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    Default Any bike riders there?

    Hello folks, was wondering if any of you guys use your HTC one m8 as a bike GPS.

    I use mine every now and then if I want to try new routes, komoot and Google maps are great to use btw.

    My gripe is that when I use it as a GPS, I always have to make sure that where I get to has to have a place where I can charge my phone.

    With my HTC one m8, running on LTE T-Mobile Germany ( when it is available) with GPS, will run low to about 50% ~ after 25 km. Brightness set to Auto because when I am in the forest or city, the sun can be a bother if the screen is on low setting.

    I want to know if any of you use a battery case like: Vanda®-M8 Case Hülle für HTC ONE M8 integriertem POWER Li-Ion Battery Pack Akku4.500mAh schwarz:Amazon.de:Elektronik
    I haven't found any alternatives yet like this or do you guys use an external battery pack?

    To the both above questions, could you show /link me what it is you are using?

    Thanks in advance!

    Oh and I am planning a 200km trip so I may end up needing the battery case and the external battery pack

    Lxi_1em8
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    Default Re: Any bike riders there?

    Wow, you're a much more hardcore rider than me! I use the Strava app to track my rides & listen to Spotify as well with the power save mode turned on. I normally only ride about 20 miles/2 hours at a time, so my battery is fine...usually around 75% when I'm done. Good luck with your trip.
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    Sorry, but is it not just easier to just use a Garmin?

    I've never seen the utility in using any phone as a cycling computer display, as you've found out, the battery life is just insufficient compared to a dedicated computer

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    Default Re: Any bike riders there?

    Quote Originally Posted by cgb77 View Post
    Wow, you're a much more hardcore rider than me! I use the Strava app to track my rides & listen to Spotify as well with the power save mode turned on. I normally only ride about 20 miles/2 hours at a time, so my battery is fine...usually around 75% when I'm done. Good luck with your trip.
    Hmm power saving mode, I never thought of that I will give it a try and post updates this weekend

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    Default Re: Any bike riders there?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitelunchbag View Post
    Sorry, but is it not just easier to just use a Garmin?

    I've never seen the utility in using any phone as a cycling computer display, as you've found out, the battery life is just insufficient compared to a dedicated computer

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    I thought about that too after writing this post I went to a local bike shop XXL Fahrräder and checked out the bike GPS, they are not cheap D: (a good one that is), it's almost like buying a secondary phone that's low range. This is why I asked for opinions of fellow bike riders thanks for the advice

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    Default Re: Any bike riders there?

    Quote Originally Posted by lekaelxi View Post
    I thought about that too after writing this post I went to a local bike shop XXL Fahrräder and checked out the bike GPS, they are not cheap D: (a good one that is), it's almost like buying a secondary phone that's low range. This is why I asked for opinions of fellow bike riders thanks for the advice

    Lxi_1em8
    But by the time you purchase a battery cover and external battery, you could get a Garmin EDGE 200

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