GPS unit

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Fonze, 21 Jan 2018.

  1. Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Location:
    Bradwell
    Since I started I've used my iPhone with cyclometer app, but now feel time is right to invest in a little GPS unit as few rides my iPhone seems to freeze up in the cold weather ..
    I've researched a bit, I like the Garmin 25 with hr or Wahoo elemnt bolt ..
    Just want the easy to use unit got GPS no other bits need to add to the bike etc ..
    £200 tops I'd say, ish ..
    What you recommend ? Ta .. :bicycle:
     
  2. Tangoup51

    Tangoup51 'HISS' said the tire, 'F***!' replied the rider.

    Location:
    Leicester
    Garmin edge 200 for me. Though, I bought it at a steal.
     
  3. bikingdad90

    bikingdad90 Formerly chris harte

    If you can wait a few days I might be selling an Edge 510 with two outfront mounts and a few silicone cases for £85.

    I put a cheeky bid on a lezyne gps unit and waiting to see if I win it. The smart phone integration and navigation features appeal to me and it is lezyne... quality and a bit stand out from the crowd.
     
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  4. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Hands down Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. SO chuffed with mine having previously owned a Garmin.
     
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  5. OP
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    Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Location:
    Bradwell
    I'd certainly be interested , any pics ? Out of 10 condition ?
     
  6. GlenBen

    GlenBen Über Member

    No recommendation as such, but I would never get another bryton if that helps. Battery life was the biggest thing I was looking for, the bryton rider 530 has that nailed...but nothing else.
     
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Those who’ve gone from Garmin to Wahoo seem very happy with their switch. I tolerate my Garmin 800, don’t much like it but then I’m not a tech minded gadget geek. 95 times/100 it’s just a back up to my phone
     
  8. bikingdad90

    bikingdad90 Formerly chris harte

    I will pm you some pictures tonight/tomorrow. Condition wise 7/8 out of 10, got the usual light scratches from use.
     
  9. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    I think that bit, Wahoo have got bang on. It is an incredibly easy device to use in comparison to my Garmin. The abilities are staggering but a cinch to use. It’s still early days for me, but on all-night rides and longer Audax events (for me anyhow) my brain goes to mush after a while, yet navigating with my Elemnt isn’t an issue. No wasted brain energy.
     
  10. I have had quite a few Garmins. I currently have a Garmin Touring.

    I also have the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. In my opinion this is what Garmins should have been like. I plan my routes with Ride with GPS or if I am out riding I use Komoot on the phone to plan my route. Regardless of how long these routes are, the furthest is 300km at the moment. They download to my Wahoo in seconds and never go wrong. I have ridden about 2000km with the wahoo and I am trying my hardest to make it go wrong. But it just doesn't.

    The Garmin Etrex gets good reviews from the Ultra distance guys. But for a navigation aid, Wahoo wins hands down in my opinion.
     
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  11. Tenacious Sloth

    Tenacious Sloth Über Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon, UK
    I have been using the Mio Cyclo 315 for the past couple of years and it’s been faultless.

    £169 at Merlin Cycles or you can get the wireless 505 for £199.

    Graham
     
  12. Pedropete

    Pedropete Senior Member

    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    +1 for the Wahoo Elemnt. Had one for a year now and no issues at all. Simple to setup, easy to use, very reliable and fantastic battery life. Looked at the Bolt when it came out but found the screen too small so stuck with the original version. Rumours of a colour screen version in the pipeline but really not sure it's needed as the current mono screen has superb contrast and legibility in all lighting conditions.
     
  13. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Ordnance Survey now has a couple of own brand GPS units.

    This one for £240 is a good price for a colour screen device with full OS Landranger mapping.

    I'm not certain, but I suspect out of the box it will only pin point you on the map and record the route as you go.

    Premium mapping subscription for a year is included in the offer, which I think you may need to plot routes on OS maps..

    No idea if it will allow you to upload routes from the likes of RidewithGPS, but I suspect it may not because those sites don't use OS maps.

    A Garmin with OS mapping is £400+.

    https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/gps/cycling/two-nav-anima-bundle.html
     
  14. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    I quite liked my Bryton and still has useful navigation features not found on other units. It was the website that sucked but you could replace that with something more usable.
     
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