/ Which phone for Strava?
Time to upgrade old Symbian os phone so would like one that will run Strava.
Will any Android/Iphone do the job?
My Galaxy Ace cheapy seems OK, takes a while to pick up GPS signal at the start though.
My cheapo HTC Wildfire S does the job fine. I've compared it with my Garmin and there's no real difference in times/distances etc.
I use an iPhone 4. I've used it for rides of 4+ hours and the battery last fine. My mate has a waterproof case for his which attaches to his handlebars. This has an extra battery to extend the life. You can get an HRM strap which will link to the 4S but not the 4. I assume the 5 will also work.
iirc what you can do to save battery for very long rides is after stava knows where you are switch phone to flight mode leaving gps on
i use my galaxy arse for running strava
I use an iPhone 4. It's an amazing Strava app (version 3).
You can explore all segments on the map direct from the phone, and view / comment on all your friends feeds whilst checking out segment leader boards etc. Clearly, you can upload at the end of rides too (signal permitting).
Battery life has improved massively in v3.0. I reckon you can get a 8 hour ride out of it now without any external battery gizmos. My battery is over 2 yrs old too. I have done a 4 hour ride and only gone down to 60%. Also - this battery life is with the screen switched OFF. Leaving the screen on (to check map / current speed etc) will drain your battery massively and you'll get just a few hours - so you'd need a Garmin if you want to view the screen etc.
Thanks but it's more for having a go at shorter segments - not too bothered about using for long rides.