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cycling with phone?

Discussion in 'Android Fitness & Health' started by RobGAjax, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. RobGAjax

    RobGAjax New Member
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    I am after an android phone to take on cycling training rides and on indoor trainer.

    I have been using S3 (i9305 LTE version). But this needs a On-The-Go USB dongle to connect to my bike sensors, runs out of battery quickly when using GPS and occasionally shakes out its SIM due to vibration.

    I use this app:

    IpBike | iforpowell.com

    Things im looking for are:

    1. Battery life (I do 6hr+ rides with gps on).
    2. ANT+ connectivity
    3. Vibration resistant (my S3 keeps disconnecting the SIM due to vibration when I mount it to the bars)
    4. Water resistant / proof (not essential)
    5. Decent screen

    I looked at S5 but im not convinced ...perhaps M8??

    Any suggestions?
     

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  2. Mduduzi Mhlongo

    Mduduzi Mhlongo New Member
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    It can be a bit sweaty. I tried it several times.
     
  3. Savelii

    Savelii Member
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    My friends and I don't look for anything special: just put a thin slice of rubber upon the SIM to fix it tight to avoid disconnection, buy a wheel charger for 12V and enjoy your GPS on your S3.
     
  4. funkytown

    funkytown New Member
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    Try Lg G2 or G3 or Xperia Z3 , Xperia Z3 is especially waterproof.
     
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  5. CenturionB

    CenturionB Well-Known Member
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    look at LG G3 - it must meet your requests and it is relatively not very much
     
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
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    Would this work with my Flying Pigeon PA-02 bicycle? I have a Galaxy Note 7 myself.
     
  7. AndrewKonamer

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    Hmm, I hear about it first time. It can be intresting, thanks for the topic!
     
  8. izaa

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    I cycle with my motorola moto g 4g. I don't know if it's the best but for my purpise (see the gps) it works great.
     

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