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Edge 820 custom data fields

slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
edited April 2019 in Road general
Ok - new 820 arrived (at the £141 price available tail end of last week) - it's replacing my aging, but still working 800.

So, new toy - I could just configure the same data fields I used on my 800, but where's the fun in that ...

Suggestions then, please - with the IQ connect store - any particular datafields/widgets that you've found useful whilst riding? Or are the pretty much all superfluous and I'd be best to stick to inbuilt fields?

One thing I did notice - 30 minute ride in this morning - 12% battery drain - er ... possibly because the backlight seemed to be on a lot, possibly because I've loaded a load of IQ datafields and got them all on one activity profile ... just testing ;)


  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    Yeah, custom datafields are a pretty sure way to reduce battery life.

    With that said... What's my ftp is pretty neat - ... 57fc369dbb
    (presuming you have a power meter! - if you do, and you sign up to Xert they have lots of other clever datafields).
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    :) ok, so I need to get a USB powerpack embeded into my stem ... ;)

    I do have a powermeter, but not on my everyday bike - I reserve that for my TT or summer road bike ... so I'll be looking for a sensible display for TT mode too.
  • i.bhamrai.bhamra Posts: 297
    Just got an 820 to replace and 800 too. Factory settings had the backlight on constantly, switching this off helped a lot with battery life! I think on longer rides I'll probably switch off the bluetooth too and rely on the ANT+ connectivity to sensors.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    yup - I've just ditched the backlight too - I liked the 800 method of click the powerbutton and turn brightness up/down ...

    sadly, in the pursuit of a clever interface, they've muddled the waters somewhat.

    I was trying to turn off one of the data screens - click settings/activity profile/data screen/screen3 - enabled off - tick tick - still enabled ... hmm ... ok - it's a small flick switch - could be me miss hitting - tried several times - nope - could be the custom data field - nope ... ah - ok, you edit the screen, enabled off then click the cross !! how bluddy stupid - every other setting you press the tick to save ...
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 25,863
    The only one I've got is the FTP estimator - it's pretty good. Other than that, I generally only have two fields visible on the main screen.
  • mrdsgsmrdsgs Posts: 337
    max HR is missing on the 820 (why?) so used IQ to get it, looks no different to original fields.
    Colnago Addict!
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    I usae My Edge from the IQ store and have Battery Save Mode turned on which gives me 4 days riding on one charge.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
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