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Which Bike Computer?

jksullivan94jksullivan94 Posts: 6
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi Guys,
Im looking to invest in a proper GPS bike computer and getting rid of my 20 quid halfords wannabe. The problem is, they all look very similar and i have no idea where to start looking. Ive been mainly concentrating on the Garmin Edge models, as they seem the most popular, but they are also very expensive (im a full time university student).
I need the computer to be able to post to STRAVA, which i think most of them do, and of course keep track of speed and distance, but i would also love one with a sat-nav type feature so i dont get lost (it happens far too often). I dont need cadence or heart rate.
Im quite happy to buy used, but i dont really want to spend over 150.
Any recommendations? Any input would be helpful.


  • bobonesbobones Posts: 1,215
    Second hand 705 would be your cheapest option for mapping. Other than that 800 or new 810 have mapping. 500 is great, but doesn't have navigation on the fly, only navigation for courses you preload. 200 work work for you if you're never going to use HRM, cadence or power meter. Bryton and Mio are other options but I'd probably stick to Garmin. Smartphone with Strava app or iPhone with Cyclemeter app are also decent options. Best to keep your phone in your pocket though.
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    should be some deals coming on the 500 now the 510 is out.
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  • UH DHUH DH Posts: 4,160
    Sort of butting in to someone elses thread, so sorry about that, but as you guys seem to be talking about the Garmin GPS systems anyway, it seems sort of relevant.

    When you use the Garmin GPS stuff, it says you then upload data to Garmin Connect, but I don't want to do that, I want to use the recorded data for private use. Is that a thing thats possible, or can you only view the recorded data online?

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  • The Garmin Edge 200 is great - I am not interested in HR or cadence so it's perfect, also easy to move from bike to bike and assuming you are able to set up your course on a computer in advance, it will still give basic navigation.

    @UHDH - you can use Garmin Connect and still keep your data private, you aren't forced to share it.

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