Two weeks later, she was on the tandem with her husband. I told him to "GO!" when they got there. I couldn't hold their wheel. The husband ended up third on the segment. The wife's Garmin lagged his by several seconds and a mile per hour, even though it was mounted on her bars, not even three feet away from his.
So, not only is the segment stuff just for fun, it is subject to the vagaries of the technology.
Agreed, its very annoying that some people seem intent on sabotaging segments. I have a favourite segment, and each time I enter it my garmin tells me & off it goes, my best time is 22 mins so far, problem is the fastest time has been logged as 8 mins, which works out at 38 mph, impossible as there are a few hills in it. So all the time I am racing against a ghost time that is impossible to get near, very frustrating, and clearly the leading time is bogus
Could not this have been fixed in garmin since 2014?
i am switching fully to strava segments. pitty.
I think at this time I'll just give up. Using Strava from now on.
Certainly an option. Use Garmin Express to upload to Garmin Connect. Have Strava and Garmin linked to pass data to Strava.
Strava seems to have the segments feature working well. Problems occur on both sites when users occasionally run with their Garmin device and really aren't into the segment thing, so they leave it as a run. Some devices default to "run" as the activity regardless of the speed (sub Usain Bolt pace for 20 miles :rolleyes: ). But like you say, being able to "flag" an erroneous activity would be nice. Suggest submitting this as a request via the Idea Submission Site.