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strava and garmin
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posted 12/5/2012
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Any feedback on strava and the use of garmin products. A friend is getting me a garmin and set me up on the strava site to use. I completly love the BJ site and community and will always be here as well!

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posted 12/5/2012
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Strava, like Ride With GPS, Map My Ride, Endomoto, Daily Mile etc will sync with your Garmin device and load the maps of your rides with metrics. So will Garmin Connect. The #s will vary with each web site somewhat as far as elevation and % grade. It comes down to which has features you like in either the free or pay versions. I like Ride with GPS myself, but have tested Strava as well. Strava has a nice competitive feature with others who upload the same segments as you do.

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posted 12/5/2012
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Strava has a nice competitive feature with others who upload the same segments as you do.
-- posted by Fullylugged
This is the main benefit of Strava as I see it. You can upload your rides and see how you did on the ride compared to others who have ridden the same ride or portions thereof. Strava offers a free membership and a paid. I am using the free service.

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posted 12/5/2012
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I'm new to Strava, but it seems that accuracy would be related more to the device than the website, yes? I'm pretty sure your new Garmin will be more accurate than my 2.5 year old iPhone

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posted 12/5/2012
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Strava has a nice competitive feature with others who upload the same segments as you do.
-- posted by Fullylugged
This is the main benefit of Strava as I see it. You can upload your rides and see how you did on the ride compared to others who have ridden the same ride or portions thereof. Strava offers a free membership and a paid. I am using the free service.
-- posted by tojesky


So since I live in rural Pa. which if I'm lucky the only ones that might ride it would be Mennonite or Amish which I don't think log their miles. I would never get a comparision. lol

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posted 12/5/2012
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So since I live in rural Pa. which if I'm lucky the only ones that might ride it would be Mennonite or Amish which I don't think log their miles. I would never get a comparision. lol
-- posted by Zurichman
You'd get a comparison of/to your own rides that you post; that might have value. But then you don't need Strava to do that.

I would like a feature that would only compare my rides in Strava. That feature may be available in the paid version but I haven't seen it in the free version. I compare rides on similar routes in a spreadsheet.

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posted 12/5/2012
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If you are looking at segment results, and you see all the other jokers that are ahead of you...click 'My results' to see just your times on that segment.

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posted 12/5/2012
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As far as I have seen, none of the sites work with the non-cycling-specific GPSs. My GPSMap unit does not work with the ones I have checked. Also, none seem to have any bike maintenance tracking capability, which is crucial to me.

Guess I will keep up the manual input routine at BJ. I don't carry the GPS on routine daily rides anyway.

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posted 12/5/2012
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I use cyclemeter, an app for the iPhone and I upload my rides to bikejournal easily.

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posted 12/5/2012
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I started using Stava back in August. Like the competition feature to see how I compare to others that I know. It seems to be pretty accurate, gives decent power ratings on segments and overall ride power average if you fill out your profile information accurately. I save my ride maps but don't log my miles there.
Also like the RideWith GPS site. The guys that developed it are (or at least were) BikeJournal members. Seems like they should become one of the Affiliates on the Misc page. I always use them for when I map my ride manually. Generally don't log my rides but do save my maps and routes.
post edited on 12/5/2012 at 6:48:33 PM

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posted 12/5/2012
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I appreciate the info so far. I'm not real competitive and just not sure if I have a need for the Garmin.
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