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346 of the 367 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
However, this simply gets on with logging where you are, how fast you are going, and how far you've travelled. It can upload it easily to Strava (if you're inclined that way), and has a sort-of-navigation function which is useable if you want to follow a new route. Simple, reliable, longer battery life than my iPhone (not saying much...)
Doesn't measure heart rate, cadence, power, cock size or the colour of your jersey. But, why would you...?
It can be used as a navigation tool, but only offers a breadcrumb trail (which I find to be fine) and there's no fancy turn-by-turn instructions. But, with a little creativity, using google maps and a simple conversion tool –– http://bedsforcyclists.co.uk/articles/2014/04/13/how-to-plan-a-route-in-google-maps-and-export-it-to-gpx-your-phone/ –– you can make this splendid device punch well above its weight.
For the money, it's a snap.
- Plan the route in Strava
- Click export and select the Garmin 500 option
- The route will download as a .tcx file
- Plug the Garmin into your computer using the cable
- Find the 'New Files' folder and copy the .tcx file(s) into there
- Unplug the Garmin and next time you switch it on the route(s) will be in there under 'Courses'
One tip - I can't find a way to make the text scroll across, so you can't only read the first dozen or so letters of each route name. I now name the routes much more simply in Strava so I can identify them easily on the Garmin. If you were to write, for example, 'Edinburgh
253 of the 281 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Purchased from an outlet in Israel for pretty much 1/2 price, the package arrived over a week earlier than stated in good condition.
Comes with instruction booklets in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and a couple of Oriental languages too, so setting the Garmin up is straight forward, with the additional help from the Garmin and various other websites if needed.
This is also the case with fitting the Cadence Counter to your cycle - no tools required. This sits snugly and securely on the chainstay with a small magnet attached to the crank arm and another to a spoke on the rear wheel.
Once set up, registered with Garmin, synced with the HR Monitor and Cadence Counter, you're ready to go (This all takes about 15 minutes).
Charge it up, attach to the bike, switch on and wait 45 seconds to locate the satellites, press start when you set off and stop when you finish and you will be amazed at the data collected .... heart monitor and cadence sensor looks after itself once it is paired with your device and is detected when you switch on.
An absolute wealth of information is monitored and then by uploading and analysing on Garmin Connect it lets you see your performance at any point in the course you have ridden ... it seems to do everything and I haven't quite worked out what all the information relates to yet.
Had a little play with personalising the screens too and setting the heart rate zone alarms ... loud enough to hear on a very windy day when your limit is reached.
This might be useful to spectacle
163 of the 200 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
As a bike computer / data logger, you won't find better. Works brilliantly at high-resolution capturing all the data from the sensors (the Cadence and Speed sensors always connect and return data, but the included chest-strap Heart Rate Monitor took a bit of practice before I got reliable connections - don't ignore the parts of the instructions that tell you to wet the sensor patches first and make sure it's snapped in place securely). Your Strava uploads will be absolutely
77 of the 84 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
- Narrow bracket that attaches to bars, so van squeeze it on even if you have tri bars.
- Simple attachment - single allen key bolt
- Hard to get the wrong size - fits 31.8mm, 25.4mm & 22.2mm using shims provided.
Sometimes trying a third party product doesn't work but in this case it certainly does.
23 of the 24 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
30 of the 36 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
There are a few choices out there but this is by far the best value. Does the job just fine and can't really see how spending any more will get you a far superior product. Easy to install (one bolt) and stays secure.
The only downside would be if you decide to have your aero bars very close together. At the moment this fits nicely between mine with about a cm gap between the edge and the next aero bar. Would be tough if they were much closer and you wanted to fit it so that it sat between the two bars.
29 of the 32 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
104 of the 125 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Strava Live Segments function is great, various options on screen display function available.
I quite literally, don't leave home without it.
Supported by a superb Smartphone / Web Based App in the form of Garmin Connect. Links to your phone, uploads straight to paired apps and Livetracker is a great option when you're out on your own, so that your family can see where you are.
Anyone familier with smartphone/tablet touch screens will be disappointed with Garmins attempt and also the menus take a bit of sorting out.
