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    RideGPS sucks

    Have not once used this worthless app when it did not fail during ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coondogger View Post
    Have not once used this worthless app when it did not fail during ride.
    You are not using it because it did not fail? Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    You are not using it because it did not fail? Huh?
    Excellent (?!) demonstration of the contrapositive going on in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coondogger View Post
    Have not once used this worthless app when it did not fail during ride.
    So we can logically conclude that it fails for everyone during every ride? In an alternate universe, it could be operator error. Just saying.

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    First of all, I assume you are referring to rideWITHgps, not ridegps. That being said, I find it to be more reliable than Strava. But I prefer Strava, so I run Ridewithgps as a backup to Strava, so if Strava fails, I can transfer the .gpx file from Ridewithgps.
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    I haven't had issues with Strava in years.

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    The highest level of athletic technology I set up was putting a Fitbit on my cat. In 24 hours it took 55 steps and slept 23 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    The highest level of athletic technology I set up was putting a Fitbit on my cat. In 24 hours it took 55 steps and slept 23 hours.
    Did you take advantage of the free time and take a bike ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanE View Post
    First of all, I assume you are referring to rideWITHgps, not ridegps. That being said, I find it to be more reliable than Strava.
    I found just the opposite. I have used the Strava app for 5 years with very few problems. I tried the Ridewithgps app and the first two rides, it crashed and lost my ride. I uninstalled it and stuck with Strava.

    However, I do find Ridewithgps helpful in mapping routes from my laptop.
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    Honestly don't use it to track my rides, but I use it all the time for planning rides and syncing to my Wahoo Bolt. It is, far and away, THE best route-planning app/website out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coondogger View Post
    Have not once used this worthless app when it did not fail during ride.
    How do you know it's not your phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChipper View Post
    Honestly don't use it to track my rides, but I use it all the time for planning rides and syncing to my Wahoo Bolt. It is, far and away, THE best route-planning app/website out there!
    That pretty well sums up my experience.
    There I was...

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    You did not say what phone and operating system. After getting a new Samsung S8 Android this summer, RWGPS did not work reliably for a few rides. I emailed RWGPS and they indicated it was the Android update that uses advanced power saving that shuts off the GPS. I have not had a problem recording a ride if I first turn off the battery management.

    What Alex from RWGPS said was,

    "It sounds like power saving mode is kicking in on your Samsung Galaxy S8. This setting disables GPS when the screen is off and has been set up on the operating system level. It is largely out of our control. To fix this, you can either disable power saving mode, or whitelist Ride with GPS so it is not impacted by power saving mode.

    Another solution that has been reliable for users also experiencing this is downloading the GPS Locker app. This will get around the device level power saving that kicks in. "

    Hope this helps.

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