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Re: Best method/device for measuring elevation gain riding

Postby c0nsumer » June 5th, 2013, 11:18 am

b_b wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:In addition to the issues above, the .fit files used in the Garmin x00 models tend to record elevation changes in blocky-looking jumps vs. the relatively smooth (but noisy) lines of the Edge x05 or x10 Garmin products (see the elevation graphs for this ride vs. this ride for an example - the first used an Edge 305; the second used an Edge 800, both at ILRA).

Wow 532 and 971 for same trail!


The Edge 305 is GPS only for elevation whereas the Edge 800 is barometric + GPS + whatever corrections Garmin does using the two data sets. All that's exposed to the user (and thus Strava) is the resulting post-processing number.
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Re: Best method/device for measuring elevation gain riding

Postby utabintarbo » June 5th, 2013, 2:03 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
b_b wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:In addition to the issues above, the .fit files used in the Garmin x00 models tend to record elevation changes in blocky-looking jumps vs. the relatively smooth (but noisy) lines of the Edge x05 or x10 Garmin products (see the elevation graphs for this ride vs. this ride for an example - the first used an Edge 305; the second used an Edge 800, both at ILRA).

Wow 532 and 971 for same trail!


The Edge 305 is GPS only for elevation whereas the Edge 800 is barometric + GPS + whatever corrections Garmin does using the two data sets. All that's exposed to the user (and thus Strava) is the resulting post-processing number.


The Edge 305 is GPS + barometric. The 205 is GPS only.
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Re: Best method/device for measuring elevation gain riding

Postby rvd » June 5th, 2013, 2:08 pm

utabintarbo wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
b_b wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:In addition to the issues above, the .fit files used in the Garmin x00 models tend to record elevation changes in blocky-looking jumps vs. the relatively smooth (but noisy) lines of the Edge x05 or x10 Garmin products (see the elevation graphs for this ride vs. this ride for an example - the first used an Edge 305; the second used an Edge 800, both at ILRA).

Wow 532 and 971 for same trail!


The Edge 305 is GPS only for elevation whereas the Edge 800 is barometric + GPS + whatever corrections Garmin does using the two data sets. All that's exposed to the user (and thus Strava) is the resulting post-processing number.


The Edge 305 is GPS + barometric. The 205 is GPS only.

Maybe the confusion originated in Garmin's very uncreative device numbering scheme: the Forerunner 305 is GPS only (is is the 205).
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Re: Best method/device for measuring elevation gain riding

Postby c0nsumer » June 5th, 2013, 2:21 pm

utabintarbo wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
b_b wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:In addition to the issues above, the .fit files used in the Garmin x00 models tend to record elevation changes in blocky-looking jumps vs. the relatively smooth (but noisy) lines of the Edge x05 or x10 Garmin products (see the elevation graphs for this ride vs. this ride for an example - the first used an Edge 305; the second used an Edge 800, both at ILRA).

Wow 532 and 971 for same trail!


The Edge 305 is GPS only for elevation whereas the Edge 800 is barometric + GPS + whatever corrections Garmin does using the two data sets. All that's exposed to the user (and thus Strava) is the resulting post-processing number.


The Edge 305 is GPS + barometric. The 205 is GPS only.


Oh, doh. Sorry. I thought it was the 305 versus... another one that was no barometer.
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