Speed/Cadence Sensor

skyblueamateur
skyblueamateur Posts: 1,498
edited December 2013 in Road buying advice
Could anyone point me in the direction of a cheap, speed/cadence sensor compatible with a Garmin Edge 305? Do I need to buy a Garmin one?

Is only for my old bike to put on the turbo so looking for as cheap as possible.

Thanks

Comments

  • Is the 305 ANT+? If so, how about one of these:

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/ant-speed-ra ... 81211.html

    Haven't tried one myself but must be at least as reliable as a Garmin one.....
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,853
    ant+ on it's own doesn't guarantee compatibility, both devices need to support the same profile(s) to work together

    but i'd think the 305 will be ok with the decathlon one as there're two ways in ant+ to do speed and cadence and the 305 supports both (unlike some computers)

    check the directory for other options...

    http://www.thisisant.com/directory/edge-305/

    ...unfortunately not all manufacturers add their products, but if you do see something listed as compatible it will be ok
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • luv2ride
    luv2ride Posts: 2,367
    Is the 305 ANT+? If so, how about one of these:

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/ant-speed-ra ... 81211.html

    Haven't tried one myself but must be at least as reliable as a Garmin one.....

    that looks a good price! I got a combined Motorola unit from evans which works seamlessly with my Bryton Rider 50 via ant+, but that was around £25. Not sure if still available?
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  • bobones
    bobones Posts: 1,215
    The best ones are the Motorola Activ and Bontrager Interchange. The Decathlon one is OK but not the most sleek design. They are all better than the Garmin one which can't easily be swapped between bikes.
  • Great shout on the Decathlon sensor. Fitted it this morning and was really easy. Thanks for the heads up.