Phones

Tips for choosing a phone

Recommendations

Personally I like the Samsung S-series. These phones do have ANT+™, a barometer, an AMOLED screen and are waterproof. Furthermore, Quad Lock (my favorite mounting system) do have special cases for these phones.

Jespter requirements

Jepster can be installed on all Android phones with Android 5.0 or higher.

Sensors requirements to consider

The table below will give you an overview of the added value of certain sensors.

Sensor type Added value
ANT+™ ANT+™ will give you the opportunity to connect to heart rate, speed and/or cadence sensors and power meters.
BLE BLE (Bluetooth) will give you the opportunity to connect to heart rate, speed and/or cadence sensors and power meters.
Barometer A barometer or pressure sensor will register elevation differences. This will provide you with more accurate gradient information.
Temperature sensor A temperature sensor will give you temperature information.
Humidity sensor A humudity sensor will give you relative humidity information.
Other requirements to consider

  • OLED screens do use less battery when using dark mode (some display pixels do not need to be illuminated).
  • Waterproof (IPx6, IPx7 or IPx8) rating for riding in rainy conditions.
  • Availibility of cases with solid mounting system like Quad Lock.
  • Battery size to be able to ride longer without the need for charging.