James Montemagno
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Indoor Cycling

Introducing My Cadence for Arduino, a DIY Cadence Display for Indoor Cycling

It is official, my holiday hacking is officially complete! This past week I started and ┬álaunched a brand new app called My Cadence for both iOS & Android. This simple cadence display app is a perfect pair for my recent $400 DIY spin bike that I have been using for Peloton and Apple Fitness+ classes. However, my holiday hacking wasn't complete until I brought My Cadence to a third and final platform... Arduino! What sparked my interest was when snowzach posted on HackerNews his Arduino proje…

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Porting My Cadence to Android in 1 Day!

It seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing up a blog post on how I was launching My Cadence for iOS and then blogging about how I wrote and shipped the app in under a week. Well, it wasn't yesterday, but it was just 5 days ago! After I shipped the iOS version, I was watching some HGTV on Hulu and thought to myself, "how long would it take me to ship this app on Android?". The answer is around 4 hours' worth of work, and about 4 days of waiting for Google Play to approve my applicatio…

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Introducing My Cadence for iOS & Android - a Simple Cadence Sensor Display

It has been nearly 3 weeks since I put together my DIY spin bike and I have now clocked in over 25 rides! Let's just say I am really enjoying have the bike at home now that it is chilly and more rainy outside. Last week I wrote a blog on my experience and did a full Apple Fitness+ review video, in which I mentioned one of the issues I had was the lack of Cadence sensor integration into the app. Knowing your cadence is really important during a ride because it is your RPM that you are spinning th…

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Building a $400 at home DIY spin bike for Peloton & Apple Fitness+

TLDR: I combined the Sunny SF-B1002 Bike, the moofit cadence sensor (now sold out, checkout the Magene sensor), a tablet holder, and gel seat cover to build my own at home spin bike ready for Apple Fitness+ and Peloton digital. In this blog I break down my entire decision process, review the bike setup combined the services, and give final impressions after 2 weeks. I love cycling. I started to get into outdoor cycling after college in Arizona, where I would regularly go out 5 days a week on the…

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Indoor Cycling Stats Comparison - Peloton App vs Apple Watch Fitness

As winter approaches and the pandemic rages on and on I know I will be indoors even more than ever. Even though I am excited for cross-country skiing, I know I will miss the day (which is already here) that I am not going to be able to hop on my bike and go for a ride outside. I have always loved spin classes and pre-pandemic I used to go several times a month to in person classes for exercise. I have always thought about going all in on a Peloton, however I couldn't justify the price. However,…

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