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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! I f*c%ing HATE my original droid. (I need recommendations for GPS tracker)

    So...a while back I posted about google My Tracks, and how awesome it was, and how much better droid tracking was as compared to the POS sigma bike comp I used to rock. Anyway, my droid is doing the "crazy screen" mess , and it's annoying the isht out of me. I think I'm going to ditch the smart phone in favor of a good ole' flip phone from back in the day that I know always works, but that leaves a gap in ride tracking.

    So....here's what I'm looking for:

    GPS tracking, preferably with the same features as My Tracks (distance, time, speed, elevation, etc)

    Preferably wrist mounted

    Prefer that it tracks health metrics (heart rate/etc)

    Does any one know of any thing like this on the market that's not too expensive? I am abandoning droid, methinks, and I REFUSE to go back to a bike computer. Damn thing was a pain in the arse.

    Thanks dudes.

    - H

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    have you tried other apps??? I use the "imapmyride" free and haven't seen any crazy tracking

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    there's an ENTIRE board about this sort of thing, believe it or not.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/gps-hrm-bike-computer/

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    iPhone 4S. There is an app called cyclometer does EVERYTHING it's a biking computer track recorder etc. it's works with the native maps on the iPhone.

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    H,

    Get a Garmin Forerunner. I've used the 305 for several years and it's great. Does everything you need for biking. You could prob pick one up for around $150 now that the new 910XL is about to come out.

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    TitanofChaos - It's not the app, it's the motorola droid digitizer freaking out...it's a common problem on the original droids and the x's.

    NateHawk - Thanks, I had no idea. I pretty much just hit here, specialized, and urban/dj, and don't even look at the rest. Appreciate the looks, I'll check it out.

    Rnd0209 - Thanks, but I want nothing to do with any smart phones, apple or otherwise. I'm over it. Occupies too much time.

    Bunyan - Word. That's exactly like what I'm looking for...I'll definitely jump on the site and check them out. I appreciate it brother.

    - H

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    And get a cadence sensor with the forerunner 305 then it will be a full fledged GPS cyclometer.

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    I think the Garmin forerunner is the only option if wrist-mounted is a requirement. Timex makes something, but it's garbage (you need a paid subscription to their web site to use all the features).

    I got a 305 with HR but not cadence for $130 a couple months ago, after I lost my 205. I'd love a 905 or 910 or whatever it is, with the real triathlon features and ant+, but $500 for a [easily lost] watch is a bit much.

    and for what it's worth, I haven't had any such problems on my HTC phone; the old razr was the last motorola product I think I'll ever own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd0209 View Post
    iPhone 4S. There is an app called cyclometer does EVERYTHING it's a biking computer track recorder etc. it's works with the native maps on the iPhone.
    Cyclemeter is a great app if a bit bloated by features. I prefer Endomondo for its simplicity and synchronised web interface.

    Bear in mind that the iPhone battery can get used up really quickly with the GPS etc going all at once. A dedicated GPS unit will likely have more accurate GPS and better battery life.

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    I'm using B.Icycle and love it.

    B.iCycle BIKING WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!

    True. with 3G and GPS turned on simultaneously battery life sucks.

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    Interesting, I have a Droid X2 and never had any issues with my GPS apps.

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    Root your droid, delete the bloatware, enjoy a faster, cleaner phone.

    I think the Gingerbread updates are out and its so much faster than the old Froyo interface on my Droid 2.

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    I have the Garmin 405cx and find it to be everything I need and more. Been riding with it for about a year and logged 2,000 miles with no problems. One of my greatest investments for getting the most out of each ride

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