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Speed / cadence Sensor

covycovy Posts: 3
edited March 2017 in Road beginners
Hi. I'm relatively new to the road bike game and have purchased a used garmin 705HR. Unfortunately the speed / cadence sensor was not included. Can anyone advise on a reliable make and model?

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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,779
    garmin ones are ok

    there's the older combined one that uses a magnet on crank and spoke, gsc-10, you can find them on ebay, may also be some leftover stock in shops etc.

    or the newer separate units that need no magnet...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Bike-Sp ... B00JM6DKUA
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • covycovy Posts: 3
    sungod wrote:
    garmin ones are ok

    there's the older combined one that uses a magnet on crank and spoke, gsc-10, you can find them on ebay, may also be some leftover stock in shops etc.

    or the newer separate units that need no magnet...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Bike-Sp ... B00JM6DKUA


    Thanks
  • NeXXusNeXXus Posts: 854
    Last time I looked the 705 didn't support separate speed and cadence sensors so you need the older GSC10 combined one
    And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they made.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,779
    ^^^this

    sadly, 705 doesn't support the separate option
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • SalsaSalsa Posts: 753
    I've got a 705 too, as said the newer Garmin sensors don't work. I use a Garmin gsc10 on one bike but I also found a Mio speed/cadence sensor discounted at a local Halfords and run that on another bike, actually prefer the cleaner looking design of that one over the Garmin version, it doesn't have the sticky out part that looks like an accident waiting to happen.
  • I use GSC10s (also with a 705). I have had a few issues with them from time to time, but generally they work well in my experience. Do shop around for them, though - I've seen them go for silly money on eBay.
  • I bought one of these....
    http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/bontrager-interchange-sensor-ant--speed-and-cadence.html
    Only used with the Bluetooth communication thus far (on bike on trainer) but will work with Garmin units too as they also do ANT+
    Good price and good value.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Do you really need one?

    I just let the Garmin work out speed from the GPS. It's rubbish when climbing really slowly under heavy tree cover, but in those circumstances I don't need to be reminded just how slowly I'm going...

    And I have no interest in knowing how fast my feet are spinning, it's not useful information as far as I'm concerned.
  • vehlinvehlin Posts: 10
    keef66 wrote:
    And I have no interest in knowing how fast my feet are spinning, it's not useful information as far as I'm concerned.

    Got to say, my cadence sensor is one of most useful things I've put on my bike. Mainly because it showed me how often I was coasting on flat sections.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ant-speed-rate-sensor-cycle-computer-accessory-id_8181211.html - works with Garmin no problem at all, easy set up and cheap as chips (when in stock!).
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