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Best GPS Computers

GPS bike computers are a popular way to track and record your training data. These gadgets show you how far you’ve ridden, how fast, where you went, and they can even connect to sensors and smartphone apps for even more data.

GPS computers can also offer turn by turn navigation, Live Tracking and Strava Live Segments. The best GPS computers will also have a customisable screen and will push phone notifications to the display screen, so you never have to miss an update.

If you're serious about improving your cycling performance, a GPS computer is a great tool to have. We've rounded up our favourite GPS options available at different price points to help you choose which is best for your needs.


Lezyne Macro GPS Navigate Computer

Lezyne Macro GPS Navigate Computer
Lezyne

From £78.99



Quick look

Connectivity Bluetooth Smart (BLE), ANT+


Compatibility iOS, Android


Navigation System GPS


Display 31.7mm (W) x 40.1mm (L)


Battery 22 hours


Review

The Lezyne Macro GPS Navigate bike computer is the most affordable option on our list. You’re getting a powerful GPS to track all your key metrics with Bluetooth Smart enabled connectivity.

The Macro will also sync with your iOS or Android smartphone, letting you see smart notifications on the display screen. With a 31.7mm x 40.1mm display screen, you can easily see your data at a glance. You get up to 22 hours runtime on a single charge of the Lithium Polymer battery.



Solid beginner GPS computer to get you started.


Giant NeosTrack GPS Computer

Giant NeosTrack GPS Computer
Giant

£116.99



Quick look

Connectivity Bluetooth Smart (BLE), ANT+, WiFi


Compatibility iOS, Android


Navigation System GPS


Display 2.6” LCD Anti-glare display


Battery 33 hours


Review

The Giant NeosTrack GPS computer is great for those wanting a data-heavy head-unit without breaking the bank. Positive reviews from BikeRadar and others cement the NeosTrack in our best GPS list.

An impressive battery life of 33 hours is rare at this price point. It’s also good to see ANT+, Bluetooth Smart and WiFi connectivity to gather all your performance data from sensors and third-party apps.

Giant’s NeosTrack GPS computer has more than 80 features built in, including all the standard metrics such as speed, distance and power. You also get some advanced features such as normalised power and left-right power transmission with a compatible power meter. A powerful head unit at a great price.



Data-heavy head-unit without breaking the bank


Garmin Edge 520 GPS Enabled Computer

Garmin Edge 520 GPS Enabled Computer
Garmin

£249.99



Quick look

Connectivity Bluetooth Smart (BLE), ANT+


Compatibility iOS, Android


Navigation System GPS & GLONASS


Display 2.3” hi-res colour display


Battery 15 hours


Review

There’s no question that Garmin is the leader in building GPS computers for cycling. The 520 is a price jump from the previous models on our best of. However, with the 520 you can analyse every part of your ride and performance in exquisite detail.

Integration with Strava Live allows you to receive segments directly from Strava to your display screen. You can compete for KOM’s, beat a personal best of thrash your mates. This is also the first computer in the list of the best with GPS and GLONASS navigation. By using both types of satellite navigation you can be sure you’re getting the most accurate location data.

You can pair the Edge 520 with a power meter and HRM to report your V02 max and recovery time data. A great feature is also the ability to pair the computer with an ANT+ turbo trainer. That means you control the resistance of the turbo trainer, or select specific workouts based on your training needs. The turbo will automatically make the adjustments as you ride.

Combine these premium features with a 15hour battery life, optimised high res colour display and a large range of data points and you have a great all-purpose cycle computer.



A premium all-purpose cycle computer


Garmin Edge 820 GPS Enabled Computer

Garmin Edge 820 GPS Enabled Computer
Garmin

£299.99



Quick look

Connectivity ANT+, Bluetooth Smart, WiFi


Compatibility iOS, Android


Navigation System GPS & GLONASS


Display 2.3” hi-res colour touchscreen display


Battery 15 hours


Review

Topping our list of the best GPS bike computers is the Garmin Edge 820 with advanced data capture, a lightweight and compact 2.3” high res touchscreen display and Strava Live segments.

Cycling specific navigation is pre-loaded with the Garmin Cycle Map for accurate turn-by-turn navigation. Grouptrack is a great way to keep tabs on all your riding buddies, so you don’t get separated.

WiFi, Bluetooth and ANT+ mean you can easily synch to your sensors, smartphone and apps. The high-resolution touchscreen display makes flipping through your data panels a breeze – even when you’re wearing gloves.

When used with a compatible heart rate monitor the 820 tracks your V02 max along with a recovery advisor, to tell you how long to wait before attempting another hard ride. Sync to a Garmin Vector pedal-based power meter for total power, left/right balance and cadence. There are too many features to list them all here, click the ‘More Info’ button to see all the functions available.



One of the most feature packed GPS bike computers on the market

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