I'll be contacting Garmin as the warranty should still be valid,in the meantime I've bought the simpler Garmin 200 so fingers crossed the software will be a
17 of the 19 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I’ve come from many years in the saddle and have been blown away by the tech offered by Garmin. I have been using a trusty Garmin 705 Edge until now with no major issues other than the reliability of the sensors and the awful Garmin lock in echo system.
While the tour was on this year I was prompted to look for a replacement computer with all the latest and greatest tech. I looked at the Garmin 1000 Edge which had had a hefty price increase on Amazon (naughty) during the tour. An increase of some £100 and it didn’t come with sensors either! It would set you back some £500+ pounds with all the sensors at that time. With this in mind I looked elsewhere for alternatives and stubbled upon the Wahoo.
I knew of them from years before with the apps for the iPhone and the
So when I got home I decided to eBay the Garmin and get another Elemnt. When it arrived I paired it with my phone app in seconds using the QR code. It picked up all my configurations immediately, including Ridewithgps and Strava account links. Within 2 or 3 minutes of unboxing it was completely set up and ready to navigate my routes. And once on the road, I was very happy to be back with the Wahoo
But I now need a navigational aid so, after extensive research, I purchased the Bolt
And what an eye opener!
So many useful features especially the GPS navigation. The app, on my mobile, is very easy to use making the Bolt ideal for me
Only thing is I could have bought direct from Wahoo saving myself £50 - that's not the fault of the seller here though rather mine for not researching further
134 of the 188 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I hope I don't regret writing this but, why did I worry and what on earth are all these buyers doing to make theirs not work?
Received direct from Amazon in under 48 hours delivered on a Sunday. Charged it fully before touching it. Downloaded Garmin's webupdater software and checked firmware / software for latest. It was already up to date so a recently
- Small and light.
- Battery life is very decent, gets me through 10 hours of road cycling (turn the backlight off).
- The sync to phone has been rock solid for me. I get home from my ride, and it has been uploaded to Garmin and Strava before I have finished taking my shoes off.
- Live segments is quite a lot of fun.
- For the most part the navigation is very good, especially when loaded with Open Streetmap files.
- Screen is clear and easy to read, the colour lines on maps are very useful when following a course.
- I am on my 3rd one. The first one stopped charging after 11 months, the second one just stopped switching on unless it was plugged in - this just seemed to
36 of the 41 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Wasn't sure what I would get for the price, as other fitness trackers are much more expensive.
Pros: It's Easy to use, comes withuser manual and its comfortable to wear.
Comes with a 24 months warranty
Has many functions:
Heart rate, sleep monitor, steps, calories, distance, 14 sport modes, gps connection, call and sms alerts, mind training, weather forecast, music and camera control, timer and they all worked.
Gave it to my mum to track her activity and she used an Android mobile.
Cons: doesn't always respond to first touch, could have been me that wasn't sure how to use it in the beginning.
11 of the 11 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This really is a great device, it works very well. The size and flexibility of the display is impressive and allows you to put every bit of information you can think of about on the screen.
It pairs with a mio alpha heart rate monitor and a power2max meter no problem. The battery life is enormous, as it claims.
It doesnt support strava live (not something i'm bothered about) and I cant comment on the navigation as that is not a feature i'll be using.
I found it to be easy to set up and operate,
Tried a low end Garmin (buggy software), a Lezyne (good but you cannot turn on back light permanently for night riding) and a iGSPORT unit (very good value, but no imperial measurements, no breadcrumb trail) .... and then I came across the Bryton.
All I can say is wow, looks good, the Android app just works, their route planning is the best I've used, it's a good screen, links to my Ridesense sensors everytime, has good breadcrumb routing and uploads automatically to Strava.
This is very polished unit, well built, good software and in the price range I'd say better than any other brand. I may even keep this rather than sell it as was my plan when the Hammerhead is finally shipped.
11 of the 12 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Anybody who has bought a Bolt for its aerodynamic qualities is not going to buy this cover. Anybody who's splashed out a small fortune on a neat little GPS unit, will want this cover. It fits the Bolt well and you can still mount it on the out front arm or the handlebars without any problem.
