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Road biking newbie seeking cycling tech advice.  I currently use my iPhone running Strava connected to my Trek Madone 2.1 using a Topeak stem mount. I also use a Polar H7 heart rate monitor and Wahoo Blue SC speed/cadence sensor. Both connect to Strava via Bluetooth.  Seeking feedback on these questions.  Thanks!
1. Are bike computers worth it?  I'm looking at a Garmin Edge 500, but it only supports Ant+.  They have a bundle with the HRM and speed/cadence sensors.
2. Instead of a bike computer, would a GPS watch be a better option?  If so, are any Bluetooth or Ant+ compatible?
3. Should I just stick with my existing setup and use my Mophie external battery pack for iPhone charging on longer rides?
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I am not really worried about cadence or a HRM as I am pretty in tune to my body, and let it dictate to me how I am doing.
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Road biking newbie seeking cycling tech advice.  I currently use my iPhone running Strava connected to my Trek Madone 2.1 using a Topeak stem mount. I also use a Polar H7 heart rate monitor and Wahoo Blue SC speed/cadence sensor. Both connect to Strava via Bluetooth.  Seeking feedback on these questions.  Thanks!
1. Are bike computers worth it?  I'm looking at a Garmin Edge 500, but it only supports Ant+.  They have a bundle with the HRM and speed/cadence sensors.
2. Instead of a bike computer, would a GPS watch be a better option?  If so, are any Bluetooth or Ant+ compatible?
3. Should I just stick with my existing setup and use my Mophie external battery pack for iPhone charging on longer rides?
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Garmin 500 or 510 FTW. You get a much more accurate GPS & altitude, much better battery and you can use it in the rain. Save your phone battery in case you need to call for help.
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Isaac Addae

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Road biking newbie seeking cycling tech advice.  I currently use my iPhone running Strava connected to my Trek Madone 2.1 using a Topeak stem mount. I also use a Polar H7 heart rate monitor and Wahoo Blue SC speed/cadence sensor. Both connect to Strava via Bluetooth.  Seeking feedback on these questions.  Thanks!
1. Are bike computers worth it?  I'm looking at a Garmin Edge 500, but it only supports Ant+.  They have a bundle with the HRM and speed/cadence sensors.
2. Instead of a bike computer, would a GPS watch be a better option?  If so, are any Bluetooth or Ant+ compatible?
3. Should I just stick with my existing setup and use my Mophie external battery pack for iPhone charging on longer rides?
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Great feedback from everyone.  Thanks!  I'm leaning towards keeping my current setup, mainly because the costs don't seem to outweigh the benefits.  Instead of mounting my iPhone on my bike stem, I'm going to put it in my frame bag and use RFLKT+.  I can keep the Mophie USB battery pack connected to the phone, or just get the Mophie battery case as others have mentioned.  At some point in the future, I plan to get a commuter bike, and will use the road bike for long distance stuff.  The Ant+ speed/cadence sensors seem cheaper than the Wahoo Blue SC, so the RFLKT+ will support both options.  That way, I can keep sensors installed on each bike and just move around the iPhone/RFLKT.
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The fact that I can't do simple things like adjusting app icons and folders in any way is part of what frustrates me about iOS. I'm sure jail breaking would give me more flexibility, but I'd rather Apple just offer more native UI customization. 
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Here at Gizmag, we're very interested in wearable technology. So we thought it was fitting to sign up for the Google Glass Explorer program, to give you a b...
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Double the Glass, double the fun. Testing out the Android and iOS apps on a Nexus 5 and an iPhone 5. So far, the Nexus experience is better. Also, the charcoal color looks better. #teamshale #teamcharcoal
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Could you be more specific, for someone who cant decide wether to stay with IOS or make the jump over? What are the major differences, if any, and is there anything more to one then the other ??
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I'm making to switch to +Android, from the iPhone 5 (AT&T) to the Nexus 5 (got +Google Glass  too).
1. Any issues with AT&T data on Nexus 5?
2. Any must-have app suggestions? Some of my faves are iOS exclusive (Day One Journal, Delivies, +IFTTT) so I need replacements.
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+Isaac Addae No. There are essentially two levels of G Voice service. One issues you a new phone number. The other simply takes over voicemail duty on your current number. Voicemails are then checked through the G Voice app, though I prefer having the transcription of the voicemail sent to me via email with a link to the audio recording. The instructions on the G voice site talk you through the setup and everything. I was surprised how seamless it all was. 
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Isaac Addae

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Road biking newbie seeking cycling tech advice.  I currently use my iPhone running Strava connected to my Trek Madone 2.1 using a Topeak stem mount. I also use a Polar H7 heart rate monitor and Wahoo Blue SC speed/cadence sensor. Both connect to Strava via Bluetooth.  Seeking feedback on these questions.  Thanks!
1. Are bike computers worth it?  I'm looking at a Garmin Edge 500, but it only supports Ant+.  They have a bundle with the HRM and speed/cadence sensors.
2. Instead of a bike computer, would a GPS watch be a better option?  If so, are any Bluetooth or Ant+ compatible?
3. Should I just stick with my existing setup and use my Mophie external battery pack for iPhone charging on longer rides?
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A GPS receiver can be used for other things but also has many functions a bike computer has.
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Isaac Addae

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Road biking newbie seeking cycling tech advice.  I currently use my iPhone running Strava connected to my Trek Madone 2.1 using a Topeak stem mount. I also use a Polar H7 heart rate monitor and Wahoo Blue SC speed/cadence sensor. Both connect to Strava via Bluetooth.  Seeking feedback on these questions.  Thanks!
1. Are bike computers worth it?  I'm looking at a Garmin Edge 500, but it only supports Ant+.  They have a bundle with the HRM and speed/cadence sensors.
2. Instead of a bike computer, would a GPS watch be a better option?  If so, are any Bluetooth or Ant+ compatible?
3. Should I just stick with my existing setup and use my Mophie external battery pack for iPhone charging on longer rides?
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Great feedback from everyone.  Thanks!  I'm leaning towards keeping my current setup, mainly because the costs don't seem to outweigh the benefits.  Instead of mounting my iPhone on my bike stem, I'm going to put it in my frame bag and use RFLKT+.  I can keep the Mophie USB battery pack connected to the phone, or just get the Mophie battery case as others have mentioned.  At some point in the future, I plan to get a commuter bike, and will use the road bike for long distance stuff.  The Ant+ speed/cadence sensors seem cheaper than the Wahoo Blue SC, so the RFLKT+ will support both options.  That way, I can keep sensors installed on each bike and just move around the iPhone/RFLKT.
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Isaac Addae

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The fact that I can't do simple things like adjusting app icons and folders in any way is part of what frustrates me about iOS. I'm sure jail breaking would give me more flexibility, but I'd rather Apple just offer more native UI customization. 
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This will come in handy for adding Glass content to my blog. 
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Never had much interest in getting into WordPress... until now '-}
I continue to learn from, am challenged by and evolve with GLASS ... '-}
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I'm making to switch to +Android, from the iPhone 5 (AT&T) to the Nexus 5 (got +Google Glass too).
1. Any issues with AT&T data on Nexus 5?
2. Any must-have app suggestions? Some of my faves are iOS exclusive (Day One Journal, Delivies, +IFTTT) so I need replacements.
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  • Morgan State University
    PhD Candidate - Business Administration, 2010 - present
  • Tennessee State University
    M.S. - Systems Engineering, 2004 - 2006
  • Tennessee State University
    B.S. - Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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