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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2011, 06:28:16 PM »
my mod powers are still insufficient to translate most of what you are saying though  :facepalm:
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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2011, 06:31:56 PM »
I have a Masters in obfuscation with minors in poetry and underwater basket weaving. :P

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 08:30:25 AM »
I have a Masters in obfuscation with minors in poetry and underwater basket weaving. :P

I'm joining in on the  :banghead: .


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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011, 08:44:16 AM »
Why does the Garmin give you so much data that Garmin Connect doesn't display?  Mostly talking about hill grade.  Is there any better software besides Connect?

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2011, 09:04:05 AM »
The Garmin analysis software needs a complete overhaul. Training Center is outdated and Connect doesn't show enough data and crashes too often. I still load my rides into Connect for backup purposes but Golden Cheetah tells me everything I need to know at this point.

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2011, 06:07:58 AM »
Post your Garmin tips or questions here. I'll start.

My 500 has recently been taking forever to find a satellite. Anything I can do?

If you are in the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, or Virginia, this could be the issue.  I have read that this could cause issues with GPS attaching to the sat.

https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2011/Jan/GPS_Flight_Advisory_CSFTL11-01_Rel.pdf

Started on Jan 20th and lasting until Feb 11th.

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2012, 09:09:56 PM »
lately my edge 500 has not been connecting to my mac at home. it beeps, lights up, charges, etc, but does not load as a drive about 50% of the time.


it works fine at work, so I'm guessing it's something with the mac OS. Am on OSX 10.7.5.

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2012, 10:06:34 PM »
lately my edge 500 has not been connecting to my mac at home. it beeps, lights up, charges, etc, but does not load as a drive about 50% of the time.


it works fine at work, so I'm guessing it's something with the mac OS. Am on OSX 10.7.5.


You should either be durability testing for garmin or switch brands.
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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2012, 10:10:02 PM »

You should either be durability testing for garmin or switch brands.


Meh. The refurbished unit has been good. I think it's the usb cable, likely the micro connector side. It doesn't feel very "tight". No issue when I connect it to my work machine.

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2012, 12:32:29 AM »
I have issues with cables. Some cables work better than others. When I have trouble, I can told it firmly to the side which improves the connection.
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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2012, 10:46:30 AM »
I have issues with cables. Some cables work better than others. When I have trouble, I can told it firmly to the side which improves the connection.


this was my resolution as well. will just have to dig around and find one that is less persnickety.

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2012, 04:37:18 PM »
With my first Edge 800 I noticed this for a while then the USB stopped working for data entirely. Even if you force it into Mass USB mode (Press and hold Lap/reset during the boot sequence) it still couldn't be seen. Garmin was nice enough to warranty it for free despite me being about a month outside my warranty (After a little bickering on my end in all honesty).

I feel like the units have a finicky USB data chip that may or may not begin to die. Might want to stay wary of that.

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2012, 11:18:08 AM »
Alright I sort of know the answer to this but after having a disagreement with my friend I need to ask this: Better to trust the Calorie count on the Garmin or assume kilojoules equal Calories? For example a 1200 Kj ride has my garmin claiming between 800-900 Calories.

My assumption (After reading 'Training and Racing with Power') is that I may as well just use Kj as my Calorie burn for a ride. My friend says he trusts the garmin Calorie count.

The thing that I keep thinking is that in theory the Kilojoules to Calories is based upon a 20-25% human muscular efficiency. I am going to assume that no matter how clean your pedal stroke you can never raise your efficiency to 40%

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2012, 11:25:40 AM »
Strava Watts are real and so is the Garmin estimate of calories.  Yes, I am being facetious.

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Re: Garmin thread
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2012, 11:31:51 AM »
Alright I sort of know the answer to this but after having a disagreement with my friend I need to ask this: Better to trust the Calorie count on the Garmin or assume kilojoules equal Calories? For example a 1200 Kj ride has my garmin claiming between 800-900 Calories.

My assumption (After reading 'Training and Racing with Power') is that I may as well just use Kj as my Calorie burn for a ride. My friend says he trusts the garmin Calorie count.

The thing that I keep thinking is that in theory the Kilojoules to Calories is based upon a 20-25% human muscular efficiency. I am going to assume that no matter how clean your pedal stroke you can never raise your efficiency to 40%


Everything I found when trying to get KJ to KCAL was 1:1 or 1:1.1

The actual muscular output of your legs is KJ. All the supporting things (all the muscles working to support your CV system, core muscles, arm muscles, brain, etc...) are also all working. I think .2 or .25 efficiency is safe as a rough guage. Better than anything based off HR.