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Subject: garmin vs strava on bike
ok consistently when I bike my strava shows a greater distance and more climbing than my 910 garmin. not by a lot but enough to make a difference. i.e. maybe 1 mile on a 50 mile ride and maybe 500 ft of vertical more on the strava. Do you have the same issue? which one is more accurate?

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2013-10-28 4:17 PM
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The man with two watches, never knows exactly what time it is.  

2013-10-28 4:19 PM
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There's a reason you should only have one scale, one BP monitor and one cycling computer.

2013-10-28 4:25 PM
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everything varies from one device to another. just stay consistent on which you use.

2013-10-28 11:26 PM
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For distance, the watch is more accurate. Unless you have a wonky baro altimeter, then I would trust the altitude of the watch as well.
To keep all my numbers even, I upload my garmin data to strava: http://app.strava.com/upload/garmin
Otherwise, you can use: http://www.copymysports.com/to upload garmin to strava autmagically, but I prefer to do it myself so I can make sure I select the right bike or shoes.
There's no need to have two GPS's running...save your phone battery in case of an emergency.
2013-10-29 8:26 AM
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The man with two watches, never knows exactly what time it is.  




this. i understand wanting to know which is right, but over the course of 50 miles...who really cares if its 2% off?


2013-10-29 8:33 AM
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I've found Strava can vary from device to device.  I run with someone who also uses Strava and theirs is consistently off.  It has something to do with another app on his phone messing with the signal.  If I notice Strava is a little off for me I go into the map and see if it is zig zagging a lot.

2013-10-29 8:34 AM
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Why not just train with the Garmin and upload your data to Strava after?

2013-10-29 10:12 AM
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Subject: RE: garmin vs strava on bike

Originally posted by stevegrossca ok consistently when I bike my strava shows a greater distance and more climbing than my 910 garmin. not by a lot but enough to make a difference. i.e. maybe 1 mile on a 50 mile ride and maybe 500 ft of vertical more on the strava. Do you have the same issue? which one is more accurate?

Couple questions.

Do you use the 910 to upload to both, and Garmin Connect is different than Strava, or do you use the 910 for GC and some other capture device for Strava?  If the latter, then it's possible the devices aren't matched in sensitivity or such.  If the former, could just be a systematic difference and you won't be able to get around it (could be that one has slightly different algorithm for distance calc).

For climbing, have you tried "correcting" the elevation data in Strava?  I think it uses a know topo base to correct along the route the GPS shows, minimizing any differences based just on baro or temp differences (which can show as elevation changes) across a ride/run.  Sometimes the corrected number is VERY different on Strava than the one you initially get.

I think there is also just some variation ride to ride, and the precision is likely not 100% (I see difference between my own distance and elevation and other people who ride with me (wheel suckers!)).    So, it might just be that there is some wobble.

Are you asking out of curiosity or a specific need?  Either is fine, but if it's for a specific need, knowing that might help guide responses...

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Subject: RE: garmin vs strava on bike
For distance, the watch is more accurate. Unless you have a wonky baro altimeter, then I would trust the altitude of the watch as well.
To keep all my numbers even, I upload my garmin data to strava: http://app.strava.com/upload/garmin
Otherwise, you can use: https://superbowllivefree.comto upload garmin to strava autmagically, but I prefer to do it myself so I can make sure I select the right bike or shoes.
There's no need to have two GPS's running...save your phone battery in case of an emergency.
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