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Old 08-19-22, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01
My pocket on the rear of my jersey. I put it in a plastic zipper bag to keep my sweat off of it.
I do the same but I don't put it in a bag. I tried a phone mount for navigation for a while when I was in a strange city and found it far, far to distracting without any advantages.
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Old 08-19-22, 04:14 PM
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Are people really using their phones as bike computers?
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Old 08-19-22, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Camilo
I do the same but I don't put it in a bag. I tried a phone mount for navigation for a while when I was in a strange city and found it far, far to distracting without any advantages.
My wallet with ID, money and CC's are that bag too! I don't have one of the fancy phones of various brands that are said to be very water resistant. So I feel I need to protect it a little more since I sweat like a horse..
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Old 08-19-22, 04:24 PM
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Old 08-19-22, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Are people really using their phones as bike computers?
yes some of us are.
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Old 08-19-22, 07:23 PM
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I have three or four of these. I like that they mount easily to a bar or a stem and the claw approach allows them to mount to tapered areas of either.

https://cawcar.com/products.html#crowfoot
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Old 08-19-22, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by M Rose
yes some of us are.
Huh.
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Old 08-20-22, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Are people really using their phones as bike computers?
Yes. It works just fine. Also, it can report my location to my wife as a safety feature.
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Old 08-20-22, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Huh.
what do you mean huh? Yes I use my phone as a bike computer for nowÖ the different riding apps show the same information as a dedicated bike computer,
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Old 08-20-22, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Are people really using their phones as bike computers?
Sure. Computer, maybe not so much, even if there are good bike computer apps that shows most normal data. Speed, distance, Heart rate, etc. But I'm not aware of any app that has the full compliment of features of a high end bike computer. Far from it.

Navigation, definitely. Several good apps out there and navigation does benefit from the better screen and a powerful processor.

Combining a basic bike computer and phone for navigation is a powerful setup with all the usual bike data and navigation available at the same time without constantly switching screen and the data competing for the screen with the map and navigation.
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Old 08-20-22, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR
Yes. It works just fine. Also, it can report my location to my wife as a safety feature.
Iím sure they work fine. Iím not sure Iíd want to put my phone on my bars when there are smaller, cheaper, better battery life, more robust, purpose built options.
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Old 08-21-22, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Iím sure they work fine. Iím not sure Iíd want to put my phone on my bars when there are smaller, cheaper, better battery life, more robust, purpose built options.
The marginal cost of my phone was $20 for the mounting bracket and $20 for the environmental case.
Even if I bought a phone just to use on the bikes it would cost $175, which is less than a Garmin. The battery is claimed to last for three days, my guess is that both my phone and a Garmin are IP67 rated.
But the NRE for my phone is spread out over millions of units. And I can receive calls if I want to or need to.
It can find a local business if I am touring. It connects to all my sensors.
I pay $10 a year for software support and they have been good.
I'm not sure I want to put an expensive single purpose item on my handlebars when an Android phone I already own can do everything it does and more...
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