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    Stages Dash

    Anyone running one?
    How limited are they if you don't pay Stages lots of money per year?

    Expecting mine to arrive for testing any day...

    Totally customisable display, landscape and portrait modes and no navigation.
    Got it cheap just to have a play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Anyone running one?
    How limited are they if you don't pay Stages lots of money per year?

    Expecting mine to arrive for testing any day...

    Totally customisable display, landscape and portrait modes and no navigation.
    Got it cheap just to have a play.
    Hm, looks interesting for the metrics folks.

    But yeah, the pages are slim on the nitty gritty deets.

    https://stagescycling.com/us/the-sta...rmance-system/

    Especially vague about the Stages Link software, which seems like it's the critical component to the question you're asking. I had to dig just to find out what the software does at all, and even that was mostly marketing-speak. I can't find a simple chart anywhere that outlines what the software does in the basic vs paid plans. Go here and all you get is the option to login or sign up.

    https://www.stages-link.com/en/calendar

    I guess you've gotta download the software and login to find out. Which sounds like you'll be doing soon enough.

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    Will be interesting to see how far the free software goes.
    Only cost about $90us instead of the RRP of $299us so even as a cheap head unit with a good clear screen, good battery life, totally customisable layout, it should be fun.
    I don't use a "proper" power meter (Powertap PowerCal HR belt) so realtime power isn't really useful, but it works well after a ride looking at the data.
    Will still use the Garmin 935 to do the recording and uploading.

    One thing that might be useful is the Stages Link website's ability to grab incoming data from Garmin Connect and strip out erroneous HR & power data and replace it with either a null, a set value, or the last known good value and then send that data on to Strava.
    No manual intervention required.
    To be seen if that works on the free version.
    If so, that might be useful for anyone riding with power.

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    One thing I like the idea of, is the training calendar that can sync to the device and also include notes about the interval/effort like "Sub-maximal here until you puke" or whatever.
    I think that might be one of the pay options though.

    One of the pay options that should be free is the ability to sync phone notifications like every other head unit on the market at the moment...
    $200us a year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    One thing that might be useful is the Stages Link website's ability to grab incoming data from Garmin Connect and strip out erroneous HR & power data and replace it with either a null, a set value, or the last known good value and then send that data on to Strava.
    No manual intervention required.
    To be seen if that works on the free version.
    If so, that might be useful for anyone riding with power.
    This DOES work.
    No more loading the GPX in Golden Cheetah, error correcting, and uploading it to Strava manually.

    The Dash was sent last Thursday and hasn't arrived yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    This DOES work.
    No more loading the GPX in Golden Cheetah, error correcting, and uploading it to Strava manually.

    The Dash was sent last Thursday and hasn't arrived yet...
    What sorts of errors were you getting from Garmin (which Garmin?)?

    I know Strava is fairly sensitive to errors, and I have used devices that had PLENTY of them, which resulted in unfavorable results in Strava and RideWithGPS. But my Edge 520 has been solid in that regard, and I haven't noticed Strava scrapping a bunch of my data because it's full of errors.

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    Not so much errors, never had a ride rejected, more like erroneous spikes in power or heart rate.
    Heart rate has been pretty good for the last few years, power gets a bit spikey right at the start of a climb that follows a descent that's long enough for your heart rate to drop. One of the pitfalls of the PowerCal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Not so much errors, never had a ride rejected, more like erroneous spikes in power or heart rate.
    Heart rate has been pretty good for the last few years, power gets a bit spikey right at the start of a climb that follows a descent that's long enough for your heart rate to drop. One of the pitfalls of the PowerCal.
    Ah, so more a sensor problem than a head unit problem.

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