My next phone
These aren't the phones I'm looking for
My next phone is great. It's just what I've been waiting for.
It runs all kinds of different bike apps so I can take my pick. The GPS is really good too, they've worked on that. It's ANT+ and Bluetooth compatible too, so I can use any heart rate strap or sensor or power meter I want.
What's more, it's properly waterproof, so I don't have to worry about putting it in a plastic bag every ride. It's rubberised too, nice and tough like. To be honest I'm a bit fed up of shiny phones. I just scratch them up. And it's got some decent-sized hardware buttons on it that I can use to do basic stuff, even when I'm wearing gloves.
Also, it's modular. It comes with a slimline battery like a normal phone, but you can whip that off, and replace it with a high capacity battery so it'll last for an all-day ride, even with the screen on. To be honest, I'll probably leave it like that most of the time. I don't mind that it's a bit bulkier.
Not only that, but the back is hot-swappable - there's a tiny battery in the main phone that keeps it going for a few minutes while you're fiddling around in the drawer for the other back. Both bits of the phone are sealed units so you can even do it in the rain; If you're really going out into the wilds, you can carry a spare battery and swap it in the field.
And best of all: the high-capacity back has a real mounting point. A proper, Garminy, Brytony, twisty mounting point so you can slap it on your stem like a bike computer, instead of putting it in a rubbish waterproof case and trying to fix the whole kaboodle to your bars.
So. That's my next phone. Who's going to make my next phone for me?
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