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In fact, some keen cyclists who dont want to stump up cash for a special bike computer buy old(ish) smart phones, JUST for this purpose.
If you want it as a 'satnav' with mapping and directions, then you have to be careful with data charges, and you will be lucky to get much more than a 4hr ride out of an iphone. (Plus the cost of buying a waterproof handle bar case/mount).
If you are just using it as a 'traking' gps to find out where you went/speed etc, then using an app like strava or mapmyride etc uses no data, and battery life will be sufficient for a full days ride. And you can stick it in a zip lck bag, in your pocket, so you dont have to but any waterproofing stuff for it.
Have just done a review of gps cycle computers starting from £50 gbp.
Might be worth a read, as i think all of them are available in Swiss-land.
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thank you for the idea and links
I was thinking of using my old iPad mini as a bike gps but then found it wasn't a high enough spec and i would have to buy bad elf 100chf (or a similar product),
I think getting an old iPhone (300 chf?) and tethering
? it to the iPad would work too, but then id have two ageing
items to schlep around.
does it make sense to do this? writing it down it sounds crazy! Are there any old iPhones that make sense money wise to buy?
I not a mountain biker but i like to explore on my e-bike, its actually very important to me. I've been thinking of cycling to germany or austria with my dog in an trailer.
i thought with the iPhone 6+, you could also use it as a sat nav and its screen is big enough to be comfortable but i'm not precious with my belongings (yet i do squeeze all i can out of them time wise), i don't go from one hermetically sealed environment to another, car office home shopping, i'm out in the open a lot and think it seems like a lot of money if it gets wet / dropped / bumped etc.