I have a Garmin cycling GPS and this was my first additional option. It was easy to pair with my GPS and provides some interesting information. Like most riders I would guess, I found I should up my RPM's after getting a baseline. I like the average RPM which shows when I download it to Garmin Connect.
This couldnt be easier. Strap the cadence monitor to the crank arm, automatically pair up to my Garmin 520 and off I went. Records average and max cadence and real time cadence during your ride. It works as advertised and is just one more tool to enhance my ride. Love it!!!!
I have an Edge1000 for my road bike and wanted something for cadence for my other bike. So much easier to install than old magnet system. Only draw back is sometimes it's not detected by Edge1000. I have to either wait a bit after pedaling or restart my edge. I don't think it's the cadence sensors fault though just a Garmin thing(their firmware is terriblely unstable IMO)
Just received Garmin Cadence Sensor after only 2 days after purchasing. Attached to crank arm. Turned on my Garmin 1000 bike computer. Spun crank twice and Garmin found the sensor quickly. Just rode 60 miles and no issues with it.
Clever innovative design. Riding data is important to many riders and I have used these cadence sensors while riding road, racing cross country mountain bikes, racing cyclocross and even on stationary indoor trainer (using with speed sensor). Have used several other bike cadence devices that use a magnet that somehow is fastened to a crank arm via double sided tape, plastic zip ties etc. Even used the earlier version Garmin speedcadence sensor combo that was an technology upgrade and clever design. This current sensor is hands down the most unique I've found and technology will push forward a new design. Ride smart and get the most out of your riding
This was a replacement for a sensor that failed after several years of use and abuse. It works very well with my Garmin 1000. I use it as a constant reminder of whether I am in my zone depending upon equipment, terrain, and pace. Think of it as a continuous training aid.
I have installed the new separate cadence and speed sensors on two of my bikes. The cadence sensor was very easy to install and pair with my Garmin 800. I'm no longer stopping once a ride to fine tune the angle of the old GSC-10 pickup. And I'm also not concerned about scarring the finish on the chain-stay adjusting the angle.
When I first saw the new cadence sensor I was fairly sure it would be a while before I bothered to buy one because I have a GSC-10 on each of my bikes. Now I wonder what I'm going to do with the pile of GSC-10s I'm accumulating.
Super easy to setup. You will need to remove and reinsert the battery to get the unit to pair with your Garmin. After that just a few revolutions is all that is needed for the Garmin to re establish the connection before every ride. Highly recommend!