The button pads on the case match up with those on the unit and I've not had any problem operating it with the case on. The case provides a snug fit and adds a very tiny bit to the size of the Bolt - if you're not counting aero gains, then the increase is negligible. It comes with a
It's a simple pop over the wahoo and it's done. The buttons and charging port etc., all match and are in line with everything. My elemnt is the yellow version and this hides all of the yellow apart from a tiny section by the mount. It's a fairly snug fit with very minimal gap or bagginess.
The 3 screen protectors are good and easy to fit. Just clean your screen and and a tiny amount of soapy to water to the screen or protector. Fit the protector and press the air/water out. Mine went on perfectly first time. The protectors also fit the screen very well. I didn't use the supplied cloth because it may add tiny particles under the protector.
The green protectors on the other hand, notnsure weather my 3 were a bad set but, had to use 2 as the first one came straight off like there was no stick to it and the second one came off but stuck back straight away.
Where can the least be attached too?
12 of the 13 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
The integration with the iOS/Android app is great as there is no need to connect to a PC to sync your ride to the online service. Just open the Polar app and hold the back button on the M450 and it will automatically upload your data while you are cleaning and packing away your cycling kit. The online app also syncs with Strava so once it is logged with Polar flow it is also logged automatically on Strava.
1,419 of the 2,031 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
The app which you download to your smartphone gives loads of data/analysis helping you to make better decisions. Also because it's paired the tracker vibrates when someone calls or you get a Whatsapp or other notification. Lots of ability to change the settings so it does exactly what you want.
Excellent build quality!
However, there are some negatives, most of which are due to personal preference, but which influenced the number of stars. The most important one is the size of the type on the instruction manual. For those who do not keep magnifying glasses close to hand, dear god. I have bifocals and it took me over 30 minutes just to get the thing synced with my iphone and up and running, and I even ended up Googling for assistance. It also seems to
6 of the 6 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
92 of the 129 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This was a replacement for my Garmin 620. I was tempted to go Garmin again but the poor customer service experience I got from them put me off the company.
I’m glad I switched allegiances. This watch is easier to read, has a larger digital display, is weatherproof with an integral heart monitor in the form of a green laser which reads your wrist’s blood supply to obtain your vital stats.
I find that it catches the GPS signal better than the Garmin ever did. And the built in heart monitor function (which you can disable) means no separate chest pinching, heart monitor strap is required.
It links to the Tom Tom website and you can upload your stats to the site and view
I bought this watch as an upgrade from my Garmin FR410. I was getting tired of having to stand outside looking at my wrist for 3-4 minutes before a run waiting for GPS signal. It wasn't too bad if you were running from roughly the same place but if you suddenly turned up in another country it took the watch by surprise and would take forever to pin point you. Also wearing a HR strap while running isn't the most comfortable thing, I don't mind it so much while cycling but while running I could really feel it bouncing up and down.
When I received the TomTom, I had to do a brief plug in to the laptop to update the software register it to your account, its a bit annoying this can't be done over the bluetooth connection to the phone as
Heart rate only available when running which is a problem because the device won’t start until GPS is picked up. Would be nice to be able to check resting heart rate during the day without having to set up a new activity (which then syncs to strava etc and needs deleting).
Very good sync with computer and phone apps.
I think there are better and more modern and flexible products at the same price.
7 of the 8 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
But then again that's not the fault of the manufacturer of this case hence the five stars
8 of the 10 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
10 of the 11 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Instructions were in Italian - not a big problem with Youtube Clips available - and the sensor has to be heavily angled towards the wheel (not vertical as the instructions suggest).
Wheel spoke magnet is very poor quality - metal is very soft which makes tightening the magnet on the spoke interesting
The magnet which attaches to the wheel is big and poor quality. I spent about 30 minute tweeking so the devices picks up the signal. My magnets had to be within 2 to 5 millimeters for the receive to pick up any signal.
On the plus side it does work (mio 105). I previously had a Garmin speed and cadence sensor G10, and the quality of that device was far greater.
Overall I have found the quality fo MIo devices poor and the support even worse - the support infact was shockingly bad.