The Speed and Cadence Sensor
A good workout should run like a well oiled machine. However, if you have no way to monitor efficiency, how are you supposed to workout to your full potential? This problem is solved with the addition of a speed and cadence sensor to your bicycle. While in the free Digifit app you get Location Services / GPS, which gives you speed and routes your ride, the speed calculations can be rough, especially when signals are poor.
To address these issues, you can get a BLE Speed and Cadence Sensor, which will give you more accurate speed and full cadence monitoring.
A speed and cadence sensor will record speed, rotations per minute (RPM’s), and distance traveled much more accurately then the data you would get using GPS alone. Cadence (RPM) is especially important in order to maximize the efficiency of your ride. For most cyclists the most efficient RPM range is 80-110, and it is important to stay in this range. This can be especially helpful in keeping your efficiency and effort high when fighting obstacles in the way of a great workout like wind and fatigue. For more information on the benefits of tracking cadence during a workout, check out these posts from bikeforums.net. One user states:
“I’ve used cadence on all bikes for 12 years and would not be without it. For the same reason all of my motor vehicles have tachometers. I want to know how the engine is doing.”
While there is a lot of discussion on whether the Tach metaphor is appropriate, once you have your Speed and Cadence Sensor paired with the Digifit app, you are ready to learn more and train smarter!