Garmin footpod

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Nov 2012
11:48am, 23 Nov 2012
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I am thinking of getting a foot pod to go with my garmin. Some questions:
* can i have the foot pod on just for the cadence and get the distance and speed from GPS?
* is it any good at tracking cadence?
Nov 2012
11:58am, 23 Nov 2012
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jog-on
I have a footpod and you can set it to favour GPS for speed and distance when there is a signal and it will revert to the footbpod when there is no GPS such as indoors on a treadmill :) MIne picks up cadence no problem and its handy to get stats from a treadmill workout too. Hope that helps :)
Nov 2012
12:07pm, 23 Nov 2012
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BanjoBax
sometimes use the old footpod from my dead FR50 with my 310xt to keep an eye on cadence in-flight, works great :)
Nov 2012
12:11pm, 23 Nov 2012
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Ultracat
I have one and its good for checking cadence. Not used it on a treadmill.

Remember to double the number given as it only counts the foot it's on.
Jan 2013
10:37pm, 31 Jan 2013
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Norrin Radd
Does anyone have a footpod they want to get rid of?
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Feb 2013
12:36am, 1 Feb 2013
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p^2
Cadence - tracks it well for running. But when my 310XT is set up for cycling, it doesn't detect the footpod. For cycling cadence I have to use the cycling kit.

There is a setting to choose speed from footpod or GPS (on the 310XT at least). The speed from GPS is very noisy compared to speed from footpod - when doing pace intervals I get much better results using footpod speed.

This is as expected, because the GPS speed is differentiated position (thus amplifying any high-frequency noise in the position signal), whereas the footpod speed is obtained from the acceleration signal by integration, which attenuates high-frequency noise.

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