List of Compatible Sensors and Phone Requirements

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    ccdame

    Hi Adam et al.,

    I have a Lezyne Macro GPS (yr 10) which I am coming to like as I learn how to use it. I also have a Magene GEMINI 210 cadence sensor ($20 china version). While my Macro sees it I can not get it to record any data. Is there any way to get this to work? 

    Thanks Doug, in Canada

     

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    Akira Hiromitsu

    Hello ccdame,

    I have 2 of those cheap sensors and a Micro C GPS.
    I can get it to work as speed or cadence with ANT+, it gets recognized and displays data.
    If I search for them as BTLE, in both modes it gets recognized, but will not display any data. It will say connected but always at 0.
    Both sensors works on ANT+ or BTLE with third party android apps, but it will only work on ANT+ for the Lezyne.
    Another issue I find is that it lags big time while using those sensors, and on both modes, it has a low value cut off. In cadence, it will jump to 0 bellow 28 to 30 rpm.
    The most disturbing one is the speed, bellow 4.8 to 5 kph it will jump to 0. This combined with the 5 seconds lag before even starting to display data always mess up the distance data of my ride.

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    Adam

    Hi Akira,

    The first and most important question here is: are those sensors on the list of supported sensors linked above? If they are not, there's not much troubleshooting we can do.

    If it's a combined speed and cadence sensor, make sure that it's paired under speed/cadence and not separately.

    Additionally, if a sensor is reporting weird numbers, that is the numbers the sensor is reporting. Our devices only display what they're told.

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    Akira Hiromitsu

    I know those are not listed, that's why I'll get a Wahoo or Garmin later, at least for speed. I've seen people saying magnetless sensors have a lag as to when you start getting data displayed on the screen, as much as 5 seconds.
    If those Garmins or Wahoos will record on low speeds, say 1 or 2 kph, then it would be ok for me. If they cut to 0 on say 5 kph then I would use GPS instead as sometimes while off road I would drop speeds on climbs bellow 5 kph, this combined with the 5 sec lag will not even record long climbs for me as it has happened with these cheap not listed sensors.

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    Adam

    Hi Akira,

    Since I'm currently using an FSA Powerbox, I can't use our speed/cadence sensor because I'd have redundant cadence readings. As a result, I'm using a Wahoo magnetless speed sensor, and I've never seen a 5 second lag in readings.

    If you are only moving 1 or 2 km/h, GPS might not think you're moving either. You would be better off with a speed sensor.

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    Akira Hiromitsu

    Good to know. Ill try getting the wahoo one as it is both ant+ and btle compared to the garmin one.

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    Claudio Bosticco

    Hi Adam, I'm not very satisfied with the behaviour of my magnetless speed sensor, which I use with my Mega C GPS. 

    My problem is when riding offroad (it is mounted on the front hub).

    What I see is that the speed seems to be affected by the roughness of the terrain.

    From what you said in this thread, it seems that I can't blame the Mega C (well, I'm relieved).

    Do you think that one of the supported sensors (as the Wahoo you're suggesting) could solve this issue?

    Do you use it offroad?

    Thanks in advance

    Claudio

     

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    jerryt

    Hi Adam,

    Is the supported sensor list apply for mega xl computer as well? The pdf only mention Y10 GPS Supported ANT+ and BLE Sensors which I believe is the enhanced super gps computer.

    I notice that the Favero assioma power meter is still not in the list. I manage to get power reading for dual power meter via ant+ for the super gps. However calibrate and auto zero function never work for me. Is there any plan in the future to test thoroughly favero assioma power meter with super gps and mega xl?

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    Adam

    Hi Claudio,

    A guy I ride with once mentioned seeing the same issue you're describing with the sensor that I use. It may just be a risk when using a magnetless speed sensor, though I can say I ride gravel and rough roads all the time on my road bike and I've never seen it.

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    Claudio Bosticco

    Thanks Adam,

    I think I'll order the Wahoo sensor (their support also says it should work well).

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    Thank you very much

    Claudio

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    Adam

    Hi Jerry,

    Yes - the Y10 sensors should work with the Mega XL.

    I will let R&D know about your request to test with the Favero Assioma Power Meter, but cannot guarantee when or if they will test that particular power meter.

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    Claudio Bosticco

    Hi Adam, I've done some ride with the Wahoo speed sensor, and it doesn't seem affected by bumps.

    Thanks for the hint!

    Out of curiosity, in the meantime there have been also some firmware updates, so I wonder if there's been some improvement in this area. I mean, maybe those spikes in the speed which I saw previously may be filtered in the software.


    Claudio

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    TROY A WILCOX

    I did not see the Cateye HR-12 model on the approved list...do you know if this will work with my Super GPS?  HR=Heart Rate monitor.

     

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    Adam

    Hi Troy,

    The HR-12 is one the list under BTLE.

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