What GPS to Buy for Cycling

There are different types of GPS for cycling. You will need to choose your GPS depending on your usage, your budget, your relief, your courses, recordings and guidance needs.

What concepts to choosing a bike GPS?

There are several manufacturers of GPS brands. Faced with the ever richer range of receivers available commercially, it is difficult to choose the model giving you complete satisfaction. Indeed product features available vary significantly among different categories. Nevertheless, comprehensive and effective GPS for cycling are rare.

Making the right choice is more important than buying a GPS receiver is a major investment, so it is not to be mistaken.

We are concerned here only one type of design. One containing the integrated GPS receiver on the clock. This choice reflects the practicality of the support carried out on the bike. There are other brands and products proposers GPS functions, but using POD wirelessly with the meter. We believe impractical, and classify as counter bicycle with GPS options and more.

>> Read the document: Choose a GPS on your bike

Recreational use

For the use of GPS hike or ride for cycling. These are small devices, light, strong, with good battery life. Then there are two sections in this category of GPS with or without mapping. The maps are based on IGN or Topo. Often these models are not exclusive to cycling, they are versatile.

Side autonomy, these devices usually have a location for the batteries instead of battery. This is very convenient for traveling! The screen size can be substantial, because the weight is a factor of lesser importance. This is the robustness and efficiency guiding prevail.

Using Cyclosport

We distinguish GPS in this category:
-With or without heart rate monitor
-with or without cadence sensor

to monitor and record your sports performance, guide you, track your trips and height differences. Some devices are equipped in addition to the positioning system of a heart rate monitor that allows a detailed analysis of the effort with advanced bike computer functions. The cadence sensor function is a plus. Also small, lightweight and strong, they attach to your handlebars (with system wide). There are two types in this category of GPS with or without mapping .

Competition Use

We distinguish GPS in this category:
-With or without heart rate monitor
-with or without cadence sensor
-With or without power sensor

To control your sports performance, help your workouts, your intervals, guide you, track your trips and height differences, record your route. Equipped with a heart rate monitor for a detailed analysis of the effort with advanced bike computer functions. Equipped with the opportunity to receive information from a cadence sensor and a power meter, they are real tools for assistance in training and progression. Two types in this category of GPS with or without mapping.