I replaced the batteries in the Powertap hub and it looks like that was the problem. There were no data drop outs at all in today's ride.WR304 said:The drop outs have been getting increasingly frequent so it looks like the hub batteries are going. There were several in today's ride so I'm going to try replacing the batteries with new ones. The batteries needed for the Powertap hub are:
2 x 357 batteries for the hub
The original batteries only lasted for approximately 60 hours of riding. I'm hoping that starting with fresh batteries means the hub will last a bit longer before they need replacing again.
One thing that's really annoying me is the barometric altimeter on the Cycleops Joule 2.0 head unit. There was about a week where the outdoors temperature increased and the altimeter recorded positive altitude values. The outdoors temperature has dropped back down towards 0c and the altimeter is at -572 feet again. As it can't be calibrated to the correct starting point that means no altitude data is viewable in WKO+, even for the hilly rides.:madman:
I've been seriously thinking about getting a Garmin Edge 800 as a replacement but all the threads about corrupt Garmin Edge 800 .fit data files which can't be uploaded, loss of connection to Powertap hubs, cracked touch screens etc have me wondering whether it would actually be any better than the Joule 2.0. :skep:
Garmin Edge 800 corrupt data
Garmin Edge 800 loss of connection to Powertap hub
Garmin Edge 800 cracked touch screen