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GPS/Power Meter combination...

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:42 am
by Berzin1
I'm considering a GPS unit and a power meter combination. I'm close to considering the Wahoo Elemnt with the speed and cadence sensors, and the heart rate monitor strap.

I was thinking of pairing it up with the Favoro Assioma Duro power meter.

Polar has the V650, which I would have preferred because I like the company, but it does not have Ant+. I don't understand why they would not include it.

I'm also looking into pairing the Edge 520 Plus with the speed and cadence sensor and heart rate strap with the Vector 3 power meter, but I've heard the Vectors had too many problems. Plus the Favoro is less expensive.

Any advice?

Re: GPS/Power Meter combination...

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:09 am
by TheRich
If you have a power meter, you don't need a cadence sensor. Speed sensor....well, that's why you have a GPS, isn't it?

I have a 520 and Vector 3s, the main downside is the batteries, which causes them to cut in and out when low. Now that I'm not riding a bike with a proprietary crank, I'd just go straight for a crank based unit like Pioneer so I can go back to SPD-SL and gorilla tape a couple batteries under my saddle for spares.

Re: GPS/Power Meter combination...

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:09 am
by Weenie

Re: GPS/Power Meter combination...

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:34 am
by Berzin1
Well, I've never had a GPS or a power meter, so I don't know how they work.

So with the power meter, I do not need the extras to measure cadence and speed? Good to know. Saves me some cash.

Or maybe I could get the speed/cadence bundle for my spare bike or when I'm not using the power meter.

Re: GPS/Power Meter combination...

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:55 am
by MichaelB
Berzin1 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:34 am
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So with the power meter, I do not need the extras to measure cadence and speed? Good to know. Saves me some cash.

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Thats how I run my PM and Wahoo Bolt

Re: GPS/Power Meter combination...

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:13 am
by wheelsONfire
Would be great if any cycling computer came out with external sensors that measures power/ watt.

Re: GPS/Power Meter combination...

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:13 am
by Weenie

Re: GPS/Power Meter combination...

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:22 pm
by Berzin1
After much consideration and research, I just pulled the triger on the Wahoo Elemnt w/ heartrate strap and the Favero power meter pedals.

I paid regular retail price for the Wahoo and $635 for the Favero direct from their own site. Definitely looking forward to receiving these items and put them (and me) to work.