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hi All,

 

i have a Polar S510 which i am battling to get its full potential......

 

2 Questions -

 

 

1 - I would like to use a Cadence sensor, has anyone got the same setup?

2 - If i happen to stop whilst on a ride will that affect my Average KM/hr and my ride time??

i know some of the newer models seem to pause when you stop?? please assist :)

 

 

thanks

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hi All,

 

i have a Polar S510 which i am battling to get its full potential......

 

2 Questions -

 

 

1 - I would like to use a Cadence sensor, has anyone got the same setup?

2 - If i happen to stop whilst on a ride will that affect my Average KM/hr and my ride time??

i know some of the newer models seem to pause when you stop?? please assist :)

 

 

thanks

sitting with the same prob, have a S510 or something. previous model had auto stop/start for that. Seems new monitors lack that functionality. :thumbdown:

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I used to use a S725 (almost the same as the S725X).

 

I don't think it had an autopause feature, so stops are counted towards total time unless you manually pause (and remember to restart).

 

The cadence and speed sensors are quite sensitive to mounting position on some frames. I stopped using the S725 because I couldn't get it to pick up the speed sensor mounted on the chainstay (to use with an IDT) and the cadence sensor on the seatstay when I moved to a carbon bike. The exact same positions worked perfectly on my previous bike. There is a way to extend the range of the sensors (at the expense of battery life), but this didn't help for me.

 

If you mount the speed sensor on the front fork and fiddle with the orientation of the cadence sensor (or stick it on the downtube), you shouldn't have any problems.

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I used to use a S725 (almost the same as the S725X).

 

I don't think it had an autopause feature, so stops are counted towards total time unless you manually pause (and remember to restart).

 

The cadence and speed sensors are quite sensitive to mounting position on some frames. I stopped using the S725 because I couldn't get it to pick up the speed sensor mounted on the chainstay (to use with an IDT) and the cadence sensor on the seatstay when I moved to a carbon bike. The exact same positions worked perfectly on my previous bike. There is a way to extend the range of the sensors (at the expense of battery life), but this didn't help for me.

 

If you mount the speed sensor on the front fork and fiddle with the orientation of the cadence sensor (or stick it on the downtube), you shouldn't have any problems.

if you wear the watch on your arm you're screwed.

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if you wear the watch on your arm you're screwed.

How so?

 

I was using the bike mount, though.

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what about average speed ?

Is equal to total distance / total time. It will drop since the time will be increasing, but the distance won't (unless you manually pause).

 

Edit: some training software (like Sport Tracks, I think) allows you to only display stats based on moving time, thus ignoring any stops.

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ok cool, so seems all my readings are wrong lol!!

 

i really need to sort this start/stop out so i can start getting accurate readings!

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spoke to my cycle shop and they claim it does have auto start and stop??

the guy i spoke to has one himself

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ok cool, so seems all my readings are wrong lol!!

 

i really need to sort this start/stop out so i can start getting accurate readings!

There is a school of thought that says the most accurate information you can get is when you include stops. After all, the stops do occur during your ride and do affect the amount of effort you do, so they should be recorded.

It is also much easier to delete data that you don't need (using software) than to recreate data that isn't there (because of autopause).

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