gps for mtb’ing

After a lot of to’ing and fro’ing on the subject of gps for the bike and debating the pro’s and cons between iPhone apps and a dedicated unit like the Garmin Edge series …. I have finally made a decision.

Prompted mainly by the fact that I could get a Garmin Edge 305  incl HRM belt and cadence meter for £129. It’s older has no colour screen and can’t take maps but none of that is important for what I want it for.

PRO’s (the reasons I went for it)

  • Waterproof and tougher than my iPhone
  • Has dedicated HRM (almost no iPhone app has this)
  • Simple clear display
  • Attaches to stem – securely
  • Barometric Altitude (more reliable than the flaky GPS signal I sometimes get)
  • Good Battery Performance

Cons (only the one)

  • Cost more than a 59p app

I know I cant play music – well I never have so I don’t think that is something to worry about.

Author: richdirector

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