Garmin & Strava segments on the move?

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Garmin & Strava segments on the move?

Postby bardygrub » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:58 am

Hi All,

Is there any way, or does any model of garmin notify you that you are entering a segment while on the move?

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Re: Garmin & Strava segments on the move?

Postby macca33 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:50 am

I wouldn't think so - the respective companies / manufacturers would probably be loathe to do so, as it would then be a prima-facie admission that they promote racing (for best times) on public roads / paths. The (potential) civil liability exposure would be enormous - just look at some of the suits being fought in the US at present, with regard to Strava segment chasing.

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Re: Garmin & Strava segments on the move?

Postby george-bob » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:37 am

now, this isn't an easy thing to do, but you can set this up.

1. go on strava, find a segment of interest, download the SEGMENT .gpx file

2. go to garmin connect and upload the gpx file as a 'course'

3. upload the course to your garmin

4. go to courses on your garmin and select one of the ones you uploaded.



as far as i know there is no way to do this automatically or even in a semi automated fashion. but it can be done, and might come in handy if you are targeting a specific KOM?
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Re: Garmin & Strava segments on the move?

Postby george-bob » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:40 am

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Re: Garmin & Strava segments on the move?

Postby g-boaf » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:08 am

Predicting this topic will make the Tsar Bomba explosion look like a fizzle! ;)

The best method is just to manually add them to your Garmin device, or just remember where particular ones are.

But really, none of us ever fight for Strava segments - we are all slow careful riders (yeah right). ;)
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Re: Garmin & Strava segments on the move?

Postby bardygrub » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:26 am

Thanks all, will have a look at this soon. Then will let you know how i went.

Cheers again :wink:
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Re: Garmin & Strava segments on the move?

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:59 pm

Look at the " Alternative Leader Board " on veloviewer is broken and you will see that it will not be much use have such a function... but it is interesting.
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