Smartphones and bike mounts

Smartphone and bike mount recommendations and requirements

Smartphones

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.

Jepster 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.

Bike mounts

I'm using Quad Lock cases and bike mounts since 2014.

I have had a case for my Samsung S4 and a S7 (my current phone). Furthermore, I have an universal adapter for an older phone and bougth cases for an S5 and S10 for my wife.

Next to the cases I have multiple bike mounts. I started with the Stem Mount. The Stem Mount works very good, but is in my opinion a little bit too big. After the release of the Out Front Mount and the Out Front Mount Pro I bougth these as well. Currently I'm using the Out Front Mount Pro on my race bike and the Out Front Mount on my mountain bike.

During all my rides on the road and the MTB the mounting system always worked flawless. I do really recommend the Quad Lock cases and bike mounts.

Quad Lock Out Front Mount Pro
Quad Lock Case