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.
- 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.