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Old 21.05.2015, 22:04
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Spining: Can I substitute a cadence sensor with a stride sensor?

Reason I'm asking is that when I'm exercising on the gym's spinning bikes I can't really go through the whole hoopla of attaching and detaching a cadence unit (which involves placing 2 magnets, one on the pedal crank and one on the bike frame).
So I'm thinking that some kind of stride sensor could possibly do the trick. I don't need to measure distance, just cadence.

What do you say? Could it work? Any units / brands in particular that could work better than others?

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Re: Spining: Can I substitute a cadence sensor with a stride sensor?

Hi,

Garmin has a new cadence sensor that instead of 2 magnets, this new one only uses one part that you can attach to the crank of the bike. However, you will need also to buy the Garmin watch to pair with it:

Check this video to get the model and how it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8wswjbZXzo

That may help you set up quickly in the gym, at the extra cost of buying a Garmin watch.

But, while Googling whether you could use this Garmin sensor in your shoes, I found this review and I think this may answer better your question:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/01/r...formation.html

It seems there are already bluetooth device that you can just wear in your shoes and no need to buy a watch, (but you need a cellphone with bluetooth).

Hope it helps,

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Re: Spining: Can I substitute a cadence sensor with a stride sensor?

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Hi,

Garmin has a new cadence sensor that instead of 2 magnets, this new one only uses one part that you can attach to the crank of the bike. However, you will need also to buy the Garmin watch to pair with it:
Thx mate. Only having to attach 1 magnet is already an improvement with respect to other cadence units. But having to buy the Garmin unit is def a no go

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But, while Googling whether you could use this Garmin sensor in your shoes, I found this review and I think this may answer better your question:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/01/r...formation.html

It seems there are already bluetooth device that you can just wear in your shoes and no need to buy a watch, (but you need a cellphone with bluetooth).
Bingo - I had read precisely the same review, that's why I said to myself "why not?". 'Cos at the end of the day a stride / pedometer sensor triggers the cadence with the in built accelerometer (i.e. the measure of the vertical movement) so the pedaling motion in theory should be enough to trigger the count of a "step".

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