I’m after a new tablet (+ suitable handlebar mount) for a device that’ll only be used on a trainer bike. As it’s a dedicated trainer bike, the mount will remain attached permanently.
It’ll mainly be used for watching Youtube/Netflix/GCN app etc vids on, but also from time-to-time capable of running a smart trainer app (eg. Fulgaz etc; extremely occasionally maybe, perhaps Zwift ). NB I run TR on a separate Pixel phone, so the tablet’s not needed for that job.
I’ve been making do with a 2013 Nexus 7 for the past few years, which can still handle much of the video watching task, although the screen size is pretty small. It’s no good for running any training apps with graphics demands though.
I’ve never owned an Apple device, but by all accounts it seems like an iPad of some sort is probably the best option, and on this front I see there’s new stuff being/been launched.
Budget is flexible - I’ll spend as required to get something that’ll do a quality job and have some longevity. I’l rarely use this tablet for anything other than this trainer job, so it’s probably not financially prudent to an spend an absolute fortune on it, but as mentioned I do like stuff do last and give me a decent lifetime from them. One thing I’m unsure about is screen size. Bigger is very likely better, but really big gets spendy and I also wonder about bar mounting for very large devices.
NB I’ve ruled out getting a TV/Apple TV combo, as I want touchscreen controls immediately to hand - this seems to work well - rather than fiddling with a remote of some sort.
Input appreciated! Also, I’m in the UK, which may be relevant for the mounting options.