I do not understand why the Edge Explore 2 does not support shifting sensors. With Di2 and ETAP so widely used this seems a crazy omission.
Garmin, please add shifting sensor support.
I also wish Garmin would stop playing these unsupported stuff games.
Or, at least, provide a clear supported/unsupported matrix for their devices.
It so time consuming to google or go through user manuals…
And if it happens, allow Di2 hood buttons to control swipe down/up (widget view).
I don't need the training features, but I want to see the gear and battery information because I'm on tour. if this device is for touring cyclists. there is something wrong with this system.
You are probably right but you do expect different models from the same company to have different features.
What annoyed me was that I have shifting sensor support on my Garmin 530 plus and so assumed the feature would be present on the Explore 2. I accept that the 1000 series will have more functionality but I am not interested in all the training functions. I am just a recreational cyclist who has never owned a trainer or a power meter. I like the features of the Explore 2 which appears to be aimed at cycle touring rather than cyclists who are more interested in competitive cycling or fitness goals. So why does the Explore support power meters but not shifting sensors? Makes no sense to me.