Today’s post is about wireless GPS bike computers. They have become an integral part of the modern bike. Spring has already begun, let’s see what Chinese manufacturers offer for cycling enthusiasts and professional athletes.
Consider budget models without the support of wireless sensors (an excellent choice for scooters), as well as more functional ones with the connection of heart rate, cadence and power sensors. Models (all 10 pieces) will be selected with prices up to $100.
The selection opens with a simple model from CooSpo, the BC26 is an entry-level cycling computer that is not overloaded with sports features (no support for external sensors). It has a good price / quality ratio and a branded functional mobile application with synchronization with the Strava sports service.
The model has a 2.3″ FSTN contrast screen and support for two satellite systems (GPS + BDS) for accurate positioning and track recording. The body is not afraid of rain.
You can read a detailed review of this model here.
Another model with simplified features (GPS data displays only). CYCPLUS G1 is a compact GPS bike computer, an interesting option for a children’s bike or electric scooter. It can also be used as a maximum speed logger.
The model has a built-in 600 mAh battery and a clear 2.0″ FSTN screen. IPX6 waterproof housing.
Handlebar mount included.
Moving on to models with support for wireless sensors (heart rate, cadence, etc.) The new iGS320 model from iGPSport supports BLE5.0 / ANT + sensors and a wide range of satellite systems (GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO + QZSS).
The model has good autonomy (1000 mAh and up to 72 hours) and a readable 2.4″ screen with anti-glare.
iGS320 review can be read here.
The lot has a large selection of options for completing the computer: with an external mount on the steering wheel, various sensors. The gift comes with a silicone case and a protective film on the screen.
Another model from iGPSPORT. The iGS520 has support for BLE5.0/ANT+ wireless sensors (including power meter), incoming call notification and even waypoint navigation. The 2.3″ FSTN screen with dots looks unusual. Many automatic functions are included (backlight, pause in the track, etc.).
iGPSPORT has an excellent mobile application for tracking sports activity, as well as a web interface. There is a synchronization with Strava.
The lot has a large selection of model configurations, there is any set of sensors and mounts.
Model of an unusual case shape from CYCPLUS. The M2 GPS bike computer is equipped with a large round ANST screen and a capacious built-in 1100 mAh battery (Type C charging port). Chip for precision satellite navigation (GPS, Glonass and Galileo) from Ublox.
The model supports wireless sensors ANT + heart rate monitor, cadence sensor, power meter. The track is recorded, there is synchronization with the Strava service and a smartphone via bluetooth, the XOSS application.
In the lot, you can choose only a bike computer and use your own external sensors or pick up a kit right away.
Another inexpensive model in a bright color from Coospo. The BC107 model supports ANT+ external sensors (even a power meter, which is important for training athletes) and satellite navigation using GPS / BEIDOU systems. The 2.3″ device screen displays up to 20 parameters on multiple pages. The 1000 mAh battery provides up to 28 hours of operation.
In addition to convenient mechanical control, there is synchronization with a mobile application (CoospoRide APP) and the Strava service.
In this lot there is not only a wide choice of configurations (sensors and mounts), but there is also the possibility of delivery from a warehouse in the Russian Federation.
A model in this price segment with a color display (TFT) THINKERRIDE 2.4″. The firm has several models with screen sizes ranging from 2.0″ to 2.8″. This medium in size, the battery life of the built-in 2000 mAh battery is 6 hours. Declared support for ANT external sensors. Rainproof housing.
The smartphone is connected via Bluetooth, there is a warning on the screen about incoming calls. There is support for rotary navigation in conjunction with a smartphone.
This lot has the possibility of delivery from a warehouse in the Russian Federation.
Stylish and slim oval shaped bike computer model from Meilan. M2 is equipped with a 2.2″ FSTN screen (4 data lines are displayed) and supports external BLE4.0 / ANT + sensors. Satellite systems — GPS, Galileo, BDS.
The autonomy of the device is 25 hours.
There is a proprietary mobile application, or the Strava service. The track can be dropped via cable to a PC or via bluetooth to a smartphone.
A wide range of bike computer configurations in this lot, including smart rear light model X6.
Bryton Rider 320
One of the younger bike computer models from the Bryton brand. Strict classical design and abundance of functions (72!). The Rider 320 bike computer is equipped with a 2.3″ contrast screen, and GPS, Glonass, BDS, Galileo and QZSS systems are responsible for the satellite track. ANT+ and BLE sensors.
Built-in battery provides 35 hours of battery life. The case is protected from water according to the IPX7 standard.
The basic package includes a handlebar mount and a charging cable. Mobile application — Bryton Active App.
The feature-packed model from Meilan completes the selection. The M1 bike computer (Finder) boasts the largest 2.6″ screen in the sample, and accurate positioning thanks to the use of Beidou, GPS and GLONASS. Well, the highlight of the model is support for navigation (in conjunction with a smartphone) and smart bicycle light.
Full support for external BLE 4.0/ANT+ sensors has been implemented. The track is dropped via cable or «over the air», there is a proprietary mobile application MEILAN App (with integration of Strava and Komoot).
With all the abundance of functions, the model fits into the indicated price range of the sample.
I hope that the selection of GPS bike computers was useful and you will choose the option that suits your taste and budget. You can read about the pros and cons of using such devices here.
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