensor list, you...
05-08-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By njkayaker

There are course points for turn instructions....

There are course points for turn instructions. Those added automatically by the route planning software. There are other types you can add yourself.

Since a ford is a map feature (an intersection...
05-07-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By njkayaker

It's the artist formerly known as "course...

It's the artist formerly known as "course points". Yes, they are embedded in the file (they are kind of like waypoints).

These used to be an Edge-only feature.

You can add custom ones in Garmin...
05-06-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By njkayaker

??? "Real buttons"? They all have...

???

"Real buttons"?

They all have buttons.

The 5xx only have buttons. The 8xxx and 10xx models have three fewer buttons and have a touch screen.
05-06-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By njkayaker

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/03/powerpod-depth...

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/03/powerpod-depth-review.html
05-06-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By njkayaker

Sounds like a bug (or bad design). If the...

Sounds like a bug (or bad design).

If the watches (or anything) did this deliberately, you would not have to turn-off broadcasting (like the OP describes having to do).

There's an icon that is...
05-05-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

Hard to say. It wasn't that they were...

Hard to say.

It wasn't that they were "terrible". It was that they weren't "great". I know people who (still) do OK with them.

​​​​​​The *30 models are more "coherent": it seems they are more...
05-05-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By njkayaker

You can get the 830 for $350. The 520/520+...

You can get the 830 for $350.

The 520/520+ and 820 were (in hindsight) "not great" devices: kinda slow and with not great battery life. The 520+ seems like it might have been rushed-out to counter...
05-05-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

The 520/520+ and 820 were (in hindsight) "not...

The 520/520+ and 820 were (in hindsight) "not great" devices: kinda slow and with not great battery life. The 520+ seems like it might have been rushed-out to counter Wahoo's offering. The *30...
05-05-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/04/hands-on-garmi...

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/04/hands-on-garmin-edge-520-plus-with-mapping.html



https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/edge520/EN-US/GUID-2D313096-F5FC-477C-A1EA-F6FFB776472C.html

No,...
05-05-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

The Bolt is a fine choice. So is the Karoo. I'd...

The Bolt is a fine choice. So is the Karoo. I'd still suggest sticking with the 530 (since you already have it).
05-05-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

Datlas admitted to being "technologically...

Datlas admitted to being "technologically challenged", if I recall. There's nothing wrong with that and that doesn't mean all products would be suited for him. It also doesn't really mean there's a...
05-05-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

It's not as difficult as you make it out to be. ...

It's not as difficult as you make it out to be.


Again, it's not as difficult as you make it out to be. One reason for Garmin not to keep changing the UI is that it's fairly standard (and has...
05-05-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

The touchscreen makes the Edges easier to use....

The touchscreen makes the Edges easier to use. That's not quite relevant as a reply to how hard the non-touchscreen models are to use).

The button-only ones aren't that hard to use (unless you...
05-05-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

If your interest is limited to just cycling,...

If your interest is limited to just cycling, alternatives make more sense. For people with wider interests, Garmin provides many more options (and they work similarly).


This is a case where...
05-04-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

(It's a computer.) It has to have/know the data...

(It's a computer.) It has to have/know the data before it can figure out whether or not to keep it.
05-04-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

The smart recording only affects the data in the...

The smart recording only affects the data in the file. What's being displayed in the head unit happens before the unit decides what data to write to the file.

The 7 mph versus 15 mph difference...
05-04-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,326
Posted By njkayaker

This doesn't make sense. Assuming the 830 isn't...

This doesn't make sense. Assuming the 830 isn't broken, the speed should be close to the watch or the phone.

The recording option should have no effect.


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Doesn't make sense.
05-04-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By njkayaker

There is a piece missing from the story. The...

There is a piece missing from the story.

The 530 can be set up to work not too differently from the 130. Having a touch screen makes things easier.

Hopefully, the 530 ends up working for you.
05-03-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By njkayaker

There are quite a lot of formats provided. ...

There are quite a lot of formats provided.

Any of the ones with "Garmin * (latin1)" will work*.

The difference between them is how they look (the page shows you a sample of what the map will...
05-03-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By njkayaker

No, there's no conversion applied to maps. (Even...

No, there's no conversion applied to maps. (Even FIT files are tweaked a little.)

(The img file is ignored if it's in \Garmin\NewFiles.)

Copying the img file to \Garmin is the correct thing to...
05-03-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By njkayaker

Presumably, you got the PA and CA maps from...

Presumably, you got the PA and CA maps from bbbike.

If you don't see it in the list, you won't see the map (picture) on the unit.

The maps have ID numbers and they are supposed to be unique for...
05-03-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By njkayaker

The map should show up in the map list on the...

The map should show up in the map list on the device.

For the 1030 (the 530 should be the same):

Home -> Settings -> Profile -> Road/whatever -> Navigation -> Map -> Map Information (select...
05-03-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By njkayaker

Garmin map files are "img" files. GPX (or FIT or...

Garmin map files are "img" files. GPX (or FIT or TCX) files don't contain maps at all.
05-03-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By njkayaker

It has no value if there's no risk of the bike...

It has no value if there's no risk of the bike being stolen. In any case, the cost is noise (1% of a $2500 bike).


No, I did not assume a 100% chance of theft.

I assumed the airtag had no...
05-03-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By njkayaker

You forgot to factor in the probability of theft...

You forgot to factor in the probability of theft as well as the distribution of that theft probability between pro and joyrider - since that differentiator relates to the actual probability of...
05-03-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By njkayaker

If the bike is worth $2500 and the $25 tag gives...

If the bike is worth $2500 and the $25 tag gives a 1% chance of recovery, it's a waste of money statistically.
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,065
Posted By njkayaker

I think this is sort of like not buying the bus...

I think this is sort of like not buying the bus from the bus driver.
05-01-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,535
Posted By njkayaker

Congratulations on the baby!!

Congratulations on the baby!!
04-29-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,293
Posted By njkayaker

Those studies show that color works but not...

Those studies show that color works but not "perfectly".
04-29-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,046
Posted By njkayaker

So, they didn't do a "switcharoo" like some...

So, they didn't do a "switcharoo" like some people suggested.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,493
Posted By njkayaker

(I'm not going to go find the fairly-recent post...

(I'm not going to go find the fairly-recent post where you confused pacelining with riding in a disorganized group.)

Yes, the OP isn't likely taking about an "organized" paceline. His complaint is...
04-29-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,046
Posted By njkayaker

... but complaining about it without contributing...

... but complaining about it without contributing to it is fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,493
Posted By njkayaker

If it's only "a couple of guys" doing these long...

If it's only "a couple of guys" doing these long pulls, then you can do what the others do (pull for less). So, no, you aren't "supposed to" pull for as long.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,493
Posted By njkayaker

"I don't do or have experience with the thing....

"I don't do or have experience with the thing. But I'll tell people what to do anyway."
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